MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes - Men's

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Featuring advanced Paragon™ bindings, the men's MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes deliver lightweight and aggressive all-terrain performance.


  • Ballistic-grade decking offers long-lasting durability
  • 360° Traction frames deliver edge-to-edge grip, and durable steel DTX crampons provide serious bite in challenging conditions
  • Paragon™ bindings have freeze-resistant mesh straps that wrap securely around a wide range of boots for ultimate security, while toe stops offer fast, precise foot alignment
  • Ergo™ Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a flick of a pole grip
  • 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. models: up to 180 lbs.; max with tails (not included): 250 lbs.
  • 25 in. models: 120–220 lbs.; max with tails (not included): 280 lbs.
  • 30 in. models: 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

Mountain Terrain

Snowshoe Closure

Rubber Strap

Max Recommended Load

22 IN: 180 pounds

25 IN: 220 pounds

30 IN: 280 pounds

Frame Material


Deck Material

TPU-coated nylon

Crampon Material


Toe Crampon


Heel Crampon


Side Traction


Heel Lift



22 IN: 22 x 8 x 4.25 inches

25 IN: 25 x 8 x 4.25 inches

30 IN: 30 x 8 x 4.25 inches

Weight (Pair)

22 IN: 4 lbs.

25 IN: 4 lbs. 3 oz.

30 IN: 4 lbs. 12 oz.



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