Thankyou for considering Yowie Snowshoes. Since 1990 our innovative product has evolved to be acclaimed as the most agile snowshoe on the planet by some of the most accomplished and professional outdoors people in Europe, North America, Japan and New Zealand.

At Yowie Snowshoe Company we measure our success not just by the bottom line but also in terms of the pride and satisfaction we get from taking an idea and transforming it into a great product. Yowie originated when Pete Smith decided he needed something "extra" to have whilst ski touring to cover the times when his skis weren't getting him where he wanted to go. Conventional snowshoes weren't suited to Australia's wet and sticky snow, the webbing iced over and too much snow accummulated under his heel. He found that the very first yowie did not only what he wanted it to do but enabled him to "dance circles in the snow"

Yowie's reputation for outstanding design and reliability is by no accident. Our company has evolved along with our product with deliberate strategies employed outcomes (goals) in mind :
innovation in design
explore research new and state of the art materials
peace of mind over-engineering
uncompromising quality management. family priorities

Investment in the latest automated production machines and processes has enabled Yowie Co. to efficiently manufacture high quality componentry. We assemble and package entirely in-house and each shoe is carefully inspected prior to dispatch. All aspects of the construction process are closely monitored to ensure consistely high quality components and workmanship. The copolymer deck material is injection molded, parameters are carefully monitored and batch tested to ensure optimum physical properties.

Webbing and Velcro™ hot knife cutter, all components are hot cut and sealed to prevent fraying. Cut to precise length ready for assembly in accurate preset jigs.

Velcro™ & Webbing cutter

blanks are laser cut to exacting dimensions from high tensile aluminium. Then formed and rumbled in fine abrasive cones to a safe sharp edge.

Computer controlled sewing machine

Computer controlled sewing machine

Uses pneumatic clamps and jigging system that holds the webbing and Velco in precise position. Consistently sewing each harness to within a 0.05mm tolerance.

All components are manufactured or assembled in house. Quality assurance is checked at every stage to an uncompromising and beyond the industry norm.

Our product has always been able to stand on its own reputation. We hope this brief insight into the Yowie Company confirms the commitment we have to ourselves and our product. Every Yowie is backed with a lifetime warranty against faulty materials or workmanship for the original purchaser.