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Above the snowline gear

Heading into the snow? Consider taking some of this gear
 
MSR Lightning Ascent 25 Snowshoes $569.99 Advanced 360° Traction frame with aggressive steel cross members, secure dual-component PosiLock AT bindings, Ergo televators relieve calves on ascent, optional modular flotation tails. 1.8kg (m); 1.62kg (w). www.ampro.co.nz MSR Evo 22 Uni Snowshoes $299.99 UniBody Deck with steel traction rails and brake bars moulded directly into the deck, weather-resistant DuoFit binding, optional modular flotation tails. Unisex fit. 1.63kg. www.ampro.co.nz MSR Evo Ascent 22 Snowshoes $459.99 UniBody deck with all-condition traction, TriFit bindings provide foot security on uneven slopes, built-in televator heel lifts aid with ascent, optional modular flotation tails. 1.78kg. www.ampro.co.nz
MSR Revo Ascent 25 Snowshoes $469.99 ExoTract deck combines external steel teeth with torsional flex of a plastic body, PosiLock AT bindings, Ergo televators relieve calves on ascent, reinforced nose, optional modular flotation tails. 1.97kg (m); 1.76kg (w). www.ampro.co.nz Hillsound Super Armadillo Gaiter from $179.99 Superfabric resists puncture from crampons, scree or ice, flexia stretch upper for snug fit, YKK zipper for easy on and off. 350g. www.ampro.co.nz  Macpac Powder Jacket $349.99 Insulated snow jacket, seam sealed with three-point hood adjustment, lift pass sleeve pocket, stow-away snow gaiter, mesh goggle pocket, underarm venting, adjustable cuffs, jacket to pant connector system. 800g (m); 790g (w). www.macpac.co.nz
MSR Snow Fluke from $99.99 Patent-pending design utilises a frame-and-decking combination to reduce weight without compromising holding power. 7000-series aluminum frame, corrosion-resistant galvanized steel cable with urethane-coated nylon decking. 195g (sml), 250g (lge). www.ampro.co.nz MSR Striker 240 Probe from $129.99 7000-series aluminum construction, 13mm lower sections to maximise stiffness, 11mm uppers reduce weight, quick-link ferrules for fast single-pull deployment, lock-pin assembly, offset 5cm depth markings. 240cm (packed: 46cm). 295g. www.ampro.co.nz MSR Snow Pickets from $84.99 Aircraft-grade aluminum T-beam, tapered drive-end penetrates easily, multiple beveled attachment points allow vertical and horizontal placement. 61cm, 91cm. 369g, 525g. www.ampro.co.nz
MSR ‘Beta’ Snow Science Saw $119.99 Stainless steel laser-etched blade, snow science detailing to assist in analysing conditions, slim profile for packability, aggressive tooth design. 47cm. 178g. www.ampro.co.nz MSR Responder Snow Science and Rescue Shovel $144.99 Compact blade features a reduced scooping angle for packability, flat back for shaving smooth snow pit walls, serrated leading edge, straighter geometry for quickly paddling snow. 84cm. 650g. www.ampro.co.nz  MSR Operator Snow Shovel from $164.99 Features a D-handle for grip, large blade, 6061-T6 aluminum construction, neckless blade with serrated leading edge, rapid-deploy, two-section telescoping shaft, flat back for digging smooth snow pit walls. 84cm. 750g. www.ampro.co.nz