View Full Version : Kifaru Sleds

05-19-2003, 01:14 PM
How do your sleds glide in snow? Is there any difference in the gliding capabilities between your polyethelyne sleds and your fibreglass sleds?
Is the difference between your military version and civil versions just the color of the nylon cover? On your military white nylon covers why do you have black straps? I am looking for a good sled for critical winter use and there are alot out there no better than a childs fun sled, and they haul over the snow just as good as a rock.
Any one have experience with Kifaru sleds in real winter warefare operations? Thanks for any comments.

05-19-2003, 05:13 PM

We've been producing military versions of our sleds for 23 years. We've shipped at least 2000 of them to US, British, Canadian, Pakistani...several militaries around the world. Both the HD poly and the glass versions glide quite smoothly. The difference between our civilian and "militarized" sleds are: double thickness runners, more robust harness system, heavier duty cover. The black compression straps are actually requested by our military customers--the reason being you need some black to create true winter camouflage.

I don't know if any units using our military sleds are readers here. Just know that these sleds are deployed in Afghanistan as we speak, and have been used in untold winter operations for a long time. Thanks for the fine questions.

05-20-2003, 06:51 AM
10SFG has used them for years. No one really enjoys pulling a sled behind them, but if you have to do it, these sleds--and more specifically, the Kifaru belt attachment--is the way to go.