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differences in hyperflex snowshoes

Can someone clarify the differences between the TSL Snowshoes Symbioz Hyperflex Phoenix and the SYMBIOZ HYPERFLEX ELITE?  Is the Phoenix model new or old or just unique to REI?

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Hi @Mainely_Here - Thanks so much for bringing this question to the community! We are going to reach out to our snowshoe experts to make sure we get the correct details for you on the comparison of the two models. We will circle back here when we have those answers for you.


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Thanks. We found the TSL manufacturer's site and their product information doesn't mention a Phoenix model nor do any of their other Hyperflex models match the color profile of the REI listing. Thus our confusion and question




Hi @Mainely_Here - We tracked down that answer for you!

As you noted while comparing the two, the Hyperflex Phoenix and Hyperflex Elite snowshoes have identical shape, size, and bindings. The differences are that the Phoenix model is an REI exclusive and made out of recycled plastic, while the Elite model does not contain recycled materials. 

Let us know if you have any additional questions. This was a great one and we appreciate you bringing it to the community!

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