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Travel at 220,000 km/hr, or at least try, in MSR's Lightning snowshoes. Climb up hills and rolling terrain with these superlight climbers featuring a Total Traction frame for unprecedented 360-degree traction, easy to fit step-in bindings and a True Hinge steel crampon.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
The bottom edges of MSR's Lightning Showshoes have a wave-like design that works splendidly on flat and slightly rolling terrain. Since you don't always just slip forwards or backwards, this Total-Traction frame provides 360-degree grippage. Hate that heel-drag and snow kick-up' The tail's rocker design helps eliminate both. The Lightning Snowshoes' steel crampon minimizes heel-drift, and the aircraft-grade aluminum frame cuts down on weight so your legs feel less fatigued. The two-strap binding system on these MSR Lightnings fits a variety of boots and is easy to step into and tighten.*Please see sizing chart for size tips.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
MSRs new Lightning snowshoes represent the evolution of our groundbreaking Lightning Ascents. Like the Ascents, they feature a patent-pending Total Traction frame that delivers unrivaled 360 traction, as well as the same superior performance and usability. But because they don't include Televators, the Lightnings are even lighter, making them ideal for use on flat and rolling terrain or any adventure that demands maximum traction and minimum weight. The lightnings also feature a less aggressive traction pattern for more gentle, rolling terrain.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Tuned specifically for flat and rolling terrain, MSR's Lightning snowshoes represent the evolution of MSR groundbreaking Lightning Ascents. They use a two-strap, step-on binding and forego the Televator Heel lift of the MSR Lightning Ascent, making them the lightest snowshoe in their class. The edge of the Lightnings' Total Traction frame has been specially designed to be a perfect match for anysnow conditions over moderate terrain, while all the other standard Lightning Series features make them an excellent choice for any adventure that demands the best traction-to-weight ratio in existence.
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. MSR Lightning Snowshoes (Fall 2007) OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean. The Lightning Snowshoes by MSR feature a patent-pending Total Traction frame that delivers unrivaled 360 degree traction, as well as the same superior performance and usability. But because they don't include Televators, Lightning's are even lighter, making them ideal for use on flat and rolling terrain or any adventure that demands maximum traction and minimum weight. Specifications: Type: Lightning Snowshoes 22in. Trail Weight: 3 lbs. 2 oz. (1419 g) per pair Dimensions: 8 x 22 in. (20 x 56 cm) Type: Lightning Snowshoes 25in. Trail Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz. (1504 g) per pair Dimensions: 8 x 25 in. (20 x 64 cm) Type: Lightning Snowshoes 30in. Trail Weight: 3 lbs. 14 oz. (1759 g) per pair Dimensions: 8 x 30 in. (20 x 76 cm) Features: Unrivaled Traction: Total-Traction frame delivers unprecedented 360 degree grip. Ultra light: The lightest snowshoe in its category. Maximum Flotation: 30in. Lightnings are ideal for heavy loads in deep powder. User-Friendly: Step-on binding fits a variety of boots and is fast, secure, and easy to use. Stable Support: True-Hinge steel crampon enhances foot stability and minimizes heel drift, resulting in more efficient gait mechanics and less expended energy. 100% Waterproof: Materials won't soak up water and freeze; straps remain easy to use in all conditions.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version