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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The Claw Patrol: MSR’s Lightning™ Ascent Snowshoes

The engineering peak of adventure snowshoes, Lightning™ Ascents top the list of snowshoes outdoor enthusiasts need to choose when it really, really matters.

Outfitted with features creating one’s squad of support on snowshoes, thus The Claw Patrol, an adventurer tackles … Continue reading

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.

As a sport, the SIA … Continue reading

Gear Review: ComfortGuard Gloves from RefrigiWear are Warm and Inexpensive

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RefrigiWear’s ComfortGuard Gloves are a decent pair for a bargain price

Though it’s not without its flaws, the ComfortGuard Glove from RefrigiWear is an exceptionally priced, surprisingly comfortable winter glove.

Made for comfort and designed for warmth, the ComfortGuard glove … Continue reading

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

Snowshoe Selection

Snowshoe Magazine

Article contributed by Mountain Safety Research (MSR)

More than 4,000 years in the making, modern snowshoes have migrated from their roots in Central Asia to become a popular form of recreation worldwide for all types of adventurers. Annually, millions of … 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: The IceStorm Insulated Waist Pak is a Respectable All Weather Hydration Belt

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I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not an insane snowshoe enthusiast, pitting myself against the elements with my boots strapped into a pair of high-priced powder rompers every chance I get. That said, I am familiar with freezing temperatures. … Continue reading

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

Gear Review: Active Accessories For Four-Legged Trekkers

Loft Jacket by Kurgo

The first time I put the Kurgo Loft Jacket on our dog, Jack, the air was pushing its way into the negative digits outside our home in Minturn, Colorado. It was early November, but after a temperate and sunny Indian … Continue reading