10 Best Snowshoes for Men & Short Guide on How to Choose


If you enjoy hiking in all conditions and on all terrains, then snowshoes are a must. So here you have a list with best snowshoes for men currently on the market.

Why using snowshoes

With snowshoes, you can walk across the snow-covered ground without much sinking or struggling. The purpose of snowshoes is to provide flotation, in other words they spread the weight over a larger surface. Snowshoes are constructed in such a way to allow for hiking and even running on the snow.

How to choose

You have three basic components to consider:

  • The snowshoe frame.
  • The binding.
  • Crampons.

These will determine where you can use them. So this can be:

  • A flat terrain. This is best for beginners and for families. Snowshoes for such a terrain are with an easy-to-adjust binding and with a less aggressive traction system.
  • A rolling terrain. This is what hikers and backpackers usually have to face. Snowshoes for such a purpose work well on all but very steep or icy terrains. They have more aggressive crampons and beefier bindings than the first group.
  • A mountain terrain. As you guess this is for experienced mountaineer and for more demanding terrains, steep, icy, built with aggressive crampons and with strong and rugged bindings.

How to choose snowshoe size

This is primarily about the snowshoe frame and this is related to flotation. You will need a large surface if you are on a dry snow, if you are a heavy person, or if you have a heavy backpack. So when you see the recommended weight, this is your weight and equipment together.

On packed trails and in the forest you would go for more compact shoes that are easier to maneuver. The same holds for steep and icy conditions. In any case, make sure that you have an adequate flotation.

Snowshoe materials

This is about the frame and decking. Typically what you have regarding the frame are:

  • Aluminum-frame snowshoes.
  • Composite-frame snowshoes.

The decking is usually synthetic like nylon or Hypalon rubber.  Composite materials are usually used in MSR snowshoes.

Snowshoe bindings

Typically, you will see one of the following types:

  • Rotating or pivoting binding. This is a great design that allows you to walk naturally. The pivoting angle can be different in different models.
  • Fixed bindings. As the name says, they do not offer so much pivot. This may be a good option if you have to cross over obstacles on the trail.

How about traction

To have a great grip, snowshoes usually have some sort of crampons or teeth. Those for flat terrain need less of course as compared to mountaineering snowshoes.

  • The primary source of traction is a toe crampon located on the undersides of the bindings.
  • You can also have heel crampons placed on the decking undersides of many snowshoes.
  • Side rails or traction bars on the decking undersides provide lateral stability.
  • Braking bars, those are on the undersides of plastic-decking snowshoes for forward traction and to prevent backsliding.

Some of the snowshoes designed for steep terrains also have heel lifts. You can flip them up under your heels to relieve calf strain on steep sections and to save energy. The feeling you have is like walking upstairs.

How about snowshoeing footwear

Most of the models on the market are designed with bindings that accept standard hiking footwear so no need to invest in anything special for snowshoes. Though you are in a cold area so you might want to consider heated socks and also heated gloves if you plan to stay there longer. But some special types like those for running and mountaineering will have special bindings that correspond to the footwear used for such activities.

So have a look at this impressive list of best snowshoes for men (check also my text with snowshoes for women), you will see some top brands in the list:

