Customer Reviews Of:
Atlas Aspect Snowshoes - 24"
Closeouts. Atlas' Aspect snowshoes are designed for optimum backcountry performance and convenience, with an aggressive crampon system that bites into steep, icy terrain, PackFlat bindings that accommodate snowboard or mountaineering boots, and an included utility strap that lashes gear or your snowshoes to your pack.
Reviewed by VanMan from Vancouver, BC on Friday, March 7, 2014Great grip on steep downhill stretches or traverses and fun to use. The heel support bar is essential. But, the toe strap has a hooky buckle that sticks out and if your shoes are wide enough (I wear size 13) it will cut into the decking material and abrade it. I found this mentioned in some reviews on the internet and was careful to avoid it but then on the last trip I forgot about it and it started to cut into the decking. So, now I covered the hook with a bead to make it round and put heat-shrink tubing over the buckle and the strap in that area to keep the bead in place and the surface smooth, so I now use the other end of the strap to adjust the width of the toe strap and make sure that my foot is not too far forward. Hopefully this will prevent the buckle from destroying the decking. Otherwise, great snow shoe.
Reviewed by none from CALIFORNIA on Saturday, December 28, 2013They have the heel lift which your calves will thank you when you are climbing. Good straps and easy to put on.
Reviewed by Still Hiking from Santa Fe, NM on Friday, December 13, 2013These shows are overkill for most recreational hikers. They have more metal grip strips underfoot, making them very secure on steep, hard snow. this also makes them a tad heavier than other Atlas models. Also, the binding is simpler, in order to accommodate bulkier snowboard boots. I think the other Atlas bindings may be more comfortable.
Reviewed by Explore360 from Seattle, WA on Wednesday, November 13, 2013YOu can't go wrong with these snowshoes.
You probably know Atlas is one of the most reliable brands, and it dominates the market for recreational snowshoes. Check out the Youtube videos from many sports stores that are selling them. The Aspect model is one of the most advance in it's class. I'm really happy with mine, and the incredible service that comes from Sierra Trading Post.
Reviewed by Steamboat Girl from Colorado on Friday, September 27, 2013Exactly what I was looking for my son. He is a 'mountain boy' and always buys the best, high-end gear.
He chose these for an 'early' Xmas present this year and is very pleased with the quality, weight, and backcountry performance.
The reviews these received from the 'Outside Gear of the Year' product guide prompted us to purchase this product.
Happy as always with the Sierra Trading Post value and customer service.
Reviewed by fireman jim from Minnesota on Monday, April 29, 2013I have used a variety of snowshoes over 30 plus years of traveling in the BWCA and Quetico. There is nothing to the idea that big shoes mean better floatation. The shorter and lighter the better. These shows do very well in deep soft snow and excelled crossing those patches of ice encountered on rivers and lakes. Turning and bushwacking are a lot easier in these short light and aggressively cramponed shoes.