Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Port Coquitlam
Interest: kayaking,hiking,scrambling,snowboarding,canyoneering-and the normal stuff.
I have owned MSR Evo or many years now and have generally been happy with them. The traction on uphill and traversing slopes is excellent and they are pretty tough, the bindings are simple and sturdy,though straps don't last forever. Deep snow is exhausting indeed, there are definitely better snowshoes for that than the Evos as they are simply too small for that use. I have done many trips with them and honesty never felt the heel lifter is a particularly useful feature, but many people love them. Also I found that for Garibaldi, the snowshoes only start to be a good idea at the lake, you're usually better off to boot pack the switchbacks.