Rated4out of5byDan in WisconsinfromThis pair has lasted thirteen yearsThis is my first and probably only pair of snowshoes. I don't use them enough to warrant upgrading, but I have used them in eight or nine of the last thirteen winters. Not a lot, but I used them.
I never had foot tangle trouble. No one who's ever tried them has either. All of them knew nothing about snowshoeing.
I find the tails to be pretty much necessary for deep snow. The only drawback is that the front of the shoe sinks further than the back. Leaning hard on my heel minimizes it, but it still happens.
But, once when I was annoyed because my shoes were sinking six inches into the snow, I took off one shoe to check the depth and sank down to my hip on that side while the other foot was higher than my hip. It was like putting one foot flat on the kitchen table. I wasn't annoyed any more after I finally got the shoe back on.
These things are pretty tough. Mine have a heel lift and I've used it a few times with no trouble.
They're a little difficult strapping on and taking off. Not terribly but it takes a few minutes. I hear other models are easier. I can live with it.
I'd recommend these as a good beginning shoe. Unless you REALLY beat them, they should resell for a decent price.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated1out of5byPDX CyclistfromWarning: Fragile and Difficult to useI bought my Denali snowshoes at a gear sale at about half off because they were used a few times as rentals. The 3rd time I used them one of my snowshoes cracked at the top, making the pair now useless. The traction is so poor that I'd step up and my snowshoe would slide back half the step, making it difficult to get anywhere. I am 180lbs and for these to crack so easily makes me never want to buy another MSR product. I contacted the company and sent them a picture of the damage and they won't reply.
Bad customer service + bad product =Stay Away!
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated5out of5bykc7adkfromBest SnowshoesI love my MSR Denali snowshoes. They take me anywhere I want to go on the snow confidently. I use the short tails on mine when not on a beaten down trail. Tails mount and remove very easily. I've climbed steep banks of loose and packed snow, traversed meadows, and never had a problem with my Denalis.
Date published: 2013-02-19
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