The Modified Bear Paw snowshoe allows efficient & silent movement in crowded areas of the forest and offering more versatility in the open field.
The Bear Paw model is the second most well-known snowshoe shape. It originated among the First Nations peoples of eastern Canada and from the Canadian Far North, particularly from the Innu people (Montagnais). It is mostly 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 also available in a longer version for more versatility in open areas (Modified Bear Paw).
- Frame is made from Appalachian White Ash and webbing from rawhide
- High-quality varnish to keep rawhide and frame in good condition
- Sold in pairs
- Bindings sold separately here
User weight – Off trail lb/kg
10” x 30”- 100-150 lb. / 45-68 KG
10” x 36”- 150-200 lb. / 68-91 KG
11” x 40”- 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.