During the winter season, one of the best outdoor activites that you can allow you kids to partiipate in is sledding. It's loads of fun and encourages them to be active and play well with others. Plastic sleds are among the best kinds of sleds for children over the age of 5. The advantages of using plastic sleds is their durability and fleibility. They can also be super fast and provide hours of fun.

 

3 pak

Fly down the sled hill at lightning speed–or watch your kids have a great time doing so–in these heavy-duty sleds made of highly durable and slick-coated plastic. The molded nose ensures a fast ride every time and the sled bodies are cold-crack treated to withstand years of use in even the chilliest winter wonderland. All you need to add is snow.

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They are usually sturdy enough to withstand impact from small rocks and hard patches of snow or earth. There is very little risk of puncturing or cracks due to the flexibilty of the plastic in normal conditions. Only during extreme cold can the integrity of the plastic come into question. Running into objects with the sled when its that cold could cause the plastic to crack and become unusable.

 

plastic tob

Slippery Racer sleds and toboggans are ahead of the curve in design, quality, and performance. Made with premium grade plastic and coated with SR's exclusive IceVex cold-resistant treatment, Slippery Racer sleds are built to withstand no matter how rugged the conditions. That's why Slippery Racer is the brand of choice for enthusiasts, hobbyists, and snow lovers everywhere.

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Some sleds are made for single riders. Others are suitable for 2 or more riders. There are normally handles or ropes for children to hold onto while sledding. Using these can most times prevent riders from falling off the sled as it flies down the hill. Hard plastic sleds are very sturdy and can be used for several winters without any issues with regards to safety and preformance.

 

Snow sled

A molded slick plastic bottom for fast downhill sliding. A comfortable sleigh for one or two riders and can be pulled behind with gear after done sledding.

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Plastic sleds increased in popularity over the years. They are light weight and durable and can easily be towed back up the hill by even the youngest child. These sleds are recommended for children ages 6 and up due to the speed that can occur and due to the fact  that they can be difficult to steer and control.

 

lucky bum

Perfect for any sledding hill, this Lucky Bums plastic sled is perfect for one or two children or can be used to haul gear on those snowy days. Measures 48" sled with cut-out handles for easy grip as you glide down the hill. Tow rope attached for easy pulling back up the hill or hauling gear. Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials or workmanship.

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lb sled

The Lucky Bums Plastic Racer Sled is the ideal product for the little ones to scoot down a small hill or for parents to pull them on a snow packed walkway. Made of durable plastic and complete with a sure grip steering wheel, wide track center ski, and two handbrakes, the Plastic Racer Sled lets the little ones get some speed, carve turns, and enjoy the sledding hill on a sleek and modern design racer-sled.

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winter heat

Have an blast on the mountain with the Paricon Winter Heat toboggan. Made entirely of recycled materials, the Winter Heat slides down the hill at super-fun speeds. The sled steers with a tilt of the body, and includes a pair of side handles to help you hold on along with a brake to keep your speeds under control. Designed for one person only, the Winter Heat measures 38 by 7 by 18 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 4.25 pounds.

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Although plastic might be the modern material of the 21st century, head out after a snow storm and you will quickly discover that when it comes to sledding, wooden sleds still reign supreme. The most famous of these is of course the flexible flyer. Patented in 1889 by a family in Pennsylvania it is still going strong. After changing hands several times it is back with the original family under the name Paricon.

 

FF 60

Flexible Flyer 60" Steel Runner Sled lets both children and adults ride down the hill at high speeds! Many adults have nostalgic memories of riding their steel runner sled during their childhood, and many still have the same sled! Being able to maneuver down the hill with the steering bar adds to the control and fun! This large classic sled is big enough for up to 2 riders. It can be used in seated or prone riding positions. It is constructed with birch wood and powder coated red steel runners. The Flexible Flyer logo is screen printed on during production. This tough wooden and steel sled has 3 sets of knees for support. It has pre-drilled holes in the steering bar to attach your own rope, if desired. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Durable enough for adults.

