Mountain Safety Research Evo Tour 22 Snowshoe
Make postholing a thing of the past with the MSR Evo Tour 22 Snowshoe. Not only is postholing tiring, but it makes a mess of the uptrack. Now you'll be able to keep up with your friends and no longer be the object of their scorn. Designed around a single piece frame and deck, the shoe will support loads of up to 180 lbs. With the addition of Evo flotation tails (sold separately) the weight limit gets bumped up to 250 lbs. Don't forget to add in the weight of your pack when deciding what shoe to buy. The shoes UniBody traction system uses steel rails and brake bars molded directly into the shoes deck for a secure and lasting grip. Up top, the snowboard boot compatible PosiLock binding provides freeze-proof, glove friendly security and adjustment. Make life easier for yourself, get on top of the snow with the Evo Tour 22 Snowshoe from MSR.
- Frame: Plastic
- Binding System: SpeedLock, Pivot crampon
- Crampon: Stainless steel
- Deck: Plastic
- Binding: PosiLock™ polyurethane
- Snowboard boot compatible: Yes
- Televator heel lift bar
- Evo flotation tails compatible
- Width: 8.2 in, 20.3 cm
- Length: 22.2 in, 56.5 cm
- Weight: 4 lb
- Recommended user weight: Less than 180 lb, up to 250 lb with tails
Purchase the Mountain Safety Research Evo Tour 22 Snowshoe from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- June 20 2011
I bought these last winter. They were easy to get into, with only one strap. You have to adjust the strap prior to wearing the snowshoe. Then you put your foot in and when you turn it, the cam action locks your foot down. They have great grip on ice and are very durable. My daughter uses them (too small for my frame and the wet snow in the Cascades)
- January 31 2011
Good Snowshoe, but choose bindings carefully
I bought this snowshoe for both my wife and son. The specific model is the MSR EVO Tour and we also have the snowshoe tails (extensions). This shoe has the large twist in binding strap and the extra mid-sole strap. The large twist in front binding catches on the inside edge of the snowshoe when it pivots and besides causing tripping, when the shoe doesn't return to normal position, it is deforming and tearing the strap. Rather than pay return shipping I have heated the plastic with a hair dryer and reformed the shape to try and alleviate the binding. Also, since the strap is very stiff, if you are not wearing a fairly rigid boot, it will push down on half of the top side of your boot and cause pinching/chafing. Lastly the push- through strap buttons are difficult to push through. I have found it helps to pull on the strap hard to elongate the hole and work it down. I have also tried flipping them over so the push through the opposite way. My wife and son are still struggling with strapping the snow shoes. The lower priced bindings like what are on the MSR Shift are easy to use. The other item that may/or may not be an issue for you is that they are notably noisier than our other styles of snowshoes (tube frame, wood frame, MSR Lightnings..). The good stuff is the flotation is good, the tails work well, traction is great, and they are durable. Because of the issues with this shoe I put my wife in my pair of MSR Lightning Ascents. She now refuses to go back to the Evo's since the Lightnings are so much lighter and more comfortable to walk in. The heel lift works well, but the incline must be steep, not just an ordinary hill that you could ride a bicycle up. If I was to do it over and price was a major issue, I would buy the cheapest version of the Evo's and if price was not an issue the MSR Lightning Acesnts are fabulous to snowshoe in. Almost like not having anything on your feet.