Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Review of Redfeather Race Snowshoes - 25"

Originally submitted at Sierra Trading Post

Closeouts . Redfeather's Race 25" snowshoes are best for competition, running, and winter fitness. Built exclusively for speed and easy maneuverability, these shoes have a lower surface area and lighter weight than regular snowshoes. Four adjustable cross-country bindings give a snug fit ...

Great product - set an industry standard

By Marc the trail runner from Colorado & NW Arkansas on 4/14/2011


5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size

Width: Feels true to width

Pros: Compact Design, Well built quality, Stable, Good Traction, Lightweight, Attach Securely

Cons: Not for off trail use

Best Uses: All Terrain, Packed trails, Flat Terrain, Icy Conditions, Running, Rolling Terrain, Steep Pitches

Describe Yourself: Advanced

Was this a gift?: No

The Race R700 is a great snowshoe! It's the minimum frame/deck size of 8"x25" for men's USSSA (United States Snowshoe Association) racing events. For the women, minimum size is 7"x21".

In regards to Ely's review on 02/16/2011: that weight limit for the race version is incorrect - it is not 175lbs. I am not sure where you got this information. clearly indicates 190lbs for the weight limit on the current model/year:

However, I am 6'2", weigh about 194lb, so I contacted Redfeather support on 02/25/2011 & gave them my height/weight details. They confirmed it's not an issue - see below:

"For the race snowshoe I don't think you are pushing the weight limit. Then again it all depends on the type of snow you are running on.
Packed/icy snow is going to take more abuse than just a packed snow or powder. The materials we use can handle quite a bit of stress. I would
say you would be fine in a race shoe. Maybe a bit much for the vapor."

Hope this helps,

Rose Jones
Customer Service
800-525-0081 Redfeather

If you ever have a question on weight limit, give Redfeather a call!

Breckenridge, CO - snowshoe running at 10,000 feet


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