Lightning Ascent (Women's)


Lightning Ascent (Women's)
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Lightning Ascent (Women's)
Manufacturer MSR
Page By LDuszer
Page Type Jul 27, 2012 / Jul 27, 2012
Object ID 8256
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Product Description

The low-profile Women's Lightning Ascent snowshoes by MSR provide female trekkers with the traction, maneuverability, and agility needed for strenuous and challenging backcountry pursuits in steep, unforgiving terrain.

Features & Specifications


The durable and lightweight aluminum 360° Traction frame is tailored specifically for a woman's narrower gait and allows for mastery of any terrain, thanks to deep-sinking teeth integrated in the frame along the outside edge and underneath. The deck is made of lightweight and waterproof urethane-impregnated nylon with a reinforced heel area.


MSR's PosiLock AT bindings work with any footwear type, sizes 4.5 to 14 (35.5 to 48), providing the most secure, freeze-resistant attachment system that MSR offers. All materials are waterproof, so they won't become heavy or freeze.


The powder-coated steel crampons grip with precision and provide stability by reducing heel drift.


The Ergo Televator heel lifts snap into place with a flick of a pole, limiting heel and calf strain during steep ascents.


Compatible flotation tails (sold separately) allow for more even weight distribution when traveling over deep snow or carrying heavy loads.

SIZING (For Weight, Including Gear):

LIGHTNING ASCENT 22: For up to 180 lbs (80 kg), or 240 lbs (109 kg) with tails
Snowshoe Size/Pair Weight: 7.25" x 22" (18 x 56 cm); 3.5 lbs (1.58 kg)

LIGHTNING ASCENT 25: For 120-210 lbs (54-95 kg), or up to 270 lbs (123 kg) with tails
Snowshoe Size/ Pair Weight: 7.25" x 25" (18 x 64 cm); 3.6 lbs (1.64 kg)



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LDuszer - Jul 30, 2012 8:37 pm - Voted 5/5

Love these snowshoes
I've worn these during spring thaw in the White Mts., during peak season in the Rockies, and they've served me well in every instance. The heel lift makes steep ascents much easier, and once the straps are locked in place, these shoes stay on your boots.

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