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MSR Revo Explore Snowshoe - Men's

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    Tough, simple, and versatile.

    There's a lot of rolling, hilly terrain out there, and the MSR Revo Explore Men's Snowshoe is chomping at the bit to get out and explore it. The Explore is a tough shoe with a rugged ExoTract steel and plastic deck that provides loads of flotation. Steel teeth and a crampon provide tons of traction on slick hills. Slide your feet into the easy-entry cradle of the HyperLink bindings, cinch the two-strap ratchet down, flip up the Ergo heel elevator, and you'll make short work of steep climbs, downhills, and rolling terrain.

    • ExoTract plastic and steel deck
    • HyperLink easy-entry bindings with two-strap ratchet
    • Steel teeth on deck and crampon
    • Ergo heel elevators
    • Modular Flotation tails available
    • Item #CAS001Q

    Tech Specs

    Frame Material
    steel
    Deck Material
    plastic, steel
    Crampon Material
    Pivot (steel)
    Dimensions
    22 in, 25 in
    Binding
    HyperLink
    Heel Risers
    yes
    Recommended User Weight
    [22in] up to 180 lbs, [25in] up to 220 lbs
    Claimed Weight
    [pair, 22in] 3 lb 9 oz, [pair, 25in] 3 lb 15 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Trail on.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I use these for light snowshoeing adventures. They have done me well without any problems. For me they have been a great into to snowshoeing.

    Good for trails

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Been using these for going on 3 seasons and have really enjoyed them. Plenty of traction, OK floatation, and fast bindings. If you are going to be going into deep, fresh powder then you will probably need the flotation tails to stay on top. The bindings though are fantastic! I am always the first to have my shoes on and off during group hikes, even with gloves. The only downside so far, is they can be noisy. The pivot area will start to squeak sometimes while hiking. I have tried some oil on it every so often and that seems to help.

    Good for trails

    Awesome!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had these snowshoes for over two years now. My only complaint with them is that the bindings squeeze tight on the front, which is easily solved by loosening the life saving ratchet system. I think this is more of a problem with my feet/choice of footwear and not the snowshoes. I have miles upon miles on these MSR's. I've taken them across frozen high mountain lakes and up to peaks of one mile plus in altitude. I've used them on crazy steep inclines and almost flat ground on the Pacific Crest Trail. They do well in both aplications with help from the easily accessible heel bar that makes even the steepest incline a breeze. I have many good trips with these snowshoes, and with the MSR quality many more in the years to come. They aren't the best for every application obviously. However for hiking/backpacking within the weight class in any type of snow conditions these fit the bill. I would highly recommend this product.

    Awesome snowshoes

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Got these as a gift for my roommate who has been on some older MSR snowshoes for too long. He was long overdue for an upgrade so I got him these.

    They worked great for him over the weekend. He was slightly uncomfortable with the climbing bar at first but quickly learned to love it. The straps are great and feel strong. Really great all around snowshoes.

    Traction everywhere

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I got these for my friend who is trying to get into the backcountry on his board. These snowshoes are some of the best on the market, they are very light and have some serious saw teeth on the perimeter of the shoe that makes for really amazing traction anywhere you go. I would definitely pair these shoes with the five inch float kit so that if you end up in some deep snow or if you're a bigger person you will have no issue staying on top of the snow and moving efficiently through the backcountry. These shoes are amazing!

    Wife loves them!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I bought these for my wife and she loves them. We have probably 15 miles on these snowshoes so I can't speak about long term durability but they've seen a lot so far. First off, I was leery of the explore bindings and the reviews I have read regarding the foot being pinched. My wife gets cold very easily and found her snowboard boots to be considerably warmer than any snow boots she's worn. The explore binding didn't cause any issues with the heavier, solid construction of her boots. I could see others issues with the ratchet binding in lightweight boots. Next, these are amazing in all conditions. One day we were in 3' of fresh powder and sinking up to out knees (I was too with 30" snowshoes) and later that week we were on icy groomed trails. The aggressive bite of the side tread helped prevent any lateral, uphill, or downhill sliding. Overall I hope these snowshoes last as long and perform as well as the rest of my MSR equipment.