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Wooden sleds are a popular choice because they are known for their skilled craftmanship and durability. Young children particularly love them because they know this is the tried and tested mode of transport used by Father Christmas. Made in a range of different dimensions, they are used for adults and children alike and can accomodate one rider or several

 

FF 48

This classic 48" Flexible Flyer Steel Runner sled is ideal for sledding! 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 double 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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.Making use of quality woods such as beech and birch, which are known for their strength and beauty, assure that these sleds will be passed down from generation to generation.

 

MB  48

The Slalom is the first fully steerable toboggan. With beautiful molded plywood, full-pivot steering, slippery plastic runners, and stainless steel hardware, this thing is fast and maneuverable! Made with 5/8" thick marine-grade waterproof molded plywood, the entire front section of the Slalom pivots. The sled's wide stance makes it very stable and gives it excellent flotation in powder snow. On hardpack, the Slalom slides along on specialized plastic runners for top speed and control. The beechwood surface is protected by four coats of marine-grade finish. We use only stainless-steel hardware, and an extra-long pull rope.

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You can take your pick from plain wood sleds or the beautiful hand painted ones. The bottom line is that wooden sleds are well built and offer excellant value. Smooth and fast, they are great for adults and children alike and their advantage over plastic and foam sleds is that you sit above the snow and enjoy a warmer and drier ride.

 

MB 52

At 52 inches long, this sled is 5 inches longer and 4 pounds heavier than Mountain Boy Sledworks' Original Ultimate Flyer but otherwise identical. It's built to last for generations and features a pivoting front section that allows slalom turns, 180-degree turns, and hockey stops. The heirloom-style hand-crafted sled is made of thick birch planks. Hand rails are hand-carved willow, with copper ferrules between body and rails adding to the rustic look while contributing strength. Three coats of marine-grade finish protect the wood against elements.

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MB bottom The sled's custom-molded bottom of high-quality slippery black plastic glides along with ease, while its wide stance keeps it stable. The sturdy bottom has a wide, flat center to float on soft snow and raised rails on the edges to track precisely on hardpack. Screws are stainless steel for durability. Suitable for a child aged 3 years and up and sturdy enough to support 300 pounds,

 

MB 3

Remember those strong old Flexible Flyers, the ones that refused to break? Our Classic Flyer is what a runner sled should be: tough, with thick kiln-dried planks of beautiful northern birch and extra-thick powder-coated steel runners. We use only stainless-steel bolts, and have incorporated the pivot-front design of our Ultimate Flyer to increase the sled's turning power. This heirloom-quality sled is designed to last for more than one lifetime.

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Sledding down a snowey slope at top speed is surely one of the most exhilerating things a child can experiene in the winter. Kids of all ages adore flinging themselves down a snow covered hill. Sleds provide a healthy form of exercise in the great outdoors. There is a wealth of variety when it comes to choosing a type of foam sled. They are taking off in popularity and its easy to see why. They are bright, colorful and fly down the slopes.

 

FF Aurora

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-pace 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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They come in a multitude of styles and designs and are sleek, stylish and fun. Foam sleds are designed from soft foam with a base made from sturdy polyurethane. They do not have built up sides, but most feature solid plastic handles on the sides for kids to hold onto.  You can lay down on them, or sit up or even ride on your knees with these sleds because they are soft and flexible.

 

Flex Flyer Foam

Cruise down the hill at breakneck speeds with the Flexible Flyer Snow Screamer. Made of lightweight foam, the Snow Screamer includes a slick bottom surface that encourages high speeds, along with two sets of sturdy handles. As a result, the 47-by-21.5-inch sled can accommodate two riders at once. Recommended for ages 5 and up, the Snow Screamer weighs 3 pounds.

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Foam sleds are some of the most affordable sleds to choose from, a consideration worth bearing in mind if you only see occasional snow.  They are extremely durable and lightweight, which makes it easy to carry back up the hill. Younger children will appreciate this when they dont have to wait for someone to carry their sled back up.

