9 Best Sleds You Can Buy Online (An in-depth comparison)

Winter can tend to be a real drag, but the best way to make the most out of it is to go out and have fun in the snow and cold. What better way to do that than going sledding. Here are what I have found to be the best sleds you can buy online.

SledWhy This Sled?PriceLengthWeight
L.L.Bean Sonic Snow TubeOverall Qualities$119.0034 in (diameter)10 lbs
Yukon Hammerhead Pro HDSport Sledding$184.1351 in14 lbs
Flexible Flyer Metal Runner SledClassic Sled$80.9960 in17 lbs
Slippery Racer Downhill Xtreme TobogganFor Younger Kids$49.9948 in3.5 lbs
A-DUDU Snow TubeSpeed$35.9947 in (diameter)4 lbs
ERA GROUP 960 Expedition SledDurability$49.1060 in4.8 lbs
Sled Legs Uniqueness$50.00n/a2.5 lbs
Flexible Flyer 611 Flying CarpetEasy Transportation and Storage$10.5636 in1.4 lbs
Kettler Snow Flyer SledCool Factor$109.0039 in7.3 lbs

If you are interested in learning about any of these awesome sleds in more detail and figure out which one is right for you, keep reading below.

1. L.L.Bean Sonic Snow Tube

Price$119.00
Weight (pounds)10
Dimensions 34″ diameter x 10″ Height
Age Range5 years old and up
Weight LimitNot Specified by Manufacturer
Colors AvaibleBerry Fireworks, Blue Wavy Horizon, Polar Camo, Red Buffalo Plaid, Mountain Snowfall

If You Are Looking for an Overall Great Sled…

The L.L.Bean Sonic Snow tube is a highly rated product reaching 4.8 stars with over 370 reviews. It even ranked as the number one sled by wirecutter, A New York Times Company, they said, “We sent 10 kids and two adults sailing down multiple hillsides on nine popular sleds and snow tubes and by the end, every single tester said the L.L.Bean Sonic Snow Tube was by far the best. It flew the fastest, slid the farthest, and offered the smoothest ride.”

This Snow tube is an overall great sled, it doesn’t have one good defining quality because all the qualities are great. It is fast, good for all ages, and comes in a variety of colors. It can be deflated for easy storage during offseasons, and easily reinflated when ready to be used again. There isn’t really a bad thing to say about this sled. Almost everyone who purchases this sled comes back happy, which is a difficult thing to accomplish.

It has an excellent construction which makes it difficult to break or pop it and will guarantee to last you a long time. It has, a cover made of 1,000 denier Cordura nylon top, an inner tube made of heavy-duty butyl rubber, a base made of semirigid polyethylene, good to -40° F, and handles and a strap made of nylon webbing.

This tube was originally designed to be used at commercial tubing parks, so the base is built for optimal sliding, and will be able to survive many years of heavy use. It will also work on either powdered or packed snow.

This is the sled to purchase if you are just looking for an all around good and reliable option to last you for a long time.

Price

The price of the product is more on the expensive side, especially for snow tubes, at $119 for the regular size and $159 for the extra large size, but the price reflects the quality. Even though it may seem as though it is pricey, it will last for a long time, and even with the higher price it maintains it’s amazing reviews. It also has free shipping when purchased online.

Dimensions

The dimensions of this tube vary for the size you get. The Regular tube (which is what the charts are based off) has an outside diameter of 34 inches, and a height of 10 inches. This size weighs 10 pounds.

The Extra-Large Tube has an outside diameter of 40 inches, and a height of 12 inches. It is quiet a bit heavier at 17 pounds.

Colors Available

Instead of solid colors, The L.L. Bean snow tube comes in five fun patterns to choose from, which I have listed below.

  • Berry Fireworks- A fuchsia base with lime green accents and handles, and a lime green and purple firework-like design.
  • Blue Wavy Horizon- Alternating royal and navy blue waves with orange accents, handles, and bottom.
  • Polar Camo- Light and Navy Blue, White, and Gray Camouflage with gray handles and a light blue bottom.
  • Red Buffalo Plaid- Red and Black Plaid with gray handles and a red bottom.
  • Mountain Snowfall- Lime Green, Light Blue, Dark Blue, and White messy zig-zag pattern with lime green handles and bottom.

