Snowshoes engineered specifically with the biomechanics of a woman’s foot in mind generally make for a better, more comfortable experience trekking through snowy trails and forest.
So, in an effort to save you time and guarantee you find the best model for you, FN rounded up our top favorite snowshoes made for women. When doing our research, we looked for styles that are lightweight but built to withstand less than ideal conditions.
A great pair should be equipped with user-friendly bindings, a durable deck for stability and grippy crampons that make you feel safe and secure on various snowy terrains.
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1. MSR Revo Trail Snowshoes
These ultra-lightweight snowshoes are designed with a durable, injection-molded ExoTract tapered plastic deck, which is optimal for women’s feet or anyone with a narrower gait, and offer torsional flex for enhanced control with each step.
Pros: Adjustable DuoFit bindings provide freeze-proof, glove-friendly security and accommodate a wide variety of footwear. Teeth around the perimeter of the deck give top-level traction while steel Pivot crampons deliver exceptional grip and stability on various terrains.
Cons: Due to their size and weight, they may sink in when snowshoeing on super light, fluffy snow.
2. ALPS Snowshoes Set
This rose gold and pink colored pair features an aluminum frame and lightweight-yet-strong Nytex deck ideal for extreme temperatures.
Pros: Bindings are made to cradle and pad the arch and ball of the foot. A reliable lacing system holds feet securely in place and Fast-Loc buckles make these great for putting on and taking off with ease. They come with a convenient tote carrier bag and adjustable anti-shock, anti-skid trekking poles.
Cons: Some may find these a tad short.
3. Tubbs Frontier Snowshoe
A biomechanical aluminum Fit-Step frame with a slightly upturned, rounded tail, minimizes impact on hips, knees and ankle joints. Meanwhile, a rotating toe cord design allows the tail to drop so that snow sheds off.
Pros: A simple, one-buckle tightening mechanism and easy-to-use urethane heel strap provide efficient, lightweight support. Patented Control Wings ensure that your heels stay aligned with the snowshoe for superior comfort and control. SoftTec decking supplies durable, lightweight flotation. Steel toe and heel crampons with front and rear braking teeth deliver a secure grip for trekking uphill or downhill in packed snow.
Cons: Less flexible snowshoers may find the heel strap slightly difficult to fasten.