 

Blue Snow Screamer

The Flexible Flyer Snow Screamer has modern looking graphics and a slick bottom for speed! Enjoy an exhilirating ride down the hill! It is big enough for one or two riders and it has four sturdy handles. This lightweight foam sled is made with polyethylene foam and has a soft foam construction. The laminated top and bottom is crack resistant, even in very cold weather. Since it's lightweight, it is easy to carry! Recommended for ages 5 years and up.

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The low prices make foam sleds an attractive option for the wallet. Considering how affordable they are they do have a reputation for lasting well. They are also less inclined to suffer crack, a drawback of some of the plastic sleds.

 

airhead

1 rider can ride head first or 2 riders can sit up for a more comfortable ride. Durable pe foam construction with high density and slick bottom for speed. Four soft eva handles for a great grip. Advanced shape for enhanced control.

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The more basic design means they dont always steer as well as fancier sleds, though there is some steering flexibility. As foam sleds dont have runners, they can be damaged by running over sharp rocks and ice. It would be wise not to use these types of sleds on hills where you will find these kinds of hazzards.

 

Frozen

When they take a break from making their own Olaf in the front yard, let them zip down a hill on the Frozen Shaped Sno Speedster. This shaped sled features a PVC body with a foam-cushioned top featuring the cast of the hit Disney film. A pair of easy-to-grab handles let them hold on and even give them some control as they race through the snow. It's a lightweight design, so when they get to the bottom they can climb back up and start all over again.

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For young children, sledding is one of the most exciting things to do in the wintertime. You will want your toddler to have as much fun as possible, but in order for that to happen, you must choose your toddlers sled carefully. Toddler sleds are very similar to baby sleds in that you must consider safety first and foremost.

 

Paricon colapsable toddler

The perfect baby toddler sleigh. Easy to carry and move around yet fits their needs from 18 months to 4 years old.  Easy to pack and transport with the collapsible handle. It is light weight yet sturdy with molded seat area for comfort. Comes with seat belt for safety.

Weighs apx 15-Pound and is 33-Inch long and 14-Inch wide

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Safety:

This is the most important factor to consider when purchasing a toddler sled. The safest toddler sleds are the ones that can be pulled along by parents. They must have a wide bottom for stability so that if the child leans over to touch the snow the sled doesn't tip over. Every part of the toddler sled should be securely fastened in order to ensure the childs safety. The toddler sled must have an adequate restraining harness to securely fasten the child into the sled if they are younger than 3. Some sleds even have handles for the child to hold onto.

 

Flexible Flyer Toddler

The Wooden Baby Sleigh from Flexible Flyer offers a fun way to tow little kids through the snow with classic style. The wooden sleigh is handcrafted of ash wood with steam bent backrests and runners. The sleigh includes a protective bar to prevent injuries from skis and includes a pull rope. Pads are available for this sled at additional cost.

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Comfort:

Comfort is a very important factor to consider when purchasing a toddler sled. Sleds can be made from plastic or wood and can be uncomfortable to sit on. A good toddler sled should have an elevated riding position in order to keep the child warm and dry. It should also have a backrest that allows the child to lean back and still have good back support while sledding. Some sleds also have padded cushions that can add to the comfort of the child.

 

Pelican

Thrill your little ones on 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. Pads are available for this sled at additional cost.

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Durability:

A toddler sled should be made from a strong and durable material. Since it will be used outdoors a sled made from a cheap material could crack from the cold and be dangerous. However a high quality sled will require very little maintenance and will be enjoyed for a long time. In most cases these sleds are passed down to younger children due to their durability.

 

Lucky Bums Toddler

The Heirloom Collection Wooden Foldable Pull Sled is a true classic with modern conveniences. Modeled after the popular European style that has been around for ages, the fully functional sled is perfect for toddler or cargo transportation. With the padded cushion, back rest, and reinforced stainless steel runners, this solid sled can tackle all kinds of terrain and activities. And when you are done, simply remove the back rest, push in a pin, slide a metal bracket, and the sled folds in half for more efficient storage or easier transportation.

