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Recreational Snowshoes

The best recreational snowshoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on March 8, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Recreational Snowshoe Reviews

rated 1 of 5 stars
Tubbs Frontier Series

Error-prone. Very poor quality. Totally unsuitable for difficult terrain, steep hills with deep snow, walking beween the trees with deep snow. The binding is very primitive and error-prone. Never go on steep hills with deep snow using these. Never go in the forest in deep snow. The buckles release all of the time. I often use snowshoes in very demanding terrain in Norway. Tubbs Frontier is totally unsuitable and even hazardous for this. I have had Tubbs XD Hunter, and these are absolutely wonderful… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Outbound Snowshoe

Plastic bindings and the flat edged hooks that you hook the bindings into are almost impossible to pull tight. Having never had snowshoes before I'm not sure what the expensive ones are like. My main problem with them is the plastic bindings and the "metal hooks," not sure what the material is. I think they should use a better binding material.  I wound up making a little roller to go over the "metal" hooks and it is much easier to do them up. Like a previous reviews states, there is nowhere to… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
GV Snowshoes Wide Trail

These snowshoes are complete garbage. NOT WORTH what they charge for them...had to replace bindings after about 10 uses. The cheap plastic clamps on the sides that are riveted to the snowshoe crack. Total junk. Inferior product. And not to mention constantly having to stop and always tighten the bindings. Junk junk junk My advice—stay away from GV. Even after they sent me replacement bindings, they failed as well.  Full review

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