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Top Selling Snow Sleds for 2016

Updated on February 16, 2016

The Greatest Sleds, Tobaggans and Luge's for this Winter!

Everybody, young and old enjoys sledding in the winter, right? What do you prefer? A classic tobaggan or a disk sled? How about something new and modern that's guaranteed to have you laughing the whole way down?

Hi I'm Jake. Some people know me as the Review Dude. My company sets out every so often to review new and existing products, then brings the highest quality/value/warrantied ones right to your computer screen. This year, we decided to have some FUN and review sleds.

The results are in, so sit back with your hot cocoa and check out what's going hot for sleds this winter!

We buy ALL of our sleds at THE #1 online retailer for sleds - Amazon - so click here if you want the best deals like we do!

PS - to those return customers, a sincere thank you from my family to yours.

-Jake

Classic Sledding in DC

Paricon Winter Lightning Sled

A Three Pack!

Easy to use, inexpensive and wow do they work. You won't feel bad if one gets lost or left out. These sleds make a great gift or fun to keep around the house.

* Three-pack of vibrantly colorful molded plastic sleds

* Heavy-duty plastic material is cold crack-treated, and won't succumb to years of cold temperature use

* Molded nose and slick plastic construction ensure a fast ride every time

* Ages three and up

* Measures 17-by-4-by-51-inches (W x H x D); Weighs three-pounds!

We buy ALL of our sleds at THE #1 online retailer for sleds - Amazon - so click here if you want the best deals like we do!

Review: These sleds are so great! My son was 4 when we got them last Christmas and we could both ride in one just fine. Haven't gone on any super steep hills yet but I imagine they would hold up just fine. He can go on it by himself no problem.

Pelican International

The Rotator Inflatable Snow Tube

Cruise down your favorite sledding hill in style with the Pelican Rotator inflatable snow tube. Boasting a rugged design made of cold-resistant PVC with double-welded seams, the snow tube is an absolute blast, with two heavy-duty handles giving you a secure grip no matter where gravity takes you. The Rotator's lively graphics, meanwhile, will stand out on a crowded snow hill. Recommended for ages 5 and older, the Rotator measures 36 by 11 by 36 inches (W x H x D) and only weighs 2.5 pounds.

Review: This snow tube is wonderful. The size was great. It supported a 9 year old and a 3 year old together. It supported an adult. It withstood many, many, many slides down our snowy hill and we all loved it. It is so fast and yet really comfortable. The only hard part was going up the hill again and again so that we could tube down again and again. I wish I'd ordered two.

Is there a better way to instantly take you back to your childhood than to race down a snowy white hill with your friends and family on a great sled?

Flexible Flyer 48" Flexible Flyer Sled

An American Classic

Do away with cheap plastic sleds and upgrade to the real thing with the Flexible Flyer 60-inch steel-runner sled. Made from birch wood and powder-coated steel, the sled lets both children and adults cruise down the hill at high speeds. The sled includes a flexible steering bar for control, along with three sets of knees for support. Recommended for ages 5 and older, the sled measures 48 by 5.5 by 20.5 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 14 pounds.

Review: A wonderful sled, very sturdy, perfect for trips down the hill, should last for many years.

Kwik Tek Airhead Plastic Rocket Sled

Squeeze the maximum amount of fun out of your snow day with the Kwik Tek Airhead plastic rocket sled. AIRHEAD's one rider Bullet Sled is lightweight and portable, yet provides an exhilarating downhill ride.

Review: Fast and smooth running. Works well on powder and wet snow.

Mountain Boy Sledworks Bambino Grande Pull Sled

I love the way this looks -

Built to last for generations, this heirloom-style hand-crafted pull sled is made of thick birch planks, hand-carved willow hand rails, stainless-steel screws, and copper accents. Its custom-molded bottom of high-quality slippery black plastic glides along with ease, while its wide stance keeps it stable.

Made to last for generations, the Bambino Grande features thick birch planks, hand-carved willow hand rails, and a marine-grade finish.

The sturdy bottom has a wide, flat center to float on soft snow and raised rails on the edges to track precisely on hardpack. Three coats of marine-grade finish protect the wood against elements. An extra-long pull rope is included.

Suitable for a child from 6 months to 6 years, large enough to accommodate two toddlers, and sturdy enough to support 150 pounds, the sled measures 34 inches long x 14 inches wide x 13 inches high and weighs 10 pounds. It meets all USC and ASTM child-safety standards and the finish is lead-free. It carries a 1-year warranty against defects. Assembly (instructions included) is easy.

