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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2014, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Default MSR vs. MEC snowshoe bag

Hello,

I'm trying to decide between an MSR snowshoe bag and the MEC snowshoe bag. How do they compare in durability, weight, and features?

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I've never used a snowshoe bag. Always just strap it on the outside of my backpack. At home, I like to leave them out of a bag to make sure they dry off properly.
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Just wondering, what would you need a snowshoe bag for?
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Alpinehiker: My snowshoes.

Steventy: Don't your snowshoes scrape and rip the bag?
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usually you strap the snowshoes to the outside of your pack with webbing or straps

i use a msr bag for storage and transport only
it has a breathable mesh that lets them dry quicker in the trunk or my storage unit.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=stra...=1920&bih=1087
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@ Colin

That's a pretty straight forward answer, at least now i know its for your snowshoes and not for your skis or a guitar maybe, tennis racket etc.

Here is a link that might help:

http://sectionhiker.com/how-to-attac...to-a-backpack/

"Don't your snowshoes scrape and rip the bag?"

You strap them with the crampons facing outwards this way they wont scrape against your backpack when you move. The bindings will be against the pack so they wont scrape it.

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I use a snowshoe bag for storage and transport as well. I mainly got one to try to contain the snow and water from puddling inside someone's truck/hatch area as well as protect other gear during transport. Same reason I have a boot and ski bag.
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For storage and transporting your snowshoes, a heavy duty garbage bag would do just fine (wrap them in), in my opinion at least plus it will take less space.

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garbage bag doesnt breathe, rips and can't be slinged over your shoulder. it doesn't protect much from the sharp crampon ends either

snowshoe bag is same reason as ski, snowboard, ski boots bag
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I have the MSR bag, it is fine, but honestly you will be fine with a garbage bag unless you are planning to fly with your snowshoes. I only got the bag after an Air Canada agent took issue with my heavy duty garbage bag-wrapped snowshoes.
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I have the MEC bag. Had it for over 15 years. Still going strong.
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