User Review: MSR Men's Lightning Axis
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $239.95
- Superior materials
This is my third winter with my MSR Lightning Axis snowshoes. They do everything reliable snowshoes should, and then some. I use the two-strap binding system, which is tight and has never failed on three different pairs of boots.
For those who need advice on setting up and aligning the shoes, the company provides clear print instructions and a YouTube video. The elevator bar makes it a pleasure to climb steep grades, and the traction is consistently excellent on all kinds of ice and snow. I don't pack much weight or hike on deep powder, and the 25" model works fine for me. But it's good to know that tail extensions are available if I ever need them.
A solid and well-designed product that I expect to enjoy for many years.