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Tubbs Catalyst Snowshoes

yhst-3356586953186_2081_2689788Tubbs Catalyst Snowshoes– streamlined, lightweight snowshoe designed for runners

The Catalyst by Tubbs are ultra-light snowshoes designed for runners, cross-trainers, and general fitness enthusiasts who are eager to abandon the gym in the winter, and embrace outdoor wintertime workouts.

The Catalysts have been ergonomically designed to convert the power of each stride to forward momentum. Just strap on a pair and find a packed trail. The snowshoes also feature an asymmetric frame that is strong and feather light.

They also feature a maintenance-free ArcTec/Hypalon decking that is lightweight and durable. The dual, independent titanium toe crampons make for secure traction. The razor-like heel crampon teeth can cut into packed trails and offers security on side slopes.

The Catalyst’s fixed toe cord, anodized 7000 series frame provides the best strength-to-weight ratio—and is lightweight enough to reduce weight without sacrificing durability. The left/right-specific bindings with adjustable toe yoke securely fits running/cross training shoes and allows for natural stride.

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The Quick & Dirty:
Where you can get ‘em:
Tubbs Catalyst Snowshoes

Why they Rock:

    • Men’s snowshoes designed for both packed snow and powder
    • 6000 series aluminum frame is lightweight and sturdy
    • QuickStep bindings with rigid, patented Control Wings
    • Carbon-steel crampons with front and rear braking teeth
    • Rotating toe cord sheds snow off the back; 1-year warranty

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10

A reviewer on Trailspace wrote:

After several years of using these snowshoes, I feel it is time to weigh in with this review. They are nice and light, and like any snowshoe I’ve tried, will kick snow up your back when running in the fluffies. Because of the cleat location near the toe of my running shoes, they can be a bit of a pain on hardpacked snow as they tend to push your toes upward.
While I like these snowshoes well enough for running in, don’t plan on using them if you want to just walk on groomed trails. The asymmetrical heel tends to twist the snowshoe to the side during the walking motion, making them quite uncomfortable, because after a bit, you tend to be running on the frame, not the binding.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can find them:
Tubbs Catalyst Snowshoes