Snowshoeing, Your Winter Fitness Alternative

Snowshoeing, Your Winter Fitness Alternative

in Snow by Carl H. Martens

There’s too much snow for hiking or running, but lack of funds (or nearby mountains) rules out skiing or snowboarding. So what’s a fun, easy and inexpensive way to stay fit this winter?

Try snowshoeing! There are lots of advantages. You can enjoy snowshoeing on your own or with friends. You don’t need lessons. Pretty much the only gear you need is snowshoes plus warm footwear and clothing. And it provides an excellent, low-impact workout for outdoors enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels. 

Perfect Match: EVOC’s ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT and BASE UNIT

Perfect Match: EVOC’s ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT and BASE UNIT

in News and Media, Snow by Carl H. Martens

Munich, February 2015 EVOC’S SOPHISTICATED BACKPACK TOP ATTACHMENT SYSTEM ZIP-ON ABS FOR THE ABS® VARIO-LINE BASE UNIT COMBINES OUR EXPERIENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BACKPACKS AND THE INDUSTRY’S NUMBER ONE AVALANCHE AIRBAG SYSTEM. WE WILL BE CONTINUING THIS SUCCESSFUL COOPERATION IN 2016 AS WELL. NEW TO THE COLLECTION IS THE MINIMALIST ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT.

ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT

evoc zip-on abs drift backpack

40, 30, 20, well, and now 10 litres. Our backpack attachment ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT integrates seamlessly into the collection. It is designed and developed for minimalists or for off-piste riding in resorts. The idea behind the attachment is as simple as it is brilliant: You can fix the top attachments for the ABS® Vario-Line base unit to the TÜV-certified carrying system via a zip. Featuring 10 litres of capacity, this guardian angel offers enough space for the minimum in equipment. As usual, it also impresses with all the clever EVOC features that nobody would want to be without in the backcountry. First of all, there is the successful 2-step zip system, which allows you to open the main compartment like a top loader, for systematic packing, or via the entire length of the backpack. A special compartment with emergency drainage accommodates hydration systems of up to 3 litres. And small, well-thought out pockets for your goggles and smartphone are just as convenient. In addition, multifunctional stow-away attachment loops fix anything that freeriders may need for their adventures. Shovel, probe etc. go into a special, easy-to-access compartment on the front. Essential: An imprinted emergency explains the first steps to be taken in case of an avalanche, and serves as a cheat sheet in the event of an emergency.

SPECIFICATIONS

ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT
Capacity: 10 l
Dimensions: 27 x 56 x 7 cm
Weight: 450 g
Colours: Yellow/Sulphur/Slate and Black
Price: 80.00 €

evoc zip-on base unitBASE UNIT

Our ZIP-ONs are true eye-catchers, which is why we would like to use them for more than just ski touring. In 2016, we are therefore launching the BASE UNIT, a backpack carrying system that’s compatible with all EVOC ZIP-Ons. The BASE UNIT’s NEUTRALITE CARRYING SYSTEM guarantees an almost neutral load distribution, while providing superior carrying comfort. A stabilising brace transfers the weight onto a wide, thickly padded hip belt, and consequently to the body’s centre of gravity, via segmented strategically positioned padding. Made of special AIRO FLEX material, the hip belt is extremely sturdy and flexible while offering maximum ventilation. Signature compression belts in vibrant red are an eye-catcher and guarantee that the load remains as close to the back as possible. Wide, ergonomically shaped, well-padded shoulder straps and the chest belt with integrated signal whistle keep the backpack in position. The AIR CIRCULATION SYSTEM ensures perfect air circulation in the entire back area. At the same time it prevents the sensitive kidneys from cooling down too much.

SPECIFICATIONS

BASE UNIT

Dimensions: 33 x 56 x 2 cm
Weight: 800 g
Color: Black
Price: 120.00€

 

evoc zip-on abs

evoc zip-on abs airbags

 

 

Tubbs Flex Alp Snowshoe Review

Tubbs Flex Alp Snowshoe Review

in Featured, Snow by Carl H. Martens

The Tubbs Flex Alp snowshoe intrigued us a great deal from the moment we first received news of its arrival into the snowshoe market.  The Tubbs Flex series are lightweight (4.4 lbs), compact (the 8″ x 24″ design makes for easy storage), highly functional in all types of terrain, and extremely easy to use.

Visiting my parents’ house for the holidays provided me with my first opportunity to test out these shoes.  My father and I went out in single digit temps to a local favorite for cross country skiers, Nelson Lake which is located in Batavia, Illinois.  From the tracks in the snow it was evident skiers, hikers and other snowshoers had been out before us.  My father had on Atlas BC24 snowshoes and I wore the Tubbs Flex Alp snowshoe.