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  • Modular tails let you select the agility of a small primary snowshoe in packed conditions, while adding 5-in. of on-demand float for deep snow, or when carrying a heavy pack
  • Works with all MSR Lightning snowshoe models and lengths
  • Lightweight and low-profile for easy packing on any trip
  • Simple attachment system with no moving parts lets you attach and remove tails without removing the snowshoes; no tools required

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Best Use Snowshoeing
Dimensions 10 x 8.25 x 2 inches
Weight 9 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Added Floatation Just used my lightning tails for the first time today. They worked great and stayed firmly attached in new deep powder, on a well beaten path as well as when we summited and crossed crusty drifts where we periodically broke through. I am very happy with them. Although I feel like they kept me a little higher in the deep stuff, I don't feel like they made a huge difference but hey, I think my Lightning Ascents do a phenomenal job by themselves. No complaints there. I am pretty light so I don't sink to deep anyway. I do think that when I use my backpack with some weight these will make a difference. Overall they seem well built, they stay firmly attached and are easily put on and taken off.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ingenious! I am right in between snowshoe sizes depending on if I am carrying a pack so these make a smaller snowshoes perfect as I can add them on quickly when needed.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They tilt your feet They do provide extra flotation, but only at the back end. So, wearing these tails was like walking on high heels. I returned them.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good but hard to put on I like the functionality but getting the rubber strap over the rear of the snowshoe takes a lot of strength, not sure if out in the back-country and tired that I everyone would be up for this. I also worry about breaking the strap as it has to be pulled so hard.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy peasy Relatively easy to put on considering they stay on very well! Easiest to put on if you're already standing in the snowshoes.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use They are light, very easy to attach and give just enough additional area.
Date published: 2016-01-24
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