MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes - Men's

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes - Men's

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Product Features

Equipped with the all-condition adaptability of MSR's Modular Flotation tails, MSR's most aggressive snowshoes are built on an advanced frame and deliver a level of ultralight security that tubular frames simply can't, especially on traverses.

  • 360 degree Traction frames and Pivot crampons deliver advanced, edge-to-edge grip, delivering unmatched traction and security on any terrain, in any conditions
  • Two-piece, independently conforming PosiLock AT bindings create MSR's most secure, freeze-resistant attachment, regardless of footwear
  • All-Condition Adaptability: Now available with Modular Flotation tails to allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5 in (13 cm) tails (Available separately)
  • Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a simply flick of a pole grip
  • Made in Seattle, USA

Product Specs

Mountaineering Yes
Gender Men's
Frame material Aluminum
Heel lift Yes
Weight 3 lbs 15 oz (1,785 g) - 25 in

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"One flaw so far"
I wear a size 15 boot. The binding fit all my boots with plenty of room for even larger boots, however, the tab that locks the front strap sticks out were it rubs a hole in the decking material (see pic.) The damage in the photo occurred the first time out on a 7 mile hike. It has since continued to cut into the decking material. Time will tell if the decking material will hold, but I fear that I’ll be sending these back to MSR for warranty work. I’m not sure this would be a problem with smaller boots.
Besides that I’ve really enjoyed the snowshoes. They are lightweight and have plenty of traction for icy spots. If you plan to use in deep powder you might do good to buy the tails, I weigh 190 and they didn’t float well. It may be that all modern style snowshoes don’t float well in very light deep powder though.

Yes, I would recommend this product.

Review by Mt. BOB on 1/12/2014