MSR Lightning Ascent

While the women's version hasn't been reviewed yet, there are 22 reviews for other versions of the Lightning Ascent. Read all reviews »

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


Specifically designed for a narrower stride, these lightweight MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes for women offer the traction and features to handle rigorous backcountry trekking. 7,000 series aluminum frame. Tough and light polyethylene and polypropylene decking. Torsion 2 hardened-steel toe and heel crampons. PosiLock AT bindings securely fits most boots. Urethane straps stay flexible to minus 20A F. Made in the USA.

- L.L.Bean

MSR Lightning Ascent 22 Women's Snowshoes are an aggressive, all-condition pair of MSR ultralight snowshoes, with a narrow gait for women or those seeking the lightest option. The 22 is the shortest length of the MSR Ascent series, the best snowshoes for professionals, alpinists or everyday explorers who want a top quality snowshoe. These ultralight snowshoes combine unrelenting traction, bombproof reliability and the exclusive adaptability of MSR Modular Flotation. Low profile 360-degree Traction frames serve a dual purpose of snowshoe frame and total-body traction for ultralight security no matter the terrain. Frame is specially designed with input from an athletic biomechanics expert to save weight while improving agility with narrow gaits. This frame combined with Pivot crampons gives an advanced, edge-to-edge grip. Decking is lightweight, waterproof and durable with a welded reinforcement patch at the heel strike. New dual-component PosiLock AT bindings offer MSR's most secure and freeze-resistant attachment, while remaining easy to attach and staying on all day with no adjustments. Bindings fit most boots, opening wide for easy access and closing with 3 silicone instep straps and a heel strap. Your every step is backed up by aggressive steel cross members, Pivot crampons and new, easily-engaged Ergo Televators. Now available with Modular Flotation tails so you can have the best of both worlds: the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe and the on-demand flotation of removable 5-inch tails (sold separately). Ergo Televators keep you going the extra uphill mile with an ergonomic design to reduce fatigue and increase traction on steeps, and easily engage with a simple flick of a pole grip. Go fast and light with these low profile, ultralight mountain snowshoes from MSR Gear, a marvel in modern snowshoe design!. Size: 22 in. Weight per pair: 3 lbs 7 oz / 1552 g. Width: 7.25 in / 18 cm. Length: 22 in / 56 cm. Binding type: PosiTrack AT. Gait: Women's/narrow. Footwear size range: 4.5 W - 14 W / 35.5 - 48. Load: Up to 180 lbs / Up to 80 kilos. Load w/ tails: Up to 240 lbs / Up to 109 kilos. Country of Origin: Made in Seattle, USA. Gender: Womens. Available Color(s): Gunmetal

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

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.