I was shocked to see the new fangled MSR snowshoes at REI. I think the Denali's are far superior. This is primarly because they are almost completely bombproof and a million times more versatile than the average snowshoe cuz you can adjust for flotation as needed (with the snap on tails).

The new ones might be OK for groomed trails at a resort or something, but... What in the hell is the point in that? People who snowshoe at resorts completely boggle my mind. There's a freakin lift dude!!