There is no room in the Society for Kinda-Winter-People. It is a total mind and body commitment. When you say, Orion is the most beautiful of all the constellations - the sincerity in your voice should be as thick as a down bootie. You should be the kind of person that keeps a pair of easy-striding v-tail snowshoes in your vehicle year-round. Just to keep your head in the game. Hawk High Quality stainless steel crampon for superior strength. Aggressive toe and heel design ensures maximum purchase with each step on all terrains. The Trek is powder coated to shed ice and snow. The 6000 series aluminum frame features a V-tail design for exceptional maneuverability in deeper snow. Decking is made from TX 35 Ripstop for superior puncture and abrasion resistant material that stays soft in sub zero temperatures. Summit bindings are injection molded with a rugged 'stand up' design for easy entry and exit. The Summit features three straps that secure your foot tightly in place without pinch points. Fully molded sides provide lateral stability yet accommodates a wide range of shoe sizes. Special UV-resistant 'Reflex' material maintains a soft feel in the coldest temperatures. Live-Response hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed. I think you kind of need this snowshoe.