Why, you might ask… Well, there were at least three or four good days spent cooped up in my rental car, or in some accommodation. I would have rather been out in it, hiking a glacier or some mountain, so I could get to better vantage points for even better photographs. You wouldn’t believe the sort of snow Icelanders must put up with, and to be honest, at the time, I’m not sure even I knew what to expect. I sort of winged this part of the trip, planning to stop here mere days prior.
What I liked most about Crescent Moon’s take on the snowshoe is their modern design and flare, but even more important is the lightweight build providing a lesser burden on me as I trek through deep snow. I am not dragged down, nor am I easily put off balance. The bindings may be the most special bit about these shoes, as they fit all types of shoes and boots, while providing the user with optimum comfort, control and ease of use. The Gold 9s are for ranging trails, described as the best all-around snow shoe, perfect for beginners up to expert snowshoers. So, next time I venture into the snowy wilderness, hopefully in Iceland once again, then I will be ready for what the natural world has planned for me.
I tried finding any sort of criticism for these snowshoes, but I failed. That’s not to say they are absolutely perfect, but I think I would need another ten-plus hours of usage to really nail down on any sort of negative critique. They are high quality, and I’m a fan. My words, no one else's.
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Article written & Iceland photos by © Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen