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Denali Classic
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Denali Classic


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Denali Classic

Manufacturer: MSR

Your Opinion: 
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Page By: GreenNerve

Created/Edited: Feb 18, 2003 / Feb 18, 2003

Object ID: 671

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photo shown with Flotation Tails

UniDeck Platform
Expedition proven, nonstick deck sheds snow and ice.
4- and 8-inch flotation tails make MSR snowshoes a 3-in-1 package, eliminating the need for multiple pairs of snowshoes (sold separately).
Steel Traction Bars
Serrated edges run the length of the shoe on both sides and grip the snow for unmatched traction while traversing.
Durable Steel Crampons
Hardened steel crampons with four aggressive front teeth and three rear teeth offer unrivaled traction.
Braking Bars
Quad-point braking bars work in conjunction with the steel crampons to stop you in your tracks.
Heel Stabilizer
Crampon extension eliminates heel drift while traversing.
Flexible Binding
Packs flat; stays moisture-free and adjustable in freezing conditions.



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stinkycheezman33you need to but these snowshoes

Voted 5/5

i bought mine based on all of the sweet reviews i had read and also based on the very reasonable base price. i couldn't be happier with them: they hold up exceptionally well to what i put them through. i would recommend these to anyone. the only complaint (and it is more of a getting-used-to-the-style thing) is that since the tails add only to the back, it makes them feel front heavy, but it can easily be compensated for by leaning back slightly while wearing them. 5/5!
Posted Mar 12, 2009 10:18 pm


Voted 5/5

I rented a lot of different types of snowshoes before I bought any, and these are by far superior to and Atlas, Redfeather, or Tubbs makes. I live in Washington State (the West side) so perhaps these shoes are just tailored better to our wet snow and steep terrain. Out here there is nothing better for casual hiking to mountaineering.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 4:37 pm

JimWallaceLoud and slick

Voted 2/5

I bough a pair of these and found them to be extremely loud when walking on anysort of packed surface.They worked very well on the ascents,but terrible for me on the desents.The side crampons acted much like a pair if skates.I virtually had to walk sideways the whole time climbing downward.I fabricated a large crampon under the rear of the foothold.This seems to have done the trick.As for the noise,well I suppose that theres nothing I can do.I did drillseveral small holes to help lighten them up allittle too.With some work they can do the job
Posted Jan 20, 2010 11:16 pm

WMLKeepin' it simple

Hasn't voted

You really don't need anything more than these for snowshoes. Otherwise, you're just paying excessive amounts for some functions that over-complicate the design and make them harder to do maintenance on in the backcountry if they did go out.

Either way, snowshoeing = suffering, and these reduce the suffer-fest.
Posted Apr 26, 2010 6:29 pm

Josh LewisWonderful!

Voted 4/5

The best pair of snowshoes I've ever used! For years I been using a lousy pair pf tubbs and hope never to go away from MSR now that I'm using them. A few reasons why this did not get 5 stars.
1. It snapped on one side, although the previous owner used them a lot I assume. This is not a big deal
2. They do not have riser bars
3. Good teeth but not quite the same as Lightning Ascents and all the new snowshoes

But all in all it's a great snowshoe and would recommend to a friend.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 2:48 am

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