The Women's 11 Series Elektra 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 Elektra 11 Series Women's 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 take on snow and ice with confidence.
When a blanket of snow covers the trails and the backcountry, Atlas’ 11 Series Elektra snowshoe gets you to where you want to go. Enjoy the enhanced maneuvering via Spring-Loaded Suspension and excellent traction thanks to the stainless steel All-Trac toe crampons and Advanced Aft Traction rails that bite into ice and snow.
|Binding:||Wrapp Plus Binding|
|Binding System:||Wrapp plus|
|Capacity:||23 inch: 80-160 lbs 27 inch: 120-200+ lbs|
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Deck Material:||Duratek Decking|
|Dimensions:||23 inch: 27 inch:|
|Heel Crampon Material:||Steel|
|Item Weight:||23 inch: 3.91 lb 27 inch: 4.10 lb|
|Length:||27" / 69 cm|
|Load:||120 - 200 lbs / 54 - 91 kg|
|Load Weight:||Size 23: 80-160 lb Size 27: 120-200+ lb|
|Recommended Use:||Steep and Challenging Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking|
|SnowBoard Boot Compatible:||no|
|Snowshoe Features:||Frame with Decking, Heel Crampon, Heel Riser|
|Surface Area:||176 square inches / 1135 square meter|
|Warranty:||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||1123: 4 lb 3 oz / 1.9 kg 1127: 4 lb 9 oz / 2.1 kg|
I never knew that buying snowshoes would be such an ordeal- but the sizing question has kept me up at night. I am technically a 23 according to the size chart, but I will be using them in very deep powder so I would prefer something a little longer. Unfortunately, the 27 is just toooooo long and a 25 would be perfect but they don't have those available in womens. I guess I will try out the 23s this winter and hope for the best!
Other than the fit, they look really nice- I am usually not a pink person but its a darker shade so I dont mind it. They are very easy to put on and take off even with gloves on.
Love the color. Heel lift works smoothly. Only drawback, is they are a bit heavy. Weigh more than my old MSR ascents. The 27 is pretty long, and also wider than my women's MSR.
These snowshoes are undeniably beautiful. Hence one of the three stars. However, I'm used to Redfeather Women's Stride, and I was expecting the Elektras to be as just narrow (since they are also sized for women). Unfortunately they were just as wide as my other unisex snowshoes, and I'm 5'8. Plus, the "thong slap" against your heel was like dragging a cement block behind each foot with a 8 inch rope. My Redfeather Strides also have a thong slap, but for some reason it's energizing and enjoyable. Must be a difference in weight and design of the tail of the shoe. So I was very surprised I didn't like these. Also the binding was extremely difficult to get the front of your boot in, although I have to say once it was in the binding was extremely comfortable and secure. Hence the second star. The third star is for the crampons -- an impressive number and array.