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Rod Wolfy
(rodwolfy) - F - MLife
MSR Evo Tour 22 Snowshoe on 01/07/2011 17:30:41 MST Print View

This is a newer Evo snowshoe (same features as the Evo Ascent $210), but with a quick release binding. Listed at $179, but I got them for 30% off - $126 at Altrec.

Jeff M.
(Catalyst)

Locale: Costa Mesa, CA
sold out on 01/07/2011 19:56:14 MST Print View

Good find, seems they're sold out now. Too bad, just what I was looking for. Is the binding the only difference between the two?

Rod Wolfy
(rodwolfy) - F - MLife
MSR Tour on 01/10/2011 23:52:19 MST Print View

Yes. I looked over reviews and comparisons. The only difference is the Ascent has heavy duty bindings. The new bindings need to be adjusted to your boot prior to putting them on; however, they are reportedly rugged enough for all but the most difficult of climbing. The Tours even come with a removable third strap that can go over you foot at the front of the ankle. Even at regular price ($180), they're $30 cheaper than the Ascent ($210).