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Electra 9 Series FRS: Snowshoes Review

(Ryan Heffernan)
Photo: Ryan Heffernan Electra 9 Series FRS: Snowshoes Review

From day hiking in the Front Range to hut trips in Canada, testers loved the go-anywhere Electra for its new FRS (free-rotating suspension) binding, which, they said, gave the shoe a springy feeling that made walking easier. The squared-off claws bit into steep terrain as well as fanglike crampons, and the tapered tail meant testers never stepped on their own heels. 3.7 lbs.

Filed To: Winter Buyer's Guide / Women’s / Snowshoes