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Recreational Snowshoes

The best recreational snowshoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 22, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Recreational Snowshoe Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure Series

I purchased both these and Atlas branded snowshoes. The Bigfoot snowshoes have held up after 8 years; where the bindings on the Atlas branded snowshoes cracked and fell apart. I've used these snowshoes for 8 years now, including a number of 7+ day pulk camping trips. Total travel distance is about 2000km and these snow snowshoes have held up where my more expensive Atlas-branded ones bought at the same time fell apart. These snowshoes are easy to adjust and the plastic bindings remain flexible. Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure Series

I think I paid a very reasonable price. Have a larger family and decided to purchase three different brands. This particular snowshoe showed the first signs of deterioration after using it only couple of times. Clips (rings) securing the deck to the frame started cracking and breaking. Hope it is an easy fix... Could be a good snowshoe if only used in a deeper snow. Not suggested for an ice-packed terrain or going through any terrain with obstacles. For deep snow, the provided heavy duty crampons… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Tubbs Flex TRK

Worked great for 6-7 years, but now heel strap has broken in two. I've looked for replacement strap but can't find one. It's a shame because the rest of the shoe is in great shape still. Purchased new at EMS. Worked great for years until this year when heel strap broke when putting them on for the first time in 2020. Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 825

Junk—first time out pole adjustment broke, fourth time strap broke, fifth time out buckle broke. Less than 5 miles now and dumpster material—let's fill up our dumps with junk. I'll never buy these again. Pole adjustment broke buckle for binding, broke less than 5 miles on Yukon Charlie's Chinook snowshoes and dumpster material. If you see a pair of snowshoes without leather binding keep going; the nylon strapping did not hold up less than 5 miles of use. Sat for two years not used, but was in… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Outbound Snowshoe

Good for a first try of the sport for cheap, but I wouldn't depend on them... So me and my wife and kids all got snowshoes because I have enjoyed snowshoeing, and I'm absolutely useless on skies; less than useless... Since my wife and kids were new we didn't want to spend big money, so when they went on sale we bought some budget snowshoes at Canadian Tire under the Outbound make. They had good traction and kept you from sinking in icy crusty snow and deep damp/packy snow. After a few uses the materials… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Atlas 9 Series

Best snowshoes I've used. Have been super dependable and functional. After several years and countless hikes, I can confidently say that these are high quality, functional, and durable snowshoes. I've used a number of others that either failed, broke, were fussy to use, or simply weren't comfortable. The Atlas 9 series has stood up. The binding system is simple and solid. The materials are functional and durable. They do the job very well in terms of float, grip, and comfort, are reasonably light,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
GV Snowshoes Wide Trail

GV Wide Trail snowshoes are oversized utility snowshoes meant to carry the heaviest loads on the softest snow. Flotation and carrying capacity are second to none out of all the snowshoes I’ve used. The weekend after Thanksgiving (US) GV Snowshoes had a 20% off sale, and I decided to order a pair of GV Wide Trail snowshoes that I’d been thinking about for a couple years. I received them two weeks ago and have put about 10 miles on them so far, and here are my thoughts. According to GV, Wide Trails… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure Series

My wife bought me a pair of these after I raved about them while using them at work timber cruising in NW BC all day every day. Now retired I use them for fun, a lot. I've never had a problem with anything bending or breaking. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Crescent Moon Eva All-Foam Snowshoe

I first saw the Crescent Moon EVA snowshoes at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. That first glance was intriguing with the EVA's interesting structure and a very “spikey” bottom. The fact that they are made from a foam structure was even more intriguing. First Impressions: The first glance was intriguing with an interesting structure and a very “spikey” bottom. The fact that the EVA's are made from a foam structure was even more intriguing. As mentioned above, the unusual… Full review