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Revo Explore Snowshoes

Rugged durability and the exceptional comfort and ease of use that long hikes demand.

Built upon our rugged ExoTract deck, Revo Explore snowshoes bring an unrivaled level of comfort through our new HyperLink bindings, making them perfect for those tackling all-day, all-mountain explorations. Delivering the same confidence-inspiring performance underfoot as our Ascent series, their cradle binding eliminates pressure points, while its fast two-strap ratchet system makes getting in and out for lunch stops a breeze, not to mention making on-the-fly adjustments. Add-on Modular Flotation tails keep you ready for any change in winter’s mood.

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MSR Snowshoes: HyperLink™ Binding Overview

Built upon our rugged ExoTract deck, Revo Explore snowshoes bring an unrivaled level of comfort through our new HyperLink bindings, making them perfect for those tackling all-day, all-mountain explorations. Delivering the same confidence-inspiring performance underfoot as our Ascent series, their cradle binding eliminates pressure points, while its fast two-strap ratchet system makes getting in and out for lunch stops a breeze, not to mention making on-the-fly adjustments. Add-on Modular Flotation tails keep you ready for any change in winter’s mood.
  • External Traction: Aggressive perimeter teeth of ExoTract deck and Pivot crampon provide advanced traction, especially on traverses, in all conditions.
  • Durable: Injection-molded plastic deck withstands abusive conditions, plus adds unique torsional flex for a deep purchase.
  • HyperLink Binding: Easy-entry cradle and fast two-strap ratchet system offer exceptional all-day comfort and efficiency, including a set-it-and-forget heel strap.
  • All-Condition Adaptability: Add-on Modular Flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch (13-cm) tails.
  • Uphill Efficiency: Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a flick of a pole grip.
Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts
25 IN 22 IN
Color Black, Orange Black, Orange
Weight per pair (Standard) 4 lbs 2 oz 3 lbs 14 oz
Weight per pair (Metric) 1.885 kg 1.75 kg
Width (Standard) 8 in 8 in
Width (Metric) 20 cm 20 cm
Length (Standard) 25 in 22 in
Length (Metric) 64 cm 56 cm
Binding type HyperLink HyperLink
Televator Yes Yes
Gait Unisex/normal width Unisex/normal width
Footwear size range (Standard) 4.5 M - 13 M 4.5 M - 13 M
Footwear size range (Metric) 35.5 - 48 35.5 - 48
Load (Standard) 120 - 220 lbs Up to 180 lbs
Load (Metric) 54 - 100+ kilos Up to 80 kilos
Load w/ tails (Standard) 120 - 280 lbs Up to 250 lbs
Load w/ tails (Metric) 54 - 127 kilos Up to 114 kilos
Country of Origin Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts
The primary purposes of a snowshoe are to provide flotation and traction. Since all MSR® snowshoes deliver exceptional traction, your next consideration is flotation, and this is where size comes into play.

Once you’ve decided on a snowshoe, assess your weight, including all the gear and clothing you’ll be wearing the majority of the time you snowshoe. If you only go on a couple of overnights a year, don’t include that 50-pound pack—just your fully clothed weight, plus a daypack and water. Then consider the snow conditions you’re likely to travel in most often—deep, untracked powder, or groomed trails and established snowshoe routes. Are you at a high altitude or very far north where snow generally falls deep and light and a larger snowshoe is in order, or are you at lower elevations or in a coastal range where snow has high moisture content and generally consolidates rapidly, making a smaller snowshoe your best choice?

The idea is to find the smallest possible snowshoe that matches your needs in most–not all–situations so you can maximize your agility and efficiency. Now, with Modular Flotation tails available across all MSR adult snowshoes, we’ve made that easier than ever. Should you find yourself on the cusp between sizes, always go with the smaller one and then simply add tails for added flotation as needed.
Both of these snowshoes offer outstanding traction, aggressive bindings, ergonomic deck shapes, Modular Flotation and excellent durability. However, when it’s all said and done, the all-aluminum Lightning snowshoes offer it all with a bit less weight. You’ll also find that because the 360° Traction frames of the Lightning snowshoes is vertical all the way to the edge, it offers slightly better traction on traverses. And don’t forget that the composite, Unibody decks of our Evo shoes are built from an incredibly tough, injection-molded plastic, giving them a slight advantage in durability in the course of normal use.
Dry your snowshoes after each use. Then store them with bottoms together to keep the sharp under-bits form damaging other gear.
Inadequate traction is horribly inefficient, with every misstep wasting precious energy. That’s why we provide the industry’s best traction, regardless of what shoe you purchase—from kid’s snowshoes, to our most aggressive shoes. The result is a far more enjoyable experience with the increased efficiency of solid, no-slip footing and the confidence to go anywhere.
First and foremost, you should seek out bindings that suit your needs. Do you prioritize comfort or security? The best bindings do both. It’s also important to understand that regardless of what a tag says a binding does, it can’t do it if it’s frozen. Be leery of excessive use of nylon webbing and cordage–both absorb water and can leave your bindings rendered useless when frozen. Look for simplicity (fewer parts and potential for things to break) and light weight, and try them on in the store with the same footwear you’ll use in the field. Unless you have an exceptionally small or large foot, a good binding will be able to adapt to a range of footwear to keep your options open.
All MSR snowshoe components are proudly made in Seattle, USA, and the employees of Cascade Designs build every snowshoe we make. Shoes found in North America and Japan are entirely built in the USA, while those found in Europe have some final assembly done in our Cork, Ireland facility.

