Winter is coming and your child doesn’t have the right sled yet? Then a steerable sled is just the thing! Your child can steer it easily and it has a very low weight. Brakes are also integrated, which is not the case with wooden sleds.
Our checklist explains what to look for when buying. Further down you will then finally find the recommendations with the top 7 steering sleds.
- Steering sleds are suitable for children from 3 years. For a safe driving fun you should pay attention to robust materials.
- The frame, the handlebar and the brakes of the sled should be made of metal. Lightweight but weatherproof plastic is often used for the sled.
- Since a steering sled has many moving parts, you should pay attention to tight screw connections and clean joints. The edges of the sled should be rounded.
- Test marks such as the TÜV or GS seal can serve as indicators of the mechanical safety of the steering sled.
- For younger children, a steering sled with a load capacity of 50 to 60 kg is often sufficient.
- If the sled is to carry several or even adults, you should look for a maximum load capacity of over 100 kg.
- If the steering sled is to be used by more than one person, you should also pay attention to the seat, which is up to 110 cm long on large models.
- The steering of a steering sled is done by two handles or by steering wheel. In addition to classic steering wheels, there are also models with a bicycle handlebar.
- A good steering ratio allows you to react quickly during the ride.
- The steering wheel is used to move the middle skid of the steering sled. This skid is often spring-loaded to soften shocks while driving.
- The brakes of a steering sled should be made of metal to resist wear.
- Mostly, steering sleds use a center-mounted brake lever or a foot brake on both sides. This allows you to precisely control the speed while driving.
- For safe driving fun, the steering sled should have non-slip handles and an integrated horn. Wide runners offer you more stability on deep snow.
- The seat is also often made of non-slip materials. Models with a backrest provide additional comfort and safety.
- A pull rope makes it easier to transport the sled. However, it should be able to be rolled up automatically so that it does not become a hazard during the ride.
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Recommended Steering Sleds
Here you can find the top 7 among the most popular steering sleds.
Tip: A steerable bobsled is just as good a choice!
The Best Sellers Of The Steering Sleds
We have compiled the most popular steering sleds for you in this bestseller list.
Tip: Snowtubes really go down on the snow.
Current Offers For Steering Sledges
Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the steering sleds section.
FAQ About The Steering sled
A sled can already be used by small children. However, they should not rush down a steep hill on their own. Either this is done in the company of an adult or the little ones can be pulled on straight stretches. In addition, many children’s bobsleds have a safety belt. Steerable sleds, on the other hand, are only suitable for children over the age of 3.
There is usually less room for more people on the bobsled than on a wooden sled. The wooden sled offers horns to hold on to, but can also easily tip forward. In addition, the bobsled is much easier to pull and also steer. The speed of a bobsled can also become very fast. Thus, both sleds have advantages and disadvantages.
Starting at 20€, the price goes up to 100€. This depends mainly on the type, size and brand of the sled. For example, a children’s sled with a steering wheel is more expensive than a Zipfelbob, which is steered by shifting weight.
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