Atlas Run Snowshoe Review
Snowshoeing is a great form of cross training for runners or anyone just looking to break up the monotony of their favorite sport. The best thing about snowshoeing is that the learning curve is short; if you can walk then you can snowshoe.
Whether you plan to run on packed trails for fitness or jump into one of the many snowshoe races throughout the country, the Run Snowshoe by Atlas, will fit your needs. Weighing in at a mere 2.71 lbs, the Run, as opposed to its counterpart the Race, can handle deeper snow but still not recommended for snow over a foot deep. This snowshoe performs best on packed down trails. No matter the terrain, you will have traction via lightweight heel cleats and toe crampons that really grip while ascending and descending hills and on any patches of ice you may encounter.
After my first time wearing the snowshoes, getting into them was much easier. The snowshoes use a webbing system that with one pull, will cinch down and through experience stay tight through the whole workout. The back strap stayed in place and did not slip down my heel throughout my run allowing me to focus on the views and getting a good workout in.
The Spring Loaded Suspension and V Frame shape is what I liked best about the shoes. While running, I didn’t experience any of the snow kick back and could run using my natural running stride I use when running on the trails in running shoes. The Suspension System also helped keep my foot stable even with off camber terrain.
The Run is designed for wearers from 75-190 lbs including load. For more information on the Atlas Run Snowshoe, please visit AtlasSnowshoe.com