User Review: Atlas 12 Series
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!