Choose The Right Snowshoe

The size and type you'll need depends on your weight (with pack) and the snow type you expect to encounter.

Backcountry snowshoes generally come in three sizes:
8 x 25 inches
9 x 30 inches
10 x 36 inches

The proper size for you depends on two things:

1) your weight (including pack) and 2) snow conditions. See table below.

Note: The sizes may vary by a few inches depending on the brand. Sometimes the shape of a snowshoe will affect the sizing as well, so be sure to consult the manufacturer's own sizing recommendations.