Do you know what the best part of winter weather is? For kids, it’s definitely sledding. There’s something so thrilling about slipping and sliding down a big thrill. It’s better than going on a roller-coaster, because the kids can control their own trajectory. It’s the best reason to go out in the cold. The second best reason being snowman-making. Even parents can have a lot of fun taking a ride on one of their kids’ sleds. But you need to make sure that you invest in some good, heavy-duty sleds. You don’t want a sled to crack under pressure on its second run down the hill. That’d be so disappointing for your little one.
That’s why we rounded up the best sleds for kids for you. These sleds are built to last, and we’ve got something different for everyone. Whether you like the traditional toboggan or an inflatable ring sled, we’ve got you covered. They also come in bright colors and cool designs, so you’ll never leave a sled behind on accident.
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1. Slippery Racer Downhill Xtreme Toboggan
This red sled looks like it’s made for speed. With its slick-coated plastic, your child will barely need a push to get themselves going on this sled. It’s also designed with very cold temperatures in mind, so it won’t crack under pressure, with its IceVex treatment. There’s two sets of handles for two riders and a pull-rope, which allows your little ones to steer the sled.
2. Flexible Flyer 3-pack Snow Saucer Sleds
Saucer sleds are small turning wheels of fun. They’re constructed out of high-density polyethylene, so they’ll hold up throughout the winter. The sleds only weigh 2 lbs., making it easy for your kids to bring up and down the hill when sledding. They’ve got grippable handles and are designed for kids ages 4 and up. Adults can even use them, too, though it might be a tighter squeeze to get on one of these brightly colored saucers.
3. GoFloats Winter Snow Tube
Your kids will love this mystical steed and enjoy zipping down hills in its inflatable design. The sled is wide enough for both kids and adults to ride. Don’t worry about blowing up this sled, either. It has a rapid-inflate valve, so it’ll be ready to go in just seconds. If you’re not digging the unicorn, there are also penguin, flamingo, polar bear and ice dragon sled options.