Where to Purchase Online

This product is not available for purchase on Amazon, but you can purchase it online straight from the L.L. Bean website using this link, with free shipping.

2. Yukon Hammerhead Pro HD

Price$184.13
Weight (pounds)14
Dimensions51.2″ L x 23.9″ W x 10.3″ H
Age Range12 years old and up
Weight Limit220 lbs
Colors AvaibleBlack/Neon Yellow-Green

If You are Looking For A Sports Sled…

The Yukon Hammerhead Pro HD is not a sled to be messed around with. This sled is mainly built for speed with a pair of skis on the front and a pair of skis on the back. It is a great sled for older kids or adults who want a sled that provides a more high adrenaline experience, rather than just gliding down the bunny hill. It is made to go at the speed of light, and fly over jumps. It has a sturdy design that makes it durable enough to survive the wear and tear of heavy use.

The product description on Amazon states the following: “The Yukon hammerhead Pro HD sled is a serious sledding machine. Take the Sport of sledding to the extreme using hammerhead’s patented stainless-steel leaf spring steering system, featuring poly-carbonate and hope skis. The precision design and powder coated 6000 aluminum frame will rapidly get you down the mountain. Yukon hammerhead Pro HD sleds deliver muscular performance and reliability.”

If you are looking for a sled to take you to the next level of sledding then the Yukon Hammerhead Pro HD is the sled for you.

Price

The Yukon Hammerhead Pro HD Sled is a pricey sled, at $184.13, but once again the quality is reflected in the price. People who purchase this sled hardly have any complaints, and with Amazon-Prime you can get free shipping.

Dimensions

This sled only comes in one size. It is 51.2 inches long, 23.9 inches wide, and 10.3 inches tall. It weighs 14.2 pounds. This size will accommodate several ages and sizes of people, but does have a weight limit of 220 pounds. Customers have reported having more weight on it without any problems (do this at your own risk).

Colors Available

One downside to the Yukon Hammerhead Pro HD Sled is that it only comes in one color scheme, so if you don’t like the colors or design you are out of luck for this one. This sled is mainly black with neon yellow-green framing, and title.

Where to Purchase Online

You can purchase the Yukon Hammerhead Pro HD Sled on Amazon with free shipping through Amazon Prime. Here is a link to the product on Amazon. You can also purchase it through the actual company’s website, Yukon Charlie’s, but it is more expensive through them. Here is the link to the product on Yukon Charlie’s.

3. Flexible Flyer Metal Runner Sled

Price$80.99
Weight (pounds)17
Dimensions60″ L x 20.5″ W x 6.5″ H
Age Range5 years and older
Weight Limit250 pounds
Colors AvaibleRed

If You are Looking for a Classic Sled…

The Flexible Flyer is a classic wooden sled with steel runners that is suitable for both children and adults. Flexible Flyers first started being used in the 1800s, and are still being made today, with not much of a change in design. Flexible Flyers are the definition of “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Children can enjoy the same fantastic sled that both their parents and grandparents (maybe even further) also enjoyed.

This sled comes fully assembled for the ease of the user. Not only is it an all-around good sled that is sleek, smooth, and fast, it also has an attractive design that is aesthetically pleasing. People love it both as a traditional sled and as a prop or display. It is weather resistant and won’t wear down fast or easily.

The product description from Target says, “Flexible Flyer 60″ Steel Runner Sled lets both children and adults ride down the hill at high speeds! Many adults have nostalgic memories of riding their steel runner sled during their childhood, and many still have the same sled! Being able to maneuver down the hill with the steering bar adds to the control and fun!”

Price

The Flexible Flyer Metal Runner Sled is $80.99 for the 60″ (which the charts are based off), and although it seems a little backwards, it is $84.99 for the 48″. Both have free shipping when purchased through Amazon.

