An update to the classic Denali snowshoe, the MSR Evo provides all-condition traction and adaptability for rolling terrain. The Evo snowshoe combines durability and reliability at a value-packed price.
Light, durable and versatile, the Evo is the snowshoe made for every a variety of conditions. Hit the trails or the mountains with the secure lasting grip of UniBody™ Traction without the bulk. When the snow gets deep or the load too heavy, throw on Modular Flotation tails to keep you afloat (not included). PosiLock bindings make for glove friendly, easy in and out without freezing up. The Evo will give you traction in even the least ideal conditions and keep you on top as you prance through powdery fields of glory.
Add Tails for extra flotation
|Binding System:||PosiLock, Pivot Crampon|
|Capacity:||up to 180 lbs depending on snow conditions|
|Crampon Material:||stainless steel|
|Essential Security:||PosiLock bindings deliver ample, freeze-proof and glove-friendly security, easily accommodating a wide range of footwear.|
|Length:||22 in.; Width|
|Recommended Use:||Lightweight Snowshoeing or Winter Hiking|
|Recommended User Weight:||under 180 lb|
|Snowboard Boot Compatible:||no|
|Snowshoe Weight:||3 lb 7 oz|
|Unibody Traction:||Steel traction rails and brake bars molded directly into snowshoe decks provide a secure and lasting grip.|
|Weight:||3 lbs 10 oz / 1640 g|
|MSR Evo||$108.99 - $112.99|
|MSR Evo 22 Snowshoe (pair) Navy||$109.95|
|MSR Evo Ascent Backcountry Snowshoes||$199.95|
|MSR Snowshoe Bag||$34.95|
Less than 72 hours after these arrived we were slammed with 3 feet of the heaviest, wettest snow I have ever seen. We lost power with only 6 inches of this stuff on the ground.. trees coming down everywhere. In just a few hours we had lost phones, power and were cut off as we had trees down on our property and out on the road. We have older neighbours around 1/4 mile away and, as the cellphone service was out too, we took a hike over the fields next day to make sure they were OK.
So.. how did these snowshoes do? Well, there is NOTHING that I can fault about these American-made snowshoes.. they are easy to get on, even with my heavily-gloved hands and dicky back. They handled the ups and downs manfully, and are unbelievably light! We bought the flotation tails.. I am 180 lbs and hubby is 200 lbs and you definitely benefit. We used our X-Country ski poles and they were quite adequate for the job. These were pretty dreadful snow conditions.. heavy, deep wet stuff but the snowshoes sunk only maybe 3 to 4" The traction is phenomenal due to the steel gripper bars, and, given I have weak ankles and crappy knees, I was amazed at the sense of security you get from the excellent grip of the Evo's. We used them through the next 6 days.. every day! These were handy to walk easily and safely across 3 feet of snow to clear the snow off the ground-mounted solar panels that charge the battery back-up system and also to tow a plastic sled around between the bird-feeders to keep them topped up (We have 50lb capacity bins for sunflower seed etc that we normally load on to the Gator 6 x 6). Anyways, I expect that some of my friends have been persuaded to get some too after our first-rate experience!
I have been always a big fan of MSR snowshoes, and this year's Evo doesn't disappoint.
The straps are easy to get on and off, even with gloves on. They have a huge range of adjustability and will fit most any size boot. I hiked around with my snowboard boots and I still had plenty of room left to adjust the straps.
The holding power of these things is awesome. It's almost impossible to slip on these things due to the gnarly rails that run up the sides.
They have plenty of float, and you get the option to add on the Floatation tails if you're heavier than 180 lbs (which can easily be achieved if you're carrying a big backpack)
These things are awesome and I would suggest them to everyone.
For a non-touring beginner snowshoe these are great. They dont fair too well in deep stuff (even with the tail extension) but work extremely well for normal trails. Light, strong, and bulletproof. Only issue is lack of Climbing Heel which the Evo Tour has. It just doesn't seem like one should pay an extra 30$ for 1$'s worth of plastic.
I lend these to my friends who want to try out showshoeing before buying a pair and they never have issues or mechanical failures, and praise its simplicity.
All in all I would recommend these if you are wanting to getting into snowshoeing and staying on trail.
These snowshoes are wonderful. I have used several different kinds of snowshoes and these have been my personal favorite. I love how fast and easy it is to strap them on. The group I was with were fidgiting with there snowshoes forever to get them fitted right. These strap on fast and tight. A lot better than nylon sinching straps that are hard to tighten. The one disadvantage is they are loud on crusty snow. Other than that fantastic.