Santa came a week early at my house. Understandable, since the world is a pretty big territory to cover! Anyway, knowing that my snowshoes were getting old, he got me » la crème de la crème » : The Lightning Ascent by MSR, special women’s design.
Mine are turquoise and Pat’s are green. Hot!
If you go on MSR’s website, you’ll read that they are « Our most aggressive all-terrain snowshoes, fine-tuned to a woman’s stride. » ( http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/snowshoes/steep-and-challenging/womens-lightning-ascent/product )
I’ve been using them everyday since last Saturday. They’re just perfect!
- Light, narrow frame (hmmm, I would say ultralight!)
- 360° traction grip
- makes climbing easy(easier!) on steep terrain
- Straps that won’t freeze when below -15°C
- Efficient stride
Retail price : 249.99$ (CAN). Expensive but will last forever. And who knows, maybe Santa is still in your neighborhood…
He got mine at : http://www.leyeti.ca/ in Montreal.