MSR Evo Ascent

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Weight 4 lb 1 oz / 1845 g
Length 22 in / 56 cm
Width 8.2 in / 20.3 cm



Technical ascents (angled, icy terrain) are much easier…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


Technical ascents (angled, icy terrain) are much easier with these lightweight, strong snowshoes. If you want to move fast and get above the crowds, these are the shoes for you.


  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Exceptional traction


  • Too small for deep powder with a heavy pack

The design of these snowshoes is clearly targeted to climbers and mountaineers. And, they are equally at home on packed, icy winter hiking trails. Where they aren't enough is in deep powder with a heavy pack. There, you need a bigger footprint.

The tails work well enough, and I like the narrow width which keeps them comfortable and cuts down on the trips and catches that wide shoes can cause. The binding system is simple and reliable. No frozen fingers futzing around with slipping straps mid-trip. I think these would be good loaners for friends because they're likely to come back undamaged and fit different sized feet easily.

The main reason I bought them is the traction and light weight and that's where they excel. Side slipping just doesn't happen and up, down, and sideways over icy terrain are all the same - secure and confident. They fit on the pack easily when not in use.

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Manufacturer's Description

The Evo Ascent snowshoe's freeze-proof PosiLock AT Binding is designed to lock down tight to the contours of any footwear, making a secure, comfortable, low-profile binding for aggressive ascents and all-terrain stability.

* Steel pivot crampons
* UniBody deck
* Televator heel lift with pull

Visit MSR's Evo Ascent page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

When the going gets too steep and deep for a Rocky-Mountain sheep, strap on the MSR Evo Ascent Snowshoe and stay on top of winter alpine conditions. The Evo Ascent features an ultra-aggressive traction system that's designed for backcountry adventures over rugged, uneven terrain.


MSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes - The Evo Ascent Snowshoes by MSR are perfect for climbing freezing mountain terrain. The rugged traction of the UniBody decks and Pivot crampons deliver top-notch security, while modular flotation tails allow a single pair of snowshoes to provide flotation across a broad range of snow. All-terrain traction combines with, uber-secure PosiLock AT bindings and energy-saving televator heel lifts to let the Evo Ascent snowshoes take you anywhere you want, or need to go. Steel traction rails and brake bars molded directly into snowshoe decks, provide a secure and lasting grip and two-piece, independently conforming PosiLock AT bindings create the most secure, freeze-resistant attachment, regardless of footwear. Modular flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe while televators reduce fatigue, increase traction on the steeps and engage easily with glove-friendly pull-tabs. When light, tough and versatile are what you are looking for in your outdoor gear, you have found it with the Evo Ascent Snowshoes by MSR.

- Outdoorplay

The dependable, all-mountain MSR Evo Ascent snowshoe provides alpine-tough durability, multi-terrain stability and modular adaptability. Unibody frame offers tough-traveling dependability, and the mountain-worthy PosiLock AT binding system straps you in for intense adventures. Televator heel lift saves valuable energy.

- Mountain Gear

On Sale. Free Shipping. MSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes The SPECS Length: 22in. / 56 cm Weight: 4 lbs 1 oz / 1843 g

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