MSR Evo
Crescent Moon Gold 10
TSL Symbioz Elite
Awards Best Buy Award   Top Pick Award  
Price $139.95 at REI
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Pros Inexpensive, simple, reliableLarge, easy strideGood flotation and tractionCompact, with uniquely excellent stride ergonomicsInnovative, unique looking
Cons Loud decking on crusty snowHeavy, limited icy snow tractionFalls off unexpectedly, can be uncomfortable with soft footwearSmall footprint and flexible deck creates limited flotationBinding is insecure and ices up
Bottom Line The latest in a long line of innovative, molded snowshoes; they are reliable, inexpensive, and have widespread appealA good choice for off trail travel and softer snowGood flotation and traction but can fall off if you're not paying attentionA good choice for firm, hard packed snowWhile we appreciate the innovation in this product, it scored poorly
Rating Categories MSR Evo Crescent Moon Gold 10 MSR Revo Explore TSL Symbioz Elite Fimbulvetr Hikr
Flotation (25%)
4
10
6
1
8
Traction (25%)
7
2
7
9
6
Stride Ergonomics (20%)
8
4
7
8
5
Binding Comfort (10%)
6
7
6
9
3
Ease Of Use (10%)
5
9
7
7
4
Binding Security (10%)
10
9
3
5
3
Specs MSR Evo Crescent Moon Gold... MSR Revo Explore TSL Symbioz Elite Fimbulvetr Hikr
Uses Spring snow and moderate terrain Deep snow Spring snow and moderate terrain Groomed trails Groomed trails
Optimum weight loads per tested size. Per manufacturer. up to 180 lbs up to 225 lbs 120-220 lbs S; 65-180 M; 110-260 L; 150-300 lbs up to 243 lbs
Weight (per pair) 3 lbs 9 oz 5 lbs 2 oz 4 lbs 4 oz 4 lbs 9 oz 4 lbs 14 oz
Surface Area 173 sq in 256 sq in 194 sq in 162 sq in 226 sq in
Dimensions 22x8 in 31x10 in 25x8 in 22x8 in 24x10 in
Crampon/Traction aids Steel crampon augmented with traction rails Steel crampon Steel crampon augmented with rail and frame teeth Steel spikes throughout bottom of deck Steel crampon
Frame material Steel traction rails Aluminum Steel Composite DuPont Hytrel
Deck material Molded plastic Polyurethane fabric Molded plastic Composite Molded DuPont Hytrel
Heel Lift Yes Optional, aftermarket add-on Yes Yes Yes
Binding/Deck Connection Hinged Strapped Hinged Hinged Strapped
Binding system Rubber Straps with pin-in-hole Rubber straps with plastic buckles Ratchet straps with plastic buckles Combination of rigid plastic, nylon straps, cam locks, and ratchet style straps Nylon straps and ladder-lock buckles
Flotation tails sold separately? Yes No No No No
Men's and Women's versions? Unisex version Women's version avalible Women's version availible Unisex version Unisex version
Sizes Available One Size 7, 10, 17 22, 25 S, M and L One Size
Tested Size One Size 10 25 M One Size
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