I rather enjoy postholing up a steep slope, but there comes a time where you just need some extra retail space beneath your feet. My previous experience with snowshoes were the much larger, drag it along with your feet style, definitely not my thing. The MSR Tyker showshoes are the way to go. They are lightweight, you can't beat the price, and they get the job done well. You can even run on powder if you have the strength, and I'm having a blast using them in the mountain, definitely not that much extra weight to throw on you pack.
"Unless your kid served with Genghis Khan, they won't break these"
Great snowshoes for children. There is very little to go wrong with these, and are a solid construction. They're not overly aggressive, but for what a 4 to 10 year old should be tackling, they're great.My only beef with them, is I wish they had some sort of velcro or other attachment to hold the excess strap material down after fastening them.With tiny feet, there is a decent amount of strap material to flop around. Hasn't bothered my kid, but I think it would bother me if I had them on.
"good snow shoe. i wear a size 12 and the fit good"
just had a pleasure of using them the other day thanks to winter storm hercules. worked great. made the snow my b***h.. cant wait to get them out really put them to work. awsome that moosejaw offers these as a reward. buy those get your gear for free.. cant beat it