Dimensions

This sled comes in two sizes, the “Large” which is 60 inches long, 20.5 inches wide, and 6.5 inches tall. This size weighs 17 pounds.

The next size is the “One-Person” which is 48 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 6.5 inches tall. This size weighs 12 pounds.

Colors Available

This sled also only comes in one color scheme to preserve the nostalgic look. It has a wooden body with red runners and accents.

Where to Purchase Online

This sled can be purchased online at Amazon with free shipping. Here is a link to the product.

4. Slippery Racer Downhill Xtreme Toboggan

Price$49.99
Weight (pounds)3.5
Dimensions48″ L x 18″ W x 5.5″ H
Age Range 3 years and up
Weight LimitNot Specified By Manufacturer
Colors AvaibleRed, Green, Blue

If You are Looking For a Sled For Younger Kids…

The Slippery Racer Downhill Xtreme Toboggan Snow Sled is a classic plastic sled. It comes equipped with four handles to accommodate up to two small riders, and a rope for the ease of pulling it back up the hill. It also comes with a 1-year factory warranty in case anything happens to it. It is capable of carrying both children and adults, making it fun for the whole family. It has great reviews and is at a more affordable price point.

This sled will not reach record-breaking speeds or fly over jumps due to the construction, but it is a safer and practical sled for younger kids who want the experience of sledding without going out of control. That being said it isn’t a slow or boring sled by any means and will still give the rider a fun time. It is also big enough to fit either two children, or an adult and a child comfortably for the younger kids who may be scared to go down the hill on their own.

The product description on Amazon states, “The Downhill Xtreme 48” Toboggan Sled by Slippery Racer is at the top of the curve in design, performance, and durability. The sleek, aerodynamic shape is designed for maximum speed and agility. Built with a higher flex ratio than any sled on the market today, the Downhill Xtreme is designed to hold strong in any terrain. While other sleds crack easily, the Downhill Xtreme’s flexible body is built to virtually bend in half without breaking. In addition, the Downhill Xtreme is coated with Slippery Racer’s proprietary IceVex cold-resistant treatment, allowing for use in the coldest of temperatures.”

Price

The Slippery Racer Downhill Xtreme Toboggan is at a much more affordable price point than the aforementioned sleds. It is $49.99 and when purchased through Amazon, it has free shipping.

Dimensions

This sled is built to hold one to two riders for comfortable tandem riding. It is 48″ long, 18″ wide, 5.5″ tall, and weighs 3.5 pounds.

While there is no specified weight limit from the manufacturer, some reviewers have reported the sled breaking when more than 200 pounds is put on it.

Colors Available

This sled comes in 3 different classic colors which the buyer can choose from. It comes in solid red, solid green, or solid blue.

On each sled, the body is the solid color, with white lettering that says “Slippery Racer”, and a white rope.

Where to Purchase Online

This sled can be purchased from Amazon with free shipping using this link. It can also be purchased from Walmart.com using this link.

5. A-DUDU Snow Tube

Price$35.99
Weight (pounds)4
Dimensions (inches)47″ diameter
Age Range5 years and up
Weight Limit210 pounds
Colors AvaibleStarry Blue
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If You Are Looking For a Fast Sled…

A-DUDU Snow tube is a fan favorite. It is durable, fast, good looking, and has great reviews. People seem to really enjoy this tube, and it is big enough for both adults and children to have fun with. It flys down hills at super fast speeds to give you the ride of a lifetime. It even comes with a waterproof carrying case for easy transportation, and a repair kit just in case something happens, and you don’t want to give up your day of sledding.

The product description on Amazon states, “Beautiful starry design, Dazzling pattern make it attract your eyes. No matter boys or girls all will like this snow tube, it must be a big surprise for birthday and Christmas gift! 47 inches (120cm) is big enough for kids and adults. Super big size is comfortable for children & adults, only take out one snow tube, whole families can enjoy a happy skiing trip. We choose one of the best material just want you to enjoy a happy winter. The bottom is made by 0.6mm high-quality PVC, wear-resistant even in extremely cold temperatures.”

