Kahtoola Expands Snowshoe Line with Addition of FLIGHTdeck™ TS

Kahtoola announces the expansion of its FLIGHTsystem™ snowshoe line. The new FLIGHTdeck TS comes equipped with the TWO STEP (TS) traction system, a universal snowshoe binding that doubles as a traction device.
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Building upon its innovation in performance footwear traction, Kahtoola announces the expansion of its FLIGHTsystem™ snowshoe line. The new FLIGHTdeck TS comes equipped with the TWO STEP (TS) traction system, a universal snowshoe binding that doubles as a traction device when not clicked into the FLIGHTdeck. The TS traction system is a universal cleated binding with secure ratchet straps that adjust to accommodate a range of footwear from running shoes to insulated winter boots, offering enthusiasts exceptional traction on hard packed icy trails without the use of a snowshoe. The TS traction system provides solid traction in the forefoot and mid-foot with five ½” to ¾” stainless steel cleats which include the patent-pending SkyHook™ for clicking into the FLIGHTdeck™. Just like the FLIGHTsystem™, which includes the FLIGHTboot™ cleated overshoe, the TWO STEP (TS) traction system is designed to simply click into the FLIGHTdeck™ when the flotation of a snowshoe is needed. This new product will be available for testing at the Outdoor Retailer Backcountry Basecamp at the Snowbasin ski area January 21 and at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show in Salt Lake City, January 22-25.

“The expanded FLIGHTsystem™ product line opens the door to a more versatile, lightweight and adaptable way to run, hike, and walk in snow. The FLIGHTdeck™ TS expands the range of the click-in FLIGHTsystem™ snowshoe to virtually everyone from snowboarders, insulated winter boot wearers to weight conscious snowshoe racers,” said Danny Giovale, Kahtoola founder and Product Designer.
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KAHTOOLA FLIGHT SYSTEM PRODUCTS INCLUDE:

KAHTOOLA FLIGHTdeckâ„¢ TS
The FLIGHTdeck TS, $269, available in 8.5”X24” Gemini and 8”X23” Gypsy, comes equipped with the TWO STEP (TS) traction system, a universal snowshoe binding that doubles as a traction device when not clicked into the deck. This universal cleated binding has secure ratchet straps that adjust to accommodate a range of footwear from running shoes to insulated winter boots, offering enthusiasts exceptional traction on hard packed icy trails without the use of a snowshoe. The TS traction system provides solid traction in the forefoot and mid-foot with five ½” to ¾” stainless steel cleats which include the patent-pending SkyHook™ for clicking into the FLIGHTdeck™.


KAHTOOLA FLIGHTbootâ„¢
The FLIGHTbootâ„¢ $149, is an insulated overshoe that slides over sneakers, light hikers or other footwear and is secured by a single ratcheted strap. The FLIGHTbootâ„¢ is equipped with traction in the forefoot, mid-foot and heel. The FLIGHTbootâ„¢ is available in 7 unisex sizes that stretch to comfortably accommodate shoes from women's size 5 to men's 13. The FLIGHTbootâ„¢ is the answer for consumers who seek warm feet and traction for use on packed trails and slick surfaces. FLIGHTdeck optional.


KAHTOOLA FLIGHTdeckâ„¢
The Kahtoola FLIGHTdeck™, $185, available in 8.5”X24” Gemini and 8”X23” Gypsy, is used only with the FLIGHTboot™ (sold separately) for optimal flotation in deep snow.

Kahtoola makes innovative high-performance footwear traction and snow travel systems for everyday outdoor enthusiasts. The FLIGHTsystem™ snowshoe is a trend-setting product with an innovative design that offers traction, warmth, protection and flotation. Kahtoola also manufactures the Kahtoola Traction System™ (KTS), a lightweight, flexible strap-on crampon with clever folding design and flexible LeafSpring® extender bar as well as the newly released MICROspikes™ pocket-sized traction. Beginning in January 2008, Kahtoola will host the Kahtoola Snow Series demos and races at ten sites nationwide. These events encourage people of all ages to walk, hike, run and enjoy winter. Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, Kahtoola is currently distributed to over 150 retail shops nationwide. For additional information on Kahtoola, or to locate the nearest dealer, call 866-330-8030 or check their website at www.kahtoola.com.


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