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Due to the young age of the toddler, most will be unable to steer or control a sled on their own. It is recomended that they ride with an adult or be pulled in an approved toddler sled. Plastic toboggans, inflatable tubes and regular sleds are not suitable for solo rides for toddlers. These types of sleds can attain considerable speed even on the smallest hills.

 

Double sled

Toddler sleigh like those seen on the snowy paths of ski villages like Whistler-Blackcombs, Mt. St Anne and Mt. Tremblant. Beautiful hand craftsmanship from the renewable resources of Canada's hardwood forests. Classic designs with innovative twists and festive colors provide years of utility and satisfaction. Pads are available for this sled at additional cost.

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Sledding is a family sport where even the youngest can participate. There is nothing that beats the thrill of rushing through the snow with the whole family.  However , babies are not skilled at sledding or tobogganing and therefore great care needs to be taken on choosing a sled for the youngest members of the family. Safety is the most important factor.

Emsco Infant

Extra-high backed seat for baby's comfort and support. Color-coordinated backrest and seat pads provide cushion and added insulation.Raised foot-support rails and seat area keep baby above cold snow. Wide, stable design for a secure and safe ride.

      Extra long tow rope, Adjustable seatbelt

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Age recommendations for infant/baby sleds usually start at 6 months and up.  Your child must be able to sit up on their own and be stable doing it before placing them in a sled.

aqua sled

The Didoo sled gives the perfect opportunity to introduce your baby to the outdoors in style and comfort. The wide footprint offers both sled stability and reduced friction for easier pulling. Combines a very clean design using only best materials to insure long, durable life. Perfect sled for getting you and your baby outside. High back and sides combined with included safety harness keeps your youngster upright and safe. Molded outriggers provide stability on a variety of terrain and conditions as well as providing storage.

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Safety:

This is the most important factor to consider when purchasing a baby sled. The safest Baby sleds are the ones that can be pulled along by parents. They must have a wide bottom for stability so that if the child leans over to touch the snow the sled doesn't tip over. Every part of the baby sled should be securely fastened in order to ensure the baby's safety. The baby sled must have an adequate restraining harness to securely fasten the child into the sled. Some sleds even have handles for the child to hold onto.

Comfort:

Comfort is a very important factor to consider when purchasing a baby sled. Sleds can be made from plastic or wood and can be uncomfortable to sit on. A good baby sled should have an elevated riding position in order to keep the child warm and dry. It should also have a backrest that allows the child to lean back and still have good back support while sledding. Some sleds also have padded cushions that can add to the comfort of the child.

push stroller

If you enjoy spending time outdoors with your kids in winter but don't like the hassle of wrestling with your wheeled stroller, here's the solution. The Snow Stroller lets you glide your child through the snow effortlessly so that you can run your errands hassle-free or just enjoy a wintery walk in the park. Snow Strollers are not intended for downhill sledding! Standard features of all models include: * a nylon three-way safety harness * lightweight stainless steel tubing construction * tested to hold up to 110 lbs (50 kg) * easily foldable to put in your trunk or storage

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Durability:

A baby sled should be made from a strong and durable material. Since it will be used outdoors a sled made from a cheap material could crack from the cold and be dangerous. However a high quality sled will require very little maintenance and will be enjoyed for a long time. In most cases these sleds are passed down to younger children due to their durability.

Stroller sled

Standard Snow Stroller features include: * a nylon three-way safety harness * lightweight stainless steel tubing construction * tested to hold up to 110 lbs (50 kg) * easily foldable to put in your trunk or storage The Snow Stroller Deluxe-Plus is the newest addition to the Snow Stroller family. It includes all of the features of the Deluxe model, and in addition has a fiber-board backed seat to provide the ultimate in back support for your child.

