Our Editors' Choice for the best overall women's snowshoe is the MSR Lightning Ascent. The men's version also won the Editors' Choice for its respective category, so it's pretty clear that this is a well put together snowshoe. Ideal for navigating a range of snow conditions, the Lightning Ascent especially excels at traversing and climbing steep icy slopes. The full rotation Posilock AT bindings allow for a complete range of motion, aggressive crampons and traction rails, and Televator heel lifts, making this pair of snowshoes far and away the best choice for serious terrain and steep snow. The women's version is available in two frame sizes that both can accommodate 5" add-on flotation tails to increase your weight load by 60 pounds, further diversifying what you can accomplish with these impressive shoes.
Check out the men's MSR Lightning Ascent review as well. These offer all the same amazing features but with a slightly wider frame and the ability to accommodate a bit larger boot. Regardless of your gender, if you prefer a larger snowshoe, check these out. The differences between the two are minimal and either can work for anyone as long as you're not super small or very large.