MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes is rated 4.840909090909091 out of 5 by 88.
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Product Description Item No.   10260092

The MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes are an aggressive and ultralight snowshoe for explorers with a narrow gait. The Lightning Ascent is all about lightweight performance in a narrow frame, that will get you through any type of terrain in all conditions. The 360° Traction frames are aggressive, teethy, and are connected to the super durable ballistic fabric decking. Torsion2 crampons feature a split point, gripping the ice or snow like a champ to propel you forward upon the mountain. Use the grip end on your trekking poles to flip up the Ergo Televators to ease the strain on your calves for uphill battles, then push 'em back down when you reach flat lands. Throughout your adventure the PosiLock AT bindings secure your footwear of choice with 3 over the foot straps and a single heel strap, all freeze-resistant and easily field repairable if you run into troubles.

FEATURES of the MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

  • Unrivaled Traction: 360° Traction frames deliver edge-to-edge grip, and split teeth of Torsion2 crampons better distribute forces for more continuous contact-delivering unmatched traction on any terrain, in any conditions
  • Secure Attachment: Two-piece, independently conforming Women's PosiLock AT bindings create our most secure, freeze-resistant attachment for smaller footwear
  • Uphill Efficiency: Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a flick of a pole grip
  • Low-Profile: Narrow frames are ideal for women, those with a narrow gait, or anyone seeking the lightest snowshoe possible

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Weight: 57 oz
Dimensions: 22 x 7.25 in.
Gender: Womens
Features: Instep Crampon, Lateral Crampon
Best Use: Snowshoeing
Max Load: 180 lbs / 240 lbs with tails
Snowshoe Length: 22 in.
Snowshoe Terrain: Flat
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best My husband posted a review on the men's which I agree with completely. So I've just copied and pasted his. Definitely worth the purchase My wife and I moved to Colorado the end of August 2014 from Illinois. We jumped right into outdoor activities. When winter came our friends took us snowshoeing, letting use their spares. Although they worked, they also told us when we were ready to buy, they could recommend nothing but the Lightening Ascent from MSR. So as the season winds down we bought men's and women's and could not be happier. We've been through Rocky Mountain National Park, and over the Continental Divide. We can't wait for next winter!
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love 'em! I bought these snowshoes a couple of years ago, but didn't want to review them until I had spent some time in them. I love them. My friends have other (and cheaper) snowshoes, but I think mine are worth every penny. They don't throw snow up onto the back of your legs and rear. They are very light. They seem to track true, as evidenced by the trail they leave. They don't get ice balls under the crampons. The bindings hold very well, though they take a bit more work as opposed to my friends' snowshoes. Since we don't get a ton of snow, we have a lot of varying conditions and these snowshoes handle them very well. I will keep these forever.
Date published: 2016-01-22
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 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 MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes I was happily surprised this last Christmas when my wife had bought me a pair of the MSR Lightning Ascent 30" Snowshoes. I am a bigger guy so I was a little worried about the weight restrictions. I ended up buying the Lightning Ascent Tails too just to make sure. We went snowshoeing for my 1st time this last weekend and had so much fun! I used the tails to begin with, which are easily attachable to the snowshoes. I was trekking through the snow with relative ease. Towards the end of the trek, I took the tails off and still had no problems. A little more sinking but not a lot. Overall experience was fabulous. I would highly recommend these snowshoes to anyone.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightest, Fastest Snowshoes You'll Ever Own I cannot begin to tell you how marvelous these Lightning Ascent snowshoes are. I hiked 6.3 miles (2,600' of elevation gain) up to Margy's Hut in the 10th Mountain Division Hut system near Aspen, Colorado. These are the lightest, fastest most user-friendly snowshoes I have owned. If you're a big guy like me, carrying extra pack-weight, I must insist on getting the tails for these. When you want to get distance and are making big elevation changes these are by far the hands-down" favorite. It's the right tool for the job and then money you spend will give you real enjoyment when on the trail. Now......go get a pair. :-)
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snowshoes for steep climbs I used these snowshoe to climb Mount Whitney and they performed remarkably well on the steep snow chute leading to trail crest. Those snowshoes bite into ice and snow to offer amazing traction. However there is no such thing as the best snowshoes. As much as I like the MSR lightning ascent snowshoes for the harshest mountaineering terrain, they were not as comfortable as cheaper flexible snowshoes for casual snowshoe trips in Yosemite. I am a man but I prefer the narrower gate of the women version. Also, since those snowshoe accept an extension, I would go for a shorter pair, and use the extension when needed.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid craftsmanship! I bought these last year and unfortunately we didn't have a great snowfall all winter. But this year I have been able to get some great use out of them. I have snowshoed most of my life and these are by far the best pair I have owned. First thing is the weight... these are incredibly light. They have an extensive binding setup which can take a little time getting into but no worries on being sure-footed, they will stay tight. Next, the ingenious addition of "tails" makes those heavy backpack trips so much easier. Lastly I didn't know what to make of the televators, but after a first climb using them I'm sold. Makes me wonder what MSR could invent for standard hiking boots! haha
Date published: 2016-01-23
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