The MSR Evo Snowshoes are a trail snowshoe for traction across rolling terrain. The 22 inch length carries loads up to 180 lbs and is ready to play close to home on a day trip or a several day adventure trek into the backcountry. An 8 inch width allows for a normal, unisex gait and a pair weighs in at 3 lbs 10 oz. Steel traction bars and crampons with additional traction bars molded directly into the plastic body allow for sturdy grip along various types of snow. The plastic deck is all about durability and also helps keep the weight lower. The DuoFit bindings are super easy to use, even with mittens or gloves on, and won't freeze so once you arrive at your destination, you can have them off in a jiffy. If your adventure takes you into deep powder or you're carrying a heavier pack, add the 6-inch Float Tails (sold separately) to your Evos for a good time.
FEATURES of the MSR Evo Snowshoes
UniBody Deck with Integrated Traction: Steel traction rails and brake bars molded directly into snowshoe decks provide a secure and lasting grip
DuoFit Binding delivers ample, freeze-proof and glove-friendly security, easily accommodating a wide range of footwear
Optional Modular Flotation tails allow for the maneuverability of a smaller shoe with the on-demand flotation of a tail for powder or heavier loads
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180 lbs / 250 lbs with tails
Rated 4 out of
Add heel lift and its an easy 5 starGottem out on the trail and they were nice. Turns easy, holds well going down hill and comfy for the 5 hours i got to spend in them. The straps were comfortable. No blisters or rawness.
I havent had them in desp snow yet so can't say how the floatation tails work yet.
It has no heel lift which isn't a big deal for me until i add the tails on. Then i think I might be looking for them. Who knows, time will tell for me.
So in short, They are well made, Well thought out, nicely balanced, comfortable, inexpensive, very maneuverable,grip well and pretty light. The only issue i have is the heel lifters.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of
For the money, hard to do any betterFor avid day-snowshoers, these are perfect. High quality, easy bindings, not the prettiest things ever but I didn't buy them for how they looked. I snowshoe around the major CO ski areas, mostly national forest trails but some off trail too, and they do great. I've looked at other brands but I would only go MSR. Have two pairs now, and going to buy two more for the teenagers/visitors to use.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of
T Rex from
Beautiful snowshoesBeautifully made, lightweight but bomb-proof construction. Bindings are easy to use. Snowshoes have excellent traction and performed beautifully when I took them on a trek last week.
I am a beginner at snowshoeing aka never done it before! I know which type of MSR shoes are recommended for beginners but any other advice that I need? Certain type of boots, etc.? Thanks!
Asked by: Claire
Hiya Claire, thanks for the question! MSR Evo snowshoes are a good choice for beginners, so you're off to a great start!. When selecting boots, you have a few options...
Waterproof Hiking Boots are comfortable, lightweight and somewhat flexible, but water could soak in the upper material.
Winter Boots are insulated and warm, and most of them have removable liners to dry out but they are bulky, stiff and not intended for all day wear. They are not very breathable.
Mountaineering Boots are also insulated and warm, and have removable liners but the soles are thick and might be hard to move in.
In addition to boots, you'll probably want trekking or ski poles for comfort and stability. Hope this helps!