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2010

Tubbs Flex NRG Snowshoes review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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The first heavy snowfall can bring your fitness regimen to a grinding halt. Road running now gives you the added obstacle of dodging oncoming snowplows. Trail running can be much more difficult. The freezing and thawing of the packed surfaces on the trails can make it more apt for making mud pies than running.

A regimen of snowshoeing can keep you active during the dreary winter months. The Tubbs FLEX NRG offers a solid snowshoe for day hiking. Tubbs has integrated it latest technology to make the FLEX NRG comfortable for even longer day hikes than some of its competitors.

To start, the binding on the FLEX NRG is a cinch to use. Slip you foot into the binding and adjust the straps on the top of the foot and the heel gives a snug fit. You are off onto a trek before you even feel the cold blustery weather.

The FLEX NRG has great FLEXibility. The FLEXing-ability of the tail makes the FLEX NRG feel natural when hiking. The natural feel allows you to cover more terrain than comparable snowshoes. The FLEXible tail on the FLEX NRG alleviates the stress on your feet and body. The added benefit from the FLEX NRG really is apparent with longer treks since it reduced the amount of fatigue and recovery time after a long day of trekking.

Tubbs LogoTubbs also has developed curved traction rails with differing sized teeth. This design reduces the chance that the snowshoes will slip on a snowy surface. The curved traction rails complement the FLEXible tail and also allow the FLEX NRG to provide a natural walking and hiking feel.

The Tubbs FLEX NRG are a superior snowshoe for day hiking. They are designed to be used on regularly traveled trails and are not geared for hiking through deep untouched powder of the backcountry. Tubbs offers the snowshoes in one size – 24 inches. The Tubbs FLEX NRG snowshoes retail for $179.95.


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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