Winter is here and for a lot of us that means shoveling the driveway, cleaning off the car, getting ourselves “winter ready”
But if you are a kid it means snowball fights with friends, hot cocoa and sledding.
This is our review of one of the best sleds on the market today, my family has several, we always keep extras around for friends and for us, hey, parents can have some sledding fun as well.
Why We Love Best Choice Kids Snow Sled Toboggan.
- Spacious design which allows for bigger kids to sled – weight capacity of up to 275 pounds.
- Multiple children can hop on at once.
- The rope is durable which allows for hauling the kiddos around or your winter gear, not to mention safety control.
- ASTM certified.
- It comes in several color choices (Blue, Green, Pink, Red)
- Durable yet lightweight.
What Others Are Saying About Best Choice Kids Snow Sled
- Heather: Great purchase, excellent size and durability
- Henry A. Schafer: Best sled for the money. Sturdy and long lasting. Does not crack in extremely cold temps…
Here Are A Few Things You May Have Not Known About Snow Sledding…
- The word toboggan comes from either the Algonquin word odabaggan or the Anishinabe word nobugidaban.
- The Russians built the first toboggan slide—a high wooden structure with an ice-covered chute in St. Petersburg in the late 1800s.
- Tobogganing as a sport began in Canada in the late 1800s and quickly spread. Though it was considered a “sport,” tobogganing was also high-fashion: Men wore top hats and ladies donned their best clothes for trips down the chute.
American Clippers and Cutters
- Clippers and cutters were the first mass-produced sleds in the United States. They were made by the Paris Manufacturing Company in South Paris, Maine. The company was founded by Henry Morton in 1861; it was also the first company to commercially produce skis.
- Yankee Clippers have runners that are upturned in the front; they’re meant to be ridden face-first. Cutter sleds were longer, with runners that curved over the front of the sled. They were designed to be ridden sitting down. Both were difficult to steer.
The Flexible Flyer
- The flexible flyer was patented by Samuel Leeds Allen in 1889. Allen was a prolific inventor who held almost 300 patents; he developed the sleds to keep the workers at his farm equipment factory busy in the off-season.
- The sled had a slatted wood seat and steel runners which were weakened at one point halfway back with something that resembled a hinge. It was moderately steerable, and worked best on hard snow or ice.
The Verdict Is In
Kids Love This Sled
Parents Love This Sled
We Love This Sled
Is It Worth It?
Best Choice Kids Snow Sled F.A.Q
Q. Where to buy Best Choice Kids Snow Sled?
Q. What is the difference between a snow sled and a toboggan?
A. Sleds and toboggans are both used to transport people and goods on terrain that has a limited amount of friction, such as snow or ice. While similar in concept, the sled and the toboggan are different in construction. A sled is composed of a flat surface with runners or rails attached. A toboggan, or flat sled, is an even surface which is turned up in the front.
Q. Is it A 2 Person Sled?
A. Yes, it will easily fit 2 kids or 1 adult and 1 child.
Q. What is the weight limit?
A. The weight limit is 275 pounds.
I hope this review was helpful and insightful…