TSL Gear Guide

TSL Brand Overview

TSL Outdoor, a French company founded in 1981, produces innovative, high quality snowshoes, trekking poles, and accessories using sustainable development and eco-friendly design. They took their first inspiration from traditional wooden snowshoes and produced them in … Continue reading

Best of Base and Midlayers: Helly Hansen Review

Helly Hansen has done it again, offering some of the best base and midlayer apparel I’ve tried.

Midlayer- Ullr Jacket

It’s Ullr Midlayer Jacket, a mid-layer zip-up jacket with a hood, is a spectacular addition to mid-layers ideal for … Continue reading

MSR Gear Guide

MSR Brand Overview

Mountain Safety Research (MSR) makes a wide range of products including snowshoes. This guide will focus on MSR’s top notch snowshoeing products. For other MSR products, see products at the end of the article.

MSR Snowshoes

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Snowshoe Gifts for Those who have Everything and Beyond

The odds remain high those on your shopping list who “have everything” don’t own snowshoes. Even if they do, discover here unique gift ideas that you may use to surprise even the most avid snowshoer.

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Helly Hansen Icefall Jacket

The Helly Hansen Icefall down jacket is one well-designed coat, but it might not be quite what it seems. Most people think of a down jacket as synonymous with a great deal of warmth, and that’s something the Icefall delivers … Continue reading

Review: Katabatic Flex 15F

Backpacking in the snow takes a certain kind of crazy. You have to be willing to carry more and suffer more. The reward is being able to venture farther from the trailhead and waking up in a wilderness most people … Continue reading

Review: Atlas Elektra Access

When I first received these snowshoes the first thought that went through my head was “what a color”. The turquoise mixed with the black and the yellow bindings made these snowshoes stand out, especially when compared to all the black … Continue reading

Review: Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket

It’s hard to find a jacket more versatile than the Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket. I was in search of a jacket that could double as the perfect jacket for snowshoeing and for one I could wear out and … Continue reading

Review: Mountainsmith Scream 25 Backpack

After searching long and hard for a lightweight backpack that is both comfortable and roomy, it was with great relief I stumbled across the Mountainsmith Scream 25. I have to admit I was a little worried when I received … Continue reading

Gear Review: Helios Hooded Jacket

Feathered Friends Helios Hooded Jacket in Arctic

Puffy is back … at least that’s what I decided as soon as I slid my arms through the feather-light sleeves of the Helios Hooded Jacket and zipped up a wall of fluff over my torso.

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The Running Shoe You Need for Snowshoe Racing

When it comes to snowshoe racing, snowshoe options abound with many companies delivering light and fast racing models. But although zippy snowshoes can save time on race day, remember that your actual shoes are just as crucial to your speed … Continue reading

Gear Review: Walk on Ice with Improved Kahtoola MICROspikes

Kahtoola Microspikes

Nightmarish icy hikes: we’ve all been there. You’re on a late fall hike up a mountain. The trail conditions were fine at the bottom, but as you get closer to the top the path is covered in ice. Each step … Continue reading