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MSR Lightning Axis 25 Snowshoes - Women's


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  • 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 women's MSR Lightning Axis snowshoes includes weight of hiker with gear; flotation will vary with snow conditions

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Best Use Snowshoeing
Snowshoe terrain Mountain terrain
Recommended load 120 - 210 pounds
Frame material Aerospace-grade aluminum
Deck material Urethane-impregnated nylon
Crampon material Powdercoated steel
Instep crampon Yes
Heel crampon Yes
Lateral crampon Yes
Heel lift Yes
Dimensions 7.25 x 25 inches
Weight per pair 3 lbs. 12 oz.
Gender Women's

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