MSR Lightning Flash

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Weights 3 pounds to 3 pounds 5 ounces (1,374-1,502 grams)
Lengths 22-25 inches (56-64 centimeters)
Sizes 2 men's, 2 women's

Manufacturer's Description

The MSR Lightning Flash Snowshoe is the ideal trail shoe, offering whisper-quiet, ultralight efficiency and traction on rolling terrain. The exclusive Lightning frame is made with aerospace-grade aluminum and provides unrivaled 360-degree traction at an extremely light weight.

The frame can now accommodate optional tails to make the snowshoe longer, providing more flotation in varying snow conditions. A new SpeedLock™ quick-set binding system makes the shoes easier than ever to put on and stay secure, while the design alleviates pressure for all-day comfort.

Key Technical Features:

  • 360° Traction Frame

  • Steel Pivot Crampons

  • Modular Flotation Tails

  • SpeedLock™ Binding System

Visit MSR's Lightning Flash page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

MSR's Lightning snowshoe design took over the snowshoe world with a flash. Literally! The renowned MSR Lightning design, known for it's stability, traction, and ruggedness, has been adapted into the MSR Lightning Flash. What has been taken out is the weight. A perfect blend for efficiency over rolling terrain.-- Exclusive, 360 degree Traction frames and Pivot crampons deliver advanced, edge-to-edge grip, delivering unmatched traction and security on any terrain, in any conditions-- Set-it-and-forget-it, glove-friendly adjustment and comfort, plus an optional, included strap for maximum security on challenging terrain-- Modular Flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller snowshoe with the on-demand flotation of optional, 5 in (13 cm) tails (available separately)-- Streamlined design is tailored for rolling terrain, delivering ultralight, energy-saving performance-- Made in Seattle, USA

- OMCgear

The MSR Men's Lightning Flash Snowshoe utilizes the same 360-Degree Traction Technology as its siblings, but it uses a lighter, more minimal design for mellow terrain.


On Sale. Free Shipping. MSR Lightning Flash Showshoes The SPECS Weight: 3 lbs 10 oz / 1640 g Length: 25in. / 64 cm

- Moosejaw

MSR Men's Lightning Flash Snowshoes - The Men's Lightning Flash Snowshoes by MSR are perfect for trekking in the high Sierra's or just exploring the outdoors close to home. Custom-built for maximum efficiency over rolling terrain, they pack the performance of a light and aggressive 360 degree traction frame and pair it with the refined simplicity of SpeedLock bindings for maximum comfort and control, a perfect match for logging miles over hours or days. Exclusive, 360 degree traction frames and pivot crampons offer advanced, edge-to-edge grip, delivering unmatched traction and security on any terrain, in any conditions. A streamlined design is tailored for rolling terrain, delivering ultralight, energy-saving performance while the set-it-and-forget-it, glove-friendly adjustment provides maximum security on challenging terrain. If you are tired of slipping around on steep slopes and want something that provides rock solid stability, you have found it with the Men's Lightning Flash Snowshoes by MSR.

- Outdoorplay

MSR Men's Lightning Flash


The MSR Men's Lightning Flash is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 11, 2014 at SunnySports.

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