The Lightning Explore Snowshoes are an ideal all-rounder. They balance lightweight, high grip, comfort and ease of use really well. If you are tempted by winter adventures in the snow these snowshoes are a great way to get serious about it!
Lightning Explore snowshoes represent a giant leap in snowshoeing performance, ease and comfort. It begins with the elite performance of our 360° Traction™ frames, featuring advanced, edge-to-edge grip. Next, new HyperLink™ bindings feature a redesigned fast and easy ratchet system and get a comfort boost from EVA foam cushions that cradle the foot. Finally, you get the benefit of our Ergo™ Televators for steeper slopes, and add-on Modular Flotation tails—all to provide the versatility you need to enjoy a broad range of snowshoeing experiences.
MSR's Lightning Explore Snowshoes are ideal for the winter adventurer. This version of MSR's snowshoe strikes a great balance between weight and traction, staying light enough to carry and wear on long journeys while providing a serious amount of grip. The aggressive serrations on these are ideal for when you need extra grip such as when you are crossing slopes. The bindings on them are really versatile and will fit wider range of boots than many other snowshoes. They are easy to get on and take off while also providing maximum comfort comfort.
The size of snow shoe is determined by user weight and snow conditions so it is certainly worth doing a little extra research through MSR to find the best size and type of snowshoe for your need. Additional tails are available from MSR for deeper, soft snow as they increase the surface area of the shoes greatly.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear