About MSR Denali Ascent Snowshoes - 22” with 8" Tail
Closeouts. A versatile, durable design and optional Modular Flotation tails allow MSR's Denali Ascent snowshoes to shine in the steeps as well as on powder and ice, making them a great all-around choice for demanding backcountry use.
Specs about MSR Denali Ascent Snowshoes - 22” with 8" Tail
- Weight capacity: Without tails: up to 180 lb.; With tails up to 250 lb.
- Heel lift: Yes
- Frame material: Composite
- Decking material: Composite
- Crampon material: Stainless steel
- Weight: 3 lb. 14 oz.
- Dimensions: 22 x 8"
- Gender: Men
- Recommended use: Rolling terrain,Mountains
- Made in United States of America
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by JoeD from UP from UP Michigan on Tuesday, February 21, 2017I bought these snowshoes on the recommendation of my brother-in-law who is about my size (190 lbs) and does more snowshoeing than anyone I know. I have only used them for one long day and on crunchy snow. I think they may not be the best choice for fluff, but they worked great for semi-soft snow. They were so light I almost forgot I was wearing them. I crunched over brush, saplings, beaver dams and etc... and they stayed on all day.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Adventure ME from Maine on Tuesday, February 21, 2017Perfect for more aggressive winter hikes, purchased after borrowing friends pair to complete some 4k's in the White mountains. I've already returned with my new MSR's in the recent snow. Conditions were considerably more powdery. I broke trail the entire way. 125 lbs not including the full pack I was carrying, used the tail attachment for this hike. Very satisfied! Excited to continue testing them.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jay from Durango, CO on Monday, February 13, 2017These are great snowshoes and have been on my list. I've rented them and was already sold on the product - just waiting on the right price. And Sierra Trading comes through WITH the float tails included in the package. Perfect. Now I just need a bag.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Trey B. from Washington on Tuesday, February 7, 2017Not many places these snowshoes won't get you. Amazing traction on steep terrain. Highly recommended!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jeff the Surveyor from Western New York on Tuesday, February 7, 2017I just used these this week in the Adirondacks and 2 feet of firm snow. The majority of my 5 mile hike was on a little used snowmobile trail and I questioned whether putting the tails on or carrying them along since I knew I would be off trail at some points. I weigh 250+ lbs and decided to walk with the tails on and I was very pleased with the light weight. I have been using all sorts of snowshoes and different construction through the years and I LOVE these!! The only thing I think could use improvement is the bindings. The bindings did work well once strapped in, but I am used to some speedier binding hookups than these. The nice thing about these bindings is that they store flat, so they are compact, which is nice if you want to transport or pack these in to some location.
Question & Answer
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“The Specs shows the Weight capacity: Without tails: 90 to 125 lb.; With tails 125 to 175 lb. It seems that the capacity for this particular model should be higher. Can anyone confirm the capacity?”
If you go to MSR's website they have the Evo Ascent snowshoe, which is very close in design to the Denali Ascent. The MSR website gives the weight capacity w/o tails at up to 180 and with tails up to 250 lbs, for the Evo Ascent. I would say after using the Denali snowshoes that in very light, powdery snow, 250 lbs would be too much weight, but in heavier, wet snow the load carrying capacity may go up to 250 lbs. So, Sierra's stated weight specs are probably wrong and should be increased to agree with the specs for the Evo Ascent.
So that's the ideal weight constraints, giving you optimal float on soft soft backcountry snow. I'm 180lbs and with my gear (food, water, filming equipment, snowboard, etc) I come in about 195. I find with all this I do suffer some loss in performance but it's still very acceptable and I would recommend these.
Yes, these do include the add-on float tails.