2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.

Also on

Enter Zip Code

Backpacker Magazine – Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012

Gear Review: Easton Backcountry 25 Snowshoes

The perfect snowshoe for the those who just want to take a hike over snow.

by: Dan Nelson

Easton Backcountry 25
Easton Backcountry 25

Four more snowshoe reviews
[dayhiker’s choice]

From climbing the Muir Snowfield on Mt. Rainier to rambling through the coulees of the upper Columbia River Basin, our Washington testers appreciated the smooth-striding performance of the Backcountry. The aluminum frames feature an asymmetric tail section with sharply tapered inside edges to allow a natural stride without crossing over. “It really helped reduce leg strain,” says one tester, who used them for several big out-and-back day trips. The semi-rigid plastic decking provides good flotation for hikers with loads less than 30 pounds. The crampon system bites securely in most terrain, though we did feel a bit of slippage on steep ascents; we wished for additional toe cleats (there are only two on the forefoot crampon) for more secure footing when kicking steps up a slope. Testers praised the supreme comfort of the Backcountry’s binding, which eliminates pressure points by utilizing a broad forefoot panel that spreads pressure across your entire forefoot. That makes them ideal for lighter footwear. The binding cinches down easily, with the two forefoot straps tightening together from a single pull point. Gripe: Wet snow balls up underfoot between the heel traction bars, and they’re heavy. $250; 21, 25, and 30 inches; 5 lbs. 3 oz. (30);

Subscribe to Backpacker magazine
Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter
Address 1:
Address 2:
Email (req):
Reader Rating: -


Star Star Star Star Star
May 19, 2013

new nfl jersey cheap, 2013 new nfl jersey sale, nfl jersey 2013, cheap baseball jerseys
sf giants jersey cheap, baseball jersey for sale, wholesale nba jerseys, wholesale nhl jerseys,
wholesale nike nfl jerseys, new nfl jersey wholesale
cheap mlb jerseys, cheap nhl jersey
cheap nba jerseys, wholesale mlb jersey, cheap nhl jerseys

Nov 14, 2012

$250..Well, I know they will stay on the Shelf as far as I am concerned..Those people up in Washington State must all be Millionaires or something...

A hiker
Nov 13, 2012

Climbing with snowshoes??


Your rating:
Your Name:


My Profile Join Now

Most recent threads

Trailhead Register
Falling in the backcountry
Posted On: Aug 20, 2014
Submitted By: Grizzly James
The Political Arena
How ISIS got rich
Posted On: Aug 20, 2014
Submitted By: Ben2World

View all Gear
Find a retailer

Special sections - Expert handbooks for key trails, techniques and gear

Check out Montana in Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride
Warren Miller athletes charge hard and reflect on Big Sky country, their love for this space and the immense energy allotted to the people who reside in Montana.

Boost Your Apps
Add powerful tools and exclusive maps to your BACKPACKER apps through our partnership with Trimble Outdoors.

Carry the Best Maps
With BACKPACKER PRO Maps, get life-list destinations and local trips on adventure-ready waterproof myTopo paper.

FREE Rocky Mountain Trip Planner
Sign up for a free Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning kit from our sister site

Follow BackpackerMag on Twitter Follow Backpacker on Facebook
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions