5 comments on “Guthook’s Gear Guide: MSR Lightning Axis Snowshoes

  1. Nice review! I agree with you concerning the studs; once you get the hang of them (which only takes a couple repetitions) they work great.

  2. Yeah, the Lightnings in general are pretty awesome for the icy and crusty stuff we have in New England. I’m afraid that I’m jinxing myself with this review, and they’ll break in half next time I take them out 🙂

    Jim, another thing I forgot to mention about those studs, which maybe you’ve experienced, is that the colder the temperature, the harder it is to get the straps into them. The rubber of the straps gets less flexible as it gets into the negative temperatures.

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