The new Lightning Flash is the lightest snowshoe in MSR's Lightning series of snowshoes that have a distinctive vertical flat aluminum alloy frame. These snowshoes have what MSR calls their "360 Traction Frame;" unlike other aluminum frame snowshoes, the frame has teeth on the bottom side, plus two toothed cross-members. The Lightning arguably has the most traction of any snowshoe out there. In this review we compare the Lightning Flash with a lightweight conventional tubular aluminum frame snowshoe, the Northern Lites Elite.

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • Introduction
  • Specifications
  • Description
  • Performance
  • Comparison with the Northern Lites Elite Snowshoe

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