Bestseller No. 1
FLASHTEK 21/25/30 Inches Snowshoes for Men and Women, Light Weight Aluminum Terrain Snow Shoes (Blue, 25")
  • SIZES & WEIGHT CAPACITY: 21 inches snowshoes optimized weight range: 65 - 155 lbs / 30 - 70 kg;25 inches snowshoes optimized weight range: 110 - 220 lbs / 50 - 100 kg; 30 inches snowshoes optimized weight range: 150 - 260 lbs / 70 - 120 kg. (Load refers to total weight of user plus anything they are carrying such as pack, equipment, etc.)
  • DESIGN: Ergonomic and streamlined design and a slightly upturned rounded tail, the snowshoes ensure a comfortable and easy walk for your hiking and climbing. Meet max floatation and fast movement in heavy snow condition.
  • FUNCTION: Fast pull binding system easy entry and fast-lock allow your winter boots put on and off quickly. It can fit a wide range of shoes size from 35-45 EUR.
  • MATERIALS: Long lasting lightweight 6000 Series aircraft aluminum frame. DuPont pivot and environmental HDPE decking. Forged aluminum alloy crampons
  • PACK: One pair of snowshoes + one pair of Trekking poles + one nylon carrying bag.
Bestseller No. 2
Wildhorn Delano Snowshoes for Women and Men. Lightweight Adjustable Binding All-Terrain TPU Cold Resistant Aluminum Frame Snow Shoes
  • 22” Recommended user weight 80-160lbs (2.1lbs per snowshoe)
  • 28” Recommended user weight 160-235lbs (2.4lbs per snowshoe)
  • WILDHORN OUTFITTERS: Winter time walking done right. From the brand that brought you the #1 Best Selling Sawtooth snowshoes we introduce you to the newly designed premium Delano Snowshoe showcasing our new Wildhorn branding.
  • Lightweight and engineered to evenly distribute your weight the Delanos performance easy to use fit will have you floating on air which means focusing more on the scenery and less on your feet! A large toe box creates enough space to accommodate all boots.
  • DESIGN: These durable snowshoes were built for all-terrain recreational snowshoe hiking. Made of a premium 7075 aluminum frame these snow shoes combine performance materials with a sleek modern design for the ultimate hiking experience.
Bestseller No. 3
Gpeng 4-in-1 Xtreme Lightweight Terrain Snowshoes for Men Women Youth Kids, Light Weight Aluminum Alloy Terrain Snow Shoes with Trekking Poles and Free Waterproof Leg Gaiters, 14'/21'/25'/27'/30'
383 Reviews
Gpeng 4-in-1 Xtreme Lightweight Terrain Snowshoes for Men Women Youth Kids, Light Weight Aluminum Alloy Terrain Snow Shoes with Trekking Poles and Free Waterproof Leg Gaiters, 14"/21"/25"/27"/30"
  • Sizes & Weight Capacity: 14 Inches:30 - 70 lbs / 14 - 31 kg; 21 Inches: 70 - 150 lbs / 31 - 70 kg; 25 Inches : 120 - 180 lbs / 55 - 82 kg ; 27 Inches:160 - 235 lbs / 73 - 107 kg; 30 Inches:180 - 250 lbs / 81 - 114 kg
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & EASY-TO-PUT SNOWSHOES: Made of lightweight and strong aluminum frame , the snowshoes feature an ergonomic design to ensure comfortable and easy walk. With upgraded double ratcheting bindings, it's easily adjust to your footwear. And the one-buckle tightening mechanism coupled with TPE heel strap provides efficient support.
  • ADJUSTABLE TREEKING POLES: Easily changing the height of these telescoping poles from 25.5 to 54 inches is a breeze even when you're wearing gloves or trekking in wet conditions.
  • Fully Adjustable : double ratcheting bindings easily adjust to most footwear and enable a secure fit for maximum efficiency during outdoor treks; one-buckle tightening mechanism coupled with an TPE heel strap provides efficient support
  • Package Included: Snowshoes + Trekking Poles + Leg Gaiters + Carrying bag
Bestseller No. 4
HRKING Mens Snowshoes Set,Youth Snowshoes with Trekking Poles,Carrying Tote Bag Blue 14" /21" /25"/30"
  • Sizes&Weight Capacity:14 Inches:30-70lbs/14-31 kg;21 Inches:70-160 lbs/31-73 kg;25 Inches:120-180 lbs/55-82 kg;30 Inches:180-250 lbs/81-116 kg
  • DESIGN & DESCRIPTION: Standing atop the Series, the snowshoes are packed with features to tackle your favorite winter hikes, with the lightweight, smooth-striding design, comfort of the TPU binding with fast lock & loosen system and confidence of advanced aft traction, to take you to the tree line and beyond;
  • Fully Adjustable : double ratcheting bindings easily adjust to most footwear and enable a secure fit for maximum efficiency during outdoor treks; one-buckle tightening mechanism coupled with an TPE heel strap provides efficient support
