Winter Walkers: How to choose the right snowshoes

December 3, 2012

Winter is coming. Time to find your inner Yeti and gear up for a season of snow-tromping adventure. And like that fantastical beast, you’re going to need some oversized feet to travel the deep winter snows. The right pair of snowshoes provides you with the traction, flotation, and bindings you need for your preferred winter pursuit, whether it’s a short walk in the woods, a challenging mountain ascent, or a Himalayan quest…

This column originally appeared in the November/December edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here. 

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.