Traditional Wood Bear Paw Snowshoes
The Bear Paw traditional wood snowshoe is used for hunting, trapping, and long-distance hikes in dense forests. Its width and shortness provide efficient and silent movement in forest areas, and better flotation in deep snow. It is the second most well-known snowshoe shape. It originated among the Indian peoples of eastern Canada and from the Canadian Far North, particularly from the Innu people (Montagnais).
- Frame is made from Appalachian White Ash and webbing from rawhide
- High-quality varnish to keep rawhide and frame in good condition
- Available in full rawhide or synthetic webbing
- Sold in pairs
- Bindings sold separately here
12” x 30”- 75-150 lb. / 34-68 KG
14” x 32”- 150-200 lb. / 68-91 KG
16” x 32”- 200 lb. + / 91 KG +
Note: It is recommended to apply varnish once a year at the end of the season to prevent the wood frame and raw hide to absorb moisture and water. That will extend the life of your natural snowshoe. We recommend using a wood boat varnish.