7 Series

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title 7 Series
Manufacturer Atlas Snowshoe
Page By Brett A
Page Type May 28, 2004 / May 28, 2004
Object ID 1081
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These entry-level snowshoes share the same technology and many of the features found on top-of-the-line models. 730s support 170 - 250 pounds.



* Light and strong Easton 6000-series aluminum frames and abrasion-resistant Nytex™ decks stand up to cold weather and rugged use

* Easy-to-use Switchback Bindings™ securely cradles your foot and accommodate a wide variety of footwear

* Fast-Loc™ buckles are easy to put on and take off

* Toe and heel crampon system provides a secure grip on icy slopes

* Reinforced heel-strike areas keep heel crampon free of snow and add lasting durability



Recommended load includes hiker and gear.

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Brett A - May 28, 2004 7:44 pm - Voted 5/5

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I have use these snowshoes for snowcamping trips in which I hike 2 miles a day with about 50-60lbs. I weigh about 175 lbs (total weight ~230lbs.). They work well both on packed snow trails and fresh powder. The bindings have come loose on occation, but not normally. They allow a pretty natural step and don't get caught up too easily. I have rented plastic snowshoes before and wasn't as happy with them. I have the 730 model.

CBakwin - Dec 31, 2004 8:27 pm - Voted 4/5

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I am only giving these four stars, solely because I have only had them for one season and I haven't used any other snowshoes, for comparisson, so I guess I'm not the best to review them but I have put them to some really rough use, on very steep slopes and clanking over rocks and I really like 'em. The bindings have come a bit loose a couple times but they haven't fallen off. They seem pretty light, but still hold together well. I'm an entry level snowshoer, and these are perfect for me. Additionally, they were really reasonably priced on sale.

The Defiant One - Apr 1, 2005 4:29 am - Voted 4/5

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I got these on sale, and have used them for 1 winter in California and Colorado. I think these are designed as entry-level snowshoes, and as an entry-level user i really like them. They are surprisingly light and handle well in all sorts of snow conditions. they work well for climbing moderate slopes up to 40 degrees. The crampons bite well. I too have had the bindings come loose, but only when wearing trail-runners. I tried to trail run in them, but quit after a mile on hard snow. They're light and feel natural to run in, but i'm not cut out for that. :)

Great with a pack on. I have the 730 model and with a pack (total weight 210) i was floating ok on powder.

Good entry/intermediate model.

petersbike - Apr 17, 2005 1:11 am - Voted 4/5

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These are a nice snowshoe for trails and hills but are not really suited to mountainous terrain. I've used them in Colorado, California, and the San Francisco mtns of Arizona. The crampon and lack of lateral traverse bars are the reason. They just don't grip very well when the terrain turns steep. You must really force and check your steps on steeper terrain or you will slide out. Comparison done versus fellow hiker in MSR snowshoes who had no issues. For the mildly hilly trail though it works like a charm. Of course that is what it is advertised for.

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