Snowshoes

Recent Snowshoe Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Yukon Charlie's Men'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 5 of 5 stars
MSR Men's Lightning Ascent

The MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoe is a very well designed go-anywhere snowshoe with a new Paragon binding design that lives up to its name. The Lightning Ascent's design has a number of aggressive features that really enable this snowshoe to be used confidently in the most challenging crusty and icy conditions. The new Paragon binding is simple to use and comfortable in use. This really is a great snowshoe option for someone looking for a durable design that can be used in any conditions. Overview… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
MSR Women's 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 5 of 5 stars
MSR Men's Lightning Ascent

This is a very durable and versatile piece of equipment. I’ve had a lot of fun and exploration on this reliable snowshoe. I’m the guy that uses and abuses equipment. My MSR Lightning Ascents have been subjected to all kinds of terrain, situations, and temperatures. I’ve jumped off ledges into deep snow, crossed riverbeds on fallen trees, taken great pleasure walking over drifted in vehicles, fences, and the occasional bungalow...any opportunity for adventure suffices. Strolling along packed… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Atlas Spindrift

The Atlas Spindrift, designed to handle technical terrain, is a great snowshoe for anything varying from flat towards vertical. Good balance of float and agility with a frame that combines old and new styles to create a lot of traction. With three lengths available ranging from 22 to 30 inches the Spindrifts have load ratings ranging from 150 to 235 pounds. Springy suspension and deck let feet do their job digging in on climbs and made long days more comfortable. These are great climbers you'll… 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

user rating: 2 of 5 (6)
Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 825 reviewed Apr 8, 2020
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
MSR Lightning Ascent reviewed Feb 23, 2020
$225 - $319
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Outbound Snowshoe reviewed Feb 23, 2020
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
MSR Revo Ascent reviewed Feb 11, 2020
$178 - $259
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
MSR Evo Ascent reviewed Nov 7, 2019
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Spindrift reviewed May 28, 2019
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
MSR Denali reviewed Apr 9, 2019
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Atlas Access Series reviewed Mar 28, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Maine Guide Snowshoes Rabbit Hunter reviewed Mar 14, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilcox and Williams Ojibwa reviewed Mar 12, 2019
$329 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Faber Mountain Master reviewed Feb 20, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GV Snowshoes Wide Trail reviewed Dec 21, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Lightning Explore reviewed Dec 18, 2018
$202 - $279
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Gold Series 10 reviewed May 12, 2018
user rating: 3 of 5 (15)
Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure reviewed Mar 12, 2018
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Eva All-Foam Snowshoe reviewed Mar 11, 2018
$111 - $158
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (7)
Atlas 12 Series reviewed Nov 7, 2017
$270 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Northern Lites Backcountry reviewed Sep 28, 2017
$269 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Tubbs Mountaineer Series reviewed Dec 3, 2018
$270
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Garneau Versant reviewed Apr 2, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Lightning Trail reviewed Mar 20, 2017
$220
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GV Snowshoes Mountain Extreme reviewed Jan 28, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Atlas 9 Series reviewed Dec 30, 2018
$160 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Guide Series reviewed Oct 28, 2016
$270 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Faber North Cliff reviewed Feb 9, 2016
$156 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Snowshoe Bag reviewed Feb 2, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
British Military Surplus Snowshoes reviewed Feb 2, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Alpine 180 reviewed Feb 1, 2016
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (4)
Yukon Charlie's Kodiak Series 930 reviewed Dec 15, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Shift reviewed Apr 29, 2015
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dion Snowshoes 220 Back Country Frame reviewed Mar 5, 2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Tubbs Frontier Series reviewed Jan 8, 2015
$100 - $159
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Atlas Elektra 11 Series reviewed Jan 1, 2015
$230 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Lightning Tails reviewed Sep 23, 2014
$49 - $59
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Trek Series reviewed Jun 5, 2014
$170 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MSR Evo reviewed Apr 22, 2014
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Winter Walker reviewed Mar 20, 2014
$59 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Faber Bear Paw - Heavy Duty Lacing reviewed Feb 9, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ganka GKSII Snowshoes reviewed Jan 13, 2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Atlas Elektra 9 Series reviewed Jan 6, 2014
$160 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
MSR Lightning Axis reviewed Nov 4, 2013
$270 MSRP
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's 6000 Series 825 reviewed Feb 21, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Tubbs Discovery Series reviewed Dec 26, 2012
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
MSR Denali Ascent reviewed Dec 6, 2012
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tubbs Flex TRK reviewed Oct 12, 2012
$100 - $159
 
user rating: 0 of 5 (2)
Bigfoot Snowshoes Powder Pro reviewed Feb 11, 2011
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Atlas 8 Series reviewed Feb 4, 2011
$140 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
MSR Denali Evo reviewed Jan 12, 2011
$140 MSRP
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user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Atlas BC24 reviewed Jan 4, 2011
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Atlas 10 Series reviewed Mar 21, 2010
$200 MSRP