Price

The Price of the A-DUDU Snow Tube is a very reasonable price at $35.99 with free shipping when purchased from Amazon. This is a great price for the quality you are getting.

Dimensions

The A-DUDU snow tube is a great sled for all ages because of it’s large size, with a diameter of 47 inches. It only weighs 4 pounds making it easy to get up hills.

While there is no specified weight limit, I looked at the weight limit for other snow tubes that are similar, and it is recommended that the weight does not exceed 210 pounds.

Colors Available

This snow tube is available in only one design which they call “Starry Blue”. The body is all black with a blue galaxy pattern, and white stars over top. The body also has A-DUDU written on the side in large white lettering. The middle of the tube is white and says “snow-tube”.

Where to Purchase Online

You can purchase this snow tube on Amazon with free shipping using this link.

6. ERA GROUP 960 Expedition Sled

Price$49.10
Weight (pounds)4.8
Dimensions60″ L x 21″ W x 6″ H
Age Range5 years and up
Weight LimitNot Specified by Manufacturer
Colors AvaibleOrange

If You are Looking For a Durable Sled…

The ERA Group 960 Expedition Sled is a multifunctional, durable, and all around good sled. This sled is made to pull equipment through the snow so it is built to be durable, but it can also be used as a recreational sled and a good one at that. It is made of sturdy, thick plastic and is made to last through harsh conditions. While it doesn’t come with a pulling rope, there are two eyelets up in the front that make it easy to thread one through. It has received great reviews from people who use it to pull equipment to winter camps or while hunting, as well as people who use it for an exciting ride down the hill.

If you are looking for a sled that will last you for a long time, and not have to worry about heavy use than the ERA Group 960 Expedition Sled is the one for you.

Price

This sled is a reasonable price at $49.10, shipping makes it a little bit more, but it is still a fair price for the type of sled.

Dimensions

This is a good sized sled that is big enough for adults and children, and can even fit two people. It is 60″ long, 21″ wide, 6″ tall, and only weighs 4.8 pounds.

There is no weight limit specified by the manufacturer but I would recommend not putting more than 250 pounds on it.

Colors Available

Because this sled was not originally meant as a toy, it only comes in one color, solid bright orange.

Where to Purchase Online

You can purchase this sled on Amazon using this link.

7. Sled Legs

Price$50.00
Weight (pounds)2.5
Dimensions (inches)N/A
Age Range9 years and up
Weight Limit 250 pounds
Colors AvaibleAction Green, Hot Orange, Winter Blue, Acadia, Magenta

If You are Looking For a Unique Sled…

Sled Legs are a unique and new type of sled that eliminates the need to carry a sled, as the sled straps right to your legs. They go on almost like shin guards and allow you to slide down the hill right on your knees. It has a special design that makes it so your feet don’t drag as you are sliding down the hill. All you have to do is run and slide. They come in two sizes that make it possible for both adults and children to enjoy on a snowy winter day.

The product description on Amazon says, “With a sled made of ABS plastic and a molded foam pad for extra leg support and comfort, you can enjoy every holiday snow game or snowboarding trick without ever feeling discomfort in your knees or legs. Slide down the hill, run back up, and repeat, all without a cumbersome sled. With this plastic sled, you’ll want to stay out all day! Sled Legs provide you with the simplicity and joy of sledding along with the control of skis. Return to that winter wonderland of yesteryear and create a new experience you’ll look forward to every snowfall. Toss the old hill sled; when the snow is out, Sled Legs are the new in.”

If you are looking for a sled that is unique, functional, fast, fun and will wow your friends, then Sled Legs are the sled for you!

Price

For what you get, the price is a little bit high, but even with that the reviews are great and people really seem to enjoy them. Both the large and small size are $50.00 and have free shipping through Amazon.

Dimensions

There are no specific dimensions for sled legs, but they do say what size is recommend for what type of person.

