Snowshoes

Recent Snowshoe Reviews

Atlas 9 Series

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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

GV Snowshoes Wide Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

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

Tubbs Men's Mountaineer Series

rated 1 of 5 stars Consulting foresters in New England. Paid $250 for these shoes at EMS. Wore these one winter season (Jan 2018 - March 2018) and then four days in November 2018. Then the binding had a catastrophic failure in the the field a result of plain hard wear and tear—not a specific trauma. Poor design. Glad I was not mountaineering. What more information do you need?  Back to MSR's. At least we can repair those. Full review

Crescent Moon Gold Series 10

rated 4 of 5 stars Good all around shoe that excels in backcountry use. Fresh snow and off-trail adventuring benefit from the excellent float. Easy on and off with innovative one-handed binding. The Gold 10 Backcountry snow shoes are part of a line by Crescent Moon, a Colorado company that has been at it since 1997. They manufacture a really wide variety of snowshoes there and have stayed on top of changing times and markets with the recently Trailspace Review Corps reviewed EVA All Foam shoe. The Gold 10s are a more… Full review

L.L.Bean Men's Trailblazer Snowshoe

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great easy to use snowshoes; perfect for a beginner. I love these because they are so easy to put on and take off with cold fingers. Comes with a carrying bag and ski poles. Bought last year at the end of the season, so only used a few times, but they performed great. Full review

Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Crescent Moon Eva All-Foam Snowshoe

rated 3 of 5 stars 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

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Tubbs Flex ALP Backcountry
$240
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MSR Evo Recreational
$140 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Crescent Moon Gold Series 9 Recreational
$269
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Winter Walker Recreational
$80 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Hike Recreational
$112 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Louis Garneau White Everest Backcountry
$148
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Lightning Trail Hiking
$220
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Run Running
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Gold 12 Running
$259
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
MSR Denali Evo Ascent Backcountry
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Northern Lites Backcountry Backcountry
$269 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's Back Country Hiking
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Faber Bear Paw - Heavy Duty Lacing Wooden
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dion Snowshoes 220 Back Country Frame Backcountry
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Alpine Series Hiking
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Easton Artica Trail Hiking
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GV Snowshoes Wide Trail Recreational
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Tubbs Mountain Series Backcountry
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Frontier 36 Series Backcountry
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Recreation Series Hiking
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tubbs Bear Paw Wooden
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
MSR Evo Ascent Hiking
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Crescent Moon Gold Series 13 Hiking
$259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Louis Garneau Blizzard II Backcountry
$150 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Evo Tail Accessory
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Revo Trail Recreational
$130 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Trailblazer Snowshoe Recreational
$110 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Shift Recreational
$70 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
MSR Denali Hiking
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Atlas 10 Series Recreational
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Atlas 9 Series Recreational
$160 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ganka GKSII Snowshoes Recreational
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Explore Series Hiking
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
MSR Denali Ascent Backcountry
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Tubbs Discovery Series Recreational
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Louis Garneau Blizzard Backcountry
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (23)
MSR Lightning Ascent Backcountry
$210 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Tubbs Wilderness Series Hiking
$170 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Revo Ascent Hiking
$165 - $239
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Lightning Tail Accessory
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Revo Explore Hiking
$200 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tubbs Flex TRK Recreational
$100 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Gold Series 10 Backcountry
$269
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Lightning Explore Hiking
$180 - $279
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 930 Recreational
$43
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
MSR Lightning Axis Backcountry
$270 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tubbs Flex NRG Hiking
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Atlas Elektra 10 Series Backcountry
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton Artica Hike Hiking
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Conquest Series Recreational
$100 MSRP
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