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US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued
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US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
United States

US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued

Price 99.99 USD excluding sales tax

Snowshoes distribute weight over a large area, keeping the wearer from sinking thigh deep with every step, a great replacement for skis in rough terrain. These are hard wearing US Army surplus, made in Canada. What's best, these are in totally unissued NOS condition!

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US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.
US Magnesium Snowshoes with Bindings, Unissued.

Snowshoes distribute weight over a large area, keeping the wearer from sinking thigh deep with every step, a great replacement for skis in rough terrain. These are hard wearing US Army surplus, made in Canada. What's best, these are in totally unissued NOS condition!

After the Second World War the US armed forces switched their old, wicker basket-like "Bear paw" snow shoes for these newer magnesium, racquet type ones. These were worn in the snowy Alaskan wilderness and even overseas by some troops participating in military exercises in Norway. Made from magnesium, so if needed you can scrape some flakes off these if you're having trouble starting a fire (yes, this is a real thing). These are extremely well made of magnesium and steel and do not contain plastics or other materials of questionable integrity. Today these would cost at least a hundred bucks more.

The bindings are made of heavy duty Nylon or cotton straps with even more heavy duty buckles. One size fits all, by moving the attachment points of the straps and tightening them you can fit almost any kind and size of shoe in these. For reference on how to attach the straps have a look at the included instructions pampflet and our photos. Feel free to improvise if needed, the most important thing it that your feet stay on the shoe and don't wobble around too much.

Dimensions

  • Length 116 cm (45 5/8")
  • Width 31 cm (12 1/8")
  • Weight around 2 kg (4,4 lbs) for pair, with bindings

Unissued military surplus

These came to us in sealed factory boxes, essentially a time capsule form the 80's! We just paired the shoes and the bindings.

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13.02.2021 ⚠ Unverified purchase
The are pretty much identical to the ones that were used in my time in the Canadian Armed Forces. These are not snowshoes designed for light hiking or having fun in the snow. These are proper, weight bearing snowshoes designed for carrying a heavy load over the snow. I spent many a day trudging through the snow in these and they won't let you down.

I, however, will not be buying a pair. I already have enough time in, thank you very much :)
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Five stars
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27.02.2021 ⚠ Unverified purchase
These are the same snow shoes I was issued in the Canadian Forces in the 90s. They are very well made and will last for ever with proper care. I still use them for hunting in the snow.
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Four and a half stars
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02.03.2021 ⚠ Unverified purchase
Issued these in the CAF. These are much bigger than modern "bear paw" style snowshoes, but these allow for carrying a lot of weight (rucking). Common thing we do with them in the CAF is stringing paracord in the gap from front to back so your boot doesn't slip completely through and get caught on the bottom when going up inclines or slipping.
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Five stars
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06.03.2021 Verified purchase
Ensimmäiset pari kilometriä takana uusilla lumikengillä. On erittäin hyvän tuntuiset kengät. Kantavuus on todella hyvä ja rungon pohjassa jonkinlaiset jääraudatkin. Siteet herätti ensin kummastusta, mutta hyvä kuvallinen ohje auttoi hoksaamaan kiinnityksen. Väitän, että oikein kiinnitettynä ei löysty, mutta on helppo pukea ja riisua.

Kaiken kaikkiaan olen todella tyytyväinen ostokseen. Erinomainen hinta-laatu suhde.
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09.03.2021 ⚠ Unverified purchase
Ne näyttää isoilta ja kömpelöiltä, siteet näyttää onnettomilta, mutta ulkonäkö hämää: Todella kevyet kokoisekseen, ei ole hinnalla pilattu ja siteetkin on hyvät. Voittaa mennentullen "merkkilumikengät".

Ja nää on käytännössä tuhoutumattomat.

Vertailuna ystävän kanssa kiivettiin tunturille ja mie näillä kengillä pysyin paremmin lumen piällä kun hän tubbs-merkkisillä.

Ainoa "miinus" oli se, että vaikka ovat magnesiumista tehty, niin ne ei toimita tulusraudan virkaa. Näin sieluni silmin tekemässä tulia raapaisemalla skramalla lumikengistä eeppisen kipinäsuihkun. Mutta ei.

Ostakaa ihmeessä ennenkuin loppuu!!!!
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29.05.2021 Verified purchase
I'm 6' 5" and 17 st so most snowshoes are almost worse than useless, especially if I'm carrying a load. These, as past experiences training in Canada showed, do the job even for normal sized people like me (it's not my fault the rest of you are stunted). Simple and bomb-proof whilst having a reasonable floatation for 'heavier' individuals (hey, I'm svelte, greyhound-like even - well I am if you squint, it's dark and myopic).

Perfect, as new, condition. Typical fast delivery (even with UK Customs idiocy). Mine arrived with Canadian bindings (no cross the front of the foot strap, and simpler. Two points only woven through the front/sides allowing, in my opinion/experience, for an easier pivot and much simpler donning/doffing) for which I'm grateful. I liked them so much I bought a second pair.
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Five stars
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11.01.2022 Verified purchase
They arrived back home in Canada today via DHL, after traveling to Finland to be sold back to Canada. Excellent quality and excellent service from both Varulsteleka and DHL, product is as described new and unused. As soon as I shake off this corona virus I'll be back in the woods giving them a full test. One thing I noticed is that the heel binding may not work well with my medium-height boots. Thank you to the good people at Varulsteleka!
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Four and a half stars
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26.12.2022 Verified purchase
FRIENDLY ADVICE: If these become available again, JUMP ON THEM while they last!

I AM SO GLAD I BOUGHT THESE SNOWSHOES WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE.

First of all, mine looked FACTORY-NEW when I bought them.

Next, their flotation properties are EXCELLENT. These snowshoes free me to trek off-trail in the forest through deep snow. Their large surface area has a lot to do with that.

In a review on another website, I read a concern about snow seeping through the cable mesh. NONSENSE. Yes, a little snow gets through, but the cable mesh's flexibility somehow halts sinking very effectively -- and I'm a very heavy person!

The durability of this product is remarkable. The cable mesh distributes weight efficiently and absorbs the considerable load I impose on it.

Finally, the cable mesh and frame combine to provide excellent traction.
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