Tubbs Mountaineer wins Outside Magazine Gear of the Year!

We are very proud to announce that the Tubbs Mountaineer was selected “Gear of the Year” by the Outside Magazine Buyer’s Guide this year! See the full article here.

Designed to tackle the most treacherous backcountry conditions, the Mountaineer combines precision and comfort features for unparalleled performance.

“We’ve tested plenty of snowshoes with serious bit, and other that are extraordinarily comfy,” writes Berne Broudy with Outside Magazine, “but what makes the Mountaineer so impressive is how well it performed in both those categories.”

The review praises the patented ActiveFit binding design, which has a two-pull-strap system that gives you a precise fit that won’t budge even in the most rugged terrain. “Thanks in part to two independent toe straps, the binding perfectly cradled every boot we jammed in it, from bulky Sorels to winterized trail runners,” writes Broudy.   “Fine-tuning the fit on the fly was a cinch.  And they release with one quick tug.”

Finally, the reviewers at Outside tout the backcountry-specific Anaconda crampon found on the Mountaineer.  “Flip the shoe over and it’s like peering into the jaws of a great white shark, with eight incisors up front and two more rows of teeth in back, for extra traction when your heel hits the deck.”

Tubbs is thrilled to win the prestigious Gear of the Year award for the second year in a row, with the FLEX ALP taking the award in 2010.  Thank you Outside Magazine!