Best Women's Snowshoes and Boots of 2014

The best women's boots and snowshoes of 2014 are here! Grab one of each for the ultimate setup.

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(Inga Hendrickson)
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The best women's boots and snowshoes of 2014 are here! Grab one of each for the ultimate setup.

Berne Broudy

Atlas Fitness Snowshoe

For testers who liked a steady pace, the Fitness was the top pick. "The springy binding launched me into each step," said a Stowe, Vermont, rec-path regular who also applauded the flat-cut steel front points, which held fast off-trail but weren’t overkill in hardpack. The webbing-and-plastic binding fits all boot types. (3.2 lbs)

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GV Active Mountain Snowshoe

Women’s feet strike closer together than men's when they walk. So GV slimmed down the Active Mountain's aluminum frame ($195). But this shoe still has float, as well as a newbie-friendly binding system and a heel raiser that helped testers dash up summits. (4.2 lbs)

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Louis Garneau Blizzard Snowshoe

The Blizzard ($190) has many of the performance-enhancing features found on this year’s Gear of the Year snowshoe, including a steel-cable Boa binding, aggressive toe cleats, and a V-shaped heel cleat. The result: the most versatile snowshoe here. (4.2 lbs)

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Vasque Skadia UD Snow Boot

"It’s a boot with just enough insulation to tackle anything," reported one tester after enjoying warm feet throughout an overnight backcountry hut trip. The Skadia’s ($160) soft shell and supple, waterproof leather uppers are unrestrictive but supportive. A single-pull lace is easy to operate, even while you’re wearing snowshoes. (2.2 lbs)

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Columbia Minx Mid Omni-Heat Snow Boot

A serious winter boot with a checkered upper and faux-fur collar? Believe it. Testers paired the Minx Mid ($120) with skirts and jeans but also wore it on snowy missions: there’s heat-reflecting lining and 200 grams of insulation under the sassy waterproof exterior. (1.8 lbs)

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(Inga Hendrickson)


Salomon Anka CS WP Snow Boot

The Anka ($150) is all but impervious to the elements, thanks to a reinforced and coated leather upper, protective rubber toe and heel caps, and a grippy outsole. Though uninsulated, it still kept testers' feet warm while they watched an afternoon-long ski race. (2.4 lbs)

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