With the holiday season upon us and snowfall increasingly likely, the Snolo Stealth X-Sled adds the brilliance of technology to your holiday fun this Winter.
Nowadays, when the slightest flurry of snow is reportedly set to make its way onto our driveways and roads, most of us are quick and happy enough to call in ‘cold’ to work or school, taking the day off instead to jab our fingers at touchscreens, only taking breaks to sip cups of hot cocoa or make good use of our Netflix subscriptions. But in the days of old, when getting splinters from sleds you’d fashioned out of creaky, wooden planks meant that you were tough and snow was just a slight inconvenience to your day (as well as being the most entertaining weather effect around) people used to go sledding. Oh, how the times have changed. Now, embracing the tech side of things, is the Carbon Fire Snolo Stealth X-Sled, which puts the fun back into the traditional Winter pastime.
While the obvious branded nature likely makes the Carbon Fibre Snolo Stealth X-Sled far better than whatever sled you used to fashion out of tools in your grandpa’s shed, the fact that the gadget, brought to market by its creator, Sean Boyd, is made of carbon fibre, a tough and hardy material that is as durable as it fancy sounding, makes it a welcome addition to any sports enthusiasts hardware collection. The Snolo Stealth X-Sled is made up of several carbon fibre pieces, with one being the mono shell, which makes up most of the vehicle, the front ski and the front arm. Interestingly, and most comfortably for your body, the inner section of sled has been designed to mould to your body, including a foam padded seat and a padded back rest, keeping you slightly more insulated, regardless of how heavy the snowfall is.
The innovation in sled design doesn’t stop there however, as the Snolo Stealth X-Sled even does its bit to keep you out of harm’s way, by including “shoulder straps which are attached to the rear of the sled move from their job as a lap belt to that of a backpack harness.” with an official statement about the sled also saying that “To enhance your safety, a lanyard attaches from the sled to the rider whenever the sled is in use.” Not only this, but its design has been recognised by the Best Awards, which the statement calls “New Zealand’s version of the Oscars for New Zealand industrial design” where the Snolo Stealth X-Sled took home the “silver medal for the Concept/Experimental section” meaning that although it does come with a $2,550 price tag, it most certainly seems to be worth it.
We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
Source: Snolo Sleds