When pushing deep into the Colorado backcountry for a winter trip, the Xpedition easily floated the biggest hikers with the heaviest packs. The lightweight but strong frame features a taper that helps eliminate "cross-stepping" – you won't catch one shoe with the other – while the heel and toe crampons rip into snow and ice for a slip-free grip whether moving uphill or down. [$240; tubbssnowshoes.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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