MSR Lightning Ascent

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While the women's version hasn't been reviewed yet, there are 19 reviews for other versions of the Lightning Ascent. Read all reviews »

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit MSR's Lightning Ascent page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoe for WomenThe MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoe for Women is the idea snowshoe for women who are up for an expedition through the snow. With its 360 degree traction, the product delivers an ample edge to edge grip for a steady walk. Its split teeth distribute weight pressure by providing continuous contact so that you can carry more weight with you. A two piece, PosiLock AT binding offers a secure and freeze-proof attachment. The modular flotation tail allows you the maneuverability of a smaller snowshoe, while also letting you use an added flotation of 5 in. so you can tread through a deeper layer of snow! Its Ergo televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on steep slopes, thanks to their ergonomic design. With the MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoe for Women, you can feel confident in navigating the snow!

- SunnySports

No matter what the skies were up to last night, you're not going to miss your morning snowshoe trek, and neither is the MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoe. MSR designed these snowshoes with a narrow profile that better suits a women's narrower gait, which also reduces the weight. After strapping the most advanced adventure technology to your boot, you can't help but feel confident as you navigate snow fields and steeps after a fresh dump.


For women, people with a narrow gait, or anyone just looking for the lightest possible snowshoes MSR designed the women's specific version of the Lightning Ascent. MSR's Lightning Ascent snowshoes are more versatile than ever thanks to the addition of the optional Modular Floation tails. Available in men's and womens models, they feature a Total-Traction framemade from one vertical blade of aerospace-grade aluminumthat delivers unprecedented 360deg traction. They are also fitted with dual-component, PosiLock AT bindings for the most secure attachment, and aggressive Pivot Crampons and easily-engaged Ergo Televators give you traction every step of the way. Unrivaled TractionTotal: Traction frame delivers unprecedented 360deg grip. Secure Attachment: Two-piece, independent PosiLock AT bindings for a secure, freeze-resistant attachment Unmatched Adaptability: New Modular Flotation tails allow you to use smaller shoes for better maneuverability with the optional addition of these 5-inch tails Uphill Efficiency: Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and help with traction on the steep slopes Weight per pair: 3 lbs 8 oz (1580g)Width: 7.25" (18cm)Length: 22" (56cm)

- Mountains Plus

We partnered with an orthopedic gait specialist to design the revolutionary new Womens Lightning Ascent.