The MSR Snowshoe Bag is a protective bag for your snowshoes. Super tough fabric protects up to 25 inch snowshoes from bumps and bruises, as well as protects your other gear from the sharp cleats. Carry the bag via hand or shoulder straps depending on your mood while mesh paneling and drain grommet allows for venting. Two hook and loop closure tabs on the outside of the bag strap a pair of trekking poles to the outside of the bag for convenience. An internal sleeve holds onto a pair of float tails if ya got 'em. I love keeping my gear neat and tidy.
FEATURES of the MSR Snowshoe Bag
Easy-Carry: Hand and shoulder straps offer multiple carrying options
Ventilated: Mesh panel and drain grommet maximize ventilation for long-term storage
Pole Compatible: External hook and loop tabs carry one pair of snowshoe poles for added convenience
Accommodates: One pair of snowshoes up to 25 in. (64 cm) plus internal sleeve for a pair of Modular Flotation Tails
Rated 3 out of
Subaru owner from
Okay start, but not refined enoughBought three of these for my family.
The Pro's: quality construction, pole holder, inner pocket for flotation tails, carry handle, carry strap, ventilated case, and holds 22" or 25" snowshoes.
The Con's (i.e., areas for improvement): tails easily fall out of sleeve (Velcro or other way to keep the tails secure in the sleeve would be welcome), there is no inner pocket for extra straps or a repair kit.
Other: no "extras" such as attached whistle, no water bottle holder, no pouch for extra pair of gloves.
I would likely recommend this product to a friend if the above improvements are made. Current product is a good start, but needs additional refinement.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of
This is not Amateur HourDo you need a MSR Snowshoe Bag... probably not. Should you get one... absolutely! It took me a year after I got my snowshoes to actually buy this bag. I wanted it but snowshoes are not that hard to keep track of and throwing them in the trunk or backseat when I was out for a hike really was not that hard. But then I broke down and got it, after all it's really not that expensive.
First off when you go to a trail head with this bag you are telling everyone else that is is not amateur hour, you are a hardcore snowshoer. The bag itself is well made, it fits my pair of Lightning Accent snowshoes perfectly. I have the 25" and they would not fit anything bigger. The pole holders work well and can accommodate much bigger poles then I have. I don't use the strap much because most of the time I put my snowshoes on right away or I already have a backpack on, but it is comfortable to have on your back.
Even in the off season this bag is nice, with the bag I don't have two loose snowshoes in my closet getting in the way, I can hang the bag up and everything ready for the first snowfall.
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 5 out of
An organizational must!Got this fabulous bag at the time I purchased my MSR snow shoes, snow shoe tails, gaiters and poles as part of a Christmas gift to myself. Everything packs up nicely, and is kept together so you can just get up and go for a day of snowshoeing or for storage during the summer.
When I snowshoe with a group and carpool up in the Sierras from Sacramento, I am one of the few people who has a bag for her snow shoe gear, so finding my equipment is fast and easy among several pairs of snowshoes and sets of poles and a few back packs in the rear of someone's car.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of
Best BagIt's just a snowshoe bag, but in comparison to Atlas (the worst), TSL, and EMS; the MSR is my favorite.
1-Much sturdier material. 2-Locker loop. 3-Shoulder strap. 4-Horizontal carry handle. 5-Elastic cords to attach poles. 6-Small outside zip pocket.
The only feature the EMS bag had that the MSR could use is a drain hole to let meltwater out after you jam your snowy snowshoes back in the bag after a hike. The EMS bag is bigger, too, but this is a factor only if you're packing big backcountry 30 inchers. With a thick 10.5 size boot, I found the MSR Revo Explores could use a longer toe strap. MSR sent them, and the extra straps now reside in the little zip pocket for easy access if I ever break a strap.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 4 out of
Updated MSR Snowshoe bagGreat bag that has served me well for over 3 years, and like the other reviews before, this bag is a great bag for keeping your snowshoes and gear organized all in one place. The pre Winter 2014 model is very robust it fits my Lightening 25's and my tails. The major thing that is lacking is the depth of the bag, it limits you to fit your snowshoes stacked one on top of another versus the crampon sides facing each other, but this keeps it nice and compact. It would be nice if they had a small mesh or zippered pocket on the inside of the lid for spare parts like trekking pole baskets or other nick-nacks (chapstick, energy bar, etc).
There is a newer version of this bag that I just bought, again they only fit up to 25's, they now have 2 pockets for the tails in the base of the bag with both openings of the pockets facing the center of the bag, my first thoughts were that the tails would fall out when carrying it in an upright position, but they don't. I guess many others felt the same way about adding an extra zippered pocket, which is now designed on the outside of the lid. The bag material its self seems a little less robust that the earlier version, and the velcro straps for the trekking poles have been replaced with bungy chord, not a big fan of that, if your poles don't compress to the length of the bag what ends up happening is you have to put the handles through the top bungy and then fit the tips in the lower bungy and now the handles stick out much higher than the bag, versus the precious bag your poles can be be center.
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of
Great if you need itI've been wanting this for a while as a nice way to package my snowshoe gear while I'm driving. When I finally got it as a present, this snowshoe bag didn't disappoint. It has sturdy construction that has stood up to the crampons on the snowshoes while also offering good storage for my tails. While not essential this bag does reduce wear and tear on other gear (and my car) for a modest investment.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of
Bombproof storageMy lightning ascent snowshoes and extra tails fit perfectly. Durable fabric, zippers and construction. Perfect to keep the snowshoes safe and stored.
Can you tell me the overall dimensions of this bag? Height, width, depth. I have 25" snowshoes but another bag I looked at was far too long/tall for the stated snowshoe size. I'd like something smaller & more compact than the bulky bag I saw earlier.
Asked by: Snowshoe Hiker
Thanks for reaching out to us. Y'know, I once bought a snowshoe bag...and it tore my family apart. But that's a story for another day. For this bag, the dimensions will be 1.66 x 11.22 x 26.38 inches. Hope this helped you out!