Rated 4.2 out of 5áby 6
Rated 4 out of 5áby rdg1954NY Good value
Good starter snowshoes. The point of having equipment is that one will be compelled to use it. This is not a significant investment (especially on sale) and there is a lot of bang for the buck.
I do wish the bindings were a little easier to attach. Keep in mind that these will be put on outdoors, in the wind and cold, without gloves. The straps aren't difficult, but they could be simpler. The rear plastic heel cup tends to close, making it hard to just slip the snowshoes on before lashing. I would advise practicing putting them on while indoors before venturing out for the first time. Also, stow a lawn chair in your vehicle. It's a lot easier to put these on when seated.
People have complained about the initial adjustments to the heel plate. It's not that hard and there were instructions included.
The poles need to be snugged down so they don't collapse but that's not hard at all. Having them collapse makes it easier to store and transport them. Also, be sure the tips are screwed down tight. If you lose one of these on a trek, the poles are useless.
The right boots are key to a proper fit. My own opinion is that ankle high insulated/waterproof athletic type boots with a pair of gaiters are best. Big clunky snow boots are heavy and bulky. Bean makes a snow sneaker that would work well.
L.L.Bean offers snowshoeing classes in some locations. For $20.00, It's well worth it to get some practical usage tips.
December 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby rocksnap Broken after 5 uses
My husband is 63 years old and is not hard on his gear. After wearing the snowshoes only 5 times, the plastic foot plate cracked in half at the instep section. We have exchanged them and will try them again and hope that this was a fluke. Poor design materials - would prefer an metal foot plate.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Texasmom2 Great gift item
I sent my daughter and son-in-law snow shoes this Christmas season and they arrived in a few days. They were thrilled with the quality and hope to enjoy them for a long time.
January 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jcatjim Fits my size 15 boot
Nice quality snow shoe and it fits my size 15 boot. The foot plate has 3 adjustment settings and it arrives set in the middle setting. Remove the 2 screws and pull the foot plate back to the longest setting if you have a big foot as I do. Enjoy the snow!
January 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby rdg1954NY great value
My only complaint - and it's more of a heads up - is that these only adjust to accommodate up to a size 13. Barely. They fit, but the toe bed doesn't fit perfectly with a standard hiking boot. The adjustment strap for the front toe has a double thickness tab that only allows it to go so far, and with my boots, it's not far enough. There's plenty of strap but it's not adjustable past a certain point.
The rear strap only clicks in by two notches. If the foot bed slid back one more setting (and there's room) it would be perfect.
So, having said that, if you have a big foot like mine, just be forewarned.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby mayinie winter walker snowshoe package
I purchased the ladies snowshoes for myself. My grown children where so impressed with the way I was able to "walk on the snow" and the great exercise I was getting and really enjoying it!!, they asked for them as a Christmas gift. I purchased a set for each of my sons and daughter- in- laws.
Now we go together and enjoy the good side of winter
February 8, 2012