I weigh 165lbs and would like to carry between 15 and 30lbs of gear, what size do you recommend? I'll be mostly using these in Utah and Idaho backcountry - my routes will be moderate - mostly approach shoeing. Thanks - Dante
DAVID J If in steeper terrain shorter size better 22'
Otherwise use larger size for better flotation in (presumably) lighter Utah snow
BAI B i bought 2 pair of them.for my friends. we use snowshose in china. we all like MSR .and about your question. when i bought them. i called msr service .they says depending your weight and snow conditions.i thought 25inch is good choice for you.
LAURIEN H I would error on the side of the larger snowshoes. I would go with the 30 inch shoeshoe. I am about 190 and carry a similar amount of weight, I have both the 25 and 30 inch shoes, i sink like a rock in the 25 when in the backcountry. However, if you are just doing snowpacked trails you will be fine with the 25 inch shoes.