MSR Evo Ascent 22 Snowshoes

MSR Evo Ascent 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
  • 3-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
  • Stainless-steel crampons offer positive traction for great bite; multitoothed side rails offer grip for traversing side slopes and icy terrain
  • Molded horizontal brakes under feet create a snowplow effect, providing traction 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 Ascent 22 snowshoes includes weight of hiker with gear

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MSR Evo Ascent 22 Snowshoes

Specification Description
Best use Snowshoeing
Snowshoe terrain Mountain terrain
Recommended load Up to 180 pounds
Heel lift Yes
Frame material Plastic
Deck material Plastic
Crampon material Stainless steel
Instep crampon Yes
Heel crampon Yes
Lateral crampon Yes
Dimensions 8 x 22 inches
Weight per pair 4 lbs. 1 oz.
Gender Men's

MSR Evo Ascent 22 Snowshoes

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Rated 4out of5
by fromBest I've tried (and made in USA) Tried several different manufacturers and these were the best. Worked good in powder up in Stevens Pass (approx 185lbs total on them) as well as wet, icy snow up mountain trails. Easy to strap on, kept tight on my shoes, and best traction I found. Little noisier due to the plastic and easy to cosmetically gouge the plastic hitting rocks and such, but really nice snow shoes
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated 4out of5
by fromWalk like a rabbit The snow where I live is several feet deep. In some areas, it has melted a bit and iced over, while in other areas, it is still lightly packed powder. Without snowshoes, I'll sink past my knees in most places. On packed or iced snow, these shoes barely sink in at all and provide excellent traction. On powdery snow, I sank about 4 to six inches. The shoes are easy to walk in and do not throw a lot of snow up your leg or butt. The shoes strap on easily enough, and I didn't feel my boots slipping around at all. It felt very stable. Getting out of the shoes is fast and easy. Keep the large rubber bands that they are shipped with ... they come in handy for strapping the shoes together and make them super easy to carry. So far, I like these shoes. They are stable, light, and provide good floatation.
Date published: 2010-11-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromPerfect I bought these on sale last spring to replace my 30 year old bear paws and the difference is like night and day easy on and off bindings are very stable and the traction is superb Added a pair of heel extensions for deep powder ( 180 lbs) The hill lifts are a great calf saving feature for steep ascents No complaints at all
Date published: 2010-12-22
Rated 4out of5
by fromI was somewhat surprised, pleasantly so! I am 6'2" and 250 lbs. I was skeptical of these and their ability to keep me "afloat", but with the tails, they are sufficient. When on any kind of packed trail or not so deep snow, I don't need the tails - which makes them lighter and very easy to maneuver. In fact, you sometimes forget they are there!. I really like the flexibility (short/long) these provide. Haven't had others so it's hard to compare, but the ability to take them as "insurance" on a hike as well as for a full blown snowshoe hike is a real plus for me. Also, my wife likes hers and alomost never needs to add the tails.
Date published: 2011-11-21
Rated 4out of5
by fromI would buy this product again I use the MSR Evo to get into the back country to photograph winter in Colorado and to workout. These snowshoes work great in deep snow and on rolling terrain.The Evo shoes are easy to adjust I like the pull strap system. I was in 18" of fresh snow the other day and they were fantastic. I don't have a bad experiences to share at this time. For the cost of these snowshoes, MSR could have provided a nylon carrying bag, would have been great. I can't wait until I'm out breaking trail again.
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 4out of5
by fromeasy on off Based on where we have used these snowshoes I think they will work in just about any condition.
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 4out of5
by fromI would buy this product again! The first time I used them they worked great! They fit well and preformed well. Well designed and are well built. Great design for the optional extensions and steep terrain braces if needed. MADE IN AMERICA...THANK YOU!!!!!! The quality was by far, better than the foreign snow shoes I had before!
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 4out of5
by fromLOVED these snowshoes but... Gawd I LOVED these snowshoes. Put on 120+ miles on a pair of Ascents between late December and March ~ Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Unfortunately, I had four straps fail on me within three months. Learned early on to keep spare straps in my pack (and zipties for emergency repair). Of greater concern, the white plastic piece riveted to the shoes tore somewhere along the trail. Discovered this in my tent while weathering out a high-sierra storm last month. Managed to make field repair using zipties. Were it not for these failures, I would have rated the Ascents a strong "5". They are a light-weight and otherwise durable snowshoes. In many ways there were (are) the perfect snowshoe for the high sierras. The strap system holds your boots without slipping under any conditions. Traction in icy conditions is extraordinary. The extensions comes in handy for fresh snow ~ however, the extensions will not keep you floating above fresh/deep powder. You still have to WORK at breaking trail.
Date published: 2012-03-31

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