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Our price: $164.99
Our ultralight snowshoes are built on a solid foundation of our advanced 360° Traction™ frames and deliver a level of security that tubular frames simply can’t—especially on traverses. And like all of our snowshoes, Lightning Ascents offer the all-condition adaptability of our Modular Flotation tails.
- Unrivaled Traction: 360° Traction frames deliver edge-to-edge grip, and new durable steel DTX crampons provide serious bite in challenging conditions—delivering unmatched traction in technical terrain.
- Secure Attachment: Two-piece, independently conforming PosiLock™ AT bindings create our most secure, freeze-resistant attachment, regardless of footwear.
- 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.
Great for bushwacking in hilly country
My favourite feature is the free hinge - unlike the twisted strap style hinge on competing brands, it does not throw snow up your back when running. Second favourite feature is the crampon-like frame edge - helps to prevent sidewise slide when traversing in shallow snow. The bindings lots of adjustment and work well. The coated fabric footbed appears to last. (I worry about plastic in the very cold because when I lived up in the Arctic, pretty much all plastic eventually shattered like glass.) The heel bail wire is a nice feature for extended shallow to moderate pitch climbs. If more flotation is needed in powder, removable extenders are available to increase the platform. It will never float like my gut snowshoes of old, but these are so much more versatile in hilly country.
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