MSR Lightning Ascent
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What began as a solution for women has become the top choice of anyone with a narrow gait, or those seeking the lightest possible alternative in our most aggressive snowshoe. MSR engineered our Womens 360 Traction Frames in conjunction with a renowned expert in athletic biomechanics resulting in a lower-profile frame that saves weight and improves agility with narrow gaits. Paired with our new, most secure, dual-component PosiLock AT bindings to create our most secure attachment, Modular Flotation tails, Pivot Crampons and new, easily-engaged Ergo Televators back you up with every step.
Re-designed in 10/11, MSR Women's Lightning Ascent snowshoes have a new binding and modular sizing. What began as a solution for women has become the top choice of anyone with a narrow gait, or those seeking the lightest possible alternative in MSR's most aggressive snowshoe. We engineered in conjunction with a renowned expert in athletic biomechanics results in a lower-profile frame that saves weight and improves agility with narrow gaits. Unrivaled Traction: 360 degree Traction frames and Pivot crampons deliver unmatched, edge-to-edge security on any terrain and in any conditions, with advanced ergonomics tailored to a narrow gait Secure Attachment: Two-piece, independently conforming PosiLock AT bindings create our most secure, freeze-resistant attachment, regardless of footwear All-Condition Adaptability Modular Flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch (13-cm) tails (available separately) Uphill Efficiency: Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a simply flick of a pole grip Made in USA
The MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes represent the most aggressive snowshoes offering the pinnacle of lightweight all-terrain performance.
The women's MSR Lightning Ascent 22 snowshoes provide top-of-the-line traction on backcountry terrain. They're packable and lightweight, with the option to add tails for extra flotation. Sturdy aluminum 360deg Traction frame provides security on any terrain, thanks to aggressive teeth integrated in the frame along the outside edge and underfoot. Urethane-impregnated nylon decking is lightweight, waterproof and durable; heel strike area features a welded-on reinforcement patch. Lightweight, low-profile and women-specific frames accommodate a narrow gait, save overall weight and improve agility. PosiLock(TM) AT bindings provide the most secure, freeze-resistant attachment system that MSR offers. Steel crampons underfoot not only grip well, but also provide stability and reduce heel drift for an efficient gait. Ergonomic heel lifts engage with the flick of a pole grip to ease strain on your calves during steep ascents. Compatible with MSR Lightning Snowshoe Flotation tails (sold separately) for an easy-on/off flotation boost when in deep snow or carrying extra weight. All materials are waterproof, so they don't soak up water, freeze and get heavy. Please note: without tails, recommended load is up to 180 lbs., and with 5 in. tails, recommended load is up to 240 lbs. Recommended load specification for the women's MSR Lightning Ascent 22 snowshoes includes weight of hiker with gear; flotation will vary with snow conditions.