Review: My husband and I rented one of these for a trip last year to Sun Valley, Idaho. We took our niece and nephew, ages 2 and 3, and they loved it! One day we used it to get them back up the sled hill, two days we used it to explore the area. It's easy to pull so the grown-ups don't get too tired. We used it on both fresh powder and somewhat icy granular snow, and it was fine on both. Well made, very sturdy, and beautiful to look at when it's not in use.

Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge Snow Sled

Kids will have lots of fun in the snow riding the uniquely designed Zipfy, a fast and exhilirating downhill sled. Rails on the bottom of the sled give the rider the ability to slalom down the hill while a distinctive lever provides stability and helps with turning. The feet-first design make it easy to stop and control speed. Designed for young sledding enthusiasts ages 5 and older, Zipfy measures 21 by 13 by 16 inches and is available in an array of bright colors.

Even if you've watched the Winter Olympics and thought to yourself, "those guys are nuts," this is a lot of fun. Inspired by the Olympic sport of luge and coal shovel racing, this unique plastic snow sled is safe, easy to learn and a very exhilarating downhill sport! It's compact, lightweight, very maneuverable in turns and handles all types of terrain. Feet-first design for easy braking. Lever for stability and turning. Low center of gravity and rail design for easy carving on slopes.

Review: I bought 2 Zipy's for each of my boys (11 and 13). Brought them out to the local sledding hill to try them out. I couldn't resist, I had to try them for myself. They were a lot of fun. Just about as fast or faster than anything on the hill, and was a huge hit, everyone wanted to try them, and were runnning home to tell dad they wanted one. Still, I felt the need for more. I want to go down those ski slopes like they show in the videos at zipfy.com, because the fun is in the handling with more speed. I'll be calling the local ski mountains here in Western Massachusetts to see if anyone allows any sledding. If anyone knows of any, let me know. Happy sledding!!

Mountain Boy Sledworks Ultimate Flyer Original Sled

One GREAT Sled

The Ultimate Flyer is an elegant, hand-made beauty that glides and turns like no other sled you've ever tried. The entire front section of the sled pivots, letting you make much sharper turns than on a conventional flexible flyer. And, it looks great standing on the porch in between sled runs. The Flyer is made to last for generations: thick birch planks, hand-carved willow hand rails and stainless-steel hardware make it tough, and the sturdy plastic skids on the bottom are designed to last for many years. When we build an Ultimate Flyer, we start with planks of beautiful, golden birch. We plane down the planks, sand them, burn in the Mountain Boy brand, and give every piece several coats of marine-grade finish. We attach hand rails of hand-carved willow, giving each sled a unique look and feel. Copper ferrules between the body of the sled and the rails add to the rustic look, while adding substantial strength. Just how strong -- well, some of our crazier fans take them off 6' jumps and see how much airtime they can get. On the bottom of the sled we attach a pair of proprietary, custom-molded plastic skids. We like to think of them as greased lightning -- they are very fast, but their shape allows for smooth, decisive turning. Contoured runners bite into the snow or ice so you can carve down hard-packed slopes, while a solid bottom of custom-molded slippery plastic lets the sled float through soft snow. The Ultimate Flyer meets all ASTM and USC child safety criteria. Measures 47"L x 24"W x 4"H. Patent-pending. Weight limit: 300 lbs. Age range: 3 years+

Review: What a fun sled! Perfect sled for me, I'm 5'10", and my son! Took it out this weekend and I could not get my son off of it. I was worn out after 3 runs...but my son just kept going! Highly recommend.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I like your article...nicely laid out and very informative.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Great snow sleds! We have a few but none of these interesting ones.

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      SandyPeaks 6 years ago

      Looks like fun! Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      pcgamehardware 6 years ago

      Very good information.Thanks for sharing.A Like, A Share and A Lensroll with the Toboggans, Sleds and Snowboards lens.

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      cinstress 5 years ago

      Have a great day!

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      ramonabeckbritman 5 years ago

      When I was a kid I had a Flexible Flyer Sled, had sooo much fun. Seeing yours here brought back some wonderful memories. Thank you for putting a smile on my face this evening.

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      OneHappyFeet 4 years ago

      Fun

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      The kids in our neighborhood sure would enjoy that snow tube on our hill

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      OliveHouse 4 years ago

      @OhMe: Our too - oh heck, ME too!

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      My sled is a snowbird deluxe. It has brakes and steering. I wouldn't want to ht the snow without those essentials.

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