5 out of 5
January 30, 2012
These snowshoes are great. I'm 5'9" ~120lbs. I've used resort rental (Atlas & MSR) in the past. I like the Crescent Moon Gold 9 for three reasons: 1. Binding system: Easy/quick in and out. On the trail operation is very easy. It takes about 45 secs to get in/out. I have no issue with the pull-string or buckle system getting stuck with snow on them. 2. Natural movement: I was able to keep my natural stride and didn't have to adjust my walking. Also, you can walk backward with ease! I like to explore and sometimes get into places I need to back my way out. You'll be surprise how often you will naturally try to walk backward. 3. Crampon: The steel crampon provided great traction over ice and varying terrain. The toe spike provided great grip when I had to climb up a vertical creek bank. Overall these Crescent Moon Gold 9 performed to my expectations. Durability is still to be determine, but others have said they are very durable (the lifetime warranty for Gold series is also a plus).Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
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A truly awesome shoe!
December 30, 2008
I love this shoe and it's tough to figure out where to start. I snowshoe strictly for recreation. Today, it's my winter sport of choice and I'll strap in every day possible. In fact, I live in Seattle and last week I hiked into the office with them 3 times!! (Top of Queen Anne to Pioneer Sq.) Style'wise, I enjoy getting a work-out when I snowshoe - the more incline the better and full speed downhill sprints can't be beat! So, what's to love? 1. The company: Just an awesome story! They're as green and Earth-friendly as they can be (their shop is wind-powered!) and their passion for the sport and the outdoors shows through everywhere. 2. The binding: I'm half way up the hill before any of my friends have their first foot strapped in! Each important factor - entry, exit, and comfort - will independently blow away every alternative on the market. Seriously, enough cannot be said here. I'm also a fan of fixed rotation mounting. You might carry a bit more snow on the shoe than otherwise, but you're much more mobile than with the free rotation style. All together, it's a truly innovative design that works! 3. The shape of the shoe: Designed to keep your stride as natural as possible and, again, the design works. I actually saw other brands copying the design this year - some quite poorly. Accept no imitation! 4. Traction: Another great design. Did I mention I like incline? Wow, I can't imagine ever snowshoeing again without a toe-claw! It's even better on flat with packed or icy conditions. Great company, great products - my thanks to Jake and to everyone at Crescent Moon. Keep up the great work!
February 04, 2011
Awesome snowshoe. I gave my older version to a friend and have already logged greater than 100 miles on the new. I know I used the older set for over 4 yearsand look forward to using these for the next five.
December 03, 2010
I've been snowshoeing for 30 years. I've had 3 pairs of Tubbs and with each pair I had an issue with my foot sliding onto the frame. Often I would have to tighten the binding. Crescent Moon deals with this with an all "rubber" binding. It doesn't stretch and therefore I don't need to tighten and my foot stays on the decking. The crescent Moons cost more but it is well worth it. I've converted.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Great but . . .
December 14, 2009
I agree with everything the anonymous reviewer wrote but I must add one caveat. Despite the "all around shoe" claim, it's not buoyant enough for deep snow that hasn't been packed by previous traffic or developed a crust. I learned that the hard way, by taking it out in nine inches of fresh snow. On the other nine or ten outings, I've been most satisfied.
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