Easton Mountain Products Artica Backcountry Snowshoe
You love to ditch the trail and strike out into the deepness of the winter—Easton Mountain Products created the Artica Backcountry Snowshoe just for you. This shoe combines Easton's lightest aluminum frame, an articulated frame design, a heel lifter, Quick-Cinch binding, a clever split-toe crampon design, and a host of other advanced features. Serious winter enthusiasts and experienced backcountry travelers will sing the praises of this shoe for deep-woods exploration or hunting down untracked lines with skis or a snowboard.
- The uniquely nested step pattern allows left and right snowshoes to step close to each other without catching
- Articulating frame design secures the left and right rails of each shoe using flexible material that allows each rail to articulate independently over uneven terrain, improving traction and reducing stress on joints
- Forged USA aluminum is lightweight, ultra-durable, and made from 80% recycled material
- Quick-cinch binding system uses a single strap to cinch the binding around your boot and secure your foot into the binding on all sides, a second strap releases the binding so you can exit easily
- Contoured padding allows the inside of the binding to hug your boot easily in order to eliminate pressure points that cause pain
- Synthetic Excursion deck material is highly abrasion and puncture resistant
- Virtual Pivot Traction Cam allows the crampon to dip below the level of the decking as needed, digging deeper and creating more traction
- High-strength stainless steel crampons dig deep into ice and packed snow, and the crampons resist wear should you have to cross dirt or paved roads
- Toe crampons have a one-of-a-kind toe-like claw shape that transfers your hiking energy more efficiently for increased traction whether you're ascending, descending, or sidestepping on a slope
- Heel cleat is aggressively shaped to prevent slipping when you're ascending or descending
- Climb-assist heel lift stays tucked away under your heel on top of the deck until you need it, and then it flips out to provide a more efficient foot position when you're climbing steep pitches
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