MSR Lightning Ascent

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Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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Don't miss out on your next trek through a winter wonderland due to improper footwear. Throw the Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes on your boots and stride through the snow with confidence. The decks are made from durable ballistic nylon to make sure they're tough enough to handle just about anything. 360-degree traction frames ensure a solid grip on any surface, while the Torsion2 crampons combine to offer stability on steep, sideways, or flat terrain. PosiLock AT bindings are an excellent blend of stability and support, and the Ergo Televator heel risers prevent your calves from cramping up during extended periods of uphill traffic. If the snow gods see fit to reward you with lots of fluffy goodness, throw the modular flotation tails on the back (flotation tails sold separately) for extra float, especially when using a heavy pack.


MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes feature aggressive perimeter traction in an ultralight design that's engineered specifically for narrow gait of women.


On Sale. Free Shipping. MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes FEATURES of the MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes Reduces calf strain on steep pitches and distributes pressure to enhance traction, Innovative design engages easily with end of pole grip For 2014, MSR update the decking with cutting edge ballistic fabric that increases the Lightning snowshoes' durability, while maintaining the ultralight performance that defines this premium shoe Two piece urethane construction locks tightly around boots for MSR's greatest level of security in challenging terrain, and remains flexible to - 20Adeg F Split teeth add durability and distribute force for continuous contact and better traction in rugged terrain Vertical wall of ultralight, aerospace - grade aluminum delivers unrivaled traction and stability 360Adeg, excelling on ascents and traverses PosiLock AT Bindings Torsion2 Crampons better distribute forces for more continuous contact-delivering unmatched traction on any terrain, in any conditions 360Adeg Traction Frame delivers edge-to-edge grip Ergo Televator Modular Flotation tails (sold separately) allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch (13-cm) tails SPECIFICATIONS of the MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes SPECIFICATIONS for 22 Length: 22in. / 56 cm Width: 7.25in. / 18 cm Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz / 1552 g Load: Up to 180 lb Load w/ tails: Up to 240 lb SPECIFICATIONS for 25 Length: 25in. / 64 cm Width: 7.25in. / 18 cm Weight: 3 lbs 11 oz / 1666 g Load: 120-210 lb Load w/ tails: 120-270 lb This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Now even more durable thanks to new Torsion2 crampons, MSR's Lightning Ascent, their most aggressive snowshoes, are built on a solid foundation and deliver a level of ultralight security that tubular frames simply can't-especially on traverses. Dual-component PosiLock AT bindings offer MSR's most secure attachment, while aggressive steel cross members and easily engaged Ergo Televators back you up with every step.

- Mountain Gear