Sports and Fitness December 28, 2020
What a weird coincidence, the day we received the snowshoes it snowed here, can’t wait for a wallet and wine bottle storage to arrive!
The Apex MTN collection from Altas is their top range in the All-Mountain series, with a whole heap of features to produce a highly versatile and reliable snowshoe for a wide selection of snowy adventures. They come in two different sizes to accommodate different loads 25inches will handle 100-180lbs whilst 30inches is better suited for 140-235+ lbs. These shoes come with a Boa fit system, so shoe size isn’t an issue, created with a strong stainless-steel lace that evenly distributes pressure across the entire foot for a fully secure fit that can be adjusted whilst you wear them for all day comfort. The Reactiv-Trac Frame is Atlas’s inventive design combining the classic flex of an elliptically formed nose with the perimeter traction of a serrated t-frame.
These snowshoes use stout SLS straps flex on the system’s tubular nose allowing the binding, crampon, and frame to move independently with the ground underneath, giving you a sturdy foundation and confidence in each step. The Spring-Loaded Suspension (SLS) ensures the snowshoe remains close underfoot for an easier step and suspends your foot so it can move freely and naturally. The suspension takes the impact of the steps to reduce fatigue and the foot is able to move side-to-side for better balance on uneven terrain. The SLS provides strong traction whilst the flex sinks deeper into the snow with the crampons which helps when traversing steep or off-angle areas. Talking of the crampons these shoes use the X-TRAC Crampon, they take no prisoners with a tough bite in hard packed snow and even ice and the Heel Lift Bar helps to prevent calf muscles from becoming too tired on steep climbs. Lastly, the Infinity Decking feature enhances the surface area while at the same time protecting the deck from scratches and scuffs, it incorporates the lower deck with the inside frame to eliminate frame wrap in a seamless design. RRP £270
- Stainless steel Boa fit system
- Sturdy, solid footing
- Reactiv-Trac frame
- Spring-Loaded suspension
- Infinity Decking
- Robust construction
- Wrapp Helix Binding
- Heel Lift Bar
- X-TRAC Crampon
- Suitable for all mountain wear