The Louis Garneau Women's Blizzard II Snowshoe helps you leave the trail behind and conquer backcountry peaks with confidence. With a women specific design, backcountry ready features, and lightweight, yet sturdy construction, the Blizzard II is ready to take you to the top. Its sturdy Contour frame keeps you light on your feet so you can cover miles faster, and its optimized surface area and easy snow shedding ability give you a natural stride in deep powder. The Freeflex pivot provides excellent shock absorption and free foot rotation on the axle for an efficient stride. Traxion HCS carbon steel front crampons offer multidirectional traction for reliable traction on everything from powdery approaches to icy steeps. The Contact harness system utilizes Boa technology to help you lock in the perfect fit with the twist of a dial so you don't have to deal with pesky straps, and it cinches across any shoe whether its a hiking boot or a snowboard boot. Louis Garneau added EVA padding to prevent any discomfort during all day excursions. Lightec decking remains flexible in temperatures as low as 40F for ideal performance regardless of the conditions, and the Connect fastener system attaches the deck to the frame to enhance durability and boost the snowshoe's lateral traction over uneven terrain. The Gradient heel riser reduces the distance of each step to minimize calf fatigue when you're climbing steep slopes.