MSR DENALI EVO
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MSR DENALI EVO
MSR DENALI EVO
The Evo is the premier offering in MSR’s impressive snowshoe collection, featuring steel traction blades and four-strap binding for a secure fit. The Evo can accommodate large footwear such as snowboard and ski boots. $170. (800) 531-9531, www.msrcorp.com(Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
ATLAS 10 WOMEN’S ELEKTRA
ATLAS 10 WOMEN’S ELEKTRA
This is one of the first snowshoes designed specifically for women. It’s smaller and lighter and its nose and tail shape are tapered to allow a more natural woman’s stride, and even the binding is tweaked to better fit a smaller foot. $250. (888) 482-8527, www.atlassnowshoe.com(Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
TUBBS ADVENTURE
TUBBS ADVENTURE
Despite its name, the Adventure was designed for “exploring your backyard, local park or trail system” — not the North Pole. Strengths include ease of use, adjustable bindings and low maintenance — perfect for weekend outings. $160-$210. (800) 882-2748, www.tubbssnowshoes.com. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
REDFEATHER HIKE
REDFEATHER HIKE
These shoes were designed for recreational use, with maximum flotation in deep snow and bindings that are easy to get in and out of. And despite Redfeather’s well-deserved reputation for high quality, these snowshoes are surprisingly low in cost. $100-$130. (800) 525-0081, www.redfeather.com(Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
YAKIMA STARGAZER
YAKIMA STARGAZER
This manufacturer’s design team took features from its top backcountry shoe as well as its top recreational shoe and came up with the hybrid at left. Expect this model to be user-friendly with comfy bindings and yet perform capably in demanding terrain. $170-$200. (888) 925-0703, www.yakima.com (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
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