Designed for women from the start, the Elektra 1223 snowshoe benefits from Atlas' extensive research into women's biomechanics. The 7075 ReactiV aluminum frame is specially shaped with outside rolling bends to create a narrower waist and tapered tail that allow a woman's natural stride. The padded Wrapp Pro binding eliminates pressure points to keep your circulation moving and your extremities warm, and FlowTape Silicone straps glide easily through the buckles, even with mittens on. Spring Loaded Suspension gives the stainless steel prongs and rails of the toe and heel crampons even deeper penetration. The Duratek decking keeps the weight down, and the climbing bar will let you charge to the summit with ease. Women's specific ReacTiV 7075 Aluminum frame is shaped to accommodate the biomechanical differences of a woman's natural gait, with tapered tails, a narrower nose and outside rolling bends that nest the snowshoes together comfortably. Spring Loaded Suspension system keeps the snowshoe close underfoot for easy manuevering, natural articulation and deeper crampon penetration. Wrapp Pro binding system Heel lift bar makes ascents much easier. Rugged Duratek decking Stainless steel Holey I toe crampon and stainless steel Advanced Aft traction provides a secure grip ascending , descending or traversing.