Serious Snowshoer’s Buyers Guide

Here are five snowshoes for the serious Snowshoer; four of which are for rugged and/or extreme conditions and one which is a more of a fitness snowshoe. The snowshoes listed here range in price from $89 up to $289.95. All of these snowshoes are well made from reputable companies and they all have many features, depending on the needs of the user. They are listed from the least pricey to the more expensive models.

Yukon Snowshoes*Advanced Series All-Terrain Snowshoes from Yukon Charlies

These snowshoes are designed for backcountry terrain and great for very harsh conditions. They feature a very strong and rigid frame. These are very easy to adjust to most any footwear and are easy on and off. They also feature an integrated heel lift to help relieve calf strain while on inclines. These are priced right from $89 – $119 depending on the size.

*Komperdell Mountaineer Snowshoes from Sierra Trading Post

These snowshoes are designed for backcountry terrain and rugged conditions. They feature extra hard wearing decking with lightweight frames. They also have steel crampons for excellent hold and fast closing bindings. They are priced from $124.95 – $139.95 depending on the size.

* Tubbs Flex ALP Snowshoes from Backcountry.com

These snowshoes are designed for steep and icy backcountry terrain. They feature HViper 2.0 crampon and micro-serrated 3D curved Traction rails for maximum grip to resist slippage. they also feature a heel life to help relieve calf strain. These are priced $129.95 – $239.50 depending on the size.

*Fitness Speed Snowshoe from Atlas Snowshoe Company

These are more of a fitness shoe built for speed. They feature a speed V-frame and free-rotating suspension which make them impact absorbing, lightweight and ergonomic. They also feature a durable nyteck decking with tempered steel. The Twin-Trac toe crampon keeps feet from twisting and a lightweight aluminum heel cleat to reduce slippage. They are priced at $179.95

*Atlas Aspect Snowshoe from Moosejaw

These snowshoes are designed for extreme backcountry terrain. They feature ReactiV-Trac and have spring-loaded suspension as well as a heel lift bar, packflat binding, infinity decking and holey-1 toe crampon. This shoe is priced at $289.95.

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