I wear the MSR EVO snowshoes on the left, Faye the Tubbs. Mine are relatively easy to buckle into and out of. The straps tend to come out of the retain clips, a minor annoyance, though they remain buckled. The removable tails are nice if you know the snow is ‘heavy’ or crusty therefore negating the need for additional flotation. The only negative attribute is that they are noisy on crusty snow. A good investment I’ve been happy with. It’s nice to have a winter in which they can be put to use more than once.