Snowshoes

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Categories

Recreational
Hiking
Backcountry
Running
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Brands

MSR
Redfeather
Bigfoot Snowshoes
L.L.Bean
Faber
other
Atlas
Tubbs
Yukon Charlie's
Easton

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'
Boys'
Girls'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Snowshoe Reviews

MSR Evo Ascent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great technical snowshoes that are still fun for a simple day on the trail. MSR Evo snowshoes are bombproof. They don't break under normal use, and I can't imagine what kind of abuse you'd have to put them through in order to damage them. The design is great for climbing (attention fellow peak-baggers). They're plastic, so the same main body of the snowshoe that keeps you afloat is also molded to give you traction. The metal crampons and traction bars are aggressive enough for all snowshoeing situations. Full review

Redfeather Trek Series

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Well made. Decent bindings. A little fiddly with gloves on. These are my first snowshoes, so take everything with a grain of salt. They seem well put together, and being a novice user I probably ran them into a number of things I shouldn't have, but haven't had any issues with them. I'm right at the top of the weight range listed for them, and I wish I could have got the next size up (they were on a season-end sale, so I got the only ones that fit me at all).  I used them in Northern Minnesota… Full review

MSR Men's Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Solid, adaptable, compact, and good traction. I used a pair of 30" Sherpa tubular frame/neoprene base/lacing shoes for many years. Sherpa had an excellent warranty for lacing replacements, and even gave me a discount on a new pair when my original ones finally gave out. When the lacing/base on those gave in, it was time to try something new. Got the 25" MSR Ascents a couple of years ago on sale. Vertically oriented metal framing to which a nice neoprene base is attached/riveted. No lacing. Aggressive… Full review

MSR Evo

rated 5 of 5 stars Love, love, love MSR snowshoes. After a trail day event to try a few brands of snow shoes and hearing what fellow hikers had to say about their snowshoe experience, I purchased MSR. Once you figure out which shoe to put on which foot, you are good to go for a day out in the snow. Easy to get  on and off. Made well and does not kick up snow onto your back that some other brands can do. They did not feel like I had anything on my feet. Just walk and go! Full review

Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure

rated 0.5 of 5 stars What a horrible experience. Purchased two pairs of these and they are terrible! Started falling apart the first time out. We didn't walk on anything but snow. These are the worst snowshoes I have ever used.  They have several flaws: The ratchet bindings loosen very quickly, so you have stop to tighten them every few minutes.  The poles close no matter how tight you set them. The baskets that attach to the bottom of the poles broke in the first outing.  The shoes themselves are poor quality. The… Full review

L.L.Bean Women's Pathfinder Snowshoes

rated 1 of 5 stars I hiked for 6 hours in Pathfinder snowshoes today and I can tell you it was no fun. My friend snowshoed with her husband's Atlas and had a better hike then I had. The Pathfinders caught on the front strap holder and spit snow at me all day, making it hard to take a correct step forward. I also was going through on every other step up to my knee whereas my friend with her husband's Atlas was not. I would not recommend this snowshoe to anyone who likes mountain hikes. Terrible. Full review

L.L.Bean Men's Winter Walker

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is my first pair of snowshoes and I'll have to say I'm impressed with the quality and ease of adjustment these snowshoes have. I bought these snowshoes three years ago and have had a blast with them, both in the woods and open fields. So easy to just step in, tighten, and away I go. The built-in crampons mean ice (which I've used these on) is no problem whatsoever. I'd recommend these to anyone. There may be better out there, but for entry level and price these are tough to beat. Full review

Redfeather Men's Hike

rated 5 of 5 stars As a relative novice to snowshoeing, I found the Redfeather Hike to be easy to put on, natural to hike in, and comfortable. They outperformed the snowshoes I rented from REI. Once a year, I get to attend a conference in Boulder, CO. Each year, the conference organizer (Tom) invites attendees to arrive a day early for a bit of snowshoeing in the front range of the Rockie Mountains. My first year, I rented snowshoes from the local REI (I'm sorry to say, I can't remember the brand). They were "okay,"… Full review

Faber Bear Paw - Heavy Duty Lacing

rated 5 of 5 stars A wonderful snowshoe for powder and (especially) wet snow conditions. The Faber Bear Paws, Heavy Duty Lacing come in a 14x30 inch version and a 16x30 inch version. Mine are the 16" wide version. The first thing to know about traditional snowshoes is that they require maintenance. They should get at least one coat of spar varnish prior to their first use and between seasons. They should be brought in to dry between uses. Store them in an airy place out of direct sunlight and keep them off the floor… Full review