    Great Snowshoes...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Yes, I'm the MSR rep. You can listen to what I have to say or you can leave it. I'm ok either way.

    I have had an excellent experience using the new Explorer binding. I typically wear a standard all leather backpacking boot (Kayland) and have figured out how to get the bindings work just right. For starters, the two red release buttons near the silver lever are for micro adjustments...if you feel the binding is too tight, simply alternate pushing on each of these buttons until you get the right amount of holding power. That is what they are there for.

    I love the ease of getting in and out of these bindings. They pack flat, are secure, and make snowshoe enjoyable for me. The snowshoe itself is incredibly rugged and will stand up to many, many years of use and abuse. They have been tested extensively prior to their release with excellent results. MSR doesn't put out a product unless it passes the most stringent of tests. I can assure you this snowshoe binding has received as much scrutiny and field testing as any they have produced. Simply put, it works and works well.

    Just to reiterate from my earlier post, any MSR snowshoe that sports an Explorer binding comes with an additional pair of 10" straps to accommodate wider boots and larger feet. If you bought a pair of Explorer snowshoes in the past and need these 10" straps, simply call MSR directly (msrgear.com) and they will send you them free of charge. No need to work yourself up into a frenzy.

    Longer Straps

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The 2016 snowshoes using the Men’s HyperLink binding (Revo Explore & Lightning Explore men’s models) are now coming with two additional 10” straps to accommodate customers with bigger feet and larger boots. In fact, since the Hyperlink Snowshoe binding has been produced (2 seasons now) 10” strap kits are available free of charge from MSR and can be installed easily by the user. Please Note: the 2016 (current season) version has the straps tucked between the two snowshoes. This should help with those worried about the bindings not fitting wider boots and larger feet.

    Jason do you know how can I get longer straps? I have bought MSR Revo Explore Snowshoe (Men's) and have used them several times this winter. It will be definitely easier and faster for me to wear this snowshoe with longer straps. My size of shoe is 44.5 (EU) and the default strap's size makes me a challenge every time I wear these pair. Although I shell state that this snow is just great.

    Light duty only

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I feel like MSR does a bad job describing the difference between its different snow shoe lines. These are light duty snow shoes. I'm sure they are fine for pleasure walks on mostly flat ground, but I look them on a climb and they didn't work well. The binding is a ratchet rather than a rubber band, so to get it tight enough to be secure on steep sections, you basically need to crush your foot. Also, the plastic part of the bindings get really stiff at sub-zero temperatures. If you're going anyplace serious, get the ascents instead.

    I agree with your comments regarding the bindings, however with a quick, inexpensive add-on you can turn these into the intended rugged all-terrain shoes.

    I purchased some super strong Velcro straps measuring 2" x 30" that wrap around your boot and binding just behind the front strap, I call this my power-strap because it very firmly holds your foot in the binding without any hot-spots because of the 2" width of the strap. This allows you to take as much pressure off the front strap until it omfortble. It take me about 5 seconds per side to add the strap, so you still maintain the easy in/out qualities of the bindind with a very secure feeling. I have used this setup on some pretty intense terrain and it feels solid and comfortable in most all conditions.

    Unanswered Question

    What for are the front four holes designed?

    I have used this snowshoe several times and noticed that some scratches in the front. It came in to my mind maybe these holes are designed for additional removable protective accessories?

    Anybody have experience with these while wearing a trail running shoe?

    I don't have any personal experience with these shoes myself but I have read a review that mentioned in one testing case there were some stability issues in the bindings with lighter shoes. For more running specific snowshoes, you can check out this link:



    http://www.backcountry.com/mens-running-snowshoes



    Also, here is the link to the review in case you were curious:

    http://www.gearinstitute.com/hiking/item/msr-revo-explore