10 - Series Snowshoe


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title 10 - Series Snowshoe
Manufacturer Atlas Snowshoe
Page By cluck
Page Type Sep 13, 2002 / Sep 13, 2002
Object ID 468
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10 Series - The Ultimate Go-Anywhere Shoe



• Improved All-Trac™ crampon, patented heel

crampon, and new Traverse Trac™ rails for

outstanding stability and traction

• New Uniloop, single-pull binding with

easy Fast-Loc™ buckles and secure

switchback webbing design eliminates

pressure pointsMODEL No. 1025

• New SureClick™ heel strap w/lever release

• Lightweight, T.I.G.-welded aluminum frame

• Durable reinforced Atlas Duratek™ deck

For more info, visit the Atlas website


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cluck - Sep 13, 2002 6:08 pm - Voted 4/5

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I have owned a pair of 1025 shoes for two years now and think they work great. I do a fair amount of backcountry snowboarding and find that these shoes work very well in many different conditions. The binding system is very comfortable and pretty easy to use with gloves (although not as easy as the 12 series bindings) and the cleats provide supurb traction in hard snow contitions. I've heard people question their durability, but I have seriously abused mine and they show no signs of breaking down. Overall, I'd say these are a great versatile, lightweight shoe suitable for use in the harshest of conditions.

If you can part with the cash for these babies, I highly recommend them.

Sock Monkey - Mar 20, 2003 4:10 pm - Voted 5/5

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As advertised, these are a great all-around shoe. I use them primarily as a means for backcountry boarding and trail hiking with a moderate load. The bindings are easy to adjust (even with snowboard boots and gloves on) and are very secure in a variety of conditions. I looked at the MSR Denali Ascent shoes as well before buying these shoes - I based the decision mostly on price as I got the 1025s on a really great sale. The Atlas shoes pack fairly well on my Mountainsmith snowboard bag or on the sides or front crampon patch of my Serratus Alpine 60. Overall a pretty bombproof snowshoe for a wide range of applications.

brianhughes - Dec 20, 2003 10:53 pm - Voted 4/5

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I rented a brand new pair of Atlas 1030's at REI and took them up Mt. Charleston outside Las Vegas over the Thanksgiving weekend. They strapped easily and comfortably onto my Vasque Sundowners. There seemed to be a lot of excess strap length flopping around, but it never tripped me up. I wore them for about 5-6 miles over varied terrain and snow conditions, including several patches of bare rock. Much of the distance was side-hilling across pretty steep slopes. My total weight with pack was about 240 lb, and they provided good flotation and traction in all conditions. I'd rate them as excellent in both comfort and ease of use. They appeared to be pretty rugged and durable, but I can't really evaluate those traits based on this one short trip. Bottom line- a very good all around snowshoe.

flyinghighpete - Sep 15, 2004 11:51 am - Voted 4/5

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I've had my Atlas 1025's now for three seasons and really like them. I've used them for many different types of terrain from steep mountain slopes in Colorado to flat forests with very deep snow in Finland and they never give any problems. I've also used the MSR Denalis and I really like those as well, they're lots lighter and a little easier to pack, but I also feel that my foot isn't as stable as on my Atlas'.

RModelli - Feb 20, 2005 8:56 pm - Voted 5/5

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I have used an Atlas 1030 for several approaches and hikes. The floatation is great and the bindings are very easy to get in and out.

The crampons are aggressive enough to take on steep terrain and not slide. The longitudinal fangs under the heels keep side motion stable.

Solid !

kjkrow - Mar 1, 2005 5:39 pm - Voted 5/5

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The best of any snowshoe that I have used, the Atlas 1025s are a little short for my height and weight, but flotation still has not been a problem. On ascents, the crampon works great and doesn't slip on hard steep windcrust. I occasionally flounder trying to ascend through unconsolidated sugar snow, but I don't that's the fault of the snowshoes.

I used MSR Denali's for one outing and didn't feel as comfortable in them, even with the long tails. I prefer the crampons on the Atlas entry.

My only gripe about the Atlas shoes as that they are too narrow to accomadate my snowboard boots, other than that, they work great.

Dow Williams - May 27, 2005 6:54 pm - Voted 5/5

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Best snowshoe I have ever used...2 things about snow shoes, ease of getting on and off, because normally your hands are stone and durability...I have tore up several pair quick...these are winners, I have the 1025's and weigh 150lbs. The strap system is quick and snug..they don't come off. And they are really holding up. I really don't think you can find a better medium sized shoe. Cheers.

Chaser - Dec 29, 2005 6:17 pm - Voted 5/5

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These snowshoes are great, the best I ever used. the bindings are easy, even with a gloved hand they are light and comfortable. They are "spring loaded" so they jump to life with each step. I own the 1030 model.

MtnAv8r - Jan 22, 2007 5:09 am - Voted 5/5

Atlas 1030's
I have a pair of Atlas 1030's that get used on a weekly basis during the winter months. I have used them with both a leather Vasque hiking boot and my Koflach double mountaineering boots. The binding accepts both without a problem, and adjustment is easy even with gloves on. My only gripe is that that decking is starting to wear appreciably along the inside rail on the last mount near the tail. This is happening on both shoes, and I dont know why. At this point it is more of an annoyance than a serious flaw, and I will keep monitoring the situation and post an update if warranted.

Deltaoperator17 - Jan 21, 2009 1:38 pm - Voted 5/5

Atlas 1030
I have been on the fence between these and the MSR Evo Acsents. I ogt to say they both have feature I want in one shoe. These are much easier to pack in and out of fresh snow and the MSR's are rock stars on the hard crusty snow. The tails are a pain to sort of a pain to deal with and pack.

mtnbnd - Nov 11, 2009 3:26 pm - Voted 5/5

Atlas 1025
Great snowshoes! I have owned mine for several years and they are still in great condition. The 1025 carries me(165lbs) and my winter daypack over the snow with no problem. The bindings are easy to use with your gloves on.

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