PIRAGIS NORTHWOODS COMPANY
105 N CENTRAL AVE
ELY, MINNESOTA 55731
The Boundary Waters Catalog featuring Chota
Chota Footwear is our choice for dependable canoeing and kayaking shoes and boots. Chota makes an innovative line of paddling and watersports footwear and handwear items each designed to work exceptionally well when wet.
Chota's founder, Frank Bryant, has been paddling canoes for over 40 years. He not only invents all of the products at Chota, he personally tests them as well.
Chota uses only premium-quality materials, and they work directly with each of their manufacturers to assure the highest standards of quality.
At Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog we've come to rely on Chota Quetico Trekkers for our Boundary Waters Canoe Camping Trips. No other shoe handles portages like Trekkers.
Piragis Northwoods Company is now your Exclusive Source for Chota's all-time best selling portage shoe:
THE QUETICO TREKKER Canoe Camping and Portaging SHOE
Quetico Trekkers provide the support and traction of a light hiker while delivering the best performance of any portage shoe. A uniquely vented upper allows water to completely and quickly drain out. The exclusive Quicklace system is easy to adjust, eliminates loose ties, and provides additional support.
|Chota Quetico Trekker Canoe Camping Shoe
The Quetico Trekker is the perfect shoe for long North Woods portages, spelunking, canyoneering or wet wading where no felt is required. Removable insole & footbed liner allows the Quetico Trekker to be used with or without wading socks. Chota’s Exclusive QuickLace System is easy to adjust, eliminates loose lace ends and provides superior support.
--Only 2.5 lbs., Tan with Olive
--Quetico Trekkers have a removable insole that allows them to be used with our Breathable Knee High Wading Sock or Gaiter Socks for a dry combination that you’ll be thankful for when you reach camp! The best all-around shoe for canoe camping!
|Chota Caney Fork Breathable Knee High Wading Sock
The perfect companion for our Chota Quetico Trekker and the Chota Caney Fork. It turns portage and wading boots into a whole different animal! 100% Waterproof, it keeps you warm and dry up to the knee. Skin-out neoprene gasket coupled with a nylon chinch strap keeps the top in place just below the knee and retards flooding. Waterproof neoprene sock foot for warmth plus a wader style "gravel guard" that keeps sand and grit out of your boots. BOOT SOLD SEPARATELY.
--Tan with Black
|Chota Gaiter Sock
For the Quetico Trekker. The unique design of this 3mm neoprene sock provides a contour fit with no extra bulk. The strategically placed triple-glued and blind-stitched seams are comfortable and durable. The fold-down 3mm neoprene gaiter covers the top of the shoe and blocks out sand, grit and scree.
|Chota QuickLace Mukluk Boot
Chota's Exclusive QuickLace System keeps this kayaker's Mukluk secure on the foot and provides lateral support. Fleece-lined 3mm closed-cell neoprene keeps you warm and dry up to the knee, while the 7mm vulcanized rubber sole, plastic midsole, rubber toe cap and heel counter provide superior foot protection. The skin-out neoprene gasket, coupled with a nylon cinch strap, keeps the top comfortably in place just below the knee and retards flooding. The QuickLace Mukluk is perfect for touring kayakers who want to keep their feet warm and dry, but also need more foot protection and support.