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Old 12-09-2012, 09:20 AM
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Anyone that has ever had to walk out knows how a pair of snowshoes can be a lifesaver. I curerently have a small, standard pair of snowshoes and would love to replace them with something compact but usable. I came across these and Im thinking about buying them.

Anyone have these, used them or seen them? Good, bad, OK? Thanks Eric

http://www.airlitesnowshoe.com/
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Haven't tried them yet but I've been thinking about replacing my standard MSR's with them. I too carry snow shoes when it's really deep just as a precaution.
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Looks interesting. I'm only wondering what keeps them from buckling in the middle when walking thru deep snow. Maybe I didn't read far enough.
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Looks interesting. I'm only wondering what keeps them from buckling in the middle when walking thru deep snow. Maybe I didn't read far enough.
After you blow them up by mouth, you use a hand pump or the co2 option to get the pressure up high enough to hold there shape.
Cant find much info out there on them. Says they were designed by sledders. Eric
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I had to walk out last year. After that experience I went on a mission to find some sort of collapsible snowshoe. What I found was the airlite inflatable snowshoe. Between my riding buddies and myself, we bought 4 pairs.

They really are a great invention. They inflate very, very firm so buckling is not a problem. Plus the surface area on the snow is huge...floats you on powder. I have some snowshoes that work ok on hardpack or trails, but venture into virgin powder and you are post-holing.

I hope to never use them, but I think they are a great addition to my emergency/survival tools.
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I had to walk out last year. After that experience I went on a mission to find some sort of collapsible snowshoe. What I found was the airlite inflatable snowshoe. Between my riding buddies and myself, we bought 4 pairs.

They really are a great invention. They inflate very, very firm so buckling is not a problem. Plus the surface area on the snow is huge...floats you on powder. I have some snowshoes that work ok on hardpack or trails, but venture into virgin powder and you are post-holing.

I hope to never use them, but I think they are a great addition to my emergency/survival tools.

Good to hear. Did you buy the option crampons also? Eric
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That's a good idea.



On the flip side, the only people that have to walk out are the ones who ride alone. Never ride alone. LOL
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On the flip side, the only people that have to walk out are the ones who ride alone. Never ride alone. LOL

Not sure how you came up with that idea? The time I walked out there was 4 of us, Didnt have anything to do with riding alone. Eric
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Not sure how you came up with that idea? The time I walked out there was 4 of us, Didnt have anything to do with riding alone. Eric
Help me understand...they couldn't give you a ride?
Were all 4 of you stuck?
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