The Tubbs Mountaineers are our Top Pick awarded snowshoes for their versatility between recreation and backcountry applications. They also provide excellent flotation and security on foot. The Mountaineers are a hybrid between the recreation strengths of the MSR Evo and the backcountry strengths of the MSR Lightning Ascent. They are heavier than the Lightning Ascents but we loved the Mountaineers' stability gained from a sturdy frame and solid decking that could handle impact and abrasion.
This award winning snow shoe is also available in a women's-specific version; check out the Tubbs Women's Mountaineer. These snow shoes have all the features of the Tubbs Mountaineer we love, but tout a women's-specific binding system.