The cold winds have risen, the snow is starting to fall thick and fast, and it’s time to start thinking about winter activities with (and without!) the kids. At Top-10-Store, we don’t think there’s anything better than an afternoon spent hurtling down the hills, whether it’s over the fresh powder or the week-old ice.
But to do it right, you need the equipment. Use our Top 10 sleds and toboggans list to investigate a range of price points and sled varieties: are you looking for a sleek carbon-fibre racer, or a classic wood-and-metal sleigh, you’ll find it here. Shop around, see what takes your fancy and start preparing for school vacation!
What’s here: A host of toboggans, sleighs and sleds of all shapes and sizes. For any parent looking to get some new winter gear for thrashing the hills, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found right here.
For shoppers: Our goal is to help inspire you this winter. We do link our products to retailers, but only those with a proven track history of delivering on time, with superb customer service. If you see something you like, you can trust our recommended retailers to handle your order.
Where better to start than the family-sized Lucky Bums Snow Sled, suitable for two kids or the parent-and-kid combo?
Made from a gorgeous blue plastic, this sled looks at home on the snow – almost like it has itself been carved from fresh ice. There’s no better feeling than the cold winds rushing over your chilly cheeks, and Lucky Bums is one of the best designers in the business.
Being one of the more durable models available, you can even tie the Lucky Bums sled onto the back of a quad or car (at low speeds) and tow the little ones around!
If you go for the Slipper Racer Xtreme, there’s only one thing on your mind: raw speed. If you’ve got any steep hills in the neighborhood, you simply can’t turn this down!
Designed with child-parent tandems in mind, this heavy-duty flex plastic is coated in an additional cold-resistant layer to help keep you warm. Even better, the sled is aerodynamically designed while the exterior plastic is slicked up, all providing that super fast sliding speed.
To quote the manufacturer, this Xtreme Sled is designed to “virtually bend in half without breaking” – unless you’re a master at the helm of a sled, you’ll appreciate this stability after a few falls.
This artistic creation by Paricon is recommended for kids aged 5+, so it’s not ideal for younger families. But who’s to say this model is for the kids at all? At six feet long, complete with a steering rope and a tow rope for hitching onto your car, there’s no limit to the fun you can have!
The Paricon comes with a relatively rough finish, so give it a good sanding down first if you’re looking to apply a fresh lick of paint.
Made from a sturdy (yet non-cumbersome) metal frame and strong wood, the sled handles bumps and rough patches with ease, so you can slide around in non-ideal conditions. Even better, the sled can support up to 220 lbs so everyone in the family can have a go.
Use the steering bar to navigate those longer hills (or as a means of holding on for dear life, depending on your talents as a snow pilot) and impress the crowds with your controlled descent.
You don’t need fancy gear to experience the adrenaline rush of tobogganing – the TuffGear Snow Sled is a perfect example of how to do it on a budget!
Not only that, but many users would say you have even more control and a more thrilling experience when you’re a bare centimeter off the snow. Pop your bum down, your legs in the air, and get a shot of real adrenaline as you outstrip those fancy toboggans on the hairpin bends.
Recommended for kids aged 6+, since they require a bit more skill and, realistically, involve a whole lot more crashing!
We know what you’re thinking: it’s a mini jet ski! And we can see where you’re coming from, but it honestly does work a treat on the snow. Introducing the Zipfy Two-Tone Sleds!
These are not only the most stylish little toboggans we’ve seen in some time, but they’re also built for serious use on the slopes. Designed for fresh powder, the Zipfy sleds accelerate fast, but you can always use your heels to slow her down.
With a padded seat, portability and steerability around (fairly slow) bends, this might be the best toboggan on offer this Christmas!
Color – Blue on Blue, Firefly Red, Green on Green, Jambob Edition, Purple on Pink
This Christmas, perhaps it’s time for something a little different. Instead of a traditional sled or toboggan, how about trying the Paricon Flying Carpet Sled?
Our grandparents used to use trash bags if they couldn’t find a real sled – this Flying Carpet is like a fancy version of that same idea. Rather than the comfort of a bells-and-whistles toboggan, you can get down and dirty with your face inches from the ground. With snow flying past (and into) your face as you go, there’s no more thrilling experience to be had this winter!
Sadly the EMSCO Group Toddler Sled isn’t a group sled, but rather a meticulously-designed sled specifically for younger toddlers. Strap them in and watch them go without a worry!
Using an extra-wide base and designed for optimum stability, the EMSCO sled will keep your toddler balanced throughout their slide. There’s even a small seat belt to stop them falling out! This sled allows your littlest one to enjoy big-kid adventures in a safe, protected environment.
There’s even a tow rope so you can run them around the garden or keep a hold of them from your own toboggan off to one side.
If you have access to a relatively slick patch of snow, or a nice steep hillside, then the Slippery Racer Falcon will help you fly. Made from a sturdy foam, it should be used on good powder and isn’t very suitable for rougher terrain. However, with space for two riders at a time, you can generate some serious pace if there’s enough track!
The bottom is coated with a slick varnish to maximise speed, while the sides are aerodynamically optimized too!
This is easily the classiest and most stylish entry on our list, with the build-quality to rival the rest of them. This is the Bigfoot 48” Purple Toboggan.
Whether for a grown man or a pair of children, the Bigfoot toboggan can handle the load. The case is diamond-polished to ensure maximum speed, while the molded handles give you an unrivalled feeling of support and control.
The plastic is strong and can take a powerful hit, which means you can really go for it with the tow rope as well – if you hit a rough patch, you probably won’t even notice. This is a premium sled at a very affordable price this Christmas.