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Sherpa Mountain Snow Shoes Review

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Review Date
December 16, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: rick driedger ,  Mountaineer

Summary:
Used sherpa snow claws for 10 plus years in all conditions including bent and broke. They are by far the most durable.Heade and shoulders above tubbs that were to slippery and a man over225 would go through alotof bindings that are a pain to repair The Best snow slipper is the sherpa

Similar Products Used:
tubbs varios other demo shoes all did not last


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Review Date
August 11, 2004

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 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: matt gladwin ,  Mountaineer

Summary:
I am reviewing the Arctic Trekker snowshoe. I work for a forestry and resource supply company that dealt with Sherpa for many years, as they were the industrial snowshoe of choice. Now that they are defunct, we decided to build our own snowshoe to fill the hole in the commercial/industrial/backcountry market. We call it the Arctic Trekker, and its style and function are based roughly on the old Sherpa Mountain snowshoe, except that it exceeds the quality and durability in everyway. It has a thick tempered frame, with double coated uerathane decking. the claws are aggressive and stainless steel. It is the premier snowshoe of its kind and it is our goal to have the Arctic Trekkers on the foot of every former Sherpa user. Oh yah, all of the parts are interchangeable with the Sherpa, making us the last supplier of Shepra repair parts in North America. Please see them on our website.
www.irlsupplies.com

Customer Service:
Customer service is prompt and knowledgable. Arctic Trekker snowshoes have a lifetime manufactorer defect warranty.

Similar Products Used:
Sherpa Mountain Legend


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Review Date
January 11, 2004

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 3 of 5

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 2 of 5

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Reviewed by: Michael Potter ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
I run a snowshoe program at a public school. We ordered Sherpa snowshoes because of the dual rotation and the honorable repair policy. The shoes are excellent but since then the company has changed hands and they no longer offer the free repair policy. Also we bought some of the newer models with the comfort bindings. They don't match the older models and the rivets have broken. To me the newer models are less durable and the company should offer its honorable repair policy to those who bought their product before they changed hands. Our school has since purchased numerous pairs of snowshoes and needless to say they are not Sherpas. I have spoken to a few shop owners and they have given up on Sherpa. They are a classic example of not sticking with a product and a policy that works. I agree with the lawyer who said there should be some recourse for the people who lost the honorable repair policy.

Customer Service:
The original Sherpa company had an excellent customer service record. The new company should be concerned about customer service rather than the bottom line.


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Review Date
January 11, 2004

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Reviewed by: Michael Potter ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
I run a snowshoe program at a public school. We ordered Sherpa snowshoes because of the dual rotation and the honorable repair policy. The shoes are excellent but since then the company has changed hands and they no longer offer the free repair policy. Also we bought some of the newer models with the comfort bindings. They don't match the older models and the rivets have broken. To me the newer models are less durable and the company should offer its honorable repair policy to those who bought their product before they changed hands. Our school has since purchased numerous pairs of snowshoes and needless to say they are not Sherpas. I have spoken to a few shop owners and they have given up on Sherpa. They are a classic example of not sticking with a product and a policy that works. I agree with the lawyer who said there should be some recourse for the people who lost the honorable repair policy.

Customer Service:
The original Sherpa company had an excellent customer service record. The new company should be concerned about customer service rather than the bottom line.


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Review Date
April 24, 2001

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 3 of 5

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 2 of 5

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Reviewed by: Jon Bernard ,  Mountaineer , from Hamilton, NY

Summary:
The pair I bought were the previous year's model, with the classic binding, and longer crampons than I've seen on some other Sherpas.

These snowshoes were great for ascending and descending icy slopes, and the adjustable pivot binding worked as advertised. But the bindings were a constant annoyance: they frequently slipped loose, the straps often got snagged in the metal clasps, and they were impossible to adjust with mittens or gloves, esp. when they became encrusted with snow and ice. On one trip in which four of us were all using Sherpa Mountains, dealing with the bindings was so time-consuming that we found it easier to posthole our way up the slopes.

I eventually returned the pair I bought; even at $140 they weren't worth it.

Customer Service:
None.

Similar Products Used:
Tubbs and Atlas something-or-others with ski-boot bindings.


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