"Northern Lites weigh half of what most others do, but our testing proved them to be far tougher than first impression suggests." - Backpacker Magazine
Ultra-light Weight Aluminum Framing uses a stiffer, harder aluminum alloy and three-step production process which results in a far lighter, more durable snowshoe.
Coolthane® Decking is a super tough, polyurethane coated nylon mesh which is almost impossible to puncture - and will "rip-stop" if cut with a knife. Too slick for snow build-up, you won’t lift the extra weight conventional decking materials usually attract.
Oversized "Duraluminum" Toe And Heel Crampons attack ice with authority! This specially processed aluminum has greater strength and abrasion resistance than many titanium alloys!
Toughened Nylon Deck Clips absorb tortuous underside wear without the the added weight of wrap-around or lacing attachment methods. Acting as perimeter cleats they provide Northern Lites with incredible traction even in the deepest snow.
Biothane Pivot Belt uses the phenomenal strength and tear resistance of nylon seatbelt webbing in a water resistant, toughened polyurethane shell.
Toughened Nylon Heel Strike Plate positioned directly over the rear crampon, is heavily ridged for traction to keep the heel in place and the shoe straight-tracking on steep side hill traverses.
"...the easiest, most secure bindings of the lot." Editor’s Picks - Adventure West Magazine
Northern Lites achieve absolute security and straighter tracking by eliminating the slippage which can make ordinary snowshoe bindings work loose. Introduced to outstanding reviews in 1994, the TruTrak Binding System is still regarded by many to be the best in the industry.
At one-half the weight of ordinary metal-frame snowshoes, Northern Lites deliver more fun with a lot less work!