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 tracking over deep powder in isolated valleys, and so does the Eastern Mountain Products Artica Backcountry Snowshoe. Its aluminum frame utilizes flexible materials on the rails to help you cover the ever-changing terrain out in the backcountry, and it absorbs the impact that would otherwise stress your ankle, knee, and hip so you can hike longer and more comfortably. Easton Mountain Products raised the tip and tail to help you hike up steep sections with ease. The Quick-Cinch binding system offers an easy way to strap in and out with a one-handed pull, and padding covers your boot without adding any uncomfortable pressure points.The durable deck helps you float over deep powder, and it won't puncture or tear when you hit rockier terrain. Its Virtual Pivot Traction Cam claws into slippery surfaces with the firm traction you need to feel confident, and Split-Axis crampons pivot independently from one another to give you a more stable balance over uneven terrain. When popped into place, the Climb-Assist heel lift provides a more comfortable climb over steep sections with its efficient foot position.
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."