20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2013
I live in the Lake Tahoe area and after renting snowshoes and seeing what my friends were buying, I settled on Tubbs Wilderness. The binding system is easy to use and comfortable with no slip at all. I wear a size 6.5 shoe and use my snowboard boots as my snowshoe boots. I have no complaints at all. The heel bar works wonders on inclines and staying above the snow is easy with these shoes. They have good grip, are very light and best of all, match a womens stride. I had previously rented unisex shoes and wow, what a difference. I also did allot of price research and these retail for $199.00 (standard set price by Tubbs so you shouldn't pay anymore than that). I found mine for slightly less on Amazon but would have paid full price. They are worth the money. I have used them all over the Tahoe area and will be a future Tubbs supporter for sure. I went with 25's and I'm 5'3" 130 pounds. The size guide suggested 23's but I'm glad I went up to the 25's due to our varied types of snow conditions. 23's would have been fine but 25's allow for more gear and deeper snow.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2013
This is my first year snowshoeing, & the convenience & ease of this brand has made it an enjoyable experience for me. Once the strap adjustment is fitted to the boot, they stay in place & never slip. Easy on & off with the one touch quick release button. They grip the snow nicely & are very comfortable. I highly recommend these. I weigh 120, & am 5' 3".
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2012
I probably should have ordered the 25" being at the upper range of weight range...I've put on 20 lbs in the last couple years and still think I'm going to lose some of that( and darn it! I'm going to!).
That being said, though, I am please so far with these snow shoes. They are easy to get in and out of and once fastened they don't seem to slip. They've held onto the boots very well, even when I thought my foot was going to slide right out of the boots, snow shoe and all, and required no adjusting.
The cramp-ons do very well in all terrain. From gentle ascents and descents to steeper climbing and descending. I'd probably have slightly better flotation in a 25" (although I thing 23" would be ideal), but these are OK. I sink some(as is to be expected even optimally) in light powder, but don't drag down, and lift is not difficult. I feel like the foot rotation is bit too much though. It could be just a little less, they swivel 90 deg or better---I'm not sure how that's 'not overextending' your foot.
I would definitely recommend these for anyone who is going to venture off the trail some, but not take it to extremes.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2014
Light weight. Bindings are easy to adjust and then forget about them. They have not come off or come loose. When putting them on I put my foot in heel first until snug against the back strap, put my toe down, click the one toe buckle closed, and I am off. Taking them off, I open the toe buckle with one easy click, take the toe of my boot out first, and I am out. Because I have arthritis in my hands, it was super important to me that the bindings would be easy for me use and would stay on. I've had hours and hours of fun in the woods of beautiful and super-snowy northern Minnesota. It's fun exercise and the fresh air and beauty of winter is so good for body and soul. So pleased with my purchase.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2013
LOVE these snowshoes! They are quick & convenient to put on/take off (after purchasing two other pairs, both of which I gave away for being too finicky to attach/exit). I find I'm getting out in them much more often than my other snowshoes due to the well thought out bindings & overall good design. I bought the 21 in. version, though my weight would actually have dictated the 25 in. - I wanted something very mobile & light for the mostly well used trails in the park near my front door. They're great in powder or on the trails where I live - North of 60 deg. Lat. in Canada's Yukon. & Lastly, Love the colour - very subtle champagne, with just a touch of Hot Pink - Thank You!!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2013
Great look & design, would recommend for anyone looking for a winter workout. Love the bindings and cleat work great on snow and ice rolling terrain or hills.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2013
I've only gotten to use these once but they worked awesome. I love how easy they are to put on and wear and to remove them takes no time at all. I would highly recommend them
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2013
My favorite feature is the buckle closure. I set the shoes to my foot size the first time out. Now all I do is put my foot in and buckle up. They work great. My only problem is that I have small feet and so far have not been able to use the heel lift. Otherwise the Tubbs Wilderness Snowshoes are superb. My husband bought a different brand/style and has to readjust every time he snowshoes because the snowshoe cannot be pre-set to size.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2014
Last winter I rented several different kinds of snowshoes and as soon as I put on a pair of Tubbs I was thrilled and knew that was the match for me. I spent a significant amount of time researching online and decided on these. As soon as I put them on, I knew I had made the best choice! They are SUPER easy to put on and off. The only drawback is that my feet are a little to short to use the lift bar correctly. I bet that I could use it if I adjusted my placement on the shoe. I went many miles this winter in these shoes. Awesome awesome snowshoes! Did I mention that they're super easy to put on and off??
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2014
Bought these for my wife to replace an older pair. Worked well in the deep snow and on the ice. Haven't tried the heel elevator yet