Crescent Moon SnowshoesCrescent Moon Gold Series 9 Snowshoes ($249)

These are itlightweight snowshoes with a snowboard-binding-style ratcheting strap that stays on tight. I walked up the side of a Moroccan mountain in knee-deep snow with these and didn’t even have to adjust them once. The sharp toe crampon even gave me the traction to trudge over the ice-buffed ridge.A.F.