By David Ponce
Sledding is fun. We like the part where we slam into innocent bystanders loitering at the foot of the hill, only to run away hysterically when they threaten us with bodily harm. We enjoy the hard packed snow on our posteriors a little less, especially when all we have to get down that hill is a garbage bag. Don’t laugh, you’ve been there. But we’re thinking of investing in this here Bean Bag Sled. The bottom is double coated in PVC while the inside contains two things: a bunch of 2mm polystyrene spheres and an air bladder (hand pump required). Two straps make you feel like you could steer the thing, but the complete absence of any hard edges to carve into the snow pretty much ensures these are just decorative.
At $300, it’s definitely on the expensive side of sleds. But years of garbage bag sledding have allowed us to save up for this.