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Louis Garneau Black Everest Snowshoe Bindings

Louis Garneau Black Everest Snowshoe Bindings

The Black Everest, one of 13 new models from Louis Garneau using a Boa cable closure, finally nails it. The steel lacing, tightened by twisting a glove-friendly, ratcheting knob, snugs a soft plastic frame around your boot for a fit that feels custom.

The 4 Best Snowshoes of 2013

The 4 Best Snowshoes of 2013

Traction, bindings, and weight—these are the biggest differentiators. Let’s start with traction. For steep, icy, or rocky terrain, go aggressive with as many underfoot claws in as many locations as you can get, as well as a heel lifter to save your calves on steep climbs.