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We literally have the largest selection of Snow shoes in Boulder county. Boulder Army Store stocks and rents over 30 styles of snowshoes. see  below

As many winter recreationists rediscover snowshoeing, many more new models of snowshoe are becoming available. We at the Boulder Army Store have a huge fleet of rental snowshoes to help you fine tune your specific needs.

Snowshoes today are divided into three types:

  • aerobic/running (small and light; not intended for backcountry use);
  • recreational (larger; meant for use in gentle-to moderate walks of 3–5 miles (4.8–8.0 km));
  • and mountaineering (largest, for serious hill-climbing, long-distance trips and off-trail use).

Sizes are often given in inches, even though snowshoes are nowhere near perfectly rectangular. Mountaineering shoes can be at least 30 inches (76 cm) long by 10 inches (25 cm) wide; a lighter pair of racing shoes can be slightly narrower and 25 inches (64 cm) or shorter. Regardless of configuration, all wooden shoes are referred to as “traditional” and all shoes made of other materials are called “modern.” Notwithstanding these variations in planned use, larger users should plan on buying larger snowshoes. A common formula is that for every pound of body weight, there should be one square inch of snowshoe surface (14.5 cm²/kg) per snowshoe to adequately support the wearer. Users should also consider the weight of any gear they will be packing, especially if they expect to break trail. Those planning to travel into deep powder look for even larger shoes. Many manufacturers now include weight-based flotation ratings for their shoes, although there is no standard for setting this as of yet.


Some Snowshoe Brands We Carry

Atlas Tubbs MSR Crescent Moon

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MSR EVO Modular Showshoe

MSR EVO Modular Showshoe

Steel Rails Pivot Cramp-Ons Uni-Body deckins Increase flotation with 6 " tails It’s no mistake that you’ll find the same UniBody™ Traction of the utilitarian Evo snowshoe as the foundation for some of our most aggressive models. The best traction when heading up or down even modest slopes in less than ideal conditions is something everyone can appreciate. We hold the same standard for control, and the weather-resistant, three-strap PosiLock™ binding delivers it in spades on rolling terrain, while Modular Flotation tails make this the hands-down best value going for trail walking and all-condition day use.  .[READ|SHARE].

Kahtoola MICROspikes

Kahtoola MICROspikes

Elastomer Rubber 3/8" Spikes Best Ice Traction on the market! Any terrain, any age, any condition – welcome to Kahtoola’s MICROspikes® ice traction system. Put a pair in your pack, pocket, or purse and you’re ready to handle whatever nature hands you.  .[READ|SHARE].

Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon

Starting with an epiphany written on a bar napkin about how to make a better snowshoe, Crescent Moon started in the industry, focusing mainly on the binding, evolving and perfecting it. Crescent Moon's SPL binding is recognized by a number of outdoors magazines as the best binding on the market. The anatomically shaped harness system is molded into a flexible but sturdy all-foot encompassing system which is fully adjustable over the top and around the back of your foot. Unlike any other binding, the SPL secures and translates the motion of your foot to provide the most responsive and comfortable,.[READ|SHARE].

Atlas Snowshoes

Atlas Snowshoes

Atlas Snow-Shoe Company began in 1990 when founder Perry Klebahn, who was looking to snowshoeing to help recover from a motorcycle injury, became frustrated with the designs of the time. Klebahn soon developed his own ideas, and created a revolutionary new snowshoe as the thesis project for his graduate engineering degree from Stanford University's product design program. As development continued, innovations like the dual crampon design and Trademarked Spring-Loaded Suspension became tenets of Atlas snowshoe designs and revolutionized the sport of snowshoeing. With these efficient, lighter, compact snowshoes, snowshoeing has become increasingly popular throughout the world. Over the years, Atlas.[READ|SHARE].

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