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A little snowshoe advice

From: Scott
Sent on: Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:18 PM
There is a lot of conversation floating around about showshoes so I'll add my two cents and hope it helps somebody.

Most of the folks in this group would be catagorized as casual snowshoers. With that in mind here are my thoughts about what to consider if you are thinking about buying snowshoes.

First of all use poles. It's a lot easier.

Most modern showshoes are light weight so unless you are going to be using them on some long adventure that's not a concern.

The concerns are mostly two.

Do they have a good claw or something similar to help you over ice.

And more importantly how user friendly are the bindings? When you are trying to put them on and it's 15 degrees and the wind is blowing you really don't want to take your mittens (not gloves) off.

Also I would recomend renting a few times before you buy to see if snowshoeing is something you want to continue.

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