MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 79.
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Product Description Item No.   10260091

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.

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
  • PosiLock AT Bindings
  • Torsion2 Crampons
  • 360° Traction Frame
  • Ergo Televator

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Weight: 64 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Crampon Material: Steel
Gender: Unisex, Mens
Features: Heel Lift, Instep Crampon, Heel Crampon, Lateral Crampon
Best Use: Snowshoeing
Max Load: 220 lbs / 280 lbs with tails
Snowshoe Length: 25 in.
Snowshoe Terrain: Mountainous
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great snowshoes, but IMHO should be wider. I have used these snowshoes every day for three months over the last three years. I have a crew on snowshoes all winter, and we have tried them all. These are definitely the best. The quality as with all MSR products is excellent, The design especially the binding is also excellent. My only criticism is that they should be wider (or that there should be a wider option available. I weigh about 235, and even with the tails I am sinking (a lot) in deep powder. More width would definitely help larger users like me stay on top, and provide more stability to prevent ankle twisting. A big plus is these are made in the US and are backed by an excellent warranty.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crampons too weak for Adirondack High Peaks I have had these snowshoes for a little more than a year. Followed the "herd" mentality and bought them because they were the most popular snowshoes in the Adirondack High Peaks. Now my crampons are bent and unusable, and MSR's web site says the exchange process could take four to six weeks. Considering the winter hiking season is only thirteen weeks long, I find that amount of time to be unacceptable. Several of my friends have the same problem, and web searches suggest MSR has known about this problem for several years. Seriously thinking about buying a different brand to get me through the rest of the season. Some of my friends already have. Nice snowshoes but I need something more reliable.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Snowshoes but not for the NorthEast. Bought 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: 2014-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They eat snow and ice like no-ones... I own various type of snowshoes from wooden structure to plastic ones, but want I tried this monster a few years ago, I was totally amazed by their ability to stay in position in high angle climb. The teeth of this snowshoe are literally useful in big mountain climb of in frozen snow. They are not so light but they are designed to climb and climb in any surface. The Revo Ascent are more light but I prefer the Lightning because you don't have any torsion in the middle of the frame... So you know that you won't slip because of any torsion of the frame. The investment worth-it.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best out there IMHO I snowshoe pretty much every day for 3 or more months each winter. I have used MSR Denali snowshoes for 8 years and love them. I had one binding piece break after all those miles and MSR just handed me new bindings. No fuss, no muss. Great product and great customer service. When I decided to upgrade to an ascent model, needless to say I stayed with MSR and bought the Evo Ascent. As I was used to the wider track of the Denali, I bought the men's Evo rather than the women's. Still love them. Best traction for a snowshoe on the market.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Overall Traction The women's Lightning Ascent snowshoes are light, provide great traction on ascents, descents and traversing slopes. The best traction out of all the different brands of snowshoes I have tried. The binding systems (straps) were fairly simple to use. I did find that I did not have the lateral support I do with my old snowshoes that have a more snowboard like binding system. I do wish these had the Axis™ Gait Technology. I would have gone with the Explore Series if the binding did not cut into my foot because of the hard plastic edges. I do like the easy ratchet system.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The only ones I recommend I bought my 25" Ascents around 10 years ago, and have used them off and on as I did not have anyone to enjoy the sport with. This past weekend My wife and I and our adult kids Hiked up to Goldmyer Hot Springs out of Seattle WA, 10 miles round trip. They had never used snow shoes before, which they rented the newer versions of the REVO injection molded deck (only negative is they are very noisy on crusted snow) we all had packs on. My Ascents performed flawlessly, and much quieter in crusty snow than the REVO's with injection molded decks. Both the Ascents and the REVO's did not affect our gates at all, and hardly even knew they were there. But expensive$$$
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent snowshoe! I've had this pair for three years now and they haven't disappointed. Much of time, we are off the beaten path and breaking trail in fresh snow and these perform very well. I particularly appreciate the heel lifts for the steeper pitch climbs and the traction is very good on hard pack or ice. My only complaint was as I have the older models, there used to be a pin to hold the excess strap tight. I ended up buying the clips to replace the pins and that helped a lot. I would recommend these snowshoes.
Date published: 2014-11-17
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