About MSR


MSR is a leading brand in the highest quality of snowshoes, tents, cookware, water treatment and hydration for the past 35 years.

About MSR

Owned by parent company, Cascade Designs Inc., MSR (Mountain Safety Research) is a Seattle based company specializes in products that promote active outdoor recreation and enhances outdoor enthusiasts enjoyment with practical, affordable, high quality products. MSR has earned respect in the outdoor industry by not only designing superior products that exceed customer expectations but also being a leading force in the protection and stewardship of our natural resources.

MSR encourages outdoor recreation and enhances experiences of the natural world through the use of their innovative products. The company’s mission supports global efforts to “protect public lands, wilderness areas, and waterways” by promoting “environmentally responsible access to these areas, ensuring the preservation of their continued use for generations to come.”

MSR has developed strategic partnerships that uphold its mission and encourages active stewardship of our world. By providing snowshoes to SnowSchool—the largest national program devoted to in-school, on-snow winter ecology field trips for youth, MSR promotes activity and responsibility with children. In addition, MSR supports Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Traveling Trainers as well as the American Hiking Association.

Cascade Designs Inc, and MSR believe in manufacturing the majority of their products in the U.S. and European facilities. The company is committed to maintaining quality and exceeding customers' expectations. All products are extensively tested by staff and professionals in the field resulting in an unmatched assurance of quality. As a socially responsible company, MSR adheres to “high ethical standard that holds our employees the environment and their balance sheet on equal terms."

MSR Snowshoeing


About MSR Snowshoes

MSR snowshoes are engineered with winter conditions, ultimate performance, and unrivaled technology in mind. For over a decade, this Seattle based company has been recognized for its innovation and snowshoe designs. MSR’s unprecedented foundation of all-terrain traction, modular flotation and ergonomic efficiency provides fit and performance. No matter the terrain, depth of powder, or changing conditions, MSR Snowshoes will perform in all of winter’s changing moods.

MSR’s snowshoes feature unparallel traction, flotation, and efficiency.

How do you describe MSR’s snowshoes? Fast. Light. Efficient. Reliable.

MSR Snowshoe features include:

    • All terrain tractionWith the debut of the Denali Unibody snowshoes in 1990, MRS has set the bar for all terrain traction with snowshoes. Traction is essential for everyday walking to ascending an ice climb and MSR provides the safe and efficient traction you need. The Denali snowshoes improved grip from in-mold traction changed snowshoes forever. Traditional tubular frames with centered crampons cannot compare to the premium frames now available. MSR’s snowshoes offer a water jet-cut from a single blade of aerospace-grade aluminum to deliver absolute, unrivaled, edge-to-edge grip with minimal weight. There is no better choice for traction today. The 360° Traction™ frames offer the best traction ever designed in an aggressive snowshoe for icy slopes and steep terrain. See Video Below!

    • Modular Flotation Now available on ALL adult snowshoes (purchased separately), MSR’s Modular Flotation Tails allow you to choose a smaller, primary snowshoe for added maneuverability, with the benefit of added, on-demand flotation when you need it. By increasing the surface area of your snowshoes, these flotation tails make deep powder easy and pack light so you can use them when you need them.See Video Below!

    • Ergonomic Efficiency From ultralight glove-friendly components, to biomechanically engineered frames, MSR snowshoes conserve energy with every step to ensure you perform at your best. The customized fit allows you to hike with a binding system that supports your natural stride and step.

In addition, MSR snowshoes offer features included with specific models that will fit your needs. These include a snowshoe that will fit your experience level whether you want to day hike in comfort, aggressively challenge a slope, or hit the trail with the kids.

MSR Snowshoe bindings

    • The latest technology of MSR’s easiest to use bindings, the SpeedLock™ Binding is offers exceptional all-day comfort and fast, easy fitting and removal of snowshoes. These bindings can be used in either a two-strap or three-strap mode. Once set, the SpeedLock™ Binding provides a quick step in-step out secured system. This binding can be found on the Lightning Axis, Lightning Flash, and Evo Tour models. See Video Below!

    • The Posilock AT Binding offers the most aggressive bindings with four straps and a freeze-resistant, two-piece urethane body to independently and securely conform to any footwear.

MSR Snowshoe AXIS™ Gait Efficiency MSR has designed a revolutionary, laterally adjustable system that allows you to walk with an efficient, parallel stride regardless of your natural gait. Built into the Lightning Axis snowshoes, this system improves comfort and gait efficiency as well as customized fit. The entire binding system can be rotated up to 8 degrees counting the effects of natural toe-out and toe-in stances. This customized fit allows for a natural stride and prevents the edges of your snowshoes from catching as you walk. By observing your toe-in or toe-out footprint, you can adjust your snowshoes to counter your natural gait and strides.

Ergo™ Televator MSR wants you to be comfortable while traversing. Models including Televator heel lifts will help you conserve energy on the steeps while increasing traction. The new, Ergo Televator heel lifts engage with the simple flick of a snowshoe pole. Whether your calves get tired or you want to spread weight over the snowshoes, the Televator heel lifts help you to engage the entire frames traction for unrivaled grip. This system is built into all the Ascent Models including Ligntning Ascent, Womens Lightning Ascent, and Evo Assent snowshoes.

No matter where you travel, your experience level or snow conditions, MSR has a snowshoe designed to perform and provide for your utmost enjoyment of winter recreation.

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