Bob Dion Snowshoes
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Nate Davis
(Knaight) - F

Locale: Western Massachusetts
Bob Dion Snowshoes on 12/10/2009 20:42:48 MST Print View

I was speaking with someone today about snowshoes for both trail running and backpacking, and he recommended I check these out. I went to the website, and they do look impressive, especially for the price.

$110 for 2 lbs 15 oz is pretty reasonable. Anyone have experience with these?

edit: just realized the $110 is for the frame only. Total package is more like $230, which is still good if the shoes are as good as they seem to be.

Edited by Knaight on 12/10/2009 21:09:46 MST.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Trail Running v.s. Backpacking on 12/12/2009 23:34:47 MST Print View

You can get small trail running 'shoes OR 30" to 36" backpacking 'shoes but not both in the same item.

Trail running snowshoes> short snowshoes for running on packed trails such as snowmobile trails.

Backpacking snowshoes> larger snowshoes that will support your weight PLUS the weight of your 40- 45 lb. winter backpack in deep, unpacked snow.

The least expensive snowshoes I've seen are "Alaska Charlies" 30" 'shoes that include 'shoes, poles & carry bag on sale for $79. at COSTCO. 'Shoes and poles are made with good 6000 series aluminum. Got a pair for my son-in-law because they are very sturdy and an amazing bargain probably B/C they are made in China, but very well made. And COSTCO has a money-back garantee.

Edited by Danepacker on 12/12/2009 23:35:43 MST.