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Top 10 Snow Sleds 2016

When winter comes and the snow falls, you may either bundle up inside or ... Get out there with the youngsters for some extreme, fast-paced action. These snow sleds are guaranteed to give you plenty of downhill speed and fun and are available all sizes and styles to fit youngsters of any age. Do not worry, we've also included some that mom or dad can match on, too.

Flexible Flyer 48Lucky Bums Plastic Racer Sled, 40-Inch, Blue/YellowGeoSpace Original Ski Skooter: Fold-up Snowboard Kick-Scooter for Use on Snow and Grass, Assorted ColorsZipfy Two Tone Series Mini Luge Snow Sled, Blue on BlueLucky Bums Snow Kids Toboggan Sled, 48-Inch, PinkBradley Snow Tube with 48Flexible Flyer Aurora,Assorted ColorsPelican Baby Sleigh (2)ASAER Snow Tube - Air Tube 39 Inch Inflatable Snow/Sled with Rapid Valves - Aqua Leisure Winter Inflatable Round Snow Tube with vinyl tube repair kit - With thickening bottom of 50mm!!(Blue)Flexible Flyer Steel Saucer

Types of Snow Sleds

Snow sleds are specifically designed with slick bottoms or runners to carry one to two passengers and easily glide along the snow while being either pulled, pushed or ridden downhill.

There are several types of snow sleds that you will encounter while shopping for your best option. The first is often referred to as a toboggan. It is generally long, sits directly on the ground, and can hold up to two passengers. It is usually made from plastic but is sometimes made from wood.

The second type of sled might be the most popular and is a steel runner sled. It has the classic design that is often seen in movies and is made of wood with steel runners that are capable of carrying the sled at high speeds.

The third is called a saucer. As its name suggests, it is round and curved. It also has no runners and sits directly on the ground. It is usually made of plastic and is slick on the bottom so it will pick up speed and spin while flying downhill.

Other types of sleds include kicksleds, foam sliders, and backcountry sleds. There are also sleds designed specifically for small children that can be pushed or pulled by an adult using a rope or handle and are not designed to be ridden downhill.

The majority of today’s snow sleds are intended for recreational use although there are still seeds such as bobsleds and luges used for competitions. There are also sleds used in cold weather climates for travel that is pulled by animals such as dogs or horses.

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Purchasing a snow sled can be a fairly straightforward transaction. You don’t need to take many things into consideration before you run out and buy one. After all, you just need something that slides on the snow, right?



As it turns out, it’s not always that simple. There are so many types of snow sleds on the market now that there are a few things you will need to think about before you open your wallet.

First, consider the age recommendations on the product you are considering buying. Some snow sleds are built specifically for babies and toddlers and are not intended to be ridden downhill. They are often only meant to be pushed and pulled through the snow by adults. Still, other seeds are intended for particular age groups based on their size. Many sledding injuries happen because of improper supervision and using the wrong sled.

Second, consider the weight capacity of your chosen snow sled. This is especially important if you plan to purchase a toboggan or saucer sled. Some toboggans are built specifically to hold two or more people. However, saucer sleds are generally built for one, and injuries can occur if the weight recommendations are exceeded.

Third, take a look at the material from which the sled is constructed. Many are made of plastic, but some are made from wood and steel. Some are even made of foam. The light-weight seeds are generally made from foam or plastic and are built to be affordable and reach significant speeds while still preventing certain injuries that occur with more solid materials. Wood and metal tend to be more durable over time but can sometimes result in painful injuries if used improperly.

Next, consider the type of sled you want. If you want a toboggan that is easy to use and transport, it will generally be a more affordable purchase than a classic wooden sled with steel runners. However, the nostalgia and speed of the classic snow sleds are often worth the additional cost if it is an age-appropriate purchase.

The most important consideration when purchasing a snow sled is safety. Children should be properly supervised at all times when using their snow sled, and it should always fit the recommended age and weight limits.

A Brief History of the Snow Sled


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Sleds were originally developed for practical purposes in geographical areas that received snowfall for a large portion of the year. Sledding vehicles were invented in order to transport people or important materials from one place to another. They were easier to use and more efficient in the snow than cars, carriages, or other wheeled vehicles. The large sledding vehicles were often pulled by an animal such as an ox, horse, or dog.

