Redfeather Snowshoes Gear Guide

Redfeather Brand Overview

Redfeather Snowshoes is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. They are one of the few brands that are completely handcrafted in the USA. Also, Redfeather Snowshoes is owned by a non-profit company called ORC Industries. The sole purpose of ORC Industries is to provide job opportunities to people with disabilities. A minimum of 75% of their workforce is comprised of people with physical and mental disabilities.

They also offer the Redfeather Snowshoe Fitness Program, which is a fitness program for kids and adults. The program is used as a way to get individuals moving in the winter and help combat the rates of obesity.

Think about these contributions the next time you get on your Redfeather snowshoes. Not only did you get a great pair of snowshoes, but they are also a great company looking to do a lot of good in the world.

Redfeather Snowshoes

Redfeather has been making and improving snowshoes for the last 30 years. They were the first to introduce the V-Tail design in snowshoes in 1988. They also were the first to produce snowshoes specifically built for women and a snowshoe just for kids. When thinking about Redfeather snowshoes, it’s best to think about the tried and true. Their snowshoes are built for a wide variety of interests and requirements. Thus, they have been tested heavily. Expect them to hold up to the abuse as you use them on your day trips or backcountry adventures.

Check out the Redfeather Size Guide to determine what size is right for you. Use the links below to find the snowshoes available for the season.

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Men’s Snowshoes
Women’s Snowshoes
Youth Snowshoes
Snowshoe Accessories


Men’s Snowshoes


Alpine – Technical Series

EPIC Binding:
The Epic Binding System is the strongest binding built with two injection-molded ratcheting bands that hold the foot down over the top in two places. Also, a third ratcheting band around the back of the foot to keep the foot securely in the binding system. The snowshoer’s foot surface stands on a high impact polymer studded plate for even more stability.             

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum special modified V-tail design. Features a powder-coated frame to shed ice and snow.

Crampon:
Powder-coated Aluminum Front and Stainless Steel rear crampon. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Decking:
Rip Stop Vinyl – Superior puncture and abrasion-resistant material that stays soft in sub-zero temperatures.

Heel lift:
The Snowshoe Heel Lift is most helpful when climbing steeper terrain. Raising the heel lift bar reduces calf fatigue by keeping your foot more level and often improves traction while climbing by weight pressuring the rear traction.


Trek™ – Technical Series

SV2 Binding:
A comfortable, secure, easy on and off binding which features a one-pull handle for quick-adjustment.

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum. V-tail design for exceptional maneuverability in deeper snow. 

Crampon:
Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon and heel strike for added stability. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Decking:
Rip Stop Vinyl – Superior puncture and abrasion-resistant material that stays soft in sub-zero temperatures.

Price: $189.95
Sizes available: 25″, 30″, 35″
Recommended weight with gear: 25″ up to 175 lbs, 30″ up to 220 lbs, 35″ over 220 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Vapor™ – Technical Running

Bindings:
Standard issue Cross Country binding specially made to fit running shoes, constructed with High Tear Black 35 oz. vinyl and four pliable straps that lock the foot in place without creating pinch points. For added weight savings, hardcore runners can remove the binding and use the Thunderbolt direct shoe mount.

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum special modified V-tail design. Features a raised tail for a smoother stride experience when running.

Crampon:
Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon and heel strike for added stability. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Decking:
High Tear Black 35 oz. vinyl, ultra-lightweight, very strong, puncture and abrasion-resistant.

Optional equipment:
Thunderbolt direct shoe mount system available for weight savings.

Available colors: a neon green frame with black decking
Price: $249.95
Sizes available: 21″
Recommended weight with gear: Up to 190 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Men’s Hike™ – Recreational Series

SV2 Binding:
A comfortable, secure, easy on and off binding which features a one-pull handle for quick-adjustment.          

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum. Western Round Tail for maximum flotation.

Crampon:
Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon for excellent stability. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Decking:

Rip-Stop Vinyl – Superior puncture and abrasion-resistant material that stays soft in sub-zero temperatures.

