Snowshoe Size Guide - What Size of Snowshoe Do I Need?
Finding the proper size snowshoe for you is fairly straightforward. Snowshoe length is directly correlated to user and pack weight, so you can find the right size in a particular shoe by looking at the recommended weight ranges on our size chart below. Keep in mind, the deeper and fluffier the snow, the larger the size of snowshoe you want -- it's all about float and Redfeather snowshoes float better than any other.
The typical western 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 narrower than men’s as 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.
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. Keep in mind, if you are going to be using a snow packed trail, the size of the snowshoe is much less important to what is comfortable for you to walk in.