Snowshoe Comparison Tables

We combed hundreds of online reviews, chatted with industry experts and trekked through slush and powder to find the best snowshoes for the average user. We took note of any snowshoes that are reasonably priced, have easy-to-use binding systems and offer good float and traction in a wide variety of snow conditions.

After considerable review of these third parties, real-life customer feedback, our own expertise, and opinions from multiple snowshoers, we narrowed our list to our top four contenders.

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The Basics→

Specs→

Excluded→

The Basics

The table below summarizes price, recommended use, and notable features.

SNOWSHOEAWARDPRICERECOMMENDED USENOTABLE FEATURES
Budget Pick$140 TrailOptional add-on tails increase max load capacity from 180 to 250 lbs.
Everyday Pick$159 TrailICESPIKES™ for added traction, Recyclable through athletic shoe recycling programs
Upgrade Pick$300 BackcountryPowder tails optional
Upgrade Pick$300 BackcountryPowder tails optional
 

Specs

Binding type? Frame material? You decide what’s important for your canine friend.

SNOWSHOEWEIGHT (lbs)SIZES / LENGTHSBINDING TYPEFRAME / DECK MATERIALHEEL LIFT?
3 lbs. 7 oz.22 x 8 x 3 inchesRubber StrapPlastic/Plastic (one piece)No
3 lb. 8 oz.24 inPull webbing (like velcro) - fits shoe sizes 7 to 14Dual-density EVA foam for both - sustainable, recyclable and heat-insulatingNo
4 lbs. 3 oz. (25 in.)22, 25, and 30 in.Rubber StrapsAluminum/Ballistic NylonYes
3 lbs. 14 oz (25 in.)22 and 25 in.Rubber StrapsAluminum/Ballistic NylonYes
 

Didn’t Make the Cut

Some of the snowshoes we considered didn’t make the cut.

SNOWSHOEREASON
Crescent Moon GoldTraction falls a little short on steep inclines
MSR Revo Trailnot great for steep/deep
Redfeather HikeToo long/floppy binding straps
TSL Symbioz EliteNarrow profile isn’t great in soft snow
Tubbs Flex AlpResearch
Atlas AspectResearch
Tubbs Mountaineerheavy for long distances
Atlas TreelineResearch
Atlas EndeavorNoisy on crusty snow
Tubbs WildernessSlightly heavy and stiff heel lift
Fimbulvetr RangrResearch