MSR Women's Lightning Ascent

photo: MSR Women's Lightning Ascent backcountry snowshoe

The Lightning Ascent replaced the MSR Lightning Axis.

Accessories: MSR Lightning Tails,


22 in 25 in
Price MSRP: $319.95
Current Retail: $255.96-$319.95
Historic Range: $144.83-$319.95
Reviewers Paid: $199.00
Weight per pair 3 lbs 14 oz / 1.76 kg 4 lbs / 1.83 kg
Width 7.25 in / 18 cm
Load Up to 180 lbs / 80 kilos 120-210 lbs / 54-95 kilos
Load with tails Up to 240 lbs / 109 kilo Up to 270 lbs / 54-123 kilos
Frame material 7075-T6 Aluminum
Deck material TPU coated Nylon


1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

I love these snowshoes! Lightweight with great traction! Will go through anything!


  • Great traction
  • Great fit
  • Lightweight
  • Great for climbing


  • None


These snowshoes were a great buy! Got them on Amazon before Christmas when there were awesome sales going on. Paid $199; I think they retail for $279?

I'm very happy with them. Very durable with great fit and traction, will go through any winter terrain, and great for climbing in the snow.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199


Nice picture, Elizabeth

4 years ago

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Lightning Ascent versions

In addition to the 1 women's review above, there are 24 reviews for other versions of the Lightning Ascent. Read all reviews »

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