Available colors: a red or green frame and black decking
Price: $149.95
Sizes available: 22″,25″,30″,36″
Recommended weight with gear: 22″ up to 150 lbs, 25″ up to 175 lbs, 30″ up to 200 lbs, 36″ over 225 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Conquest™ – Recreational Series

Summit Bindings:
Injection-molded with a rugged “stand up” design for easy entry and exit. The Summit features three straps that secure your foot tightly in place without pinch points. Fully molded sides provide lateral stability yet accommodates a wide range of shoe sizes. Special UV-resistant “Reflex” material maintains a soft feel in the coldest temperatures.       

Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame/ Decking:
Injection-molded nylon that’s been strategically reinforced using Finite Element Analysis for optimum strength-to-weight ratio. Recyclable.

Crampon:
Hawk high-quality stainless steel for superior strength. Aggressive toe and heel design ensure maximum purchase with each step on all terrains. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Available colors: black or silver decking with a red binding
Price: $99.95
Sizes available: 25″
Recommended weight with gear: up to 220 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Women’s Snowshoes


Pace™ – Technical Series

SV2 Binding:
A comfortable, secure, easy on and off binding which features a one-pull handle for quick-adjustment.

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum. V-tail design for exceptional maneuverability in deeper snow.  A frame specifically built to accommodate the narrower stride of the average woman.

Crampon:
Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon and heel strike for added stability. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Decking:
Rip Stop Vinyl – Superior puncture and abrasion-resistant material that stays soft in sub-zero temperatures.

Available colors: a purple or teal frame with white decking
Price: $189.95
Sizes available: 21″, 25″, 30″
Recommended weight with gear: 21″ up to 125 lbs, 25″ up to 175 lbs, 30″ up to 200 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Vapor™ – Technical Running

Bindings:
Standard issue Cross Country binding specially made to fit running shoes, constructed with High Tear Black 35 oz. vinyl and four pliable straps that lock the foot in place without creating pinch points. For added weight savings, hardcore runners can remove the binding and use the Thunderbolt direct shoe mount.

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum special modified V-tail design. Features a raised tail for a smoother stride experience when running.

Crampon:
Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon and heel strike for added stability. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Decking:
High Tear Black 35 oz. vinyl, ultra-lightweight, very strong, puncture and abrasion-resistant.

Optional equipment:
Thunderbolt direct shoe mount system available for weight savings.

Available colors: a neon green frame with black decking
Price: $249.95
Sizes available: 21″
Recommended weight with gear: Up to 190 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Women’s Hike™ – Recreational Series

SV2 Binding:
A comfortable, secure, easy on and off binding which features a one-pull handle for quick-adjustment.

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum. Western Round Tail for maximum flotation. A frame specifically built to accommodate the narrower stride of the average woman.

Crampon:
Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon for excellent stability. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Decking:
Rip Stop Vinyl – Superior puncture and abrasion-resistant material that stays soft in sub-zero temperatures.

Available colors: a red or green frame with black decking
Price: $149.95
Sizes available: 22″, 25″, 30″
Recommended weight with gear: 22″ up to 150 lbs, 25″ up to 175 lbs, 30″ up to 200 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Conquest™ – Recreational Series

Summit Bindings:
Injection-molded with a rugged “stand up” design for easy entry and exit. The Summit features three straps that secure your foot tightly in place without pinch points. Fully molded sides provide lateral stability yet accommodates a wide range of shoe sizes. Special UV-resistant “Reflex” material maintains a soft feel in the coldest temperatures.       

Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame/ Decking:
Injection-molded nylon that’s been strategically reinforced using Finite Element Analysis for optimum strength-to-weight ratio. Recyclable.

Crampon:
Hawk high-quality stainless steel for superior strength.
Aggressive toe and heel design ensure maximum purchase with each step on all terrains. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Available colors: black or silver decking with a red binding
Price: $99.95
Sizes available: 25″
Recommended weight with gear up to 220 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Youth Snowshoes


Y2 – Youth 

SV2 Binding:
A comfortable, secure, easy on and off binding which features a one-pull handle for quick-adjustment.

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum. 

Crampon:
Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon for excellent stability. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow.

Decking:
Rip Stop Vinyl – Superior puncture and abrasion-resistant material that stays soft in sub-zero temperatures.

