The Best Snowshoes
Updated Dec 12, 2022
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When the blizzard has passed, the sun is out, and you’re tired of being cooped up indoors, a pair of snowshoes will let you hike your favorite trail or stroll in your backyard without sinking knee-deep in a couple of feet of snow. By spreading your weight over their greater surface area, snowshoes keep your feet from punching through the snowpack. So if you’d like to be more active in the wintertime, either in spite of—or because of—the snow, we recommend the MSR Evo Trail Snowshoes, which are short enough and light enough for you to strap to your bag if and when the terrain changes and you no longer need them. (And this happens a lot.)