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zabarrickman wrote a review of on February 22, 2012

2 5

Let me start by saying that I am a heavy dude. I am 5' 10" and 230lbs. I am also pretty active in the Alaska backcountry. Because of this I got the biggest Atlas I could find, the 12/35 inchers. They are supposed to be able to support well over 300lbs. Long story short, they did not, I ended up well over knee deep. Also, I was impressed upon purchase by the steep nose, I was thinking that they would stay out of the snow. Well when you sink down about two and a half feet, that isn't happening. In fact, they catch the snow more then other brands, which is nice... if you like falling down. The bindings are amazing though. Really are the best bindings I have ever seen as far as bindings go. Unfortunately the bindings are really far forward on the snowshoe. Like all of the way forward. To the point that they seem to make the rest of the shoe almost seem worthless. I have found that in deep snow, these shoes are really not that great. I gave it two stars only because of the really good bindings. I have since traded in these shoes in and am now using Tubbs 36 inch ones and they are working much better.