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Komperdell Alpinist & Mountaineer Snowshoes

Komperdell Alpinist & Mountaineer Snowshoes

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Trusty Snowshoes in 2 Styles

Inspired by athletes’ spirit of adventure, Austria’s Komperdell has been making ski poles and other alpine gear since 1922. These are the company’s snowshoes, available in Alpinist and Mountaineer styles. Both feature extra-tough, snow-repellent Hypalon decking, a lightweight anodized aluminum frame, fast-click binding, a staple strap system, and stainless steel crampons underneath the ball and heel. The Alpinist style has a U-shaped end that optimized buoyancy, while the Mountaineer style has a V-shaped end that acts like a fin rudder in the snow for optimal traversing and difficult descents. Generally, the smaller size works well for women and teens, while the larger size is ideal for men. The larger size is also well suited for anyone carrying more weight or traveling somewhere (like Utah) with really light, soft snow.

Note: This drop’s base price is for the Alpinist snowshoes in size A25. For an additional $5, you can opt for the Mountaineer snowshoes in size M27 or M30.

Komperdell Alpinist & Mountaineer Snowshoes
Komperdell Alpinist & Mountaineer Snowshoes
Komperdell Alpinist & Mountaineer Snowshoes

Model Options

A25
M27 / M30 (+ $5)

Specs

Alpinist Snowshoes

  • Extra-tough, snow-repellent Hypalon decking
  • Lightweight anodized aluminum frame
  • U-shaped end optimizes buoyancy
  • Stainless steel crampons underneath ball and heel
  • Fast-click bindings and stable strap system suitable for any shoe size
  • Load capacity, baggage included: Up to 176 lbs (80 kg) for A25 size

Mountaineer Snowshoes

  • Extra-tough, snow-repellent Hypalon decking
  • Lightweight anodized aluminum frame
  • V-shaped end for optimal traversing and difficult descents
  • Stainless steel crampons underneath ball and heel
  • Fast-click bindings and stable strap system suitable for any shoe size
  • Load capacity, baggage included: Up to 176 lbs (80 kg) for M27 size, 220 lbs (100 kg) for M30 size

Included

  • Manufacturer’s 3-year warranty

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Nov 27, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

As you can see, they still need a coating of a varnish and th wax on all the webbing and oil/lotion on the leathers. They are webbed and leathered in hide and in gut from our people's hunting from the year before, where we hunt to provide people with freezer meat, who can't provide for themselves. We use all natural materials and in a very conservative way, traditionally using all of the animal, as in the old ways. I want to get these ready for this snow season. No trapping, but I hike the Algonquin region forest lands in winter, very majestic, water and woodlands. Technically, these are heavier than the man-made 'shoes, and to have these hand built can be expensive, if you do it right. I guess my recommendation might be that, if you're not very experienced, go with man-made "technicals", and then, when you know what you really want, pursue custom built traditionals. You should consider the elongated Bear-paw style that gives you a shorter "paddle", yet long enough to get you out and about in non-wooded, field conditions. Here's an example of a modified Bear Paw, man-made; The U-shaped Komperdells in this listing are a modified Bear Paw. I'm not super familiar with their quality. BTW; I 'shoe in muks too. My Aunt makes us moose-hide muks, lined with shearling and packed with sweetgrass. Almost invulnerable to all conditions, if coated properly and laced correctly. Takes the Aunt a year to do 3 pairs of muks, but they last forEVER, only need lace changes over time. To be absolutely honest, I don't know each and every technical out there on the market. Go with a solid name that gets excellent reviews and props in discussion boards among the guys and gals out there using them. My input should be considered pretty helpful regarding the physical principles of the different shoes and what we've discovered over the millennia of using them practically as part of our survival as peoples in snowy places all over the globe. The right pair of 'shoes can save your life, the wrong pair can get you killed, after all! Many of us, who REALLY get out into the snow, have many pairs of snowshoes, different structures for different conditions. Including the new ones that I am finishing, I have 12 pairs, 4 of which are man-made technical materials. They see very little use, unless it's for casual runs and a lighter, easier to pack in shoe is the right choice. For REAL shoeing, its always the tradish shoes. I'll do some reading,(self edification is good too), and, if I find a brand shoe that I think fits the bill, I will post it to you in this discussion. CHEERS!