The word “sled” is derived from the Middle English word “sledde” which meant “slider.” It seems an appropriate term since that’s basically what happens when you use a sled.

The earliest sleds were actually intended for use on sand and were developed by the early Egyptians around 2600 BCE. They used wooden sleds to haul materials to their construction sites.

It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that snow sledding began to develop into an actual sport. In Davos, Switzerland in 1883, George Robertson, an Australian student, won the world’s first international sled race. He won this race on what is considered a traditional wooden sled that is often referred to as a “Davoser” based on that first race. This sled eventually evolved into the classic wooden sled with steel runners that we still know and love today.

Today, sledding continues to be a recreational activity mostly enjoyed by children. However, snow sledding is still present in many sports and including the luge and bobsledding. Recreational snow activities have evolved over time to include skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. There are many resorts in winter climates across the world that make significant money renting equipment and offering lessons to people who wish to learn and enjoy this popular winter pastime.


#10.Flexible Flyer Steel Saucer


Get ready for hours of fun on the snowy hill with this steel saucer by Flexible Flyer! It has an extremely slick bottom that will get you cruising down in a hurry! It is made of durable steel with 2 nylon rope handles to hold on tightly for safety. This is a great sled and it is made in the USA! This steel construction will last for years! It has powder coated paint in a nice red color. The Flexible Flyer Logo is in the center of the sled. It is recommended for ages 5 years old and up.


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#9.ASAER Snow Tube - Air Tube 39 Inch Inflatable Snow/Sled with Rapid Valves - Aqua Leisure Winter Inflatable Round Snow Tube with vinyl tube repair kit - With thickening bottom of 50mm!!(Blue)


Material: use of imported materials that are resistant to high impact , high-density, high UV

Features: double layers, comfortable, high tolerance against wear, crash, low temperature, long lasting product.

Process: injection molding, good toughness, high-end ski equipment.

Usage: If you use the inflatable products outdoor, please avoid overinflated the product (best at 8 to 9 degrees). When people on the inflated product are rotating, this will drive the rotation of inflated product, friction will occur between bottom material and the ground, overinflation will easily damage and caused wear to the product, resulting in air leakage.


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#8.Pelican Baby Sleigh (2)


Thrill your little ones no snowy days with the Pelican Baby Sleigh 2. Destined to become a family heirloom, the sleigh offers an elevated riding position with a double-slat backrest to keep your child warm and dry. And the sleigh goes just fast enough when pulled, with HDPE polymer runners that last and last. Extra durable and maintenance-free, the sleigh includes a pull rope for easy toting. The Baby Sleigh 2 measures 14.5 by 11.25 by 30 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 6.7 pounds


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#7.Flexible Flyer Aurora,Assorted Colors


This eye-catching snow-riding device, from the makers of the iconic original Flexible Flyer sled, boasts flashy new graphics over a lightweight foam core. It's remarkably durable, and a slick bottom surface makes for fast-paced action on the hill. Sturdy handles help keep you safely in place on the two-pound device, which measures 20.5 by 36 inches (W x D). Recommended for riders age five and up.


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#6.Bradley Snow Tube with 48" Purple Cover


Cowabunga! Get ready for fast sledding on the slopes! Each Bradley Snow Tube includes a rubber inner tube with a 48" (deflated) cover that fits snugly around the tube. These covers are manufactured in the USA, with high-quality polyester canvas top and super slick RapidGlide™ bottom. The cover has two sewn in handles for you to safely hold onto as you fly down the snowy slopes. The tow strap allows for easy, lightweight hand-towing back up the hill. After you are tuckered out from all the tubing fun, quick inflate/deflate valve includes valve stem remover kit right in the valve cap.


