Northern Toboggan Co

Ojibwa Wooden Snowshoes

$329.00

Northern Toboggan Co

Ojibwa Wooden Snowshoes

$329.00
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NTCo's wooden snowshoe line is one of our newest. Processed, steam bent, laced dipped all by hand.
 
Of all the many shapes we could make, we feature and recommend the Ojibwa, with its pointed tail, highly efficient pointed toe and ''nesting'' shape. This beautiful design comes down to us from thousands of years of challenge and survival. It is strongly preferred by Canadian and US snowshoers and winter guides as the top design for beginners to start on, best for general day trips and for serious expeditions. On Ojibwas you can be an expert in 20 minutes, without lessons, prior experience or special gear.
 
 
Picking Your Snowshoe Size
 
Roughly match snowshoe size to your body weight plus the weight of any pack.
 
As a rule, smaller shoes are easier to walk on. If close to a size break, choose larger shoes if you have long legs, wear a hefty pack, regularly break trail or have light, fluffy snow.
 
Choose smaller shoes for shorter legs, denser snow or packed trails (even if new snow covers the old tracks).
 

For Ojibway Models      
Model Dimensions Age / Weight Surface Floatation Area
YOUTH 9" x 36" Age 6 to about 110# 320 sq. in.
SMALL 10" x 48" Age 8 to about 140# 510 sq. in.
MEDIUM 11" x 54" 130# to about 240# 645 sq. in.
LARGE 12" x 60" 6'tall and 210# and up 700 sq. in.
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NTCo's hand-made, traditional wooden snowshoe line is one of our newest. Processed, steam-bent, laced dipped all by hand.

 

Similar to a large Ojibwa snowshoe in general shape and function, the Alaskan's upturned toe, large surface area, and sleek profile excel at covering open trail distances through any depth of snow. These are excellent snowshoe for large people, for carrying large packs, and for those who prefer the classic frontiersman style.

Picking Your Snowshoe Size
 
Roughly match snowshoe size to your body weight plus the weight of any pack.
 
As a rule, smaller shoes are easier to walk on. If close to a size break, choose larger shoes if you have long legs, wear a hefty pack, regularly break trail or have light, fluffy snow.
 
Choose smaller shoes for shorter legs, denser snow or packed trails (even if new snow covers the old tracks).

For Ojibway Models   
ModelDimensionsAge / WeightSurface Floatation Area
YOUTH9" x 36"Age 6 to about 110#320 sq. in.
SMALL10" x 48"Age 8 to about 140#510 sq. in.
MEDIUM11" x 54"130# to about 240#645 sq. in.
LARGE12" x 60"6'tall and 210# and up700 sq. in.

Building on the framework of our larger, traditional wood toboggans, we crafted our Downhill Toboggan series to retain its rugged durability and utility even while catering to family use. We built a sled that can haul a chord of wood from the shed in 20 below, but more importantly, we built a sled that your parents and children and grandchildren can all use and cherish -- the type of toboggan you’d one day be proud to pass down.

Before we designed the Downhill Toboggans, the Dene people and landsmen from Northern Canada were our primary customers. Over long seasons of hard use, they rely on the Traditional Toboggan for their livelihood. As they venture across frozen barren land or the thick wooded bush, they need a tool so dependable and sturdy that it could be counted as a member of the family.

As much as many of us might fantasize, we can’t all lead the purest lifestyle of our northern clients -- we can’t afford to forsake our friends and communities to pursue those rugged horizons. However, we at Northern Toboggan Co have come to realize that even though our lifestyles are a bit less intense, we continue to find many opportunities to explore and adventure on the land.  Every day, no matter where we build our livelihood, we continue to build a unique relationship with these snow covered forests we call home. That’s why we built the Downhill Toboggan. We wanted to make sure that all of our customers, not just the backwoods survivalist, have the tools they need to enjoy their time outside exploring the north wilderness. We believe that for every family who loves the outdoors, there's room for one of our wooden toboggans.