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Tubbs Snowshoe Receives Outside Magazine’s “Gear of the Year

Tubbs Snowshoes proudly announces the new FLEX ALP as Outside Magazine’s choice for the esteemed “Gear of the Year” award.

Seattle, Wash., (October 1, 2009) – 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, and we are proud that they are recognized as the premier snowshoes.”

To learn more and see how the patented FLEX Tail works, visit

About Tubbs Snowshoes

Tubbs Snowshoes is a leading manufacturer of lightweight, versatile snowshoes for men, women and children with patented binding and crampon systems that simplify and enhance performance for backcountry exploration, day hiking, and trail walking. Founded in 1906, Tubbs Snowshoes is recognized as the sport’s pioneer with a heritage of technological innovation, and market development initiatives that promote winter adventure, exercise and family fun, including Tubbs Romp to Stomp Series™, the informational site, and Tubbs Winter Fit for Kids programs. Tubbs is a member of the K2 Sports family of world-leading winter sports and outdoor recreational brands. For more information about Tubbs’ product line, calendar of events, and great places to snowshoe, visit