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MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes


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Backcountry trips challenge you with cold temperatures, and steep terrain, which is why you need gear that is up to that challenge; These MSR Ascent lightweight snowshoes are just what you need.



  • Weight: 3 lb 15 oz.
  • Weight  capacity: 120 t0 220 lb.
  • Dimensions: 8"W x 25"L.
  • 30"

  • Dimensions: 8"W x 30"L.
  • Weight: 4 lb 7 oz.
  • Weight  capacity: 150 to 280 lb.
  • Construction

  • 7,000 series aluminum frame.
  • Tough and light polyethylene and polypropylene decking.
  • Urethane straps stay flexible to minus 20° F.
  • Torsion 2 hardened-steel toe and heel crampons stay sharp so you have reliable traction in ice.
  • PosiLock AT bindings securely fits most boots.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Why We Love Them

    The snow cutting perimeter and hardened-steel toe- and heel- crampons stay sharp to provide reliable traction on snow and ice. Ergo Televator™ heel lifters support your heel and maximize traction while providing relief for calf-strain on difficult ascents. Posi AT bindings provide secure and adjustable fit to accommodate most types of winter footwear and are made from Urethane to accommodate most weather conditions—including up to minus 20° F.
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    MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes
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    5 / 5
    December 1, 2014
    Great Mountaineering Snowshoe
    MSR Lightenings are the best snowshoe out there. Did the copywriter really test these, however? Has he or she ever negotiated a steep slope in snowshoes... more
    Portland, Maine
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    PolarOrbit January 3, 2017
    I use MSR Lightnings in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. They do in fact work quite well breaking trails on steep slopes. That is not to say it is easy. You have to take your time and firmly plant each step. However, it is much easier than post-holing without the Lightnings. The heal elevator really does help on these steep climbs too.
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    Mainegyd February 21, 2016
    I would assume the copywriter was speaking in the context of a snowshoe review. Is there a better choice of snowshoe for steep slopes?
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    les777 February 20, 2015
    I just bought these for my son who does field work in some hard to reach places. I'm glad these snowshoes got a five star review but I don't understand what you were trying to say. Are they not good on anything but flat terrain?
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