Whether you are hiking up the side of a large mountain or merely engaging in a breezy winter walk through the woods, a pair of snowshoes can come in handy. Snowshoes allow people to easily traverse through the snow by spreading the weight of their step over a larger, flat area. With a properly fitted pair of snowshoes, users will be able to walk, run and hike with ease. Snowshoeing is incredibly easy to do, despite the trouble that consumers have buying their first pair of snowshoes. Today, we will be outlining ten of the top snowshoe options available on the market.
1. MSR Evo Trail 22-Inch Hiking Snowshoes
Traversing through deep, powdery snow is much easier when you have quality snowshoes on your side. The MSR Evo Trail 22-Inch Hiking Snowshoes were designed to handle all wintery conditions. With tractional steel rails and molded brake bars built into the decking, you’ll find that MSR has developed a sturdy and effective pair of snowshoes. The Evo Trail Snowshoes were designed with a mixture of functionality and versatility in mind. DuoFit bindings provide glove-friendly adjustments while an option modular floatation tail, sold separately, gives you the ability to handle deeper powder. These shoes are rated for men’s shoe sizes ranging from 4.5 to 15 and can handle up to 180lbs of weight.
2. PENKEEO All Terrain Snowshoes
Whether you are traveling cross-country or uphill and into the wind, you’ll need lightweight snowshoes that can carry you to your destination. The All Terrain Snowshoes by ENKEEO are made out of aluminum alloy which prioritizes durability and a lightweight feel on your feet. The All Terrain Snowshoes feature an upturned and rounded tail, quick-release buckles and specialized PE decking which allows for extra floatation. You can customize these shoes to fit your feet thanks to their double ratcheting bindings, quick release heel straps, and aluminum crampons. These shoes come with a handy carrying bag as well.
3. ALPS Adult All Terrain Snowshoes
Made with 6000 rated Easton aluminum tubing, the ALPS Adult All Terrain Snowshoes pack a ton of strength into a lightweight frame. The decks of these snowshoes were made with traversing heavy snow in mind without worrying about fatiguing your feet. The bindings on this shoe are molded around your boot to both cradle and arch the back of your foot, thus helping to relieve stress caused by pressure points. If ease of use is a priority for you, you’ll enjoy the easy lacing system and Fast-Lock buckling mechanism. These snowshoes range in size from 21 to 30 inches and can handle anywhere from 80lbs to 250lbs of weight.
4. Lucky Bums Youth And Adult Snowshoes
All snowshoes are not created equally. The Lucky Bums Youth and ADult Snowshoes are made with lightweight aluminum with metal toe crampons. The shoes are heralded for being borderline indestructible, and that makes them ideal for beginners, children, and experienced snowshoe users. These snowshoes come in a range of sizes ranging from 14-inch all the way up to 26-inch. The smallest of the Lucky Bums Youth and Adult Snowshoes can handle a weight capacity of 90lbs while the largest size is usable for up to 175lbs. These shoes come with a lifetime limited warranty from the manufacturer, along with a carrying bag.
5. Pansel All Terrain Snowshoes
When fashion and function intersect, you get the Pansel All Terrain Snowshoes. Made out of aluminum alloy, these snowshoes are light in weight and stylish by design. With a metal frame and PE decking, along with a rounded tail, you’ll be able to walk with relative ease through even the toughest of drifts. The Pansel All Terrain Snowshoes feature double-ratcheting bindings which allow you to quickly adjust your shoes to ensure their security. Additionally, you can tighten the TPE heel strapping mechanism to provide more support. Glove-friendly and comfortable to wear, you might want to reach for your Panel all Terrain Snowshoes for your next hike. These shoes range in size from 17 inches to 36 inches.
6. Chinook Trekker Snowshoes
When you’re ready to hit the snow, you need shoes that will back you up. The Chinook Trekker Snowshoes feature a lightweight but durable aluminum frame. An ergonomic design and easy-to-use strap system make the Chinook Trekker shoes a joy to put on and take off. You’ll notice that the Trekker’s feature heavy-duty crampons made out of aluminum along with a free-rotation design which gives you extra grip in the snow. These snowshoes come with a carrying bag, extra straps, side handles and Velcro pole carriers. While fairly minimal in design, the Chinook Trekker’s make up for features with a solid build, UV resistant decking and an eye-catching red color scheme.
7. G2 GO2GETHER Snowshoes Kit
Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. The G2 GO2GETHER snowshoes kit is designed to give even the newest snowshoe user what they need to succeed. This package comes with snowshoes made out of an aluminum frame featuring a heel lift system to aid in uphill hiking. With HDPE decking, the G2 GO2GETHER snowshoes have ideal floatation. Additionally, G2 features steel crampons that are incredibly durable and great for just about any kind of terrain. Including in the kit you’ll find a pair of trekking poles with winter baskets and a travel bag.
8. WildHorn Outfitters Sawtooth Snowshoes
Featuring a brand new design, WildHorn is appealing to snowshoe users that need premium features in an easy-to-use package. The WildHorn Sawtooth Snowshoes feature heavy-duty crampons, specialized gripping teeth, an incredibly durable aluminum frame, and a convenient heel lift system. Best of all, the Sawtooth Snowshoes have a steep-incline system to allow you to take on the most impossible of snowy slopes. Thes shoes are rated to handle anywhere from 80lbs to 235lbs depending on the size that you need. Additionally, the Sawtooth Snowshoes have a non-slip textured heel so that you can stay steady on rougher trails. These are ideal for users who plan to hit the trails hard.
9. Gpeng 14″ Snowshoes For Men
If you don’t want to fight with your snowshoes before hitting the snow, the Gpeng 14″ Snowshoes For Men will fill your needs. Lightweight and durable, these ergonomic snowshoes possess a streamlined design that is enhanced by a high-quality aluminum frame. With molded bindings and a heel cradle, your feet will be comfortable no matter how far it is that you have to walk. This kit comes with a pair of snowshoes, two snow poles, a carrying bag and a list of instructions to get the most out of the shoes.
10. Tubbs Men’s Flex Alp 24
Walking is a simple activity, and the Tubbs Men’s Flex Alp 24 snowshoes help you to enjoy that activity in any level of snow. With the-dimensional traction rails and a sawtooth construction, you will find that your shoes have exceptional grip in even the toughest of terrains. These shoes are built out of an aluminum frame, and they feel as light as any other snowshoes on the market. The Tubbs Men’s Flex Alp snowshoes also feature a stress-reducing set of shocks that help to cushion your feet as you hit the trails.
By BCR Staff