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MSR Evo 22 Snowshoes

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  • Injection-molded plastic decks are lightweight and durable, and offer plenty of surface for great performance on rolling terrain; tapered shape facilitates a natural stride
  • 2-strap bindings with heel stabilizers stay pliable and easily adjusted in cold temperatures, even if you're wearing mittens; bindings quickly expand to fit oversize boots
  • Steel crampons offer positive traction for great bite; multitoothed steel side rails offer grip for traversing side slopes and icy terrain
  • Molded horizontal brakes under feet create a snowplow effect, providing grip for uphill and downhill travel
  • EVO Flotation Tails (sold separately) add buoyancy when walking in deep powder snow or carrying heavy loads
  • Please note: without tails, recommended load is up to 180 lbs., and with 6 in. tails, recommended load is up to 250 lbs.
  • Recommended load specification for the MSR Evo 22 snowshoes includes weight of hiker with gear

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MSR Evo 22 Snowshoes Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Snowshoeing
Flat terrain
Up to 180 pounds
No
Plastic
Plastic
Steel
Yes
Yes
Yes
8 x 22 inches
3 lbs. 7 oz.
Unisex
Snowshoe terrain
Recommended load
Heel lift
Frame material
Deck material
Crampon material
Instep crampon
Heel crampon
Lateral crampon
Dimensions
Weight per pair
Gender

MSR Evo 22 Snowshoes

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Rated 4.2667/5 based on 15 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromGreat... while they're in one piece I purchased these snowshoes for ascending, descending, and traversing steep slopes after floundering after my climbing and hiking partners on my Atlas snowshoes for a couple of years. MSR's Evo snowshoes are great performers in these conditions, second to none, especially for steep traversing. They are also wonderful on what passes for snow in western Washington (heavy, wet, crusty). They are even fine on rare days there is actual powder snow. They're more compact than most other snowshoes and have ample traction features to help you stay right side up. They are easy to put on, take off, and adjust. A lot of thought clearly went into their design. What didn't go into their design is durability. They can and will break in so many different ways. This has happened both to me personally and to multiple friends that own them. The majority of these malfunctions prevent the snowshoe from being functional... so there you are, miles into the deep snow with only one working snowshoe. Some things that have personally happened to mine: the pin that holds the cleat onto the snowshoe has fallen off (multiple times... so much so that I got a bag of spare parts so I could do field repair), multiple rivets that hold the rails onto the plastic deck have popped off, the cloth interface with the metal foot cleat has ripped where it is riveted on, and the side rail failed at the hole where the pin holds the foot cleat in place. I am fortunate enough to live near Seattle so I can personally take my snowshoes to be repaired at Cascade Designs (MSR's parent company), but at this point I'm having to go after almost every trip. While I'm loathe to go back to my Atlas snowshoes because they don't perform as well, at least I can be fairly certain they'll make it through the trip. Thanks but no thanks, MSR.
Date published: 2012-04-23
Rated 4out of5
by fromPerfect for a beginner I'm new to snowshoeing and when I had gone to REI to purchase these the REI rep recommended them over the snowshoes meant for steep hills. She saved me about $40. I use these to go hiking up the cascade and olympic mountains in WA state. They work great. The only problem I have with it is that one of the clips that hold the straps broke pretty easily. It's not a big issue seeing as the strap still stayed in place. I would definitely recommend these for any beginners in snowshoeing.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 4out of5
by fromReally Enjoying These Snowshoes Simple and easy to use bindings. Good traction in icy conditions.
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 4out of5
by fromLight and Comfortable I use these for both work and pleasure and have found them to be reliable and comfortable. I was using metal MSR snowshoes before these and the weight difference (and lack of leg fatigue) is noticeable and wonderful. My only complaint is that the toe strap does not stay in the little rubber keeper clip thing, although I thankfully have not had the shoes unfasten yet.
Date published: 2010-12-20
Rated 4out of5
by fromAnother great MSR product I wish I could give these shoes a 5 star rating since they're nearly perfect for so many reasons. The only thing that drives me nuts is that the plastic framing/decking is LOUD on crust or a compacted trail. Just a few hints...1) slide the strap clips close to the buckle to keep the straps in place, 2) when you go to take the shoes off, slide the strap out from under the clip first. Don't simply pull on the strap, especially in cold weather or you'll snap the clip, 3) get the field maintenance kit. I've never had to use it but it contains everything you need for an emergency repair, 4) get the floatation tails regardless of your size. At some point you'll find them incredibly useful! The description says they're good for rolling terrain but I've been more aggressive with them in the back country and haven't been disappointed. All in all, another awesome MSR product!
Date published: 2011-01-04
Rated 4out of5
by fromServed me well I bought a pair of these years ago when they first came out. There were 3 straps that went over the foot and one back strap. The straps just flopped around but that didn't really bother me. They've served me faithfully all these years except last week the back strap cracked and broke. Took off one of the middle straps to replace the back strap. I think maybe the rubber is just wearing out. I would recommend them and it looks like they've made some improvements.
Date published: 2011-03-02
Rated 4out of5
by fromWell made This snow shoe works great, without any issues, it even works better with the extensions for stability over deep snow, the only drawback is since it's mostly plastic, it's noisy.
Date published: 2012-01-12
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Product! My friend and I went out on an overnight backpacking trip in the snow with our sons and bought 4 pairs of these snow shoes. We backpacked in the snow for 5 miles with our MSR Snow Shoes and they worked beautifully! I am 6'-2" tall and weigh 235 lbs and was carrying a 40 lb. backpack. I didn't slip in the snow once and in no time at all forgot I was even wearing them. Southern California snow is different from other regions in the country in that the snow is usually thin and icy. We hiked through a mixture of 1-2 ft. of iced over powder and I felt secure at all times. I am confident that these shoes will work in all conditions and I cannot wait until our next snow trip to try them out.
Date published: 2010-11-27

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