Atlas Snow-Shoe Company has been awarded the 2013 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Award for its redesigned, ultra-light Atlas Race snowshoe. Outside’s Gear of the Year recognition is one of the most prestigious awards in the outdoor industry, given annually to the most innovative, durable and best-performing gear available.
The Atlas Race was
tested by Outside’s team of editors and reviewers and received the
highest rating in the snowshoes category. Atlas engineers drew
inspiration from the experts on the Atlas Racing Team
in the complete re-design of the Race. The new Race snowshoe provides a
new level of performance in running snowshoes. Made of superlight
titanium and aluminum components, Atlas has developed its lightest
snowshoes to date without compromising durability.
“Don’t be put
off by the name,” said Outside Buyer’s Guide editor, Sam Moulton.
“While the Race is ideal for moving quickly in snow, our testers like it
just as much at slower speeds. They are some of the lightest snowshoes
we’ve ever tested, but somehow manage to pack in enough float and grip
for most terrain.”
The Atlas Race snowshoe features Atlas’
signature Spring-Loaded™ Suspension system, which offers natural
articulation of the foot for an uncompromised running stride. “At just a
hair over two pounds per pair, the Race is one of the lightest
snowshoes on the planet, and its fixed binding felt practically
spring-loaded,” said one Outside Magazine snowshoe-racing tester.
new LightSpeed Pro bindings are the lightest bindings Atlas has ever
constructed, designed to hold the foot securely and ensure exact
placement on technical trails. Footing is also supported by titanium toe
and heel traction. “The light but surprisingly durable titanium
crampons kept us sure-footed on icy hills, and the V-shaped, 22-inch
long frame provided ample float,” a snowshoe tester explained. “It did
all of that while weighing roughly half as much as the average snowshoe -
The Atlas Race and the complete list of Outside
Magazine 2013 Gear of the Year Award winners is featured in the Outside
Winter Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands now.
About Atlas Snow-Shoe Company
to the winter journey motivates Atlas to deliver the most technically
advanced, high performance snowshoes available today. Atlas brought
snowshoeing into the modern age by developing Spring-Loaded™ Suspension,
the first snowshoe innovation in more than 40 years. With 19 patents
and counting, Atlas continues its quest to design superior snowshoe
products for the outdoor hiking and fitness enthusiasts and deliver the
best overall snowshoeing experience possible.
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