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Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 825

rated 2 of 5 stars

The Trail Series 825 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best recreational snowshoes for 2024.

photo: Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 825 recreational snowshoe

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.


  • Lightweight


  • Need to have leather bindings. Bindings are junk. Buy something and leaves you a half mile from home trekking through four feet snow to get back. Just hate to see bad ideas and stupid designs when could be non-disposable.

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 the garage out of the sun and weather. Should be made better.

Just hate to see stuff fill up our dumps because of bad designs. The rest of the snowshoes looks brand new.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I believe $79

My first pair of snowshoes, but I do not see a reason to change. Easy on and easy off. They stay on while out enjoying the snow. I would definitely recommend them. I am 5'6" and 128 pounds.


  • Easy on and off
  • I happen to love the color

They are easy to size to your snow boot or hiking boot. I have used them a half a dozen times or so, in deep soft snow and on icy crunchy snow of the Pacific Northwest Cascade mountains. There are some signs of use, but no flaws in the gear. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I don't recall the cost. It was at Costco, 3 years ago.

These are junk. The plastic break up around the rivets the first time you wear them. I have two pair, worn one time for a 2-mile hike. We had to stop in the middle and use shoe string to tie them back together to get home.


  • None


  • All the rivet points break out and they fall a part.

 Complete and total waste of money. Don't buy or you will be sorry!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Don't Recall

I purchased a pair of Yukon Charlies Snow Shoes. They aren't worth the price and their customer service reps are terrible. I wore them exactly twice for no more than an hour all together. Pulled them out to use them this year and they are cracked in four different places on the rivets. Cheap construction apparently.

Contacted YC customer service and they will do nothing for me unless I mail - at my expense both ways [$15 each way] and they will examine them to see if they will do anything. Even if they do nothing, I pay to get them back. The customer service person was very rude. I will never buy another YC product and would not recommend.

Price Paid: $80

Broke apart in less than 10 short hikes...CRAP.


  • NOT a thing


  • Cheap materials
  • Hard to repair construction

Used them less than 10 times and the plastic broke and the entire foot piece came out still attached to my foot. Cheap construction...going to attempt fixing them, but would never buy another pair. Even some of the plastic on the decking cracked and broke off.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: about $80

I love my shoes. I have the 825's and they are great. This is the 3rd winter I've had them, no problems.

Here in the Northeast we've had lots of snow this winter and I've used them almost every day. Love them.

Price Paid: $119

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