Piragis Northwoods Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
105 North Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731
info@piragis.com
1-800-223-6565


Why we do what we do:
Art in the Boundary Waters Guided Canoe Trip with artist Brent Spink
These Forms must be filled out for each trip:

Reservation Form

Medical Form

Participation Agreement



Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.

Winter Camping Gear Rentals and Guide Service

Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.


Winter is wilderness at its most wonderful; its most wild. Experience the towering pines laden with snow, the thundering groans of the frozen lakes, the secretive tracks and trails of wildlife, the thrill of skiing. At Piragis Northwoods Company we rent winter gear and tents you can trust.

Detailed rates and information below:

Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.

Call us at 1-800-223-6565 and ask for Drew or Adam with questions about Winter Camping Routing.

Reserve your Gear in advance of your trip.

Satellite Phones $15/day plus $3/minute used.
We rent satellite phones for your adventures year round. Please remember to reserve in advance.

Adult Skis $25/day
Cross-Country skis made for performance and mobility.

Youth Skis $15/day
Full-performance x-country youth skis.

Kid’s Skis $10/day
Try the little ones out early on the ski trails.

Adult Snowshoes $20/day
Our tried and true snowshoes with sizes to fit every adventurer. Crampons built in for good grip on ice too.

Youth Snowshoes $15/day
Lightweight, quality shoes made especially for youth.

Pulk Sled $25/day
Pack all your gear in a sled with a quality harness system. Pull it with ease as you snowshoe or ski to camp.

Wood Stove (medium or large) $25/day

Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.

Keep your tent warmer than you do your house with our ultra-lightweight, packable wood stove.

Sleeping Bag (includes pads) $15/day
Winter rated bags proven to withstand all that Northern winter nights can throw at you.

Ice Auger $10/day
Drill holes, fish through the ice and catch dinner.

Ski Boots Only $10/day

Skis/Poles Only $15/day

Please email us with your gear and tent reservations today. Include the items you need, the number of days and dates for which you'll need the gear. Stop in at Piragis at 105 North Central Avenue in Ely. Call us anytime: 1-800-223-6565.

Call us at 1-800-223-6565 and ask for Drew or Adam with questions about Winter Camping Routing.

Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.



Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.


Cooke Custom Sewing Winter T Octagon Tent $35/day

Designed for the winter camping enthusiast who is tired of man hauling heavy canvas tents. Made from 1.1 oz Silicone Coated Ripstop Nylon with double stitched seams. Unique snow pockets all around the base and at the bottom of the door. These pockets are like a snow flap only the pockets are filled with snow and seal to the ground, to keep all drafts out. Front door has a horizontal section at the top of the door that can be open for venting.

The equal sided octagon footprint, with center pole, allows for the more interior headroom compared to other winter structures, with plenty of space to sleep four. Tall enough door to enter easily and stand up fully.
Door pole is offset out from the front door for ease of entry.  The Winter T Octagon  has a 30” knee wall all around , allowing all the floor space to be usable. Stove jack comes ready for a 3” stove pipe.  The Tent can
stuff down into our multi stage stuff sack  to a 7 ½” diameter by 9 “ long.  Also included are the two aluminum nesting poles with Stuff sack.

Our reflective cord is tied off to all knee wall corners and to front door opening.  Stock color is white with Red door.  Total weight including poles is 6 lbs.

$35/day

Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.


Moki™ 3P Tent ADVENTURE BASE CAMP $30/day

A bomber base camp tent designed for all types of weather. Convertible panels reveal mesh when temps are warm. Check out the Moki™


When we say 4 season, we mean it. Our ambassadors take Moki™ to the Himalayas and we use it for surf trips on the coast. Over half of Moki’s™ single-wall exterior is convertible to mesh, which gives you the flexibility and comfort you need in any climate. A large vestibule is included with Moki™ and an optional, additional vestibule can be zipped to the opposite door for extra gear storage. With the ability to link together, add insulation, or unzip half the tent shell to expose mesh, Moki™ is the perfect base camp for all of your adventures.