Top-Rated Snowshoes

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MSR Evo Ascent
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR
Evo Ascent
reviewed Aug 27, 2014
$160 - $199
Redfeather Trek Series
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather
Trek Series
reviewed Jun 5, 2014
$135
MSR Lightning Ascent
user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
MSR
Lightning Ascent
reviewed Apr 25, 2014
$217 - $299
MSR Evo
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MSR
Evo
reviewed Apr 22, 2014
$140
Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (9)
Bigfoot Snowshoes
ADV Adventure
reviewed Apr 15, 2014
L.L.Bean Pathfinder Snowshoes
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean
Pathfinder Snowshoes
reviewed Apr 7, 2014
Faber Bear Paw - Heavy Duty Lacing
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Faber
Bear Paw - Heavy Duty Lacing
reviewed Feb 9, 2014
MSR Lightning Tail
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
MSR
Lightning Tail
reviewed Jan 16, 2014
$35 - $59
Ganka GKSII Snowshoes
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)

Ganka GKSII Snowshoes
reviewed Jan 13, 2014
Atlas Elektra 9 Series
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Atlas
Elektra 9 Series
reviewed Jan 6, 2014
$102 - $169
MSR Denali
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR
Denali
reviewed Oct 19, 2013
Tubbs Wilderness Series
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Tubbs
Wilderness Series
reviewed May 21, 2013
$160 - $179
MSR Denali Tails
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR
Denali Tails
reviewed Apr 27, 2013
$25
MSR Denali Evo Ascent
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
MSR
Denali Evo Ascent
reviewed Apr 27, 2013
$200 MSRP
Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 825
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Yukon Charlie's
Trail Series 825
reviewed Apr 7, 2013
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's
6000 Series 825
reviewed Feb 21, 2013
Tubbs Discovery Series
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Tubbs
Discovery Series
reviewed Dec 26, 2012
discontinued
MSR Denali Ascent
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
MSR
Denali Ascent
reviewed Dec 6, 2012
discontinued
Tubbs Flex TRK
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tubbs
Flex TRK
reviewed Oct 12, 2012
$85 - $149
Easton Artica Backcountry
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Easton
Artica Backcountry
reviewed Apr 6, 2012
$150 - $191
MSR Lightning Axis
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
MSR
Lightning Axis
reviewed Nov 4, 2013
$160 - $239
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Yukon Charlie's
Kodiak Series 930
reviewed Mar 18, 2011
Crescent Moon Gold Series 9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Crescent Moon
Gold Series 9
reviewed Mar 3, 2011
$207 - $259
Tubbs Couloir Series
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Tubbs
Couloir Series
reviewed Feb 18, 2011
discontinued
Atlas Elektra 12 Series
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Atlas
Elektra 12 Series
reviewed Feb 14, 2011
$224 - $289
 
user rating: 0 of 5 (2)
Bigfoot Snowshoes
Powder Pro
reviewed Feb 11, 2011
Atlas 8 Series
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Atlas
8 Series
reviewed Feb 4, 2011
$94 - $99
Tubbs XPlore Series
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Tubbs
XPlore Series
reviewed Jan 21, 2011
$117
MSR Denali Evo
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
MSR
Denali Evo
reviewed Jan 12, 2011
discontinued
Atlas BC24
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Atlas
BC24
reviewed Jan 4, 2011
discontinued
Redfeather Conquest Series
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Redfeather
Conquest Series
reviewed Nov 8, 2010
$100 MSRP
Atlas 10 Series
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Atlas
10 Series
reviewed Mar 21, 2010
$120 - $199
Redfeather Stride Series
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
Redfeather
Stride Series
reviewed Mar 18, 2010
discontinued
Redfeather Explore Series
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather
Explore Series
reviewed Feb 25, 2010
$132
Atlas Run
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atlas
Run
reviewed Jan 19, 2010
$125 - $219
Tubbs Flex NRG
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tubbs
Flex NRG
reviewed Jan 11, 2010
$95 - $149
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sherpa Snowshoes
Modified Bearpaw Snowshoe
reviewed Nov 24, 2009
discontinued
Atlas 12 Series
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Atlas
12 Series
reviewed May 16, 2009
$217 - $289
Atlas Elektra 11 Series
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Atlas
Elektra 11 Series
reviewed Mar 5, 2009
$144 - $239
Northern Lites Backcountry 30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Northern Lites
Backcountry 30
reviewed Mar 4, 2009
discontinued
Atlas Elektra 10 Series
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Atlas
Elektra 10 Series
reviewed Feb 2, 2009
$130 - $199
Redfeather Race Series
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Redfeather
Race Series
reviewed Jan 5, 2009
$200
Crescent Moon Gold Series 13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Crescent Moon
Gold Series 13
reviewed Dec 19, 2008
$224
Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 930
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's
Trail Series 930
reviewed Nov 30, 2008
Tubbs Catalyst Series
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Tubbs
Catalyst Series
reviewed Nov 13, 2008
discontinued
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon
X-Adventure Raid Access
reviewed Sep 6, 2008
discontinued
Little Bear Grizzlies
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Little Bear
Grizzlies
reviewed Feb 26, 2008
Tubbs Flurry
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Tubbs
Flurry
reviewed Feb 25, 2008
discontinued
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Little Bear
Trek FTC
reviewed Jan 23, 2008
Atlas 10+ Series
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Atlas
10+ Series
reviewed Dec 26, 2007
discontinued
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