  • Functional Use: a strong metal frame provides a stable platform while the high quality PE decking creates max flotation; heel straps with quick release buckles keep your feet in place; all terrain forged aluminum alloy crampons for aggressive traction
  • SNOWSHOE TOTE BAG & TREKKING POLES: Adjustable trekking poles and a zippered snowshoe tote bag for easy carrying and storage.
SaleBestseller No. 5
ALPS 22 Inches Snowshoes for Men, Women, Kids with Trekking Snow Shoes Poles and Carrying Tote Bag
  • ✔SIZE & WEIGHT BEARING CAPACITY - This 22 inches snow shoes optimizes weight range: 80 - 150 lbs / 36 - 68 kg. (Note: The load is equal to the user's weight plus anything he/she is carrying, such as winter outfit, packback, etc.)
  • ✔COMFORTABLE DESIGN - It's easy to put on and take off your winter boots with the fast pull binding buckles. The heel bindings allow you climb hills easily and comfortably and the aluminum alloy teeth can increase traction and grip to the snow. Besides, The streamlined design and a slightly upturned round tail offer you max floatation and fast movement in heavy snow condition.
  • ✔MATERIALS: The snow shoes are made of durable lightweight 6000 Series aircraft aluminum frame, forged aluminum alloy crampons, DuPont pivot and environmental high density polyethylene decking.
  • ✔APPLICATIONS - The recreational snow shoes are designed for men and women's daily snowshoeing, such as hiking, climbing or short walks around the park.
  • ✔SHIPPING METHOD - Recently, all of our snow shoes are shipped from American warehouse. In generally, it takes 3-7 days for you to receive your parcel. Kindly please contact us ASAP if you don't receive your parcel. We will reply you in 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 6
Retrospec Lynx Snowshoe for Men & Women, Aluminum All Terrain with Fully Adjustable Binding and Carry Bag, Black Ice, 21 in.
272 Reviews
Retrospec Lynx Snowshoe for Men & Women, Aluminum All Terrain with Fully Adjustable Binding and Carry Bag, Black Ice, 21 in.
  • Tough polyethylene (HDPE) decks for maximum support on the snow
  • Fast, secure double-ratchet binding system
  • Light and strong 6061-T6 aluminum alloy frames
  • Heel lifters increase traction and reduce fatigue while exploring steep terrain
  • Full-floating pivot system for trailblazing new, uncharted paths
SaleBestseller No. 7
Wildhorn Delano Snowshoes for Women and Men. Lightweight Adjustable Binding All-Terrain TPU Cold Resistant Aluminum Frame Snow Shoes Graphite, 28
  • 22” Recommended user weight 80-160lbs (2.1lbs per snowshoe)
  • 28” Recommended user weight 160-235lbs (2.4lbs per snowshoe)
  • WILDHORN OUTFITTERS: Winter time walking done right. From the brand that brought you the #1 Best Selling Sawtooth snowshoes we introduce you to the newly designed premium Delano Snowshoe showcasing our new Wildhorn branding.
  • Lightweight and engineered to evenly distribute your weight the Delanos performance easy to use fit will have you floating on air which means focusing more on the scenery and less on your feet! A large toe box creates enough space to accommodate all boots.
  • DESIGN: These durable snowshoes were built for all-terrain recreational snowshoe hiking. Made of a premium 7075 aluminum frame these snow shoes combine performance materials with a sleek modern design for the ultimate hiking experience.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Gpeng 3-in-1 Xtreme Lightweight Terrain Snowshoes for Men Women Youth Kids , Light Weight Aluminum Alloy Terrain Snow Shoes with Trekking Poles and Carrying Tote Bag, 14"/21"/ 25"/27"/ 30"
  • Sizes & Weight Capacity: 14 Inches:30 - 70 lbs / 14 - 31 kg; 21 Inches: 70 - 150 lbs / 31 - 70 kg; 25 Inches : 120 - 180 lbs / 55 - 82 kg ; 27 Inches:160 - 235 lbs / 73 - 107 kg; 30 Inches:180 - 250 lbs / 81 - 114 kg
  • DESIGN: Ergonomic and streamlined design and a slightly upturned rounded tail, the snowshoes ensure a comfortable and easy walk for your hiking and climbing. Meet max floatation and fast movement in heavy snow condition.
  • Functional Use: a strong metal frame provides a stable platform while the high quality PE decking creates max flotation; heel straps with quick release buckles keep your feet in place; all terrain forged aluminum alloy crampons for aggressive traction
