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MSR - Lightning Ascent Snowshoes - Men's

The Lightning Ascent Snowshoes - Men's from MSR are ultralight snowshoes built on a solid foundation of advanced 360° Traction™ frames so they deliver a level of security that tubular frames simply can’t—especially on traverses. Dual-component PosiLock™ AT bindings offer a secure attachment, while rugged decking ensures long-lasting durability. In technical terrain, the snowshoes’ steel cross members and easily engaged Ergo™ Televators back you up with every step. And like all MSR snowshoes, the Lightning Ascent offers the all-condition adaptability of Modular Flotation tails.
Entirely manufactured and assembled in Seattle, Washington.

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Technical specifications & features

22 in.: 4 lbs 0 oz. (1.81 kg)
25 in.: 4 lbs 3 oz. (1.89 kg)
30 in.: 4 lbs 12 oz. (2.16 kg)
Gender Men's
Made in USA
Dimensions WIDTH
22 in.: 8 in. (20cm)
25 in.: 8 in. (20cm)
30 in.: 8 in. (20cm)

22 in.: 56 cm
25 in.: 64 cm
30 in..: 76 cm
Heel Lift Yes
Other Features Binding Type: PosiLock
Televator: Yes
Gait: Unisex/average width

Footwear size range:
(Standard) 4.5 M - 15 M
(Metric) 35 - 48

22 in.: Up to 180 lbs (Up to 80 kilos)
25 in.: 120 - 220 lbs (54 - 100+ kilos)
30 in.: 150 - 280 lbs (68 - 127+ kilos)

Load With Tails:
22 in.: Up to 250 lbs (Up to 114 kilos)
25 in.: 120 - 280 lbs (54 - 127 kilos)
30 in.: 180 - 300+ lbs (82 - 136+ kilos)

Unrivaled Traction:
360° Traction frames deliver edge-to-edge grip, and new durable steel DTX crampons provide serious bite in challenging conditions—delivering unmatched traction in technical terrain.

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.

What is the right size snowshoe?
-- The primary purposes of a snowshoe are to provide flotation and traction. Since all MSR® snowshoes deliver exceptional traction, your next consideration is flotation, and this is where size comes into play.

-- Once you’ve decided on a snowshoe, assess your weight, including all the gear and clothing you’ll be wearing the majority of the time you snowshoe. If you only go on a couple of overnights a year, don’t include that 50-pound pack—just your fully clothed weight, plus a daypack and water. Then consider the snow conditions you’re likely to travel in most often—deep, untracked powder, or groomed trails and established snowshoe routes. Are you at a high altitude or very far north where snow generally falls deep and light and a larger snowshoe is in order, or are you at lower elevations or in a coastal range where snow has high moisture content and generally consolidates rapidly, making a smaller snowshoe your best choice?

-- The idea is to find the smallest possible snowshoe that matches your needs in most–not all–situations so you can maximize your agility and efficiency. Now, with Modular Flotation tails available across all MSR adult snowshoes, we’ve made that easier than ever. Should you find yourself on the cusp between sizes, always go with the smaller one and then simply add tails for added flotation as needed.

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