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The Expedition Sled

 
The Expedition Sled

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: The Expedition Sled

Manufacturer: Paris

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Page By: chris.mueller

Created/Edited: Jun 8, 2007 / Jun 11, 2007

Object ID: 3368

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Product Description

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.

Experiences

We 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.

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Reviews

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AlpinistNice sled

Voted 5/5

I tested out this sled during a weekend outing on Mt Shasta in Feb 2008. Of the 5 sleds that my group had, this one seemed to perform the best. It tracked surprisingly well and was less prone to sliding downhill while traversing than the other sleds, which were sliding all over the place. It also never tipped over once whereas the other sleds tipped a few times around sharp turns and tree wells. The grommets in the front are nice too for reducing wear on the cordlette.

I bought this sled at REI for $29. It's a great buy!

Here's a helpful article by AAI on how to rig the pull cords.
Posted Feb 23, 2008 5:19 pm

AsianBigfoot2Great Sled For The Price

Hasn't voted

Bought the sled when I started snow camping.

Jerry-rigged climbing rope, pvc pipe, and carabiners to the sled to pull with.

The sled is very durable but a tad too narrow in the width. I've tipped it over a few times per trip. The most I've carried in it was 82lbs and it handled it quite easily.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 3:46 pm

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