The MSR Lightning Trail snowshoe provides ultra-lightweight traction and comfortable all-day performance on rolling terrain. An easy-to-use, fully adjustable binding and 360 Degree Traction frame combine to make the Lightning Trail a lot of snowshoe for the price.
Lightweight, durable construction enables the Lightning Trail snowshoe to promote an easy, natural stride. The aluminum frame and urethane decking combine to offer flotation and durability without adding weight or bulk. The underside of the frame has an aggressive, toothed profile that delivers far more traction than traditional snowshoe designs. A smooth-pivoting steel crampon bites into snow and ice for confident traction and is designed with a natural range of motion to limit over-rotation that could jeopardize your balance.
The Paraglide Binding uses a single molded mesh piece to stretch evenly over the foot for a pressure-point free hold that's compatible with almost any footwear. A rear strap secures your foot in place and both straps are easy to adjust even when wearing gloves.
The Lightning Trail snowshoe is available in 22-inch and 25-inch lengths. Assess your weight, including all the gear and clothing you'll be wearing the majority of the time you snowshoe. Also consider the snow conditions you're likely to travel in most often. Deep, untracked powder demands a higher surface area from a snowshoe in order to keep you from sinking too deep for easy travel. Groomed trails, established snowshoe routes or snow with high moisture content tend to make smaller snowshoes a better choice. Selecting the smallest possible snowshoe that matches your needs in most, if not all situations allows you to maximize agility and efficiency.
MSR's suggested weight recommendations are as follows: up to 180 pounds for 22-inch snowshoes and 120-220 pounds for 25-inch snowshoes. The Lightning Trail's modular design enables you to utilize the MSR Lightning Tail (sold separately) when conditions and weight demand greater flotation.
The MSR Lightning Trail snowshoe is sold in pairs.