Kahtoola TS snowshoes

This unique, two-part winter footwear system includes a snowshoe deck and a removable snowshoe binding that doubles as a traction device. Buckle the binding on your winter boot.

When not engaged to the snowshoe deck, the bindings’ four stainless steel cleats serve as pseudo crampons for grip on snow and ice. Then, when the white stuff gets deep, click in to the deck and float over snow. $269, www.kahtoola.com

—Stephen Regenold

This product is a part of a series from a “Winter Gear Roundup” article highlighted on Gear Junkie and an accompanying column on Outside magazine this week. See all the featured products below.

2009/2010 ‘WINTER GEAR ROUNDUPPRODUCTS:

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.