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They Fold!  
Perfect for everyday snow hiking.  Super compact so you can always be prepared.  Fits on your pack easily.
They Fold! Perfect for everyday snow hiking. Super compact so you can always be prepared. Fits on your pack easily.
44 backers pledged $8,469 to help bring this project to life.

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They Fold!

"...Nothing prepared me for the ingenuity and creativity these snowshoes represent."  -Phillip Gary Smith  Snowshoe Magazine  (commenting on early prototypes)

SnowXu™ foldables are the easiest way to go hiking in the snow.

SnowXu™ foldables are perfect for a wide range of hikes, trails and winter conditions. Our unique patented design is lightweight and compact for easy access, use and storage. It is a great choice for fun and safety. Used by recreational snowshoers, hunters, rescue workers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and more…

So compact, SnowXu™ foldables fit in a small drawstring bag.  They can be left in the trunk of your car or wherever its most convenient so that you stay prepared. SnowXu™ brand snowshoes can be handy whenever and wherever the snow falls.  

Sometimes you don't know whether you will need snowshoes on your hike.    How deep is the snow at the top of the hill?  Will the crust hold?  Is it worth hauling bulky snowshoes for your whole group?  Now you don't have to think about it:  they're so compact, you'll just take them.  Ever want to bring snowshoes for your whole group or family?  Now you can fit 4+ sets on 1 pack.

Specs:

  • Lightweight: <2 lbs, per snowshoe
  • Recommended for snowshoers up to 250lbs
  • Compact:  2.7"x 4.5"x 33" (folded pair nested in bag)
  • Snow flotation:  182 in^2 (comparable or better than Atlas 1025/1225 and MSR Ascent 25)
  • Traction:  Toe Cleat + Unique X shaped heel cleat.  RapidTraction system: Toe cleat stays planted in the snow even as your boot flexes.  Prevents breakaway during stride
  • Strong aircraft aluminum frame
  • Easy on and off:  Finally a truly simple "1-buckle" binding for secure fastening to any footwear.  Binding collapses completely to wrap around snowshoe when folded.
  • Improved stride vs. conventional snowshoes:  Our patented X frame has a "waist" which gives better clearance as you plant one foot in front of the other.
  • Snowshoes fit men and women

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We are committed to giving our supporters an excellent experience – and we value your feedback. If any customer ever has a problem with SnowXu™ brand snowshoes, we will do our best to fix it.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    SnowXu Team Supporter: If you aren't ready for a set of snowshoes, you can still help the project by pledging any amount you feel comfortable with. All pledges are much appreciated. You get the ability to follow the project’s progress as a kickstart backer through kickstarter blogs, twitter, facebook, etc.

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    Team Member: Receive a SnowXu T-shirt, and become a team member which includes access to key project milestone updates that will directly link you to the SnowXu project.

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Earliest Adopter: A set of the first ever production SnowXu foldable snowshoes (MSRP $180). Includes carry bag. Special price limited to the first 50 early adopters! First sets should be ready for your first mid-winter adventure. We'll keep you on record as an earliest adopter and we'll give you sneak peeks and first dibs at additional new products for the future. Plus access to team member project updates. Please add $35 per set for international shipping.

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    Pledge US$ 170 or more About US$ 170

    Early Adopter: A set of production SnowXu foldable snowshoes + bag (MSRP $180). Plus early adopter status, sneak peeks, new product dibs + member updates. Multiply this pledge according to the number of sets you want and you'll get a get a T-shirt too. Add $25 and get a hooded sweatshirt. Please add $35 per set for international shipping.

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    Pledge US$ 290 or more About US$ 290

    Power Adopter: 1 set of SnowXu foldable snowshoes plus UPGRADES FOR LIFE: Whenever we come out with a new design, you can trade your old ones in (no additional cost). You will always have the latest and greatest technology. Includes a T-shirt or hooded sweatshirt (your choice) and other perks above. Multiply this pledge according to the number of sets you want. Please add $35 per set for international shipping.

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    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    Power Adopter +: get up to 6 sets plus UPGRADES FOR LIFE on all sets plus you get to go snowshoeing with us at a location of your choice in CA or New England. + 6 T-shirts + new product dibs + updates. You get to give us your design input in person! Tell us how many sets you'd like.

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