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Mountain Safety Research Lightning Axis 22 Snowshoe


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Mountain Safety Research Lightning Axis 22 Snowshoe

No matter your gate, no matter how steep or flat or deep the snow is the MSR Lightning Axis 22 Snowshoes are designed to fit a wide range of snowshoe adventures. Lightweight aluminum frames have aggressive 360 Traction all the way around to enhance the bite of the very capable steel crampons under you forefoot. The SpeedLock Comfort bindings adjust easily without having to take off your gloves and the Axis Gait system adjusts bilaterally to accommodate either a toe-in or a toe-out gait, ensuring a natural, parallel stride that wont have you tripping over yourself. Ergo Televator heel lifts pop up or down with a flick of your pole to make steep ascents a little easier on your legs. If the MSR Lightning Axis Snowshoes 22-inch length isnt quite enough flotation for you, add on the 5-inch tail (sold separately) when the snow gets deep.

  • Frames: Aluminum
  • Decks: Urethane-impregnated nylon
  • Crampons: Powdercoated steel
  • 360° Traction frames and Pivot™ crampons deliver advanced, edge-to-edge grip, delivering unmatched traction and security on any terrain in any conditions
  • Axis Gait Efficiency: World’s first bilateral binding adjustment neutralizes variances in natural foot positions to ensure an efficient, parallel stride
  • Bindings: SpeedLock Comfort for glove-friendly adjustment and comfort, plus an optional, included strap for maximum security on challenging terrain
  • Modular Flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch tails (sold separately)
  • Ergo Televators reduce calf fatigue and increase traction on the steeps; engages with a simple flick of a pole grip
  • Made in Seattle, USA
  • Width: 8 in, 20 cm
  • Length: 22 in, 56 cm
  • Footwear size range: 4.5 M - 13 M, 35.5 – 48
  • Load: Up to 180 lbs, Up to 80 kilos
  • Load w/ tails: Up to 250 lbs, Up to 114 kilos
  • Weight per pair: 4 lbs, 1810 g

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5 Star Rating


5 Stars bikerider1 - July 25 2011

Great snowshoes. Much easier to stay in the new binding system. With the snowshoes with straps I had problems with foot staying in or straps coming undone. This speedlock binding system is GREAT!!

5 Stars klipsch - December 20 2010

Just what the doctor ordered
I've owned a pair of 25" Lightning Accents for a couple of years now and love them. However...I have a hip implant and working to keep from crossing the tails while shoeing has bothered it and it can become fairly uncomfortable. When I read about MSR's latest Axis snowshoes, I was pretty excited, because I knew that they would at least help a little if not completely. So I picked up the 22's since alot of the shoeing I do is on packed snow, and...MSR also released modular floatation for the Lightning line this year as well. I can't wait to hit the trails this season.

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