Manly snowshoes, and highly recommended for work, or play, in conditions where you’re going through unconsolidated snow or carrying a big pack. or a 36? long snowshoe, the Gold 17s are remarkably lightweight, and for hiking across untracked deep snow (where even the huskies don’t go) they provide outstanding floatation, enhanced traction, and quiet trekking because of the flexible ‘TGS’ decking used. The Gold 17 features the larger version of the SPL binding and will accommodate up to size 15, including snowboard boots. So, start the expedition, and remember, if you’re not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.