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Winter Hiking

How to Attach Snowshoes to a Backpack

Snowshoes stuffed into the back pocket of a backpack.

I’m often asked about the best way to attach snowshoes to a backpack. There are basically two ways: You can attach them to the sides of your pack (top photo) or hang them off the back, either stuffed in a shovel pocket, as shown below or just attached using shock …

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How to Size Snowshoes

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

The size of snowshoe you need depends on your body weight, the weight of your gear, snow type, and whether you snowshoe on broken-out trails or travel cross-country, on fresh powder. But if you are about to buy a new pair of snowshoes, don’t take manufacturer’s size recommendations as gospel. …

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