Gear Review: Pansel Snowshoes

February 26, 2019

One of my favorite purchases this winter have been my new snowshoes! I bought them off of Amazon a few weeks ago (I went with the 25-inch pair) and have been testing them out ever since. So today, I thought I’d do a short review on them!

Overall, I really like these snowshoes! I think they’re perfect for any beginner who’s looking for an inexpensive yet functional option. I think my favorite thing about these snowshoes is how lightweight they are. I barely feel like I have anything on my feet! Plus, they even come with a nice carrying case! On the underside of the snowshoes, you’ll find aluminum-alloy crampons, perfect for providing traction. I found this especially helpful when going up and down hills (like on the Fallison Lake Trail!) On the top of the snowshoes, you’ll find easy-to-use adjustable bindings – you simply click the red tab to tighten them across your boots and then lift the grey part of the tab to loosen them.

The only negative thing about the Pansel snowshoes is the back heel strap. Even though the strap stays in place, personally, I find it hard to unlatch. I’m hoping it just needs to wear in and will get easier with time!

PROS

– Inexpensive (only $56 on Amazon!)

– Super lightweight

– Easy, adjustable ratchet bindings

– Carrying case included

– Crampons for traction

– Cute color 🙂

– Various sizes for men and women

CONS

– Difficult back heel strap

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