MSR Lightning Explore Snowshoes

Color: International Orange
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If you want all-day comfort and ease of use on your off-trail forays, look no further than the MSR Lightning Explore snowshoes. They provide easy on/off and heel lifts to reduce fatigue.


  • Improved ratchet system makes getting in and out for lunch stops a breeze, not to mention making on-the-fly adjustments
  • Cushioned cradle in the bindings offers exceptional comfort
  • Heel lifts deploy with the simple flick of a pole grip to reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps
  • Macro adjustment straps accommodate a wide range of boot sizes
  • 360° Traction frames deliver a level of security that tubular frames simply can't, especially on traverses
  • Add-on modular flotation tails (not included) accommodate heavier loads, or allow you to go from packed snow to deep powder with a single pair of snowshoes

Made in USA.

Recommended load ranges
  • 22 in. model: up to 180 lbs.; max with tails (not included): 250 lbs.
  • 25 in. model: 120–220 lbs.; max with tails (not included): 280 lbs.
  • 30 in. model: 150–280 lbs.; max with tails (not included): 300+ lbs.
Max recommended load specification includes weight of hiker with gear.
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Technical Specs

Best Use


Snowshoe Terrain

Rolling Terrain

Snowshoe Closure

Rubber Strap

Max Recommended Load

22 IN: 180 pounds

25 IN: 220 pounds

30 IN: 280 pounds

Frame Material

7075-T6 aluminum

Deck Material

TPU-coated nylon

Crampon Material

Martensetic steel

Toe Crampon


Heel Lift



22 IN: 22 x 8 x 2.3 inches

25 IN: 25 x 8 x 2.3 inches

30 IN: 30 x 8 x 2.3 inches

Weight (Pair)

22 IN: 3 lbs. 12 oz.

25 IN: 3 lbs. 14 oz.

30 IN: 4 lbs. 8 oz.



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