I was looking for a lightweight snowshoe to use in mixed conditions in the Northeast. I looked at the MSR Lightnings, but found the Backcountries to be almost 1 lb lighter. On my first trip to the White Mountains, they worked better than I ever imagined. I've used them on a few trips now and have not been disappointed. I never once had a problem, and due to the weight savings, my legs felt much better than when I hiked the same area using a pair of MSR's. When they are on your backpack, you don't… Full review
Northern Lites makes lightweight snowshoes in Wisconsin.
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Snowshoe Highlights: Winter of 2009-10
Trailspace highlights notable new snowshoes for winter 2009/10 and innovative upgrades to existing models. Read more
November 3, 2009