User Review: MSR Denali
Price Paid: $110 + 20 + 20 (4" & 8" tails)
Of the 4 or 5 shoes I've tried, these are the best. Relatively easy on and off, and excellent once on. I'm a big guy, so getting a pair that would handle my weight in all snow conditions would mean being stuck with huge snowshoes...forced to walk around on two surfboards even when the snow was firm.
For me, the (wonderfully affordable) answer was the Denali Classics with both 4" and 8" tails. Last week I was in some relatively hard snow, so I was able to go with just the small basic unit. But when it's deeper and softer I can easily add the tails for more float.
It's really ingenious...one pair of shoes that could be used by a light person or a heavy guy in demanding circumstances...so for $150 I've got 3-in-1 snowshoes for virtually any situation.