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MSR Lightning Explore Snowshoes (Pair)

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Item # MSRB4403M

versatility and an innovative, stride-friendly binding, the MSR Lightning Explore
snowshoe delivers all-day-comfort and all-around performance. The 360 Degree
Traction Frame lends structure, modularity, and maximum traction.




Offering versatility and an innovative, stride-friendly binding, the MSR Lightning Explore snowshoe delivers all-day-comfort and all-around performance. The revolutionary 360 Degree Traction Frame lends structure, modularity for varying snow conditions and a full perimeter of traction.

Lightweight, durable construction enables the Lightning Explore 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 stainless steel, pivoting crampon moves freely but is designed to not over rotate, allowing you to maintain a free range of motion without jeopardizing balance.

Axis Gait Technology offers unique rotational adjustability that allows you to determine your optimal foot positioning. Regardless of differences between users, this ensures an easy, natural stride. Once set, Axis Gait delivers customized foot placement for your unique stride. The user-friendly, two-strap HyperLink Binding provides easy in-and-out performance and an adjustable design accommodates varying footwear and shoe sizes. On steep terrain, the Lightning Explore's Ergo Televator heel lifter can be easily flipped into position with a gloved hand or by the tip of a trekking pole to reduce calf fatigue and better distribute load over the entire frame.

The Lightning Explore snowshoe is available in 22-inch, 25-inch and 30-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, 120-220 pounds for 25-inch snowshoes and 150-280 pounds for 30-inch snowshoes. NOTE: Lightning Explore-30-inch shoes are not recommended for use on firm snow or established trails. The Lightning Explore's modular design enables you to utilize the MSR Lightning Tail (sold separately) when conditions and weight demand greater flotation.

The MSR Lightning Explore snowshoe is sold in pairs.

  • Sold in pairs
  • HyperLink Binding System
  • Laterally Adjustable Axis Gait Technology
  • 360 Degree Traction Frame
  • Pivot Crampon
  • Ergo Televator



Best Use Hiking, Snow Sports
Warranty Lifetime
Type Snowshoes (Pair)
Item Weight 22-inch: 3 lb 12 oz
25-inch: 4 lb 2 oz
30-inch: 4 lb 8 oz
Dimensions 22-inch: 8" x 22"
25-inch: 8" x 25"
30-inch: 8" x 30"
Capacity 22-inch: up to 180 lbs
25-inch: 120-220 lbs
30-inch: 150-280 lbs


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