The Folding Sled Is A Snow Day Savior

It's legitimately hard to find anything to criticize about sledding, but if there had to be one denunciation, it'd be schlepping the unruly toboggan all the way to the definitely challenging and not at all for kids hill across town. Thankfully, the folks at Maarno are on track to make it all a little less painful this season with their ingenious folding sled.

From the same team who developed the collapsable rowboat, these ash wood and plastic speed demons fold flat for easy transport, but prop open right quick should you feel the urge to drop into a passing bunny slope as you trek to the double black diamond.

When assembled, the blades sit at an angle that fall between those of traditional family and racing setups, which means it's as good for diving full hog to the bottom as it is for gently carrying a more precious load than yourself.

Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He wonders how fast you could actually get going greasing up a metal saucer like Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation.