This binding offers the ultimate in comfort, stability and convenience for a wide variety of snow conditions. The Speed binding will allow you to take the snowshoes on and off in well under 30 seconds per pair!
The first feature everyone notices about Northern Lites is their weight-they're only about one-half the weight of ordinary snowshoes. This key attribute means a user will lift about 2,000 pounds less weight over every mile!!
Lighter weight is important to beginners. The novices’ greatest fear is the 'work' involved in snowshoeing. Northern Lites cut the 'work' in half which doubles the fun. Their second greatest concern is falling behind the group, and lighter weight obviously eliminates this as well.
Lighter weight is important to experienced hikers. Northern Lites are far less fatiguing, so the experienced hiker can enjoy more of the snowshoe adventure.
Lighter weight is important to cross-trainers. Most runners refuse to train in ankle weights due to the risk of injury, so many have never considered training in snowshoes. Northern Lites can open the sport to these people because they weigh only slightly more than a pair of athletic shoes.
Quite simply, Northern Lites are the most advanced snowshoes ever made. We have combined the most sophisticated design technology with the strongest, lightest materials known to man. The result is a substantially lighter, more maneuverable, and more durable snowshoe with unparalleled on-snow performance.
Northern Lites provides the highest quality in durability because:
1. Framing is an advanced aluminum alloy 40% stronger.
2. Decking is genuine Coolthane with 250% greater abrasion resistance.
3. Pivot strap is 1 1/2" Biothane which can be twisted without tearing.
4. Deck clips/perimeter cleats are toughened nylon, beefed up beyond all mountaineering requirements.
5. Bindings are cut from a thicker Coolthane which is humanly impossible to tear with 500 PSI tensile strength.
Speed Binding Provides Convenience without Sacrificing Performance
In mile after mile of rugged conditions, the Speed Binding conforms to your footwear for a comfortable hike.
There are certainly rapid 'on-off' bindings on the market. They use a variety of cams and ratchets and cables and buckles. Any they all have one thing in common – they are heavy. What is the use of a snowshoe binding that is easy to put on when the extra weight encourages you to leave them at home? Northern Lites Snowshoes are already the lightest on the market and the Speed Binding continues that tradition with a binding that is an ounce lighter per pair! With our insistence on only using the best materials, our gear testers were thrilled with the performance, durability and ease of use of the Speed Binding from Northern Lites.