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Hiking Snowshoes

The best hiking snowshoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 4, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Hiking Snowshoe Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
MSR Lightning Trail

New for Fall 2022, this is an early look at MSR's Lightning Trail snowshoes updated with new Paraglide bindings. A rugged, but lightweight shoe meant for rolling terrain. Great for folks who won't be climbing mountains and now easier to get on and off your feet.   New shoes, old snow MSR has been making great snowshoes for a long time, but that doesn't stop them from trying to make them better. In recent years they have changed the bindings on their Lightning Ascent and Revo Ascent models to use… Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
MSR Revo Explore

Snowshoe deck failed at front where it goes up. Both snowshoes fractured or cracked at that location. Snowshoes are a little wide.   I used my snowshoes for four years and after my second hike this year with the shoes I noticed both were fractured at a critical area. I don't know how long it has been but MSR could not send new decks and if they did it would cost me $100. Warranty is 3 years; I used them 3.5 years. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Tubbs Wilderness Series

These are the best snowshoes! Easy on and off and the binding is super easy! Love them ❄️😍 Went snowshoeing and these shoes are the best! Super easy binding :) Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Atlas 12 Series

I have owned three different pairs of Atlas snowshoes, all the higher end and backcountry models. Every single pair have fallen apart or have broken after moderate use. I would never buy ANYTHING from them again. They replaced my first pair and the others they dithered on or sent me some parts for me to fix. Ridiculous policy. The attitude when talking to the warranty department is pretty dismissive and not very receptive. Bindings crumbled and I mean crumbled like a saltine cracker in the field… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Tubbs Panoramic

My version is called the Panoramic. It has a dial/wire for the toe binding (no toe straps). The toe and heel cleats are similar to Tubbs' Wilderness series versus the Mountaineer. I've used them 3+ times in varied weather and conditions, so I think they should put up with my sporadic use for many years. Snowshoes in fresh snow makes walking possible. And on packed snow (up and downhill) they make it simpler. I had these Pano's on for carrying a pack and pulling a sled versus my pals with hiking… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MSR Revo Ascent

The Women's Revo Ascent snowshoes are designed to stand up to any kind of terrain. They're durable, easy to use, and have a narrow design for your convenience. Finding the best outdoor gear to get you through the winter can be a challenge. Snow complicates everything. But Mountain Safety Research's Revo Ascent snowshoes lessens the headache. By providing a high-quality, durable snowshoe that can tackle any terrain, MSR prioritizes experience over profit. And they believe in their products, so you… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
MSR Evo Ascent

Design flawed. Not durable or reliable, but comfortable, until the straps break. ALL of them. Apparently MSR are aware straps degrade and break over time and they are all right with that. Not me. Buy a more reliable set of snowshoes. Do not waste your money on these. It’s dangerous to have a strap break in the backcountry. During the third season of use (about 15 days total use) ALL plastic straps on both snowshoes broke. Stretchy rubbery straps degrade over a couple years into brittle hard plastic… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MSR Evo Ascent

Pretty lightweight, good floatation, Televators are worth the upgrade. The bottom of the plastic deck does wear down easily. Overall might be the best snowshoe for the price, just a little concerned about the wearing down of the plastic though.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Atlas Access Series

The Atlas Access Series snowshoes are great for all-day use, as well as for light hiking on and off trail in rolling terrain. They are very versatile and easy to use, with a moderate amount of traction, while still being light and very comfortable to wear for extended periods. Would highly recommend for use in the backcountry of Eastern Canada and United States, as well as for day-to-day use. The Access Series, part of Atlas's Day Hiking line, are an excellent choice for those looking to get… Full review