Crescent Moon Gold: Snowshoes Review
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Speed is Your Friend
Racers and fitness snowshoers, these are for you. And, no, you’re not missing something; there’s no binding. Instead, running shoes or lightweight boots attach directly to the shoes’ PVC-free decks with included, easy-to-use hardware and a couple of punches with a power drill. (Yes, it permanently trashes your shoes.) It’s initially a hassle, but, then again, the Gold 12s weigh almost half as much as an average snowshoe. Testers felt they were absolutely flying on hard-packed trails. Of course, given that the spring-loaded decks kick up the soft stuff, and the small deck won’t keep you atop powder, hardpack is the only place these belong. 2.4 lbs;
EASE OF USE: 3.5