Have snow fear on your next snow day with these epic sleds and snowboggans. From classic to creative, you’ll be the most prepared parent on the block. Keep reading to get more info on our favorite snow gear for kids—we’ve got something for everyone from toddlers to teens.
Flexible Flyer Sled
Winter walks take on a whole new meaning with this Flexible Flyer Sled ($14.99). It's made out of solid plastic with a seat belt to keep your little one safe.
FUNBOY Alpine Winter Snow Sleigh
The FUNBOY Alpine Winter Snow Sleigh ($99) is made for two with dual handles for easy downhill grip.
Sonic Snow Tube from L.L.Bean
We love this snow tube from L.L. Bean ($129-159) because it comes in five colors and two sizes, plenty of options for the whole family. Originally designed for use at commercial tubing parks, this option will stand up to a whole season of use and even has a tow strap for getting it back up the hill.
Mini Luge Sled from Zipfy
This mini luge sled by Zipfy ($52.63) for ages 5 and older is easy to steer, compact and comes in a rainbow of bright colors (helpful for keeping track of your downhill racers on snow days). With a low center of gravity and a belly-side tread, it'll only take a minute to master this one, and the anti-slip vinyl seat will help you stay on!
FUNBOY Retro Plaid Snow Toboggan Sled
The FUNBOY Retro Plaid Snow Toboggan Sled ($59) is designed for up to 1 adult and 1 child.
Steel Saucer by Flexible Flyer
Get ready for hours of fun on snowy hills with this steel saucer by Flexible Flyer ($29.94). With an extremely slick bottom, it's made of durable steel with two nylon rope handles, guaranteeing you'll have it for years to come.
Snurfer Nomad Snow Surfer
Part snowboard, part surf board, the Snurfer Nomad Snow Surfer ($129) features a swallow-tail design, directional radial taper side cut and increased nose width for excellent control in different snow conditions.
FUNBOY Winter Bloom Snow Toboggan Sled
The FUNBOY Winter Bloom Snow Toboggan Sled ($59) features rapid inflate and deflate valve, dual handles for easy downhill grip, hand pull rope included.
FUNBOY Snowflake Snow Tube
The FUNBOY Snowflake Snow Tube ($49) holds up to 1 rider or 150 pounds.
L.L.Bean Sonic Slider Sled
Tough plastic will stand up to your tough kids. This two-pack of L.L.Bean Sonic Slider Sleds ($39.95) is a great deal.
FUNBOY Retro Plaid Snow Tube
The FUNBOY Retro Plaid Snow Tube ($49) has a reinforced rubber base with directional grooves helps keep the sled going straight downhill for endless fun.
FUNBOY Snowmobile Snow Sled
The FUNBOY Snowmobile Snow Sled ($99) is made for two & can hold up to 250 pounds.
Flexible Flyer Sled
This original Flexible Flyer steel runner sled ($97.58). Sled’s 48-inch size is small enough for kids to pull up the hill, but large enough for most adults to enjoy winter sledding. There's also a double version!
ESP Series Wearable Body Sled
This one might take the cake on creativity, with five individual sleds for each of your hands, feet, and, yes, booty making up the ESP Series Wearable Body Sled ($16.79). While we admit a missing hand or foot (or even bottom) sled would spell disaster on a snow day, there's no arguing its points for uniqueness and lack of pulling-it-up-the-hill fatigue.
Family Fun Four-Rider Toboggan Sled
Holding up to four passengers, the Family Fun Four-Rider Toboggan Sled ($46.95) is perfect for families with younger kids who're either too afraid to sled on their own, or who've seen enough wipe-outs to opt for a thrill on the same sled as mom or dad. Either way, it's a great ride to have on-hand when the neighborhood kids come calling!
Sno-Storm Winter Kiddy Snow Sled 2-Pack
We're already sold on the adorable penguin and fox designs on this sled from Sno-Storm ($56.10), but your kids will especially like how fast they'll be sliding down the hill. It also comes in a pack of two, with side-by-side sledding for kids who like to have a pal as they hit the slopes.
Got a little snow shredder at home? Let them learn without having to hit the slopes with a Sledsterz board from Geospace ($44.99). You don’t have to buy bindings, it’s shaped to go fast on neighborhood hills, and it’s made from a sturdy polymer, which means you can pass it down from one snow bunny to the next. Choose from green, blue or red.
Magic Carpet Rides
The perfect travel companion, this toboggan ($11.36) rolls up for easy grab-and-go sledding by kids and adults ages 4 & up. Who says snow toys have to be bulky?
—Kate Loweth, Shelley Massey & Ayren Jackson-Cannady
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Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase.
All images courtesy retailers.