Since 1992 we have been obsessed with creating the lightest and most durable snowshoes and Outdoor equipment in the world. The fundamental criteria for a snowshoe are flotation on the snow (surface area), and light weight, for without these features the snowshoe would not be a useful tool for enjoying the outdoors. Durability is also fundamental as a broken snowshoe is an even greater liability than a heavy snowshoe. Binding effectiveness, ergonomics, traction, and cost are all very important as well. Optimizing all these criteria is difficult yet at Northern Lites our brand is synonymous with the above criteria. We remain passionate in continuing to enhance our legacy year in and year out.
You will notice that we don’t have tons of difference options or separate our snowshoes by gender. Why? Because we try and make snowshoeing as approachable and comprehensible as possible. The goal of our snowshoes is to give you the floatation and traction needed for any terrain, along with a shoe that you forget is on your feet, if your snowshoe is big enough for your total weight load Northern Lites will take you and your family anywhere you want to go in the snow, we guarantee it.
The Northern Lites Team
Speed Binding System Tru Trak Binding System
What Makes Northern Lites Truly The Best?
Oversized "Duraluminum" Toe And Heel Crampons
Attack ice with authority! This specially processed aluminum has greater strength and abrasion resistance than many titanium alloys!
Aerospace Grade Aluminum
Ultra-light Weight Aluminum Framing
We use a stiffer, harder aluminum alloy and three-step production process which results in an aluminum alloy that is 40% stronger and far lighter than ordinary metal-frame snowshoes creating a more durable snowshoe. Our snowshoe frames have a gentle taper first than a sharper taper at the tail, to spread out the force evenly. This convex shape fortunately ends up being very efficient in maximizing surface area, while minimizing the frame length (frame length = weight).
Heel Strike Plate
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.
A super tough, polyurethane coated nylon mesh With 250% greater abrasion resistance 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.
Nylon Deck clips
Toughened Nylon Deck Clips
Borrowed from natures design our 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. We have beefed these small clips up beyond all mountaineering requirements along with a patented design, unique to Northern Lites.
Speed & Tru Trak binding System
Bindings Designed To Eliminate Slippage
Pivot strap on our bindings is a 1 1/2" Biothane which can be twisted without tearing. The Bindings are cut from a thicker Coolthane which is humanly impossible to tear with 500 PSI tensile strength. Northern Lites achieve absolute security and straighter tracking by eliminating the slippage which can make ordinary snowshoe bindings work loose.
Just a few of our of satisfied customers. Northern Lites has received 1,000's of reviews over the past 27 years!
I have two pairs of Northern Lites, one for running and the other for backcountry hiking in the Rockies. I love these snowshoes, they are durable and it feels like nothing is on my feet. Highly recommend Northern Lites.
I cant say enough good things about Northern Lites. I have tried other pairs but they either broke or the weight was cumbersome. Try Northern Lites before you try any other brand.
They really are the best! Well built and the absolute lightest snowshoes. The owners are phenomenal and offer superb customer service. I can’t wait to purchase more sets for family members!! Thank you!! Customer for life!
My Northern Lite Elite snowshoes are everything I wanted and more. They are so light I forget they are on my feet. They look cool and the design gives me a lot of traction, even on side hills. The quality and craftsmanship justify the price and honestly they should sell for more since they are guaranteed to last
3 Great Snowshoes To Get You Started
Still Not Sure?
Northern Lites is so sure that you will love our Snowshoes. We offer a limited lifetime warranty on all of our snowshoes. We also offer a 100% money back guarantee for 15 days. This isn’t your typical money back guarantee, because it’s truly a no questions asked guarantee.
No questions asked, means no questions asked.
If you want to return your product within 15 days we will take it back. The following are acceptable reasons for a return:
You don't like the snowshoes
You don't like the quality of the product for any reason