  • Fully Adjustable : double ratcheting bindings easily adjust to most footwear and enable a secure fit for maximum efficiency during outdoor treks; one-buckle tightening mechanism coupled with an TPE heel strap provides efficient support
  • Package Included: a pair of snowshoes + a pair of Snowshoeing Poles + a Carrying bag
Bestseller No. 9
Gpeng Snowshoes for Men Women Youth Kids, Lightweight Aluminum Alloy All Terrain Snow Shoes with Adjustable Ratchet Bindings with Carrying Tote Bag,14"/21"/ 25"/27"/ 30"
  • Sizes & Weight Capacity: 14 Inches:30 - 70 lbs / 14 - 31 kg; 21 Inches: 70 - 150 lbs / 31 - 70 kg; 25 Inches : 120 - 180 lbs / 55 - 82 kg ; 27 Inches:160 - 235 lbs / 73 - 107 kg; 30 Inches:180 - 250 lbs / 81 - 114 kg
  • DESIGN: Ergonomic and streamlined design and a slightly upturned rounded tail, the snowshoes ensure a comfortable and easy walk for your hiking and climbing. Meet max floatation and fast movement in heavy snow condition
  • The bindings are molded around a man's boot to cradle and pad the arch and ball of the foot, so there are no pressure points. The lacing system holds your feet securely and easy Fast-Loc buckles make donning and doffing quick and simple.
  • Functional Use: a strong metal frame provides a stable platform while the high quality PE decking creates max flotation; heel straps with quick release buckles keep your feet in place; all terrain forged aluminum alloy crampons for aggressive traction
  • Fully Adjustable : double ratcheting bindings easily adjust to most footwear and enable a secure fit for maximum efficiency during outdoor treks; one-buckle tightening mechanism coupled with an TPE heel strap provides efficient support
SaleBestseller No. 10
Gpeng Snowshoes for Men Women Youth Kids, Lightweight Aluminum Alloy All Terrain Snow Shoes with Adjustable Ratchet Bindings with Carrying Tote Bag ,21 inch
  • Sizes & Weight Capacity: 14 Inches:30 - 70 lbs / 14 - 31 kg; 21 Inches: 70 - 150 lbs / 31 - 70 kg; 25 Inches : 120 - 180 lbs / 55 - 82 kg ; 27 Inches:160 - 235 lbs / 73 - 107 kg; 30 Inches:180 - 250 lbs / 81 - 114 kg
  • DESIGN: Ergonomic and streamlined design and a slightly upturned rounded tail, the snowshoes ensure a comfortable and easy walk for your hiking and climbing. Meet max floatation and fast movement in heavy snow condition.
  • The bindings are molded around a man's boot to cradle and pad the arch and ball of the foot, so there are no pressure points. The lacing system holds your feet securely and easy Fast-Loc buckles make donning and doffing quick and simple.
  • Functional Use: a strong metal frame provides a stable platform while the high quality PE decking creates max flotation; heel straps with quick release buckles keep your feet in place; all terrain forged aluminum alloy crampons for aggressive traction
  • Fully Adjustable : double ratcheting bindings easily adjust to most footwear and enable a secure fit for maximum efficiency during outdoor treks; one-buckle tightening mechanism coupled with an TPE heel strap provides efficient support
Bestseller No. 11
OUTBOUND Snowshoes Kit | Lightweight Aluminum Snowshoes with Adjustable Poles and Bag | Men and Women | 19 Inches
169 Reviews
OUTBOUND Snowshoes Kit | Lightweight Aluminum Snowshoes with Adjustable Poles and Bag | Men and Women | 19 Inches
  • COMPLETE SNOWSHOE KIT: Get set for all your snowshoeing adventures with this kit that includes a pair of snowshoes, adjustable poles and a storage bag for transport or storage when the season is over.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FRAMES: Whether you’re going for a casual walk in the snow or hitting the hiking trails, the lightweight aluminum frames of these snowshoes offer lasting durability and comfort.
  • POWERS THROUGH SNOW: High-density polyethylene decking helps these snowshoes break through deep snow while evenly distributing weight, keeping both you and your snowshoes on top of the snow.
  • COMFORT FIT: With their double ratchet buckle system and rotating toe cord, the snowshoes allow for fast and precise adjustments to enhance your natural stride and provide a snug, comfortable fit.
  • ADJUSTABLE POLES: You can use the poles in this snowshoe set to help maintain balance. Easily adjust their height to better suit the snow conditions or to fit into the storage bag when not in use.

Last update on 2021-06-20  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Please see also this great video by REI, this is an introduction to snowshoes:

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