Zipfy Classic Mini Luge

Posted Jan. 18, 2012, at 12:05 p.m.

Sledding is fun whether you’re on a plastic saucer, wood sled or even cardboard box. But if you’re looking to pump up the excitement, Zipfy’s Classic Mini Luge is the way to go. Made for kids and adults alike (manufacturer states the age range as 6 to 106), this slick-looking sled will have you zooming down the hill in no time.

It looks a tad small for the older set, but don’t worry: It will accommodate riders up to 250 pounds. What makes the Zipfy so fun is the way it’s shaped. It has a handle to make steering easier and a design that has rails on the sled’s underside to support easy maneuvering and body-weight stabilization. It’s made from high-density polyethylene with a UV stabilizer and weighs only 3.5 pounds, making it easy to carry back up hills. (And believe me — you’ll want to go back for more.) It also has a black vinyl seat to reduce slippage.

The Mini Luge is 21 inches long by 13 inches wide by 16 inches high. It’s available in fun colors that are easy to see in the snow, including green, red, yellow, purple and blue.

Price for the Classic Mini Luge is $39.99. Optional safety leash is also available for $9.99. Zipfy products are available at many retailers in stores and online, including Toys R Us and For a list of other retailers, see the Zipfy’s website at