Combining ease of use, reliable features and an affordable price, the Tubbs Xplore Women's snowshoe is the ideal entry-level snowshoe. Simple-to-use bindings, sturdy, lightweight frames and carbon steel crampons enable female hikers to get out in winter and enjoy the growing sport of snowshoeing.
Tubbs was the first manufacturer to offer snowshoes designed specifically for women, introducing women's specific bindings in 1998. Anatomic and ergonomic adjustments are made to each binding to provide the female snowshoe enthusiast with the fit, comfort and performance she deserves. Accounting for the fact that, on average, women have a shorter walking stride than men, Tubbs has tapered the tail on women's specific models to be 15% narrower than the tails found on men's snowshoes, allowing female users to maintain a more natural stride.
The Xplore Women's snowshoe is available in two sizes. Measuring 8" x 21", the Xplore-21 inch snowshoe is suitable for a total weight (user and gear) of 80-150 pounds while the 25 inch length (8" x 25") supports a total weight of 120-200 pounds.
Comfort and maneuverability are key elements of winter performance and Tubbs tackles both concerns with the design of the bindings used in their snowshoes. The Xplore Women's snowshoe utilizes the easy-to-use Tubbs Quick Fit Binding (NOTE: Be sure to engage the black rubber O-ring on the binding to ensure a snug, non-slip fit). Rigid Control Wings found on both the medial and lateral sides of the binding keep your boot centered in the harness for maximum responsiveness. Rotating flexibility in the integrated toe cord allows your boot to pivot independently of the frame of the Xplore Women's snowshoe, maximizing the penetration of the crampon in the snow base. The rotation also enables the tail to drop away from the binding as you hike, effectively shedding snow, reducing resistance and minimizing the fatigue associated with carrying the unnecessary weight of clinging snow.
The tapered frame of each Xplore Women's snowshoe is constructed of sturdy 6000 series aluminum. The tapered tail and technical rise of the nose of the frame enhance balance and provide excellent flotation. These ergonomic features allow you to maintain your normal walking stride, increasing the maneuverability of the Xplore Women's snowshoe. Durable, lightweight and waterproof, SoftTec Decking provides dependable flotation (NOTE: A minimum base of 6"-8" of snow is suggested for usage in order to properly protect the integrity of the decking material.). The Xplore Women's snowshoe is outfitted with carbon steel toe and heel crampons that provide constant, dependable traction whether you're moving in an uphill, downhill or side hill direction.
The Tubbs Xplore Women's snowshoe is sold in pairs.
Tubbs part numbers: X10003025