Get to those places most snowshoes can't take you.
Venture off the beaten track and into the backcountry with the Crescent Moon Gold 10 Snowshoe. Designed for rugged backcountry travel, deeper snow, or a hiker carrying a backpack (or all three), the Gold 10 comes complete with extra sets of stainless steel traversing claws to handle the steep and the deep.
- Single Pull Loop binding envelops the entire foot for a stable, secure feel and cinches down easily with (you guessed it) a single pull
- Polymer gel straps will not freeze, stretch, or come out of adjustment
- Stainless steel three-claw traction underfoot incorporates a toe claw and extra traversing claws for traction in all directions, even on steep or sideways slopes
- Platform includes TIG–welded aircraft-grade aluminum and PVC-free PU that is lightweight and durable
- Teardrop shape lets you walk with a natural stride without waddling to avoid stepping on the other shoe
- Will accommodate a person plus gear up to 225 pounds
- Made in Boulder, CO with as many recycled materials as possible in a wind-powered facility
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
My brother uses a different version of Crescent Moon for snowshoe running and he swears by this company. When I told him I was buying snowshoes he basically forced me to get a pair of Crescent Moons (I still remember when he told me to get the Atari Lynx instead of the Gameboy, a decision that to this day, I still regret)
But I'm glad I heeded his advice. These snowshoes are absolutely amazing. I personally find them incredibly light, they maintain their grip, and the binding system is top notch and easily accommodates various boots and shoe sizes while still snugly securing your feet. Yesterday, I just used these to head up the steep hills of an abandoned ski resort off Guanella Pass in CO--and they performed amazing well.
I don't know why this brand isn't written about more, as they make a truly great product. I haven't used these extensively as I would like, so I can't attest to their durability--but my brother has put over a thousand miles on his own pair and they're still being used.
Keep it up Crescent Moon!
Crescent Moon Gold 10 picked as top
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
3. Crescent Moon Gold 10 ($279)
Crescent Moon Gold 10 snowshoes
Length: 32 in.
Weight: 4 lbs. 15 oz.
What we like: Made in the U.S.A. and best-in-class binding comfort.
What we donât: Traction falls a little short on steep inclines.
Womenâs version: Crescent Moon Gold 15
The Crescent Moon Gold 10 is a beefed-up and longer backcountry version of the popular Gold 9 above. In addition to five more inches of length, it shares a similar stainless steel traction system but with an extra set of claws near the ball of your foot. The teardrop design remains and is great for active snowshoers that really like to move. The Gold 10 still isn't as grippy or light as the MSR Lightning Ascent above, but it handles a wider variety of terrain from trails to powdery rolling hills and moderate ascents.
Keep in mind that these shoes can only handle hikers up to 225 pounds in average snow conditions, so larger folks or those carrying a lot of equipment may want to consider the expedition grade Gold 17 (37 inches long and can handle up to 300 pounds). The Gold 17 is overkill for recreational snowshoeing but can handle off-trail use through deep snow with relative ease. As with all Crescent Moon Gold Series snowshoes, the 10 is made in the U.S.A. and comes with a lifetime warranty.
See the Crescent Moon Gold 10
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review of the Gold 10 by the Robb Report
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
here's a link to the Robbgear portion of RobbReport on the Gold 10 Backcountry Model. Also a video link. Crescent Moon's reputation for excellence and innovation comes through loud and clear;
Great but missing crampon...
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Great snowshoe but it was missing a crampon on one of the snowshoes so I returned it. It is now out of stock so had to grab it from somewhere else.
intro to Crescent Moon
this short video provides you with an overview of who Crescent Moon is and what makes their snowshoes different from the other brands. you can't get a better snowshoe.
Easy on and off bindings, great grip in icy conditions, fantastic in deep powder, light, no snow accumulation underfoot. Great pair of snowshoes!
what does this shoe have over the Crescent...
what does this shoe have over the Crescent Moon Silver 10?
I know it has been a while since your question, but for anyone else wondering what the advantages are here you go. The Gold series has a better foot harness, footbed, and ratchet straps for the heels. They are great snowshoes!
Personal best choice of snowshoe
This is by far the best snowshoe i have ever used for back country access while snowboarding. the ratchets and the boot compatible binding are incredibly easy to use and will adjust to any size snowboard boot. care free in terms of maintenance, and you rarely have to worry about popping out of the binding while hiking. the main (and only) problem i have run into is finding a pack that makes for easy carrying of the shoes while you're on your board. A major plus for me, the candy apple red model always puts a smile on my face when i look down at my feet. The color of this shoe beats any other model i have seen. feel free to ask any questions