MSR Lightning™ Ascent Snowshoes M 30"

Regular price $399.00 Save $-399.00


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.

Discover the new Paragon Binding

  • 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.


Weight per pair (Standard)

4 lbs 15 oz
Weight per pair (Metric)

2.22 kg
Weight (Standard)

4 lbs 15 oz
Weight (Metric)

2.22 kg
Width (Standard)

8 in
Width (Metric)

20 cm
Length (Standard)
25 in 30 in
Length (Metric)
64 cm 76 cm
Unisex/average width Unisex/average width
Footwear size range (Standard)
6M - 14M 6M - 14M
Footwear size range (Metric)
39-48 39-48
Load (Standard)
120 - 220 lbs 150 - 280 lbs
Load (Metric)
54 - 100+ kilos 68 - 127+ kilos
Load w/ tails (Standard)
Up to 280 lbs 180 - 300+ lbs
Load w/ tails (Metric)
Up to 127 kilos 82 - 136+ kilos
Frame material(s) 7075-T6 Aluminum 7075-T6 Aluminum
Deck material(s)
TPU coated Nylon TPU coated Nylon
Country of Origin
Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts Made in the USA of US and Imported Parts