Lightning Ascent Snowshoes - Women's

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MSR - Lightning Ascent Snowshoes - Women's

The Lightning Ascent Snowshoes - Women's from MSR began as a solution for women and has become the top choice of anyone with a narrow gait, or those seeking the lightest possible alternative in this aggressive snowshoe. The Women’s 360° Traction™ frames work in conjunction with athletic biomechanics, resulting in a lower-profile frame that saves weight and improves agility with narrow gaits. Paired with the PosiLock™ AT bindings to create MSR's most secure attachment, new tough decking, and the easily engaged Ergo™ Televators, they’ll back you up with every step.
Entirely manufactured and assembled in Seattle, Washington.

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Technical specifications & features

22 in.: 3 lbs 12 oz. (1.69 kg)
25 in.: 3 lbs 14 oz. (1.76 kg)
Gender Women's
Made in USA
Dimensions WIDTH
22 in.: 7.25 in. (18 cm)
25 in.: 7.25 in. (18 cm)
22 in.: 56 cm
25 in.: 64 cm
Heel Lift Yes
Other Features Binding Type: PosiLock
Televator: Yes
Gait: Women's/narrow

Footwear size range:
(Standard) 4.5 W - 14 W
(Metric) 35 - 46

22 in.: Up to 180 lbs (Up to 80 kilos)
25 in.: 120 - 210 lbs (54 - 95 kilos)

Load With Tails:
22 in.: Up to 240 lbs (Up to 109 kilos)
25 in.: 120 -270 lbs (54 - 123 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.

Narrow frames are ideal for women, those with a narrow gait, or anyone seeking the lightest snowshoe possible.

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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