Easton Artica Trail
Bought these on sale at REI in January 09 and used…
Price Paid: $110
Bought these on sale at REI in January 09 and used them up on Sandia Peak above Albuquerque. We hiked from the towers across to the tram drop off/restaurant.
I've never used snow shoes but these were very easy to get on and off...I particularly like the "quick sinch binding" it was literally a 'no brainer' and held fast once tightened down.
The unconventional shape seemed to work exceptionally well while moving through the snow...I didn't feel like I was walking like a penguin to move efficiently across the surface. Seem to be great shoes...highly recommended.
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Manufacturer's Description refers to the men's version
From the Quick Cinch binding, to the Virtual Pivot and articulating frame, the Trail model has all the great ARTICA standard features. Trail is ideal for the casual hiker needing high quality and superior performance. Available in men's and women's models.
Features: articulating frame, virtual pivot point cam, quick cinch binding, comfort contour pads, aggressive traction, 80% recyclable, E3-decking, steel pivot rod, stainless steel crampons, 6063 frame
30 inches (76 cm)
25 inches (64 cm)
21 inches (54 cm)
Here's what other sites are saying:
Cruise over the hard-packed trails this winter with the Easton Mountain Products Men's Artica Trail Snowshoe. Made with aluminum, the frame brings all the durable support you need to cover miles without much weight holding your foot down. The rails use flexible material to articulate over uneven terrain when the path gets choppy, and they absorb impact while you walk to reduce stress in your ankle, knee, and hip so you can hike longer and more comfortably. Easton Mountain Products raised the tip and tail for an easier stride over steeper sections on the trail. A Quick-Cinch binding system lets you strap in and take off the Artica Trail with only a one-handed pull, and padding covers your boot without any uncomfortable pressure points. Its durable decking material prevents any abrasions and punctures for long-lasting durability. A Virtual Pivot Traction Cam claws into deeper snow for better traction over slippery surfaces. And Easton Mountain Products made the ergonomic crampon out of stainless steel to handle walking across dirty, slushy parking lots back to your car.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
From the Quick Cinch binding, to the Virtual Pivot and articulating frame, the Trail model has all the standard ARTICA performance features. Trail is ideal for the casual hiker needing high quality and superior performance.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Asymmetrically designed for a more efficient stride, the Easton Artica Trail snowshoes represent a leap in snowshoe technology. The Trail is ideal for hikers exploring rolling terrain or the local golf course.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Description of Easton Artica Trail SnowshoesFrom the Quick Cinch binding, to the Virtual Pivot and articulating frame, the Trail model has all the great ARTICA standard features. Trail is ideal for the casual hiker needing high quality and superior performance.Features:Comfort Contour Binding Pads - Padded sides provide a comfortable grip and controlled fit, that eliminate “hot” spots.Articulating Frame - Twists to absorb the stress normally transferred to the ankle, knee, and hip.Stainless Steel Crampons - Pivoting toe claw extends stride and digs deep to improve traction with every step.Energy Return Heel - Exclusive shock absorbing design keeps the heel aligned adding energy back into every step.E3-Decking - Flexible, durable, abrasion and puncture resistant.Aggressive Traction Crampon - Additional crampon located under heel for maximum traction in extreme conditions.Virtual Pivot-Point Traction Cam - Instantly adapts to slope angle and varying snow conditions.
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version