Atlas 12 Series
I have two pairs of these 22-inch and 25-inch so that…
Price Paid: $259
I have two pairs of these 22-inch and 25-inch so that I can cover all conditions in which I plan to snowshoe. As mentioned in previous reviews these have the most user-friendly binding of any snowshoe on the market and that is precisely why I own them. They also are pretty much bulletproof as I walked across logs, rocks, ice, gravel roads etc with nothing more than cosmetic damage.
Update: October 18, 2007
Wow, I've been a proponent of the Atlas 12 series snowshoes for a number of years now and own two pairs one in the 22" length and one in the 25". I saw these in my local mountain gear shop and immediately had to try them. The binding looks a bit funny but works like a charm. It seems like Atlas may have "borrowed" the idea for the ascender bar from another company but what the heck. I took them for a test spin and they are fantastic. Uphill, downhill, side hill they are simply amazing. I'll sell my old ones on ebay and upgrade both the 22 and 25 inch to this newer, lighter, and superior model.
Wow, great snowshoes! Built like tanks, but light...
Price Paid: $200
Wow, great snowshoes! Built like tanks, but light...
The bindings are extremely easy to use, even with mittens and inserts. They stay tight, without slipping. The decking has taken extreme abuse on rocks and ice and has nicks here and there. The cuts haven't run because of the material the deck is made out of. The shoes don't allow any lateral torsion. They are very stable. The bottom has rows of teeth, more than other snow shoes.
I have taken the 1225s up and down mountains here in interior Alaska. They excel on hard pack snow, ice, and rocks. Being only 25 inches long, though, I suffer in deep snow. That is my fault and not the fault of the product. I will not buy another brand or series beside the Atlas 12 series!
I have two pair of 1235's. I bought the second pair…
Price Paid: $240
I have two pair of 1235's. I bought the second pair because the first pair (for me) performed very well. I am a heavy guy 300 lbs and these snowshoes on day old snow will take me any where I want to go.
I am old school (ash frames and animal webbing) but these shoes beat anything I have ever owned including Tubbs! Just wish they were not made in China, BUT they are well made in China, so that is a plus!
I was originally going to buy the MSR Lighting Ascent…
Price Paid: $155
I was originally going to buy the MSR Lighting Ascent but could not pass up the deal on the 1225's. Was very impressed with ease of putting on these shoes. One pull on the top and one pull on the side and you are locked in for the entire day.
Took these on a 10 hr hike up some steep inclines and liked the grip and the lifts helped a lot for calf fatigue. Overall a great product for the price.
Great things to have. We bought four pairs (we were…
Price Paid: $209
Great things to have.
We bought four pairs (we were four of us..., no redundancy needed) and stomped through Norway's fine powdery snow in Rondane National Park for a week last winter. Never let us down, even with 45lb. backpacks as additional weight on our backs.
When I saw them first I shuddered a little at the sight of these, um, rubber straps...
Various pieces of equipment went to see their maker, but not these.
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Re-engineered to take you higher and deeper than ever before, the new Atlas 12 Series snowshoes feature Atlas' most aggressive traction system yet while maintaining hallmark Atlas durability and comfort. Literally armed to the teeth with new traction the 12 Series tenacious, stainless steel Zodiac toe crampon deeply penetrates even the firmest snow, while the weight-activated, StabiLock Rear Traction optimizes weight distribution to its serrated traction elements, for sure footing on the most technical terrain. The mens and womens Wrapp Pro bindings feature FlowTape silicone straps that glide through low-friction buckles with a smooth buckle release for easy on-off use. The 7075 aluminum frame is the lightest, strongest tubing available, and the variable ReactiV forming lends a stiffer, more responsive flex. To build on a legacy as storied as the 12 Series required us to design a snowshoe equipped to write the next chapter in Mountain Hiking performance.
Big and buoyant, the Atlas 12 Series Snowshoe are designed for steeper and deeper. But that doesn't mean they're heavy. At less than 5 lbs the 7075 aluminum frame keeps the weight down. The Zodiac toe crampons provide a reliable purchase on icy patches and wind slabs. Stainless steel Zodiac toe crampon deeply penetrates even the firmest snow Weight-activated, StabiLock Rear Traction Wrapp Pro binding
With aggressive traction, the Atlas 1230 snowshoes can handle anything you find between the trailhead and summit. Long-lasting durability and a secure fit make these snowshoes that you can depend on. Tenacious, stainless-steel toe crampons deeply penetrate the firmest snow and bite into icy slopes. Stainless-steel serrated heel cleats and side traction rails provide sure footing while traversing and descending the most technical terrain. Wrapp(TM) Pro bindings feature silicone straps that glide through low-friction buckles with a smooth buckle release for easy on/off use. 7075 V-shaped aluminum frames are the lightest and strongest Atlas offers, and have a stiff, responsive flex for smooth, easy striding. Spring-Loaded(TM) suspension uses offset webbing straps to create a springy platform beneath the feet that absorbs impact and allows natural side-to-side flex. Lightweight Duratek(TM) nylon decks are tough and built to withstand harsh, cold conditions; textured surfaces resist abrasion. Heel lift bars on the Atlas 1230 snowshoes relieve calf muscle fatigue while climbing; bars store flat when disengaged. Snowshoes measure 9.25 x 30 in. and have a recommended load weight of 150 to 250 lbs.
Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes (pair) 25 in.The Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes (pair) 25 in. are the perfect reason to go outside and play during the winter. It comes in 3 models for every specific size of person. The heel lift bar helps you with the next step making you go even further. The V shaped frames and the tapered tail traps less snow when you are moving forward, making each step very natural and easing the fatigue. The Atlas patented spring loaded suspension (SLS) gives you more stability and makes the snowshoes easy to maneuver. The Nylex decking material makes the snowshoe very lightweight and easy to carry. These shoes come with wrapp Swift Binding, which gives arc support and makes the shoes more comfortable. The Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes (pair) 25 in. transforms a snowy and cold day into a fun and amazing experience.