*NOTE* We have struggled to find our preferred cotton lamp wick and so we have now switched to using nylon webbing. This nylon has the benefit of not stretching and is stronger so it will last longer than the lamp wick. It is has not been vigorously tested thus far. If you are not satisfied with your purchase we will accept returns with no hesitation until properly tested!
We consider soft, 100% cotton lampwick bindings the ideal binding for traditional snowshoes when using soft footwear like our snowshoe moccasins (note: this style of binding tends to slip off a stiff boot – try our leather bindings for use with boots). Lampwick bindings are extremely simple and lightweight, and allow you, with a little practice, to slip in and out of your snowshoes hands-free! Bindings are pre-cut to an appropriate length and sealed with beeswax. Bindings come with instructions.
- We use 50″ lampwick for ourselves on our moccasins, and thus consider this to be “standard” length for soft footwear;
- Those with large feet (Mens 11+) should select “Large” (60″) length;
- Though we haven’t tried it ourselves, we’ve had others report success using lampwick on stiff boots. XL (70″) may be required for stiff boots.