Hiking Snowshoes

The best hiking snowshoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 9, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Hiking Snowshoe Reviews

MSR Denali

rated 4 of 5 stars Great all-purpose snowshoe with decent traction. In colder conditions the plastic straps can become more rigid. Plastic fabric (straps) fray over time. We have had these over five years. We did not initially purchase flotation extension tails. The tails are useful if hiking with additional weight-load or in variable snow conditions. Full review

MSR Evo Ascent

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Atlas Access Series

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

MSR Men's Lightning Explore

rated 4 of 5 stars I'm a 200lb man. These snowshoes give terrific, secure grip on steep forested pitches. I love them, save for the caveat mentioned in the cons. Whether along the fall line or perpendicular to it they float beautifully in deep snow above lurking forest floor debris. Nice to enter, adjust, and exit them. I've used them in deep open field and deep snowed in open forest. Really nice. As far as durability, terrific overall except the lateral adjustment on one of the snowshoes. It doesn't really throw… Full review

MSR Men's Revo Explore

rated 4 of 5 stars This snowshoe seems to be a budget-minded option compared to MSR's more technical offerings, which are more complicated to use and also pricier. It's a modern snowshoe designed for trail use due to the size offered (22 and 25 inches, which is small), although flotation tails are offered (more on that later). I bought these because they were on clearance and I needed a trail snowshoe that could handle packed conditions (i.e. narrow trenches left by previous hikers), ice and crust. I have multiple… Full review

Atlas 12 Series

rated 1 of 5 stars Bindings fell apart after only about 10 uses. Bindings fell apart after only about 10 uses. Atlas will not honor warranty as I did not save my original receipt. Hey... sorry Atlas... people do not hang onto the receipt for every little thing they buy in life. I am sure that you use this as a "gate" to deny warranty claims. Paid a premium price for Atlas rather than buy some Atlas knockoffs at a fraction of the price of Atlas. Never again. I am down on Atlas. Buy some knockoffs for $49 and if they… Full review

MSR Denali

rated 5 of 5 stars While no longer being sold, these are great snowshoes that can be used in just about any snow conditions and have great traction features for climbing steeper slopes and crossing side slopes. I have owned a pair of the MSR Denali snowshoes since the mid 1990's and have been regularly been using them each winter since that time. I have always liked the design of these snowshoes and they have worked well in the heavy wet/icy/crusty snow we get up here in Washington State. I am about 190 lbs and even… Full review

MSR Men's Lightning Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars Rugged snowshoes that you'll forget you're even wearing due to their light weight. Three-strap bindings keep them securely on your feet, and the 360 Degree Traction frame and toothed crossbars keep you securely on the ground. Even the most hardcore people—which I certainly am not!—take it easier sometimes, and that's what MSR Lightning Trail snowshoes are for. When you're not doing prolonged ascents in the mountains the extra weight of heel lifters and a more beefy frame is just that—extra… Full review

MSR Denali

rated 4 of 5 stars These are indestructible snowshoes. I have had these snowshoes for about 10 years now. They are very indestructible, which is a good thing when hiking over rocks and branches. I have not used them in deep powder. In the Northeast where I am the snow is usually somewhat wet and these work fine. I am 220 pounds so I have the longer tails attached. I have not used them while carrying a heavy pack. I think if I did I would need bigger snowshoes to increase the float. Overall I like these but the rubber… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Crescent Moon Gold Series 13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Lightning Trail
$165 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Tubbs Wilderness Series
$160 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Revo Ascent
$178 - $191
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Revo Explore
$165 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Lightning Explore
$210 - $279
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Atlas Access Series
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Trek Series
Atlas Elektra Montane
$200 - $225
Atlas Montane
$150 - $225
Komperdell Approach 25
Komperdell Approach 30
$75 - $99
Atlas Rendezvous Kit
$110 - $189
MSR Lightning
$165 - $219
Louis Garneau Phenom
Atlas Elektra Stratus
$150 - $249
Atlas Elektra Rendezvous
$110 - $111
Atlas Elektra Rendezvous Kit
$152 - $189
Komperdell Summit 25
Atlas Stratus
$150 - $199
Louis Garneau Massif
Redfeather Pace Series
Atlas Treeline
$130 - $249
Tubbs Vertex
$110 - $119
Tubbs Panoramic
Atlas Elektra Access
$130 - $135
Atlas Elektra Treeline
$192 - $249
Crescent Moon Silver Series 13
Komperdell Expedition
$91 - $139
Atlas Rendezvous
$95 - $151
Louis Garneau Appalaches 2
Komperdell Expedition Junior
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
MSR Denali
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR Evo Ascent
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's Back Country
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Alpine Series
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Easton Artica Trail
$160 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Explore Series
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tubbs Flex NRG
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton Artica Hike
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (7)
Atlas 12 Series
$270 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Atlas Elektra 12 Series
$270 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Atlas Elektra 11 Series
$230 MSRP
user rating: 0 of 5 (2)
Bigfoot Snowshoes Powder Pro
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Easton Hike
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Pathfinder Snowshoe
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Louis Garneau Freeshape FX Pulse II
TSL 325 Excursion
Louis Garneau Victory
Atlas 11 Series
$230 MSRP