Atlas Snowshoes Run Snowshoe:
It might not have the titanium crampons or racing aluminum frame found on the Atlas Race Snowshoe, but the Run Snowshoe is an affordable and perfect fit for any runner who wants to extend their hard-earned conditioning through the winter months. The Run is based on last year's successful Atlas Dual Trac design, but this season Atlas replaced the urethane deck with an environmentally friendly EpoTek decking that still remains just as rugged as its predecessor. It features the same patented Spring Loaded binding found in Atlas's top 10 and 12 Series snowshoes. It's also a more cost-effective running snowshoe when compared to the Race, which uses expensive titanium crampons and a high-end 7075 aluminum frame that shaves almost a pound off the design. One important thing to keep in mind with running snowshoes is that these are made primarily for hardpack and settled snow. While hiking and backcountry snowshoes offer wider platforms for exceptional floatation, designs like the Atlas Run and Race snowshoes are narrower for better mobility at a faster stride. The Run is intended to support up to 190 lbs on settled snow, keep in mind that this weight limitation includes your garment and running shoe weight--and the footstrike pressure of lighter folks often exceeds the 190 lb. limitation. While Atlas recommends that bigger Clydesdale-style runners weighing up to 220 lbs (again, that's fully dressed and ready to run ) stick to packed trails, even the featherweight contenders will find that their best times are often found on hardpack trails and other slick terrain.