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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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Best Use Snowshoeing
Snowshoe Terrain Flat Terrain
Max Recommended Load 180 pounds
Frame Material Plastic
Deck Material Plastic
Crampon Material Steel
Toe Crampon Yes
Heel Crampon Yes
Side Traction Yes
Dimensions 8 x 22 inches
Weight Per Pair 3 lbs. 7 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all-around snowshoe that I know of I have used Denali snowshoes for almost twenty years and almost on a daily basis when the snow is down. Used in everything from deep snow (not much powder here) to snowshoeing to work (crusty snow, ice-covered banks, slush covered roads) and works on it all. Lightenings are are better in untracked, deep snow but anything else the Denalis/Evos are at least as good. I prefer the traction bars to the traction frames of the Lightenings because more forgiving if you overlap while moving. Only thing that I would like to see is a longer, 25", version, better than tails.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 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: 2010-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for specific conditions My wife and I have used our Evo snowshoes for two seasons now and we are quite happy with them. They are perfect for snow that has drifted and packed; the teeth provide excellent traction and the floatation is decent as long as the snow isn't too soft. If the snow is fluffy and deep, these are of little use - just not enough floatation. Now that we know what types of use are appropriate for the Evos we know when to pull them out. The build quality is good, though the tightening straps can be annoying as they tend to come undone if not under tension for a moment. I'd give them 3.5 stars.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for all snow conditions I first started using these to set trails while working for the Forest Service after trying another brand. What a difference! They changed my attitude about snowshoeing. I worked and play in the Sierras where the conditions are usually wet or icy and on a great day there is powder. When its icy, and the terrain is steep these will get you to places because of the rails. When there is powder or a chance of breaking through the surface, make sure you have the tails with you - I won't go out without them. I used them hard for five years and they still work great and look good. Yes, they are noisy on ice but that is the least of my worries when I am going up slope to take a picture or see what its like just beyond the rise.
Date published: 2011-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great... 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: 2012-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great snowshoes so far These are great snowshoes, especially for myself as a beginner. They are affordable, but high quality. I really love them. I actually purchased a pair of Tubbs from REI, but returned them and got these. I love these so much more. The only bad thing is you may need the attachments depending on the snow conditions. I haven't bought them yet and have been fine, but I may need them in the future.
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Beginners These snowshoes are great for beginners. They are easy to use and pretty intuitive to strap on. They go well over normal shoes or even snowboarding boots as seen in the picture. Some friends and I walked up Butler's Gulch near Denver with these and then boarded down, and there was no issues. Mine did come off once or twice, but I think I did not strap it in correctly, as this was my first time using snow shoes. We were walking on both powder and packed snow. They seem durable enough that they would last a few good years.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best basic snowshoe These snowshoes leap frogged all the old, traditional style snow shoes that only have traction under the foot and simply have tubes around the edges. The traction of the steel rails that run alongside both edges of the shoe is especially noticeable when traversing steep slopes. These snowshoes are great for on and off trail adventures. However, I recommend upgrading to a fully featured MSR model with a televator bar for steeper terrain, as I have appreciated the calf relief from having the bar on winter volcano climbs.
Date published: 2014-11-29
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