photo: MSR Women's Lightning hiking snowshoe

Retailers' Descriptions

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"MSR Footwear Lightning Trail Shoes Carribean 22 in 10614. They pack the performance of our light and aggressive 360 Traction frames and pair it with the refined simplicity of MSR's DuoFit bindings for lightweight comfort and controla perfect match for logging miles over hours or days."

- CampSaver.com

The MSR Lightning Trail snowshoe provides ultra-lightweight traction and adaptability for rolling terrain. An easy-to-use, fully adjustable binding and 360 Degree Traction Frame combine to make the Lightning Trail a lot of snowshoe for the price. Lightweight, durable construction enables the Lightning Trail snowshoe to promote an easy, natural stride. The aluminum frame and urethane decking combine to offer flotation and durability without adding weight or bulk. The underside of the frame has an aggressive, toothed profile that delivers far more traction than traditional snowshoe designs. A stainless steel, pivoting crampon moves freely but is designed to not over rotate, allowing you to maintain a free range of motion without jeopardizing balance. The DuoFit Binding has 3 adjustable straps that conform to any footwear. Aluminum frame and urethane decking. Underside of frame has toothed profile for superior traction. Stainless steel, pivoting crampon. DuoFit Binding with 3 adjustable straps . Dimensions :8 in. x 22 in.. Weight: 3 lb . MSR's suggested weight recommendation is 120-180 pounds for 22-inch snowshoes. . Imported.

- EMS

Charge over rolling terrain with efficiency and adaptability. The women's MSR Lightning Trail snowshoes offer a barely-there feel and quiet stride so you can enjoy the trails.

- REI

The MSR women's Lightning Trail snowshoes are custom-built for maximum traction and efficiency over rolling terrain. They pack the performance of light and aggressive 360 Traction frames and pair it with the refined simplicity of DuoFit bindings for lightweight comfort and controlG??a perfect match for logging miles over hours or days.

- Mountain Gear

The MSR Women's Lightning Trail Snowshoes Are ultralight Snowshoes built for those with a narrow gait. The Lightning Trail creates an easier stride for the ladies, with an aggressive 360degrees Traction frame for superior grip along any type of terrain. Built for speed so you won't be weighed down, the ballistic fabric decking is also durable for season after season of use. The DuoFit bindings strap in a wide range of footwear and Are even usable while wearing gloves. The urethane straps Are freeze-proof so you don't have to struggle to get them off when arriving back to your cabin or car after a beautiful day hike. Completing the Snowshoe is the Pivot crampon, with a Dual pointed steel claw that grips all types of Snow or ice. Crunch across rolling hills and packed trails for a day in the winter wonderland of nature. Features of the MSR Women's Lightning Trail Snowshoes Reduces calf strain on steep pitches and distributes pressure to enhance traction, Innovative design engages easily with end of pole grip For 2014, MSR update the decking with cutting edge ballistic fabric that increases the Lightning Snowshoes' durability, while maintaining the ultralight Performance that defines this premium shoe Two piece urethane construction locks tightly around boots for MSR's greatest level of security in challenging terrain, and remains flexible to - 20Adeg F Split teeth add durability and distribute force for continuous contact and better traction in rugged terrain Vertical wall of ultralight, aerospace - grade aluminum delivers unrivaled traction and stability 360Adeg, excelling on ascents and traverses DuoFit Bindings deliver ample, freeze-proof and glove-friendly security, easily accommodating a wide range of footwear 360Adeg Traction Frame and Pivot crampons deliver advanced, edge-to-edge grip, delivering unmatched traction and security on any terrain, in any conditions Narrow frames Are ideal for women, those with a narrow gait, or anyone seeking the lightest Snowshoe possible Modular Flotation tails (sold separately) allow you the maneuverability of a smaller shoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch (13-cm) tails. Maximum Efficiency: Streamlined design is tailored for rolling terrain, delivering ultralight, energy-saving Performance Made in USA

- Moosejaw

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