The Mens Hike Redfeather Recreational Series Snowshoe is the most popular recreational hiking snowshoe. This snowshoe is built to accommodate for the wider stride of a men’s walking gait. The Live Action Hinge lifts the tail with every step for added mobility and speed. The SV2 Binding System has a rugged design with a one-pull strap for quick-adjustments, which ensures a secure fit and superior lateral support. The Aluminum front and rear crampons give stability while the vinyl shields help to shed snow and ice. The powder coated 6000 series aircraft aluminum frame provides strength and endurance. The Mens Hike Redfeather Recreational Snowshoe comes is four different sizes that accommodates for weight, height and the depth of snow.
Hike Snowshoe details:
- Category: Recreational Series
- Binding: SV2 Quick adjust
- Binding: Rip Stop Vinyl material is resistant to punctures and abrasions
- Hinge: Live Action hinge that lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow for added mobility and speed
- Crampon: Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon for excellent stability
- Frame: 6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum
Size Guide: When choosing a snowshoe, one's shoe size isn’t all that important. They are rated for the weight of the person. 20 inch youth models go up to maximum of 80 pounds, 21 inch snowshoes go up to 125 pounds, 22 inch go up to 150 pounds, 25 inch are rated up to 175 pounds, 30 inch shoes go up to 220 pounds, and 35 or 36 inch snowshoes are rated for over 220 pounds. The typical round tail snowshoe is a little better snowshoe for deep powdery snow and the V-Tail snowshoes are a little easier to walk in. Women’s snowshoes are generally about 1 inch narrower than men’s. Women generally have a narrower stride than men. Remember to add the weight of your clothes and a pack if you plan to carry one when snowshoeing.
The boots you wear depend on what type of use. We would recommend warmer ones for walking or hiking and lighter ones for aggressive snowshoeing or running. This is a general sizing guide for those who need help figuring out what will be the best snowshoe size for you.
If you are planning on snowshoeing on trails or older more packed snow and you are close in weight to the next size down you can certainly use the smaller size. If you snowshoe in the back country with more powdery snow you definitely need to keep to the sizing ratings for weight.