Available colors: aluminum frame with white decking (option for new logo)
Price: $94.95
Recommended weight with gear: Up to 125 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Elf™ – Youth Ages 5-9

 

The Elf is designed for the five to nine-year-old and looks “just like Mom and Dad’s snowshoes.” In fact, the Elf has many of the features built into our adult snowshoes. This 17” western round-tail design provides great stability on the snow.

Bindings:
Flexible and secure binding which features lateral support, quick-adjusting toe, midsection and heel straps. User-friendly youth bindings stay snug.
               

BioThane® Hinge:
Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed.

Frame:
6000 Series Aircraft Aluminum.  

Crampon:
Aluminum Front and Rear Crampon for excellent stability. Powder-coated to shed ice and snow. 

Decking:
Rip Stop Vinyl – puncture and abrasion-resistant material that stays soft in sub-zero temperatures.

Available colors: a purple frame with white decking or green frame with black decking
Price: $79.95
Recommended weight with gear: Up to 80 lbs

More Details at Redfeather.com


Flashtrax™ – Youth Ages 3-7 

Amp up the romping in the snow by making “monster paw” prints and lighting up with every step. Each step sets off an array of brightly colored LED lights in the FlashTrax toes, making snowshoeing something kids will never tire of.

The bindings are flexible and secure which feature lateral support, adjustable mid-section, and heel straps. The bindings stay snug and are ergonomically placed to fit a child’s stride.

Brightly colored molded plastic decks in dark blue decking with green bindings, and light blue decking with pink bindings. With Motion Active lights you will not only be leaving your trail of “monster paws”, but you will also be lighting up every step.

Available colors: dark blue decking with green bindings or light blue decking with pink bindings
Price: $49.95

More Details at Redfeather.com


Snowpaw™ – Youth Ages 3-7

Make Bigfoot tracks! SnowPaws are shaped like a bear paw and leave tracks in the snow. Complete with easy-on, easy-off binding. Great tracks mean lots to do and games to play and they finally get to go snowshoeing without a kicking, drooling load on your back.

If you are shopping for kids’ snowshoes, then this is a perfect fit. Not only does this mean the little rascal can walk on his own, but with these snowshoes your kids just may be able to keep up with you. Less work, more fun.

Available colors: dark blue decking with green bindings or light blue decking with pink bindings
Price: $29.95

More Details at Redfeather.com


Snowshoe Accessories


Redfeather offers a variety of snowshoeing accessories, including crampons, bindings, and outdoor apparel.


Bindings

Epic Snowshoe Binding

The Epic Binding System is the strongest binding built with two injection-molded racketing bands that hold the foot down over the top in two places. A third ratcheting band around the back of the foot keeps the foot securely in the binding system. The snowshoer’s foot surface stands on a high impact polymer studded plate for even more stability. Redfeather Bindings sold in pairs.
Price: $74.95

Summit Snowshoe Binding

The Summit Snowshoe Binding is the featured binding on the Pace, Trek, and Conquest. This binding combines durability with simplicity with three supple yet durable straps that cross over the top of the foot and cinch into the steel buckle. A fourth strap crosses behind the foot to secure stability. The flexible polyurethane sides of the binding system stay supple no matter what the temperature might be. The Summit binding comes in two sizes.
Available sizes: 21″- 30″, 36″
Price: $49.95

SV2 Snowshoe Binding

The SV2 Snowshoe Binding is the featured binding for the Pace, Hike and Y2 Snowshoes. This binding combines comfort, security, and ease with a one-pull handle for quick adjustment and a quick release back strap for easy exit. The flexible polyurethane straps of the binding stay supple no matter what the temperature might be.
Available sizes: medium, large
Price: $54.95

Ultra Snowshoe Binding

The Ultra Snowshoe Binding is an ultra-lightweight, “Z” style binding system made for Redfeather Snowshoes. The nylon straps cross the top of the foot in three places and adjust with only two simple pulls. It also features an injection-molded ratchet system for a secure and stable fit on the back of the foot. The sides of the Ultra Binding System are raised and textured to eliminate lateral movement of the foot while providing more stability and comfort. The semi-rigid injection molded polyurethane can retain suppleness in cold weather.
Available sizes: small for 25″- 30″, large for 35″- 36″
Price: $59.95

