Care of Wood-frame Snowshoes

Hanging to dry.

GPSes are a wonderful thing, but the ornery Luddite market is not the only reason maps and compasses continue to be manufactured. (Just ask any thru-hiker.) So too with snowshoes. The ruggedness and low maintenance of metal frame and injection … Continue reading

Airlite Inflatable Snowshoe Wins First Place at Arctic Innovation Competition


Snowshoe Magazine would like to congratulate the Airlite Inflatable Snowshoes company and its owner, Rick Stafford, on winning first place at the Arctic Innovation Competition in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Arctic Innovation Competition was created in 2008 by University of Alaska … Continue reading

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market: Part III

Icebreaker's new running wear.

My last day at Outdoor Retailer was spent considering all the clothing and footwear options. While innovation in trends wasn’t revolutionary – there is an obvious continuance of the push to bring low-profile apparel and minimalist footwear to consumers, development … Continue reading