Snowshoes | MSR Lightning Ascent | Mens 30 Inch


The pinnacle of ultralight and aggressive all-terrain performance.

Lightning Ascent snowshoes represent the pinnacle of ultralight and aggressive all-terrain performance, and now feature our advanced Paragon™ binding. Designed to wrap securely around your boot without pressure points, the binding’s mesh strap ensures maximum foot control with truly uncompromised comfort. In technical terrain, the snowshoes’ 360 Traction™ Frames provide unrivaled grip—especially on traverses. Ballistic-grade decking offers long-lasting durability, and Ergo Televator heel lifts back you up when climbing the steeps.

  • Unrivaled Traction: 360° Traction frames deliver edge-to-edge grip, and durable steel DTX crampons provide serious bite in challenging conditions—delivering unmatched traction in technical terrain.
  • Paragon™ Binding: Comfortable, freeze-resistant mesh strap wraps securely around a wide range of boots for ultimate security, while toe stops offer fast, precise foot alignment.
  • All-Condition Adaptability: Add-on Modular Flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch (13-cm) tails.
  • Uphill Efficiency: Ergo™ Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a flick of a pole grip.

Tech Specs:

Color Black
Weight per pair  4 lbs 15 oz / 2.22 kg
Width 8 in / 20 cm
Length 30 in / 76 cm
Gait Unisex/average width
Footwear size range 6M - 14M / 39-48
Load 150 - 280 lbs / 68 - 127+ kilos
Load w/ tails 180 - 300+ lbs / 82 - 136+ kilos
Frame material(s) 7075-T6 Aluminum
Deck material(s) TPU coated Nylon
Country of Origin Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts