Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4 out of 5 by owsmama Great snowshoe for little kids
I got two pairs of this snowshoe four years ago (before it was bundled with the poles), for my then-4 and then-2 year olds. The four year old took off and used them easily, and had a great time. The two (and a half) year old was surprisingly nimble. He did manage to get around, though the bindings did not fit his little feet well, and the straps were too slippery to hold. The heel cup is not adjustable.
Fast forward four years, and we finally have enough snow to use them again. My now-six year old is pushing the limits of boots that can fit the bindings (a size 1 wide), but the size of the snowshoe is still perfect. He was very agile in these snowshoes, and still got a lot of flotation. At nearly 60 lbs, I'd say he might even get another year's use out of them if not for outgrowing the bindings.
Again, I have a four year old, and his boots (size 11) fit the bindings perfectly. He managed very well, and used these snow shoes with ease. Watching him keep up with his brothers, I was so grateful for these wonderful snowshoes, which made all the difference between fun in the snow, and no fun.
February 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by sjmm snowwalker
This is the first thing I have ever returned because I just didn't like it!!! The snowshoes would probably work out, but I didn't realize they only went up to 60lbs when I ordered them. The poles are the pits....
February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Torontonian Amazing for the little ones
My four year old just used these for the first time and he LOVED it. It was super easy to get his boots into and so light and easy for him to walk in. He took to it right away. Great product in a great package. We live in Canada and this shipped sooo fast - well worth it. LL Bean makes a good product for a reasonable price.
January 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Winterville Buying these for the next child in line
We bought this same snowshoe package 2 years ago for my oldest son. Now we are purchasing them again for my second son so that he can join us on our snow shoe adventures into the woods. We have been very pleased with the first set or we wouldn't be buying a second. They are easy to fit for your childs boot size and they work well even in deep snow, ie 4 feet or so. We had some trouble with the plastic cracking on our older adult sets but as usual LL Bean stood by their product and replaced them for us at no charge; they told us that they had had some problems with the older plastic but that it had been corrected and we haven't had a problem since. We are looking forward to being able to go out as a whole family and enjoy the Maine winter. Thanks for providing a high quality product that lets us continue to do activites with all our children across the ages.
December 17, 2010