I'm thinking about getting a pair of msr snowshoes. not sure if I should get the one with the heel televator or not. is it worth it to spend the extra money??
Those of you that have it, do you find yourself using them often on steep terrain?
If you are going to be on steep terrain the televator is completely worth it. I climbed Mt. St Helens April 2007 and was able to blow by the folks kicking steps in the boot track by using my MSR Denali Evo's by using the televators and walking outside of the track. I also have a pair of Lighting Ascent's with the televators.
We tested both types at BGT. You can read our reports here - http://www.backpackgeartest.org/revi...ear/Snowshoes/