The Paris Sled is a cheap sledd for backcountry activities in the snow. Mostly it is used for hauling heay weights in plain areas. It is made for shorter trips.
The sled is produced of heavy .125 poly construction. Has a large capacity for packs and equipment. We putt two big 200 liter Ortlieb bags on it. Towing holes are reinforced with gromments for added strength.
It is 1,50 m long and 50cm wide and wights without shaft a little more than 2 kilos. In Europe you can buy it for less than $ 60.
ExperiencesWe used the sled for a 10 day trip on Hardangervidda, Norway in April 2007. We brought two Ortlieb waterproof bags with us, 30 kg each and did not reinforce the sled. For pulling a rope of seven meters trough the towing holes is enough. The the rope was linked to rucksack by two runners. In tha combination it was possible to go more or lees comfortably but going downhill was a mess. Next time we will bring a shaft.
Different parties used the sled to cross Greenland by length. actually Thomas Ullrich and Borge Ousland have it with them on their way to Franz-Josef-Land.