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GV Bear Paw Traditional Wooden Snowshoe [150 to 200+ Lbs] 2 Styles

$229.99 CAD BEARPAW

The GV Bear Paw Full Traditional Snowshoe (racquet) model is the second of the best-known racquet shapes. It draws its origins from the Indian nations of eastern Canada and the Canadian Far North, in particular the Innu (Montagnais) nation. It is mainly used for hunting, trapping and hiking in dense forests. Its wide and short shape allows efficient and silent movement in forest regions in addition to offering the best flotation properties in deep snow. This model is also offered in an extended version for increased versatility on open terrain (Traditional Modified Bear Paw Snowshoe).

  • Built with two tightly fit cross-bars tenons, the bear paw is a shorter but wider model. 
  • Similar in shape to the sport model but lacks a tail.
  • The lack of tail eases backward steps & maneuverability and helps turning around obstacles, great through dense underbrush. 
  • The heavy duty lacing is ideal for spring time conditions and wet snow...
  • Frame made from Appalachian White Ash and cowhide webbing (Rawhide)
  • High-quality varnish to keep rawhide (Cowhide) and frame in good condition
  • Binding sold separately: Recreational & Work
  •  Recreational:  [H4-H5-H6] ~ Rubber [3 sizes]
  •  Work: [H3] Performance Dual Synthetic, [H3R] Synthetic Dual Ratchet, [H2B] Leather

RECOMMENDED FOR:

  • Terrain: Thick underbrush and denser forest
  • Activity: Forested worker, Hunter and trapper
  • Snow condition: Melted and dry snow

RECOMMENDED SNOWSHOER WEIGHT:

14 x 32 [150 - 200lbs] Bear Paw Snowshoe

  • Powder snow or trail breaker: 125-150lbs [57-68kg]
  • Dry snow or trail: 150-200lbs [68-90kg]
  • Melted snow or packed trail: Up to 200lbs [Up to 90kg] 

16 x 32 [200+ - 350lbs] Bear Paw Snowshoe

  • Powder snow or trail breaker: 200-250lbs [91-113kg]
  • Dry snow or trail: 175-250lbs [80-113kg]
  • Melted snow or packed trail: Up to 300lbs [Up to 136kg]
  • MODEL: 14C | 15C
  • TYPE/LACING: Traditional Wooden Snowshoe with Classic Rawhide Lacing
  • OTHER NAME: Forested Bear Paw, Bearpaw
  • MATERIAL: Frame made from Appalachian White Ash and webbing from rawhide
  • SHAPE: It is similar in shape to the sport model but lacks a tail.
  • SIZE/WEIGHT:  14" x 32" [36x81cm], 4.50lbs [2.05kg] | 16" x 32" [40.6x81cm], 4.95lbs [2.25kg]
  • RECOMMENDED WEIGHT:  150-200lbs [68-90kg] | 200+lbs [90+kg]
  • CAPACITY: No Limit on packed trails
  • TERRAIN: Many forest & bushworkers as well as hunters enjoy the versatility of this model since the short nose allows them to get close to what they are working on while the lack of tail also allows them to easily carry and store the snowshoes.
  • ACTIVITY: This snowshoe is designed & recommended for thick underbrush and denser forest.
  • CONDITION: The heavy duty lacing is ideal for spring time conditions and wet snow.
  • WARRANTY: NO GUARANTEE ON THE WOODEN FRAME, 5 YEAR GUARANTEE ON THE RAWHIDE.
  • BINDINGS: Not included:  Synthetic, Leather & Rubber GV Bindings are available
     

GUIDELINE FOR SIZE SELECTION:   

  • When choosing your snowshoe be sure you factor;
    • User weight + footwear, clothing & the weight of your pack & gear!
       

BINDING SELECTION:

  • GV RUBBER SNOWSHOE BINDING: [S/M, L, XL]
  • GV LEATHER SNOWSHOE BINDING: [O/S]
  • GV DUAL PERFORMANCE SYNTHETIC BINDING: [O/S]
  • GV DUAL RATCHET SYNTHETIC BINDING: [O/S]