Crescent Moon snowshoes, with its unique SPL binding system and lightweight “Made in USA” frames, continues to change the landscape of the snowshoe market and garner top industry awards – and this year is no different.
After its binding systems were selected as the “BEST BINDING” on the market by Backpacker Magazine, Backpacker Magazine has again turned its spotlight on to Crescent Moon, this time recognizing its Kid’s snowshoe as “best of” category for the 2010-11 season. last year,
But, the accolades don’t stop there. OUTSIDE magazine’s 2010/2011 edition of its Winter Gear Guide recognized Crescent Moon’s running shoe – the Gold 12 Direct Mount – as the BEST of its category. This comes on the heels of Trail Runner Magazine also highlighting the Gold 12 for its annual “GEAR of the YEAR” award for the 2009/2010 season.
Crescent Moon’s SPL binding, featured on all of its Gold series of snowshoes has been cited over and over as the best binding system available within the snowshoe market and a superior binding has been a primary focus since the brands inception in 1997.
Crescent Moon Snowshoes’ most recent binding innovation is the enlarged version of the SPL (single-pull-loop) adjustable binding system which can accommodate snowboard boots and other large configuration foot-wear.
The SPL binding is unique in that it captures your foot in all directions with a fully adjustable harness system made of a flexible polymer. Using a simple, but very effective combination of over-the-foot cam locking buckles and the only ratcheting heel adjustment on the market, the SPL binding provides unparalleled support and control on all terrains.
The SPL is made with water-proof materials so it will not freeze, or stretch, or come out of adjustment while it’s in use.
Crescent Moon is based in Boulder, CO where it manufactures its line of snowshoes for the outdoor industry. Distribution of the product Is through specialty outdoor retail stores principally within the continental US, but also in Scandanavia, Australia, and Canada. The company is dedicated to an environmentally considerate operation and makes its products in its factory using wind-powered energy. The snowshoes are also made without PVC , a common component in most other brands of snowshoes, and the company recycles nearly 100 percent of its waste products including aluminum, stainless steel, cardboard and other materials.
For further information, or for a quick review of the company and its products see the 2 minute video found on its web site at www.crescentmoonsnowshoes.com or take the short cut and click on this link. http://video.onsight-media.com/crescentmoon/video3.html