Tubbs Snowshoes proudly announces the new FLEX ALP as Outside Magazine’s choice for the esteemed “Gear of the Year” award.
“The Alp simply outperformed every other all-purpose snowshoe in the test,” says Buyer’s Guide editor Sam Moulton. “The flexible plastic deck affords exceptional stability and grip whether you’re hiking for turns or strolling on the rec path.”
“Dialing in the perfect fit is, literally, a cinch,” adds Moulton. “Two easy-to-pull straps lock down the binding mid-foot and—this is the best part—tuck away and never drag or otherwise interfere.”
The FLEX ALP and the FLEX Series of snowshoes (available in both men’s and women’s models) are the first ergonomic snowshoes optimized for walking on packed and variable snow and feature the FLEX Tail™ that absorbs shock and reduces stress on the joints. Featuring the Active Lift™ heel lift for easy ascents and the biomechanically-designed FLEX Tail to ease joint stress on steep arduous descents, the FLEX ALP is a performance product designed for any challenge.
“We are excited to receive this prestigious honor,” says Graham Gephart, Tubbs Snowshoes Brand Manager. “Outside’s Winter Buyer’s Guide is the resource for people looking to purchase new products. The FLEX Series is the result of true innovation, rigorous testing, biomechanical research, and extensive field use, anTubbs 2010 Gear of the YearTubbs 2010 Gear of the Year we are proud that they are recognized as the premier showshoes.”