After doing much research and enjoying many hikes last year in Canada using both traditional wood and non-traditional metal snowshoes of several brands I took the plunge and purchased two pairs of the Atlas 12 series this year.
Over the past few weeks we have used them to cover large distances both on flat ground and climbing up snowy slopes, with angles of close to 60 degrees on some of our ungroomed mountains in Australia. We also have done some delicate snowshoe placement whilst scrambling down through mountain-top boulders. In every situation these snowshoes have excelled. The foot fastenings are easy to use and do not work loose over time. The crampons never became clogged, nor did we find the foot to become unstable or slide sidewards during cramped foot placements on mountain slopes. Our only concern is that the straps may be difficult to repair if they break whilst we are travelling in isolated back country areas as pop rivets are used to secure the ankle pieces, hence replacing any broken straps would be difficult. I think these are great snowshoes and intend to buy more of the series 12 for the rest of our family.