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About Atlas Elektra 12 Series Snowshoes for Women (pair)

The Atlas Elektra 12 Series snowshoes are designed to handle anything you find between the trailhead and the summit The women's 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 Extensive biomechanics research led to the development of our Elektra women's frame, with outside rolling bends, a narrower waist, and a tapered tail that refuse to compromise on a women's natural stance and gait Spring-Loaded Suspension provides deeper penetration of the Holey-1 Toe Crampon, and the Advanced Aft Traction provides sure footing on all terrain

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Atlas Elektra 12 Series Snowshoes for Women (pair)
 
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3.0

Kicks back snow under heals.

By robosolo

from Canaan, NY

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Attach Securely
  • Compact Design
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Flat Terrain
  • Icy Conditions
  • Steep Pitches

Comments about Atlas Elektra 12 Series Snowshoes for Women (pair):

These snowshoes were tried on both compacted trails and deep snow. In both cases the spring-back mechanism caused snow to be flung from the backs towards the legs. This snow eventually worked its way under the heals where it caused walking instability.

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  • Feels true to size
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  • Feels true to width
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2.0

Flings snow under heals

By robosolo

from NYS,USA

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Pros

  • Attach Securely
  • Compact Design
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Looking
  • Stable

Cons

  • Flings Snow Under Heals
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Wall decoration

Comments about Atlas Elektra 12 Series Snowshoes for Women (pair):

These are beautifully made snowshoes, except for a major design flaw. The rear of the snowshoes spring flat to the sole to aid in walking around obsticles, but this feature also grabs little clumps of snow and flings them directly at the heals and the back of the legs. Eventually these clumps of snow end up underneath the heal - where they build up making the snowshoe unstable until you shake it off. This occurs constantly rendering the snowshoes inconvenient at best and dangerous at worse. My wife has been using a pair of Redfeathers for years (until they wore out) and never encountered such a problem. We're going to return them.

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  • Feels true to width
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Shopper  I am a 150 lbs man. You appear to be sold out of the Men's 25 which would have been my first choice. i see that the women's 27 is rated for my weight and am thinking this might be a better choice for me than the men's 30. Do you think this would work for me?
LISA K G  Hi. Let me offer a few comments. When I did my research before buying a 2nd pair of snowshoes, I learned that "the right" snowshoe length is dictated both by user weight & by the condition of the snow. A 120lb woman had asked if she should purchase 23" or 27" showshoes. An expert had offered his recomendations, noting that a longer snowshoe is needed if the user is (or will be) sinking too much in the snow. I'm petite, weighing ~105lbs. Although my 23" Atlas Elektra 12 snowshoes work really well when I'm trekking on packed snow or established paths, snowshoeing in deep, powdery snow is really challenging. I encountered the "sinking" situation the expert had mentioned when I snowshoed in my 23" snowshoes in deep powder. A great workout, but not overly fun. I opted to purchase 27" Atlas Elektras as my 2nd pair so I could snowshoe in deeper, unpacked snow, plus have a pair I could lend to most of my male & female friends. I used my 27" snowshoes for the 1st time last weekend even though there wasn't much snow & it was packed. They were delightful. Great lacing system. Lightweight. Sleek. Nice mobility. I adjusted quickly to their greater length, discovering I could snowshoe as easily in the 27" pair as I can in my 23" pair. The 30" snowshoe wouldn't be a bad choice, especially if snowshoeing in deep powder is anticipated. As far as buying the Women's 27" goes... I think it's also a good option. I'm thinking about buying such a pair for my 160 lb. brother-in-law whose legs are slightly bowed. He bought a pair of Tubbs & found he can't comfortably walk in them because of their width. He keeps stepping on the other snowshoe. The Women's Elektra is a much narrower showshoe. The Women's 27" is bound to provide a better fit for his body than a Men's 25" or some other make. The width of your gait is something to consider. You might need a narrower snowshoe. The green teal color won't be an issue. Hope this helps.
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