Mountain Safety Research
Lightning™ Ascent Snowshoes
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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 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 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 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.
|22 IN||25 IN||30 IN|
|Color||Cobalt Blue||Cobalt Blue||Cobalt Blue|
|Weight per pair (Standard)||4 lbs||4 lbs 3 oz||4 lbs 12 oz|
|Weight per pair (Metric)||1.81 kg||1.89 kg||2.16 kg|
|Width (Standard)||8 in||8 in||8 in|
|Width (Metric)||20 cm||20 cm||20 cm|
|Length (Standard)||22 in||25 in||30 in|
|Length (Metric)||56 cm||64 cm||76 cm|
|Gait||Unisex/average width||Unisex/average width||Unisex/average 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 - 48||35 - 48||35 - 48|
|Load (Standard)||Up to 180 lbs||120 - 220 lbs||150 - 280 lbs|
|Load (Metric)||Up to 80 kilos||54 - 100+ kilos||68 - 127+ kilos|
|Load w/ tails (Standard)||Up to 250 lbs||120 - 280 lbs||180 - 300+ lbs|
|Load w/ tails (Metric)||Up to 114 kilos||54 - 127 kilos||82 - 136+ 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|
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