What is California Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act passed by voters in the State of California in 1986. The act was created to inform people about possible exposure to chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm.

What are the requirements of Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 requires that the Governor of California maintain and publish a list of harmful chemicals. The list is updated annually and includes chemicals that can be found in solvents, drugs, dyes, food additives, by-products of certain processes, pesticides, and tobacco products.

A chemical is listed if it has been classified as a reproductive toxicant or carcinogen by an "authoritative" organization on the subject. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Toxicology Program, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer are considered authoritative for carcinogens. For reproductive toxicants, the authorities are the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and International Agency for Research on Cancer. Chemicals will also be listed if they are required to be labeled or identified as a carcinogen or as a reproductive toxicant by an agency of the state or federal government.

Why has MSR placed a Proposition 65 label on its products?
Any company with 10 or more employees operating or selling products within the State of California must comply with the requirements of Proposition 65. To comply, businesses are: (1) prohibited from knowingly discharging listed chemicals into sources of drinking water; and (2) required to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical.

A Proposition 65 warning means that the business has evaluated the exposure and has concluded that it exceeds the "no significant risk level," or that the business is providing a warning based on the presence of a "listed" chemical without actually evaluating the exposure.

MSR is providing a warning based on our knowledge about the presence of one or more listed chemicals without attempting to evaluate the level of exposure. While using an MSR product, the exposure to a "listed" chemical may be well within the "no significant risk" range, but out of caution, we have placed the Proposition 65 warning labels on our products.

Are consumers who are using an MSR product with a Proposition 65 warning at risk?
The California government states: "The fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe." The government also explained, "You could think of Proposition 65 more as a 'right to know' law than a pure product safety law."

A Proposition 65 warning means that the product contains one or more listed chemicals. By law, a warning is required unless the business proves that the exposure to the chemical poses "no significant risk." The "no significant risk" level for carcinogens is defined as the level which is calculated to result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed over a 70-year lifetime. Therefore, if you are exposed to the chemical in question at this level every day for 70 years, theoretically, it will increase your chances of getting cancer by no more than 1 case in 100,000 individuals so exposed.

The "no significant risk" level for reproductive toxicants is defined as the level of exposure which, even if multiplied by 1,000, will not produce birth defects or other reproductive harm. Therefore, the level of exposure is below the "no observable effect level," divided by 1,000. (The "no observable effect level" is the highest dose level which has not been associated with observable reproductive harm in humans or test animals.) For further information about California's Proposition 65, please visit http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain.html

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Firebug509
February 15, 2017
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Quality as expected!
Worked great had fun got a kiss from a pretty girl... WIN
NZ_Surly_Rider
February 13, 2017
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Lightweight and quick entry
My first impression of these snowshoes is that they are light and fast. Entry and exit is quick and easy. The design has resulted in a lightweight construction, so much so that you barely notice these on your feet. Climbing and decending is smooth with minimal slippage (well for the incline I was on at least). My one complaint is that, while light, they do feel a bit flimsy, especially if you are carrying extra weight. For some that is a bit bigger or is likely to carry heavy packs, I'd recommend the Lightning Explore.
Adventure Dad
January 22, 2017
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Performs great, has a cosmetic issue
These snowshoes pack extremely well with my existing winter kit. They should strap nicely to any modern design 80+L pack with quick release clips on the side of the bag. The grip on these snowshoes is solid. I had no problems gripping ice on a sizeable slope. They have zero clogging issues in crunchy hard packed snow, powder, or sticky melting snow. The binding on these are extremely easy to use. A word of caution here, the boot you use needs to have some amount of rigidity. They work exceptionally with my winter boots, but poorly with my soft cross country ski boots (essential when back-country skiing requires a quick swap to master an overly steep section). Ascension mode is easy flipped on or off with standard baskets on trekking poles without bending down. I could almost turn this on at a run. The advantage going uphill in this mode is noticeable in reducing effort. I purposely buy snowshoes 25kg above my weight rating to ensure proper float with winter gear. In fluffy powder I sank as far as my knees. In all other conditions, the float has exceeded expectations. After less then a season of use, the metal edges have bitten the opposing snowshoe enough that the snowshoes look like they have been used longer than they have. They scratch easily and some of the paint has already come off. The issue seems purely cosmetic, but could lead to rust if not cared for properly.

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We know that in the backcountry, reliable gear is critical. That’s why MSR gear has always been engineered to the highest quality standards and rigorously tested before it reaches you. If your MSR gear is in need of repair, please contact our Seattle Repair Shop at 1-800-531-9531 and our technicians will work to find you a solution as quickly as possible. A majority of the time, MSR products can be repaired. If you are experiencing an issue with your product that you feel should be covered under the MSR Limited Warranty, please visit msrgear.com/warranty for more info.