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#5.Lucky Bums Snow Kids Toboggan Sled, 48-Inch, Pink


You won't have to worry about your kids being locked indoors for the cold, winter days with the Lucky Bums Snow Kids Toboggan Sled – 48 Inches. They'll want to be outside playing with this sled! Strong and durable, this plastic sled is made with built in handles as well as a tow rope so you can easily haul it back to the top of the hill or transport your winter gear. This single slider sled is recommended for kids ages 3 to 15. Measures 47.5L x 18W x 5.8H inches. When you receive a Lucky Bums product, if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, let us know. We are here for our customers and will respond promptly and professionally in order to fix any problems the product may have, if you received a faulty item, we will replace it immediately. Lucky Bums is a family business created by a love of the outdoors when you purchase a product from us, you become family too.


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#4.Zipfy Two Tone Series Mini Luge Snow Sled, Blue on Blue


Zipfy is a uniquely designed rugged plastic snow sled with a distinctive lever used for stability and turning. Pronounced [zip' fee]. How to get the most out of your Zipfy: 1. Just sit on the seat area, hold the handle, legs straight, feet forward and away you go. Zipfy's topside supports the rider's extended legs. 2. To control speed, the rider simply drops his heels and slows the sled's momentum. For a more immediate stop, the rider lifts the handle, leans back and digs the rear of the sled into the ground. 3. With a low center of gravity and the rail design on the underbelly of the sled, riders can carve down the slopes simply by leaning into the turn while holding the center handle. 4. Zipfy is also compact, very light and easy to carry back up the hill. 5. Zipfy was designed for a weight capacity of up to 250lbs and comfortably seat riders of all weights and sizes. Zipfy is for kids aged 6 to 106. RealSimple Magazine Best Product 2009 Redbook Magazine Best Product 2009 Best Selling Sled on Amazon 2007, 2008, 2009 Top Toy of the Year Award 2009, 2010 Engineered in Canada, Made in USA


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#3.GeoSpace Original Ski Skooter: Fold-up Snowboard Kick-Scooter for Use on Snow and Grass, Assorted Colors


Kids love riding scooters and skateboards, but usually only do it in dry weather and only on concrete or asphalt. The amazing ski skooter from geospace opens up new worlds of exploration for young riders -- snow for one, but also grassy hills and even sand dunes! the skooter works on flat terrain as well as hills...Just leave one foot on the board and push with the other, using the handle for balance and directional control. In dry, deep snow, ski skooter acts like a snowshoe, allowing riders to float on the surface. Kids stay glued to the ski skooter thanks to its sturdy folding handle and non-skid surface. Made of monster-tough polyurethane. Traveling with the ski skooter is easy...Simply fold down the handle and carry it by hand or strap it onto a pack. Assorted colors: Green, blue or red (your color will be chosen from available inventory). If you wish to choose a specific color, search for ski skooter in the toys & games category on amazon. Folded dimensions: 36 X 9.5 X 5 inches. Standing dimensions: 36 X 31 x 9.75 Inches. For ages 4 to adults. Weight limit: Up to 220 lbs.


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#2.Lucky Bums Plastic Racer Sled, 40-Inch, Blue/Yellow


Sure to be a great time for all, the Lucky Bums Plastic Racer Sled is great for sledding down hills everywhere. Made for one young rider, it is durable, safe, and ready for as many trips down the slope as you are! It features durable BPA and Phthalate free construction, molded footholds, a sure-grip steering wheel connected to a wide track center ski for carving turns, and built-in handbrakes for speed control. Includes a Manufacturer’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Recommended for children under the age of 6; maximum capacity is 100 pounds. Ready for hours of fun, get yours today!


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#1.Flexible Flyer 48" Flexible Flyer Sled


This classic 48" Flexible Flyer Steel Runner sled is ideal for sledding! Many adults have nostalgic memories of riding their steel runner sled during their childhood, and many still have the same sled! It is constructed with birch wood and steel runners. It is a steerable sled which is a great feature! The Flexible Flyer logo is screen printed on during the production process. The steel runners are powder coated in a nice red color. This sled has good stability and doubles knee construction for strength and support. There are pre-drilled holes in case you want to attach your own rope. Recommended for ages 5 years and up, and durable enough for adults. Assembled Height: 7 inches Assembled Width: 24 inches Assembled Length: 48 inches Assembled Weight: 11 pounds


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