Louis Garneau Yeti 825 Snowshoes

The Yetis proved to be fast and easy to attach. All you do is step into the shoe, dial down a strap, and walk away. The binding provides firm stability and great control with minimal weight, and both the sturdy aluminum frame and decking float well on fresh snow. The modest forefoot and heel crampons gripped nicely on rolling terrain without causing the shoe to drag during casual strides, making this a good all-around choice. [$250; louisgarneau.com]