The small size is for riders between 4 and 5 feet that are under 125 pounds, while the large size is for riders who are 5 foot and taller and weigh up to 250 pounds.

Colors Available

Sled Legs come in 3 different colors. Action green, which is a bright lime green, Hot Orange, which is a reddish/orange color, winter blue, which is a light blue color, Acadia, which is a tealish color, and Magenta.

The sled legs are the solid color on the bottom and have black padding and straps.

Where to Purchase Online

You can purchase them on Amazon with free shipping using this link. You can also buy them from the actual Sled Legs website using this link.

8. Flexible Flyer 611 Flying Carpet

Price$10.56
Weight (pounds)1.4
Dimensions (inches)36″ L x 18″ W x 0.1 H
Age Range4 years and up
Weight LimitN/A
Colors AvaibleBlue

If You are Looking For a Sled That is Easy to Store and Transport…

The Flying Carpet is a very affordable, fast, and durable sled that is made for easy transportation and storage. It rolls up and is very light weight, making it easy to carry up hills and transport places. It can hold both adults and children, and is compact enough for easy storage in apartments and dorm rooms. It is made of a thin plastic that is both strong and flexible at the same time.

The product description on Amazon states, “Flexible Flyer flying carpet is a light-weight portable rolling sled that flies down snowy hills. Lightweight linear polyethylene is durable enough for all-day snow sledding, but light enough for kids to easily carry up the hill. Features soft rounded edges and two punched out handles for carrying sled and holding on. A snow sled for adults and kids age 4 and up.”

If you are looking for a sled that won’t take a whole lot of room but is still a quality sled, the Flying Carpet is the sled for you.

Price

This sled is basically dirt cheap at only $10.56 with free shipping when purchased from Amazon. It works well for all ages, and won’t break the bank.

Dimensions

The Flying Carpet is about the size of any regular sled, aside from it’s thickness, which is very thin to allow it to roll up. It is 38 inches long, 18 inches wide, and only 0.1 inch thick.

Colors Available

Unfortunately it is only available in one color, solid blue.

Where to Purchase Online

You can purchase this sled from Amazon with free shipping using this link.

9. Kettler Snow Flyer Sled

Price$109.00
Weight (pounds)7.3
Dimensions37.4″ L x 19.7″ W x 9.1″ H
Age Range6 years and up
Weight LimitNot Specified by Manufacturer
Colors AvaibleBlack and Orange, Blue and Orange, Orange and Blue

If You Are Looking For a Sled with a Cool Factor…

Everyone wants to be the coolest kid (or adult) on the slopes and with the Kettler Snow Flyer, you can be. The Kettler Snow Flyer Sled is essentially a mini bobsled. It has a steering wheel and hand brakes, for an optimal sledding experience. It comes with a pull rope making it easier for the user to pull it up the hill and comes in three fun color variations.

The product description on Amazon says, “An ideal bobsled for all little sledding beginners with a steering wheel and hand brake for more safety. Gripping steering wheel side-mounted metal hand brake. Directionally stable curving. Made of high-quality, cold- and light-resistant plastic.”

If you are looking for a sled with an added cool factor that will impress the other people on the sled, than the Kettler Snow Flyer is the Sled for you.

Price

The price of this product is a little more on the expensive side especially for a plastic sled at $109.00 dollars, but with a steering wheel and a hand brake, it has something to offer that other sleds don’t.

Dimensions

This is an averagely sized sled at 37 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 9 inches tall. The weight limit isn’t specified by the manufacturer but I wouldn’t recommend putting over 250 pounds on it, especially since it is a plastic sled.

Colors Available

There are three color variations available for this sled. A black body with orange details, a blue body with orange details, and an orange body with blue details.

Where to Purchase Online

You can buy this sled form Amazon with free shipping using this link.

Wesley Roberts

My name is Wesley and I have been an outdoorsman as long as I can remember. I grew in Colorado playing outside, with all sorts of toys. I have tried almost everything, and I want to share my accumulated knowledge with you.

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