Easton Artica Backcountry
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
- Material quality
- Easton Customer Service
Great snowshoe to walk with and really like the bindings.
However, after around 30 km, one strap of the binding started to break apart. I have contacted many times the Easton Customer Service Dept but they never resolved my problem neither they offered me to replace the strap even if it's supposed to be lifetime guarantee.
As a well know company, they should have resolved my problem quickly, but the winter is over and I'm still waiting an answer from them. So don't buy the snowshoes for their supposed lifetime guarantee because, like me, you will be quite dissapointed.
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You love to ditch the trail and strike out into the deepness of the winter--Easton Mountain Products created the Artica Backcountry Snowshoe just for you. This shoe combines Easton's lightest aluminum frame, an articulated frame design, a heel lifter, Quick-Cinch binding, a clever split-toe crampon design, and a host of other advanced features. Serious winter enthusiasts and experienced backcountry travelers will sing the praises of this shoe for deep-woods exploration or hunting down untracked lines with skis or a snowboard.
For the most serious winter enthusiasts, the Backcountry features forged aerospace aluminum crampons, energy return heel, and an enhanced rear crampon. Winner of the prestigious 2009 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Award.
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO For the most serious winter enthusiasts, the Artica Backcountry features forged aerospace aluminum crampons, energy return heel, and an enhanced rear crampon. Winner of the prestigious 2009 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Award.Articulating frame twists to absorb stress normally transferred to the ankle, knee and hip.Split-Axis forward crampons dynamically adjust with each step to add traction on steep inclines.Virtual Pivot Point Traction Cam instantly adapts to slope angle and snow conditions and articulates with the motion of your foot for increased traction and reduced strain.Quick Cinch Binding features pull and go tightening which allows for one hand entry and exit. Adjustable heel strap customizes fit.Comfort Contour Pads provide a comfortable fit and controlled grip, that eliminate hot spots.Aggressive rear traction crampon under heel for maximum traction in extreme conditions.Artica snowshoe materials are 80% recyclable.BlizTrac 3-Dimensional decking is a flexible, lightweight material which resists abrasion and provides non-slip traction.Forged T6 crampons: Lightweight pivoting toe claw extends your stride and digs in to improve traction and endurance.Energy Return Heel: Exclusive shock-absorbing design keeps the heel aligned and returns energy back into every step.Lightweight, high strength 7075 Aluminum aerospace alloy frame is made in the USA.
Easton's Artica Backcountry 21 snowshoes offer steep-terrain performance for serious winter enthusiasts. Winner of the Prestigious 2009 Outside magazine Gear of the Year award."