The MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes are a lightweight and durable snowshoe built for backcountry use. They are ultralight and built for aggressive, all terrain performance. The MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes are perfect for snowshoers wanting to get off the trail and to explore the backcountry in the Winter.
- Unrivaled Traction: 360° Traction frames deliver edge-to-edge grip, while durable steel DTX crampons provide serious bite in challenging conditions—delivering unmatched traction in technical terrain.
- Paragon Binding: Comfortable mesh strap wraps securely around a wide range of footwear, including smaller boots, offering ultimate control. Toe stops ensure fast, easy foot placement.
- All-Condition Adaptability: Modular Flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch (13-cm) tails.
- Uphill Efficiency: Ergo Televator's 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 improve agility for those with a narrow gait, and are ideal for anyone seeking a lighter snowshoe.
|22 IN||25 IN||30 IN|
|Weight per pair (Standard)||4 lbs 3 oz||4 lbs 5 oz||4 lbs 15 oz|
|Weight per pair (Metric)||1.87 kg||1.95 kg||2.22 kg|
|Weight (Standard)||4 lbs 3 oz||4 lbs 5 oz||4 lbs 15 oz|
|Weight (Metric)||1.87 kg||1.95 kg||2.22 kg|
|Width (Standard)||8 in||8 in||8 in|
|Width (Metric)||20 cm||20 cm||20 cm|
|Length (Standard)||22 in||25 in||30 in|
|Length (Metric)||56 cm||64 cm||76 cm|
|Gait||Unisex/average width||Unisex/average width||Unisex/average width|
|Footwear size range (Standard)||6M - 14M||6M - 14M||6M - 14M|
|Footwear size range (Metric)||39-48||39-48||39-48|
|Load (Standard)||Up to 180 lbs||120 - 220 lbs||150 - 280 lbs|
|Load (Metric)||Up to 80 kilos||54 - 100+ kilos||68 - 127+ kilos|
|Load w/ tails (Standard)||Up to 250 lbs||Up to 280 lbs||180 - 300+ lbs|
|Load w/ tails (Metric)||Up to 114 kilos||Up to 127 kilos||82 - 136+ kilos|
|Frame material(s)||7075-T6 Aluminum||7075-T6 Aluminum||7075-T6 Aluminum|
|Deck material(s)||TPU coated Nylon||TPU coated Nylon||TPU coated Nylon|