Youth 2 Snowshoe Binding

The Youth 2 Snowshoe Binding is specifically designed for ease of use, with an easy in and out access binding. Made from polyurethane, the binding wraps around the foot with a cinch strap at the top of the foot and another behind the foot for stability.
Price: $44.95

Thunderbolt Kit

The Thunderbolt “binding-less” kit is a connection system for running shoe adaption.  Call our Redfeather customer service to find out if this feature is right for your purpose.
Price: $18.95


Crampons & Talons

Powder-Coated Aluminum Crampon

Aluminum Front Crampon
Price: $14.95

The Eagle Front Crampon

Eagle Front Crampon

Stainless-steel, powder-coated to prevent the build-up of snow and ice. Lightweight and durable with reliable traction for icy conditions and the deep snow
Price: $26.95

Sure Grip Front Crampon

Stainless-steel, powder-coated to prevent the build-up of snow and ice. Lightweight and durable with reliable traction for icy conditions and the deep snow
Price: $14.95

Sure Grip Rear Talon

The Stainless-steel Sure Grip Rear Crampon system is powder-coated to prevent the build-up of snow and ice. Lightweight and durable with reliable traction for icy conditions and the deep snow.
Price: $10.95

Snowshoe Heel Lift

The heel life most helpful when climbing steeper terrain. Raising the heel lift bar reduces calf fatigue by keeping your foot more level and often improves traction while climbing by weight pressuring the rear traction.
Price: $29.95


Snowshoe Bags

Small Tote

This durable nylon tote bag accommodates snowshoes from 20″ to 27″ in length. Includes adjustable shoulder strap.  The bag utilizes a drawstring to seal and keep items from slipping out
Price: $16.95

Large Tote

This durable nylon tote bag accommodates snowshoes from 30″ to 37″. Includes adjustable shoulder strap.  The bag utilizes a drawstring to seal and keep items from slipping out
Price: $16.95

Small Mesh Bag

Durable polycanvas mesh-front carry bag for 21″ to 25″ snowshoes. Includes adjustable shoulder strap and handle. Get it together, and keep it together.  The bag utilizes a secure zipper seal to keep items from slipping out
Price: $27.95

Large Mesh Bag

Durable polycanvas mesh-front carry bag for 30″ to 36″ snowshoes. Includes an adjustable shoulder strap and handle. Get it together, and keep it together.  The bag utilizes a secure zipper seal to keep items from slipping out.
Price: $27.95


Snowshoe Poles

Three Section Trekking Poles

When you hike with the Three Section Trekking Poles you get stability and comfort. Built with a quick three-section adjustment system to adjust for various heights and easy storage. While they are a perfect companion to any snowshoe purchase they are also included in our Redfeather Snowshoe Kits. The Trekking Poles come with screw-on baskets to lend more stability and power to any snowshoeing adventure. Included with our Trekking Poles are pop on the rubber tips for the warmer months. Simply screw off the baskets and pop on the rubber tips to add an upper body workout for any casual walk or an adventurous hike

Price: $49.95


Jackets

Lightweight Wind Jacket

The Lightweight Wind Jacket is an all-season, water-repellent nylon jacket that keeps you dry in rainy weather. This light, warm, water repellent jacket will make a perfect fit for your active life. The innovative design shuts out wind, rain, and snow to keep you comfortable in any weather.

Price: $25.00
Sizes: men’s and women’s sizes available
Available colors: yellow, black (women’s only), white, light grey, dark grey, blue


Hats

Redfeather Embroidered Baseball Cap

Keep the sun out of your view with an Embroidered Redfeather Baseball Hat. Adjust to fit any size, mix and match with our Signature Redfeather Wind jackets. Made in the USA.
Price: $9.95

Redfeather Embroidered Stocking Cap 

Price: 14.95


For all the gear listed here, check out the Redfeather Snowshoes website.

This gear guide is sponsored by Redfeather Snowshoes. Updated September 2019

About the author

Paul Wowk

Paul Wowk

Paul Wowk has owned Snowshoe Magazine since 2015. He enjoys snowshoeing regularly with his wife, Susan, and dog, Grizzy.

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