Kevin Moynihanwrote a review of MSR Revo Ascent Snowshoe - Men's on December 27, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Just bought these, and so far so good!
I'm 190lb plus gear, so I bought the 25in model.
I have experience with the old MSR Denali Evo (like the old plastic body ones), but MSR doesn't make these anymore in the ascent model! So I was a bit torn - these are less expensive than the Lightning, but new to the market. I know I want to do more technical ascents with these, so I wasn't looking at trail models.
So far, so good! The binding system offered on the trails seems quicker, but once adjusted, you can get in and out of these quick with just the heel strap.
I like that the decks are hard plastic, and the rails are steel. Seems like the most durable combo for intermittent rocks.
I did scuff them up on the first use, just where the inside of my feet overlapped from not stepping wide enough. No big deal, but they already seem well used as a result.
At the front, the carry handle seems really nice as well.
As far as flotation, no comment - will update. We were either in super deep powder or packed trails, so I didn't have an opportunity to experiment with float and tails.