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the fimbulvetr story

Fimbulvetr (Old Norse: «The Great Winter») is committed to professionals and hardcore winter enthusiasts.

After researching 6000 years of snowshoe evolution, we set out to create a stronger, lighter, more durable and ergonomic snowshoe from scratch. Previous snowshoes typically have many breakable parts, feel detached and limit movements. Through redesign, prototyping and testing we developed a high-end tool for superior, personal, winter mobility. The result is a whole new snowshoe experience, best described as a natural extension of the foot. Try it, and never go back.

 

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hikr


hikr


hikr

The extreme cold robustness, smooth ergonomics and progressive attitude of HIKR, turn any snowy backyard into a winter wonderland. With integrated, adjustable heel lifts and an asymmetric design, that squeezes a traditional 28” performance down to just 24”, HIKR provides clear advantages - moving fast and effortlessly in all directions.

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process


process


process

The multi award winning Rangr was a good starting point for Hikr, the hinge technology had now been field proven for one season and zero reported failures.  We wanted to make Hikr compact, this was possible by making the shoe shorter and narrower.  Pushing the boundaries of the joint was essential to make the shoe narrower, with customized 3d printed jigs that simulated our desired snow snow width and ran it at the extreme of -40, the joint held the specified target. We ramped up the level of grip as this shoe is designed to perform on all snow types, we did this by shaping the snow shedding holes into a grater form to have very little resistance forwards but cutting grip when moving backwards. The tip has also been reworked for hardpack steeper terrain rather then deep powder the Rangr likes.