I previously tested the Northern Lites Elite snowshoe and found it to be the lightest general purpose snowshoe around. It definitely matches our philosophy for lightweight backcountry travel. In this review, I take a look at the Northern Lites Backcountry snowshoe, which is basically the same design and construction but 5 inches longer and 1 inch wider. The difference is the intended use - traveling in soft snow while carrying a backpack and snow camping. How does the Backcountry compare with the Elite (and other snowshoes), and which is the best choice for different applications and conditions?

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