The Men's 11 Series Snowshoe by Atlas. The 11 Series and Elektra 11 Series snowshoes bridge top-end performance for winter hiking with greater value. Built on the proven technology and value of the Atlas 6061 aluminum V-Frame, durable stainless steel All-Trac toe crampon and flexible decking, the 11 Series snowshoes have the added security of Atlas Advanced Aft Traction and a climbing bar to ease strain on calf muscles. The Wrapp Plus bindings are specially molded around men's and women's lasts, with supportive arches that cradle the inside of your feet, and the urethane heel strap adjusts easily with the SureClick buck le. The Elektra frame features a narrower waist and tapered tail that allows a Women's natural stride to explore deeper terrain in comfort.
Built for demanding conditions, Atlas 11 Series snowshoes have an array of features that deliver high-end performance for winter backpacking and hiking. Durable construction and ergonomic design combine to help you confidently tackle snow and ice.
|Capacity:||25 inch: 120-200 lbs 30 inch: 150-250 lbs|
|Crampon:||All-Trac™ toe crampon|
|Deck Material:||Nytex Decking|
|Decking:||Flexible Nytex decking is forgiving and quiet when hiking in the cold, providing durability without the weight.|
|Dimensions:||25 inch: 30 inch:|
|Item Weight:||25 inch: 4.16 lb 30 inch: 4.58 lb|
|Length:||30" / 76 cm|
|Load:||150 - 250 lbs / 68 - 113 kg|
|Load Weight:||Size 25: 120-200 lb Size 30: 150-250+ lb|
|Recommended Use:||Steep and Challenging Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking|
|Sizes:||Available in 25 or 30 Inch Lengths|
|Snowshoe Features:||Frame with Decking, Heel Crampon, Heel Riser|
|Surface Area:||222 square inches / 1432 square meter|
|Warranty:||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||1125: 4 lb 3 oz / 1.9 kg 1130: 4 lb 9 oz / 2.1 kg|
|Atlas 11 Series Atlas Snowshoe||$191.97|
When you strap these guys on it doesn't feel like you've added any weight to your feet. The straps work quickly and deliver a secure fit that is easily adjustable. The traction on these things is super burly and will give you sure footing and everything from fine powder to the occasional ice patch. The climbing bar is a nice feature but a steep sustained incline is needed for them to be worth pulling up. At least a few hundred yards of consistent up hill. Otherwise they push your weight too far forward putting unnecessary strain on you calves. All in all a great set of snow shoes.
I really love these snowshoes. I've used Redfeather, Tubbs and US Army Mountain snowshoes and the Atlas are by far the easiest to adjust and have excellent build quality. Living in Montana (and 12 years in Alaska), I place a high premium on backcountry gear that is simple to use when you are tired and so cold that your fingers are stiff. These bindings pass that test very well, something I can not say about the design commonly found on MSR and Redfeather shoes (at least in my experience).