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There are many types of baby sleds that young children will enjoy. The parent can opt for pull sleds, sleds that can be pushed, and even strollers that have runners on the bottom for the very young. There are even enclosed sleds that offer protection from the elements. After purchasing your sled for your baby, pull your child around inside your home on the carpet to get them used to the sled. This will ensure that they get somewhat used to it before heading outside into the snow.

 

 

There are not too many things more fun than flying down a hill on a toboggan with a few of your friends. I remember with fond memories doing this as a kid and we had a blast. Toboggans come in many different sizes. They range from a small toboggan suitable for 1 rider up to a large toboggan that can seat up to 4 or 5 kids. Weight limits on some toboggans can top out at around 600 pounds which can limit the number of riders according to the age and weight of the kids.

flexible flyer toboggan

Try the Flexible Flyer 6 Foot Classic Wooden Toboggan for fun-filled winter days. Measuring six feet in length, this toboggan is perfect for families or bunches of friends in search of thrilling romps down slick, snowy hills. You'll look stylish as you speed by on this sleek-looking toboggan made of maple wood with sharp black stripes. Rest assured knowing safety and style are combined, since this toboggan features a super-strong hold rope for your safety. Pile on the snow suit, moon boots, hats, scarves, and gloves, and enjoy hours of sledding during the frosty days of winter. Recommended ages 4-14 years. 

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Toboggans are characterized by a very simple design which includes bound parallel wooden slats which bend up and back at the front to form a J-like shape. They also come with a rope attached to the front of the toboggan for pulling it back up the hill. Many toboggans also have ropes running along the sides of the sled for riders to hold onto.

Mountain Boy Toboggan

A true classic, the Mountain Boy Sledworks 6-Foot Mountain Toboggan boasts beautiful handmade craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and a simple, time-tested design for years of winter fun. Constructed of steam-bent, knot-free planks of flexible basswood, with hand-carved willow crosspieces, the toboggan can carry up to 600 pounds. Mountain Boy uses stainless-steel screws and genuine leather grommets to ensure long-term performance, with a lead-free, marine-grade finish that gracefully weathers the elements. The curl at the front of the sled is big enough for an adult to tuck his or her feet in securely around a child, and the rope is extra long for easy pulling.

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In order to ride on a toboggan, you will need to place your feet in the J-loop while sitting securely on the flat bed of the sled. If there is a second passenger, then they will need to sit behind the front rider and firmly grasp his or her waist. In most cases the second riders feet will go on the lap of the first rider and so on and so forth for any additional riders.

Paricon Toboggan

The Canadian Toboggan is sure to be a big hit for the whole family! It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the winter and have hours of fun! It also makes a great gift for Christmas, birthdays and weddings! This toboggan is constructed in Canada with Northern Hardrock Maple for good looks and durability. The hood is secured with countersunk zinc plated screws for strength and easy repair. There is a yellow pull rope for convenience. The beautiful hood of the sled is maintained in a constant tension with the rope. We recommend this sled for ages 5 years and up. 

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What makes toboggans different from other types of sleds is that they don’t feature any type of runners or groves on the bottom. The bottom of the toboggan rides directly on the snow. They work best on a pre-packed track. This particular design makes the toboggan relatively unique among other types of sleds since it emphasizes stability over speed and velocity.

Lucky Bum 72

The only thing that could possibly conjure up a more classic winter image than the Lucky Bums Wood Toboggan – 72 in. would be riding this toboggan with Ralphie from A Christmas Story, and Santa himself. This curved, hand-made wooden toboggan will fit 5 riders, with a total weight of 500 lbs. The sled pad will add comfort and smooth out some of the bumps while you're headed to the bottom of the hill, and the included pull rope lets you take a full team of little ones for a pull across the snow drifts. The classic shape and finish of the this toboggan also make it a perfect winter-time decoration for your home or cabin.

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These days, toboggans are mostly used as recreational toys for children and adults.  However there are more rugged models which are used for specific tasks like search and rescue and moving equipment through icy environments. These commercial grade models are usually made from engineered composites, even though they retain most of their original features, which is why they may be used for tasks which are not quite common among toy toboggan sleds.