Faber Mountain Quest: Snowshoes Review

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If these were skis, they'd be your superfat powder boards. With smaller teeth and abundant surface area, the aluminum-framed Mountain Quests easily kept testers afloat when smaller snowshoes began to sink. While it takes a bit of practice not to feel as if you're walking in flippers, they're not nearly as awkward as you might think. A slightly upcurved tail reduces drag, and the smartly crafted binding prevents shin bang. There's just enough traction to keep you sure-footed on a slope or ice, but if you're planning to race up peaks—or move quickly in general—go with another shoe. 5.6 lbs;
GRIP: 3
COMFORT: 3.5
EASE OF USE: 4

Bonus: Also available in five smaller sizes.

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