I also have these and for our Coast Mt. scrambling are excellent. Great traction on a hill with the teeth around the entire outer frame band. Interestingly I bought the thinner width ladies models which I liked for the width which can trip you up when your tired. Im 160 lbs. My buddy has the men's model and we go out and compare, about the same float. But would these be the best for flatter land hiking with dry powder ? I grew up in Ontario and I had the big "Athabascan" style for powdery snow and "Bear Paws" for crust. If your not doing steep stuff maybe you don't need all the traction of the Lightning Ascents. It does take more work with better traction as you definitely need to lift every step, no foot dragging!