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A quick guide to buying snowshoes

Are you up for trying out something new this winter? Give snowshoeing a go! Snowshoes distribute your weight over a larger area and keep your feet from sinking completely into the snow. This makes it possible to explore snow-covered landscapes far off from the slopes. Snowshoeing is easy to learn and a great deep powder snow experience for anyone.

Here’s what you need to know before you buy your own pair of snowshoes.

Bindings

There are two styles of binding: with straps and with ratchets. Strap bindings fasten your foot without squeezing it and are ideal for soft footwear. Ratchet bindings are more comfortable and quicker to use, but require shoes with a firm back.

Sizes

Snowshoe size charts seem complicated at first, but are actually quite simple. The sizes are given in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm). To find out your size, it’s not your shoe size that matters, but the total weight (including all your gear) and the snow condition.

If you weigh less than 70 kg, size 22 will fit you. If you weigh between 70 and 100 kg, size 25 is suitable. For more than 100 kg weight, go with size 30.

If you’re planning to hike in untouched powder snow, choose larger snowshoes. There are no size differences in snowshoes for men and women, but women's models can be slightly narrower.

For adventurers

Featuring heel elevators, traction rails and toe crampon, these models will get you up steep ascents. The sky is the limit!

Flex VRT (24")
CHF 239.–
Tubbs Flex VRT (24")
1

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Flex ALP (28", 42 - 50)
CHF 245.–
Tubbs Flex ALP (28", 42 - 50)

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Flex ALP (22", 36 - 43)
CHF 245.–
Tubbs Flex ALP (22", 36 - 43)

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For allrounders

You want the full experience without missing out on anything? If so, these all-round models are right for you. They give you a secure grip on the descent and are designed for changing conditions.

Flex RDG (22", 35 - 43)
CHF 210.–
Tubbs Flex RDG (22", 35 - 43)
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Flex RDG (24", 38 - 47)
Tubbs Flex RDG (24", 38 - 47)

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For newbies

The slightly cheaper version with all the necessary features offers optimum grip in moderate terrain and is ideal for beginners. The QuickFlex binding keeps the foot in the right position even on long tours, making sure you don’t get tired too quickly.

Flex TRK (24", 38 - 47)
CHF 185.–
Tubbs Flex TRK (24", 38 - 47)
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Flex TRK (22", 36 - 43)
CHF 185.–
Tubbs Flex TRK (22", 36 - 43)
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For kids

Snowshoeing is for everyone, even kids. With easy-to-use binding and rounded toe crampon, the little ones become snow adventurers without risk of injury.

Flex Junior (17", 29 - 37)
CHF 78.80instead of 98.801
Tubbs Flex Junior (17", 29 - 37)

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Accessories for your snowshoe hike

Tour Rider (30l)
CHF 159.–
Ortovox Tour Rider (30l)

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High Trek (L)
CHF 50.10
TSL High Trek (L)

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Distance FLZ (Aluminium, 125cm)
CHF 114.–
Black Diamond Distance FLZ (Aluminium, 125cm)
Lightweight EVA foam grip and breathable, moisture-wicking strap

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Avalanche Rescue Kit 3+
CHF 399.–
Ortovox Avalanche Rescue Kit 3+
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Plain (0.50l)
CHF 12.90
Kela Plain (0.50l)

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Icon (500lm)
CHF 89.–
Black Diamond Icon (500lm)
The redesigned Black Diamond Icon is our brightest and most powerful headlamp for professionals and adventurers who need a lot of light. It features 500 lumens, a waterproof construction and a removable battery compartment.
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Renegade Gtx (42.5)
CHF 198.–
Lowa Renegade Gtx (42.5)

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What I miss in information and find judicious: "It is not your show size that matters".
I used 45 since 10 years old, and now 50 and can't find shoes.
When 10, i would walk on snow without dropping through.
Now I am heavier, but like to know if the snowshoes will support shoes of size 50.

28.12.2017
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