Don't buy these
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I paid $149 for these last May, 2019. The first time I used them, 12/21/19, the front claw and rear side rail broke on the right shoe. This happened on a gentle to moderate 3 mile out and back trail on old snow. Backcountry referred me to Komperdell (Austria) for warranty repair and I ended up sending them to a third party (distributor?) in Washington State. About 2+ weeks later I got back a pair with the same frame and deck but with a whole new multi-piece crampon assembly minus the heel lifter like my old ones had. I took this new pair of snowshoes out and repeated the same trail as before. At about the mid point of the trail I looked down at my right shoe and discovered that one of the front crampon claws had broken completely off. By the time I returned to the trail head one of the front crampon claws on the left shoe had also broken completely off. (The photo should show this.) The shoes are light and fast in gentle terrain but at the cost of durability. I will never buy a Komperdell snowshoe again and do not recommend spending your money on this brand even at the high markdown. Any MSR snowshoe beats this one.