Most snowshoe manufacturers publish a weight range for each size of snowshoe they make. We feel this is fine but it only tells half the story of choosing a snowshoe. The other half is what kind of snow will you be snowshoeing through most often. A packed trail? A huge guy might go with a smaller snowshoe. Deep powder? Maybe a smaller women may want the larger deck… User weight only is half the story. Consider your snowpack when choosing a snowshoe for yourself.