MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

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  • Regular price $ 289.95


The pinnacle of ultralight and aggressive all-terrain performance.

Now even more reliable thanks to new tougher decking, our ultralight snowshoes are built on a solid foundation of our advanced 360° Traction frames and deliver a level of security that tubular frames simply can’t—especially on traverses. Dual-component PosiLock AT bindings offer our most secure attachment, while aggressive steel cross members and easily engaged Ergo Televators back you up with every step. And like all of our snowshoes, Lightning Ascents offer the all-condition adaptability of our Modular Flotation tails.

Now even more reliable thanks to new tougher decking, our ultralight snowshoes are built on a solid foundation of our advanced 360° Traction frames and deliver a level of security that tubular frames simply can’t—especially on traverses. Dual-component PosiLock AT bindings offer our most secure attachment, while aggressive steel cross members and easily engaged Ergo Televators back you up with every step. And like all of our snowshoes, Lightning Ascents offer the all-condition adaptability of our Modular Flotation tails.
  • 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 PosiLock AT bindings create our most secure, freeze-resistant attachment, regardless of footwear.
  • All-Condition Adaptability: Add-on 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 Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a flick of a pole grip.
30 IN 25 IN 22 IN
Color Black, Silver Black, Silver Black, Silver
Weight per pair (Standard) 4 lbs 9 oz 4 lbs 0 oz 3 lbs 13 oz
Weight per pair (Metric) 2.08 kg 1.8 kg 1.73 kg
Width (Standard) 8 in 8 in 8 in
Width (Metric) 20 cm 20 cm 20 cm
Length (Standard) 30 in 25 in 22 in
Length (Metric) 76 cm 64 cm 56 cm
Binding type PosiLock PosiLock PosiLock
Televator Yes Yes Yes
Gait Unisex/normal width Unisex/normal width Unisex/normal width
Footwear size range (Standard) 4.5 M - 15 M 4.5 M - 15 M 4.5 M - 15 M
Footwear size range (Metric) 35.5 - 49.5 35.5 - 49.5 35.5 - 49.5
Load (Standard) 150 - 280 lbs 120 - 220 lbs Up to 180 lbs
Load (Metric) 68 - 127+ kilos 54 - 100+ kilos Up to 80 kilos
Load w/ tails (Standard) 180 - 300+ lbs 120 - 280 lbs Up to 250 lbs
Load w/ tails (Metric) 82 - 136+ kilos 54 - 127 kilos Up to 114 kilos
Country of Origin Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts