The MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes are lightweight and aggressive to take you onward and upward through all types of terrain. The advanced 360° traction frames provide grippy traction beneath while surrounding a lightweight ballistic decking to keep you up on top instead of postholing your way through the snowfield. The frame and deck combination is super durable and ready to take on all types of snow through changing terrain. The Torsion2 crampons feature split teeth for extra grip as you trek. To ensure you're always connected to the Lightning Ascent, PosiLock AT bindings strap around a wide range of footwear styles and are freeze-resistant for adjustments along the way. Once you reach the beginning of an uphill battle, quickly engage the Ergo Televators to reduce fatigue. Your calves will thank you. Baby cows.
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FEATURES of the MSR Lightning Ascent 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 - 20° 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 360°, excelling on ascents and traverses
Rated 5 out of
Great Snowshoes but not for NorthEastBought these to do NYS 46ers and the rest of the 4000'+ peaks in the NE. Awesome design weight and use of materials. except for using aluminum for the traction system. The nature of our trails means lots of exposed rocks even in the dead of winter and because of this it really takes its toll on the aluminum teeth. used for maybe 3 peaks and decided to sell them off befor there was nothing left. went back to using the Good ol MSR Denali accents. heavier but more durable, a true 5 star snow shoe..
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 4 out of
Rocky Mountain Charger and Escape GeniusJust bought these two days ago. I took them out on 22.5 mile hike and got way in over my head with snow depth, avy conditions, and a basin that had waist deep snow. I beat the crap out of these snowshoes and slowly got out after a 12 hour slog. As I lost elevation, I learned a lot about these snowshoes as conditions changed and got better. ,,,,I bashed the front end off a rock and bent it pretty bad. When I got home, I was able to fix it. Overall, I benefit these snowshoes to pretty much saving me from spending a night out in the wilderness. They don't do great in deep snow but what shoe really does? They aren't cheap but I can't think of any other snowshoe that could survive the kind of abuse these took. Also, some people complain about paint chipping. My advice is buy the silver ones. Mine still look good after miles of hitting rocks under powder snow and bouncing off trees.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 4 out of
Lightweight & StrongGood construction, traction is all over the frame and works great!
Date published: 2015-05-31
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