For hiking & intense use. Quality aluminum frame, grade 6000. Snowshoe geometry that offers great flotation in all circumstances. Unique patented ENERGY SAVER pivot system by GV Snowshoes. Ergonomic harness keeps your foot centered. Perfect fit for all winter boots. Pump ratchet buckle system resists frost build-up. Adjustment is precise & effortless with or without gloves in all circumstances. Light heel strap resists frost build-up. New front and rear aluminum double claw with non-stick coating paint reduces snow build-up and ice formation underneath the crampon. OLAFIN decking for lightness & great abrasion resistance up to -40°C.