No terrain will hold back the MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes. We were blown away four years ago by the Lightning’s comfort, agility, and feather-weight feel; so we can’t wait to put the new Ascents to the test. New for this year’s shoe is the durable Torsion2 crampons (distribute forces that provide a more continuous contact), which is built on their ultralight 360 Traction frames (tubeless frames). Another great feature is the freeze-resistant two-piece independent conforming bindings built to fit virtually any footwear. Ergo Televators help reduce fatigue, and increase traction for those long, steep uphill ascents. Made in the USA, available in two color options, yellow or black. Get em here.