We’re not entirely convinced that a pair of sleds mounted on your knees will make sliding down slopes a lot more fun. Truth be told, it sounds like a recipe for a knee injury down the line. If you’ve been getting bored sitting on a sled, though, maybe these Sled Legs will offer a refreshing change of pace.
Consisting of two wearable sleds that strap from the top of the knees down to the shin, it, basically, equips your lower legs for sliding down icy slopes. That way, there’s no need to carry anything while making your way up a slope – just go up with these things strapped on, run to the edge, and drop to your knees to begin sliding down the same way you’ve done many times on a sled.
Sled Legs are made from a rigid plastic shell on the outside and molded foam padding on the inside, with each one including a pair of straps for securing onto your lower legs (one on the knee and another on the ankle). The molded foam pad is designed to raise your feet at a higher level than the knees, ensuring your toes will never drag on the snow while making your way downhill. You can attach each strap to three different locations on the sled, allowing the same sled to accommodate different leg lengths. It comes in two sizes: one for folks who stand between 4’9’’ and 5’5’’ tall and another for those between 5’6’’ and 6’3’’.
An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for Sled Legs. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $84.