The easiest on/off women’s bindings you’ll ever use
Women's snowshoes should be different than men’s. Crescent Moon was the first to make a series of snowshoes for women, and by the way, designed by a woman, who also happens to be the co-founder of the company.
The Gold 13 Trail is for women up to 165lbs and foot sizes less than 10.5. It’s lightweight, very easy to maneuver and features a binding system so well designed and functional it has been recognized as the “best” snowshoe on the market by most outside magazines at some point during the last 19 years Crescent Moon has been making it. That’s one small step for women, one giant snowshoe leap for women-kind.
Crescent Moon was the first snowshoe manufacturer (1997) to design a women’s specific model and series of shoes to accommodate the differences of a woman’s stride. The Gold 13 features a frame which has been bent with a very steep nose and tapered tail. Because of this unique teardrop shape, with each step, the shoes will clear away from themselves within the distance of your own natural stride without forcing you to adapt a new walking style, like traditionally shaped snowshoes do. The Gold 13’s are exceptionally responsive, lightweight, and comfortable on any trail.
- 3.95 lbs/pair Recommended for women snowshoers up to 165lbs and a woman’s foot size 12 or smaller, on trails and rolling hills
- 8.5 x 24.5 in, exaggerated tear drop shape makes it more maneuverable than traditional shapes - Bindings use a single pull adjustment for the easiest in/out binding you’ll ever find - 3 stainless steel crampons including a toe claw for climbing - Women’s Trail Snowshoes
These are a far cry from the antique traditional shoes I hiked around in growing up, and in my opinion, several steps above the rest on the market. The 6063 TIG welded aircraft grade aluminum frame and TGS (the good stuff - PVC free) decking are the lightest and toughest materials available in snowshoes. The stainless steel crampons are sure to not bend or rust and the unique toe crampon allows your foot to move like a monkey's on all kinds of terrain. Being a woman with a short narrow stride, I especially love this design that allows for a natural walking gate for effortless and longer offroad wandering.
Reviewed by: Margaret O from Madison, Wi.
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