· Three-person, four-season tent built using Nemo’s Extreme Conditions Technology
· Condensation curtain isolates respiration to prevent frost buildup
· Pressure Porting system allows air to escape even during high winds
· 43 square feet of sleeping space; pair of welded polyurethane skylights
· Measures 90 x 48 x 75 inches (W x H x D); weighs 7.5 pounds


$30/day



Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.
Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.
Snowtrekker® EXP Shortwall Tent $40/day
The Snowtrekker™ EXP Shortwall canvas tent, a brand new shortwall design that incorporates the guy-out system of the Snowtrekker ™ EXP Crew with the addition of a 20” to 23” sidewall. The Snowtrekker™ EXP Shortwall sets up tighter and more forgiving than previous Shortwall models while reducing the number of guy line anchor points.

The Snowtrekker™ EXP Shortwall carries with it one more example of set-up simplicity – all 7 of the tent poles are the same length*. There is no need to sort by size. Every pole, ridge, upright, and guy-out poles are completely interchangeable and can be assembled in any position.

Tent : 19.78 lbs, Frame: 7.34 lbs
Total: 27.06 lbs
Ridge Height 78.5 inches, Ridge Length 97"
9 feet x 11.5 feet, for 2 - 4 people

$40/day
Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.


Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.
Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.
Snowtrekker® EXP OUTFITTER Tent $50/day
With an impressive 10'X15' footprint, our Outfitter canvas tent stands in a class by itself. With 36" sidewalls, 7’3” ridge, and a 6’ tall walk-through door, this tent was designed with the western elk hunter in mind and perfectly fills the niche for those seeking a canvas tent used primarily for base-camping comfort on hunting trips or large group winter camping expeditions. The Outfitter canvas tent is built with our custom 7.5 ounce canvas and utilizes our functional interior frame design providing you with the maximum amount of usable, unobstructed living space.

For a tent this size and its anticipated extended stay use, we have designed a frame to match. The Outfitter frame moves away from the shock-corded 3/4" Easton aluminum used in our more nomadic tent designs and features a 1 1/4" heavy gauge 6063 aluminum tubing frame package. We have also incorporated 36" side-wall pickets on the outside to serve as additional structural support and guy-out points for the tent. The EXP Outfitter accommodates up to 6 adults on sleeping pads or 4 with standard army cots.
Tent : 26.16 lbs Frame: 22.00 lbs
Total: 48.16 lbs
10 feet x 15 feet, for 3 - 5 people

$50/day

Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.

“Are you CRAZY it’s frrreeeezzzing out there...”
We like to be comfortable wherever and WHENEVER we camp. Our lightweight winter canvas wall tents and ultralight packable woods stoves mean safety and comfort. There’s no reason to quit camping just because the temperature drops.


Traditional Winter Sports
Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fishing and Camping have long been practiced in northern climates. Explore the winter wilderness during a time of extreme beauty when snow blankets the ground and the stars shine bright. If you’ve never snowshoed or x-country skied, rent our equipment for a day trip and discover the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters in a whole new way!

Winter Camping Gear Outfitting.  Tents, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, stoves, pulk sleds, ice augers.

Take along a Wilderness Guide
Guide $200/day
Discover the tips and tricks of winter camping while enjoying the advantages of having a guide in camp. Stop in the store at 105 North Central Avenue or call today to make winter gear and tent reservations and
to plan your winter camping trip.

1-800-223-6565 ask for Michelle

Check out our selection of winter camping book titles online. More direct links to titles coming soon.


Please email us with your gear and tent reservations today. Include the items you need, the number of days and dates for which you'll need the gear. Stop in at Piragis at 105 North Central Avenue in Ely. Call us at 1-800-223-6565 and ask for Drew or Adam with questions about Winter Camping Routing.




We sell our rental gear, tents and stoves at the end of each season. Email us to reserve a pair of snowshoes, skis, a stove or tent. We discount our rental inventory to give you a good deal and this allows you to get experienced gear and save. Next year we'll have new gear to rent out again. Rental gear will be sold when we cease to have good snow and ice cover next Spring.