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Packed with MSR's latest technologies, the Lightning Explore snowshoes represent a giant leap in snowshoeing performance, ease and comfort. First, their new Axis Gait Technology allows you to laterally adjust bindings independently of the frame, ensuring efficient, parallel-tracking snowshoes regardless of your natural toe-out or toe-in stance. Combined with an aggressive and low-profile 360 degree Traction frame, these shoes offer absolute snowshoeing efficiency. In addition, the new HyperLink bindings are their easiest and most comfortable binding yet.

- Mountain Gear

If you seek all-day comfort and ease of use on your off-trail forays, look no further than the women's MSR Lightning Explore snowshoes. They provide easy on/off and heel lifts to reduce fatigue.


The MSR Women's Lightning Explore Snowshoes Are all-mountain Snowshoes for Snow-laden exploration. Durable but lightweight, the 360&deg Traction; frames grip along with the crampon below the foot to help propel you forward with each step over the Snow or ice. The narrower shape of the Women's version is ideal for a narrow gait, so go ahead and snap up a pair, male or female alike. The HyperLink binding Features two ratchets to dial in the Fit, with EVA foam cushion for foot comfort. Pop the Ergo Televators to save calf strength when moving uphill. Features of the MSR Lightning Explore Snowshoes Packed with our latest Technologies, the Lightning Explore Snowshoes represent a giant leap in Snowshoeing Performance, ease and comfort Unrivaled Traction: 360? Traction frames and Pivot crampons deliver advanced, edge-to-edge grip, delivering unmatched traction and security on any terrain in any conditions Axis Gait Technology: World?s first bilateral binding adjustment neutralizes variances in natural foot positions to ensure an efficient, parallel stride HyperLink Binding: Easy-entry Cradle and fast two-strap ratchet system offer exceptional all-day comfort and efficiency, including a set-it-and-forget heel strap All-Condition Adaptability: Modular Flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary Snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch (13-cm) tails Uphill Efficiency: Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps, with a new, ergonomic design that engages with a flick of a pole grip Made in the USA

- Moosejaw

Stuffed with state-of-the-art technology, the Women's Lightning(TM) Explore Snowshoes offer ultimate performance and comfort. Easy-entry HyperLink Bindings have a fast two-strap ratchet system and offer all-day efficiency, while new Ergo Televators minimize fatigue and increase traction on steep slopes.. . Low-profile 360-degree Traction(TM) frames and Pivot crampons deliver all-terrain grip. Axis Gait Technology offers the world's first bilateral binding to ensure a parallel stride. HyperLink Bindings have an easy-entry cradle and fast two-strap ratchet system for all-day comfort. Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on hills. Proudly made in the USA.


The Women's Lightning Explore Snowshoes from MSR are packed full of fun features to help you out on your next snowshoe adventure. Ballistic nylon on top will hold up to the most rigorous of outings, and the HyperLink bindings provide excellent support. 360-degree traction frames let you find purchase when the ground is anything but level, and the pivot crampons make sure your feet and ankles stay comfortable as well. Additionally, these snowshoe bindings can be adjusted laterally with the Axis Gait technology, independent of the frame, to ensure a good fit and smooth stride. Ergo Televator heel-risers prevent premature leg-fatigue when you're out climbing something steep.


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