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Winter is in full swing, and if you live in a colder climate, sledding is one of the few activities you can do outside during the coronavirus pandemic. Otherwise, you and the kids are pretty much stuck inside all day. Plus, it's pretty affordable. All you need is a sled, a decent amount of snow, and a hill.
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If you're in need of a sled or snow tube this season and are trying to avoid the stores, there are several retailers that will ship one right to your door, like Target, Amazon, and L.L.Bean. From toboggans to the inflatable to the wacky, these are the eight best places you can order a sled online.
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Our pick: Sonic Snow Saucer DLX—$49.95
L.L.Bean has several branded toboggans and snow tubes that come highly rated, including the popular Sonic Snow Tube, which is currently sold out. It other sled offerings, like the iconic wooden toboggan, still have rave reviews and will last for years to come. Note that inventory is quite low at the Maine-based retailer, so you might want to act sooner than later to get one.
Just like pretty much everything else, you can order a sled from Amazon. There are currently more than 500 sled options at the retailer, but we advise being wary of third-party sellers and carefully reading reviews—that way you won't end up with a toboggan with a crack or a tube that won't inflate. With Prime shipping, you can get one at your door in as little as two days, which is useful if you're trying to time your delivery with the next snowstorm.
3. Home Depot
Yes, the place you buy your home improvement tools also has a plethora of sleds, toboggans, and snow tubes to choose from. The number of reviews Home Depot's sleds are scarcer, but there are still a good number of popular plastic sleds and fun inflatables—like this fun peppermint candy one. While most of these sleds have free shipping for orders of $45 or more, you can also opt to pick one up in stores.
4. Dick's Sporting Goods
Aside from actual snow sport equipment, Dick's Sporting Goods has a good selection of sleds and tubes worth checking out. The selection varies from slider sleds to inflatables, with nearly all sleds available for shipping. Depending on where you live, you can also opt for in-store pickup as well. Not sure which kind of sled to get? Dick's has this handy guide breaking down the types of sleds and the materials that are ideal for each condition.
Walmart has a ton of sleds and snow tubes to sift through. But, like Amazon, Walmart also has some third-party sellers that you'll want to watch out for unless they're a verified pro-seller. If you're unsure, we recommend sticking to sleds that have been highly reviewed. Sleds that are sold directly from the retailer are also eligible for free shipping with a Walmart+ membership.
This department store is a hidden gem for buying sleds online. There's a good selection of plastic toboggans and fun inflatables that are definitely worth looking at. While the amount of inventory is smaller than other big box stores, you'll find frequent price drops on sleds at Macy's.
Our pick: H2OGO! 69" Unicorn Snow Tube—$19.99
Target has a pretty robust selection of sleds, with an emphasis of fun inflatables in the shapes of unicorns and dragons. There's also classic discs and plastic toboggans that are always a go-to for snowy weather. For smaller kids, they're also a few options that are safe for babies and toddlers to use down a small hill.
Our pick: Kettler KHW Snow Flyer—$119
If you're in need of sleds for toddlers and babies, Maisonette has some adorable options. The selection is smaller, but each are just the right size for small children and are safe to use on the slopes.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.