This is a perfect snowshoe for those just beginning to explore more technical backcountry terrain. The Tubbs flex frame has a bendable tail to relieve stress on your leg when stepping forward. The flex frame also allows the snowshoe to mold around uneven terrain so you get better flotation and traction. The Flex binding system is super easy to use with a single pull strap to secure the toe without any buckles. The aggressive traction around the perimeter of the frame makes these snowshoes perfect for icy terrain and is also great for backcountry skiers and mountaineers.