MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

MSR Women's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
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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.

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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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Gender: Womens
Features: Lateral Crampon, Instep Crampon
Weight: 57 oz
Dimensions: 22 x 7.25 in.
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
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 Must have for winter hiking Bought these upon recommendation from hiking community. Plan to use them regularly while winter hiking NH 4000 footers.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly reliable, good quality Bought these for tromping around in the Cascades. They're light, fit well, have been great for the snowy hiking trails in WA state. I don't have previous snow shoeing experience and so can't compare them to anything else, but I selected them because they were rated so highly by so many folks, and I'm glad I did.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great traction! These snowshoes have fantastic traction and are a great size (not too wide) so it makes them easy to walk in. The only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars is the binding system. The snow would push the straps out of the clips. I’m going to get extra clips to see if that helps. Also since the way they were stored the straps have a lot of “memory” and the bend in the strap makes it more likely to pop out since my foot is on the smaller side. If these snowshoes had a binding system like the crescent moons they would be perfect.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great pair of durable, lightweight snowshoes After doing the research, I picked the MSR Lightning Ascent as my first pair of snowshoes for their light weight, narrow dimension and relative shorter length than other snowshoes. I turned 74 this year and wanted the option to hike in winter with my club. So far the Lightning Ascent snowshoes work nicely for me. They are tough, look good and even though I'm a beginner I got used to them right away. The bindings are comfortable, and easy to use. I like that they won't freeze up on me and hold well. The ends of the straps sometimes slip out of the secondary clips, but I'll figure it out. I'm happy with the investment. They ought to last me a lifetime!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Snow Shoes I bought these for my wife and you can tell the quality right out of the box. Solid construction, light weight and a purposeful design. We can't wait to try them out in the back country.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gold Standard Bought these for my wife after using the men’s version for years. And the price! I can’t believe how cheap they were selling for here. I thought it was a mistake. Packages arrived on time and in perfect condition.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic snowshoes! These snowshoes are ready to tackle whatever winter conditions you throw at them. With heel risers, solid crampons, and easy to use bindings these are the all stars of snowshoes. As a 5'2" petite woman they are also great for my size. I really wanted a lightweight, tough snowshoe that didn't give me a ton of extra weight on my feet, and these definitely fit the bill. I did a lot of research before buying these, and I'm really happy I went with them. If you just want snowshoes to tromp around mostly flat ground these are probably more than you need. But for mountaineering, steep climbing, or variable conditions these are the winners!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good fit Bought these for my wife and they fit great. She's 4'10" and about 100 lbs. I have had some difficulty trying to find snowshoes for my 9 year old. Kids snowshoes are usually junk but adult shoes are still a bit big. Too my surprise these fit my 9 year old. So ill be ordering a 2nd pair
Date published: 2016-09-20
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