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MSR Lightning Axis 30 Snowshoes

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MSR Lightning Axis snowshoes feature bindings that let you compensate for individual gait tendencies, offering enhanced comfort along with aggressive traction for exploring rolling terrain in winter.

  • Total-Traction™ frame is made from a single, vertical blade of aerospace-grade aluminum, supported by 2 cross-members of high-strength steel
  • Frame supplies 360° of traction, thanks to aggressive teeth integrated into the frame along the outside edges and underfoot
  • Urethane-impregnated nylon decking is lightweight, waterproof and durable; heel strike area features a welded on reinforcement patch
  • Bindings feature a wide, flexible strap that crosses the tops of boots to provide a snug fit; cam buckles adjust easily and lock down with a quick push for fast adjustments
  • Axis™ bindings can be adjusted to compensate for individual toe-in and toe-out tendencies in gait, maximizing stride efficiency and overall comfort with a custom fit
  • Make use of optional instep straps for even greater security; straps stay pliable and easy-to-adjust in cold temperatures, even when wearing mittens
  • Steel crampons underfoot not only grip well, they provide stability and reduce heel drift for an efficient gait
  • Heel lifts ease the strain on your calves during steep ascents
  • All materials are waterproof, so they don't soak up water, freeze and get heavy
  • Recommended load specification for the MSR Lightning Axis snowshoes includes weight of hiker with gear; flotation will vary with snow conditions

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MSR Lightning Axis 30 Snowshoes Specs
Best use
Rolling terrain
150 - 250+ pounds
Aerospace-grade aluminum
Urethane-impregnated nylon
Powdercoated steel
8 x 30 inches
4 lbs. 8 oz.
Snowshoe terrain
Recommended load
Heel lift
Frame material
Deck material
Crampon material
Instep crampon
Heel crampon
Lateral crampon
Weight per pair

MSR Lightning Axis 30 Snowshoes

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MSR Lightning Axis 30 Snowshoesis rated5.0out of5by3.
Rated5out of5byfromWorth EVERY PennyI received these as a gift for christmas and boy am I glad! Never will I hike in the snow ever without these. My buddy and I have the same pair. We both tested these to the max. I am 170lbs and had about 40lb pack, and he 190lb with 50lb pack. At first I was skeptical with the 30 but the extra 5 inches didnt hinder us at all. As we were debating on the 25 axis. If you are 150lbs or over just go for the 30 and you wont regret it. Meadow Mtn Jan 18th 2014 ~Snow started out packed- crampons and total frame gave excellent stability and absolutely no loss of traction. All momentum is used going forward! ~We Decided to bushwack and go straight up the hill. The Flip up step risers are a LIFESAVER@! They assist in pronating the crampon teeth to dig in and give you grip. ~Snow reached 38" pure powder. Sank in but I dont think there is anything out there that can help you there. But these helped give you a stable footing platform. One really cool thing about these and how comfortable they are. The AXIS system is very effective in making sure you track straight. We actually ran in these. Not a single trip up. even with a couple drinks in us that is impressive! The narrow profile makes it user friendly for the non-coordinated. One Minor note: Straps are awesome but I do recommend you setting them up before you are out on the trail with cold fingers. Once dialed in its super duper easy getting them on and off with thick gloves on.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated5out of5byfromGreat showshoes!A great set of snowshoes. Very lightweight and solid cosntruction for minisota winters. Absolutely perfect for recreational snowshoeing. Made even better by being made in U.S.A. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-02-10
Rated5out of5byfromGreat!I love these snowshoes, they are worth the extra money. The solid metal construction is much more stable than the metal tube kind. These seem like they will last for years.
Date published: 2012-12-23

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