In addition to the products we offer, we'd like to provide you with the resources for all your winter travel needs. Listed below are links to other pulk and outdoor companies.
Commercial Pulk Companies
This is a large polyethylene sled with an excellent harness system that offers some complex features that no other pulk harness does. It also offers a unique hill break and an adjustable fin. It is sold mostly through retailers. Pick this one up early as it can be hard to find late in the season.
An outstanding gear sled and great cover/seat for hauling kids. I have sold the EWS pole/harness system to a few owners of this pulk system if they prefer flexible poles and a more padded hip belt.
Northern Sled Works
A unique design made with UHMW plastic - This is an extremely durable and slippery sled. It is probably the best pulk on the market to pull on snowless terrain. Some owners of these sleds have experimented in adding my poles to their small pulk.
Western US company with a strong following among hunters. Excellent large fiberglass pulk and a shorter poly pulk using the designs of the former Mountainsmith pulks.
Snow Sled (European Company)
They make their own 'Ice Blue' plastic pulks to sell in Europe that are similar to the Paris Glad a Boggin sold in the US. They also sell composite expedition pulks. Their system is described as being "simple yet working well for adventure endurance races and expeditions."
This company converts their bike trailers for skiing. Our experience with pulks on skis would recommend this kind of set up for groomed trails or light new snow only.
One of the best ski pulks made in the US. In Feb 2007 EWS was able to take over this great line of equipment from the previous owners- Dan and Jean Bergerson. This line is featured on this website's products page.
Nord Hus Pulks by E. Hegg- (Togo MN)
Another well made MN fiberglass pulk system. Nordhus is owned by Erling Hegg, age 85, who has made a pulk sled used in the Olympics. He still makes excellent pulks in 4 foot, 6 foot and 8 foot expedition models.
Baby Glider & Blanchon
Canadian company that also has a European sales program. Blanchon offers several sizes from their Baby Glider with seat and shell through weekend sizes and expedition pulks. Blanchon also offers a unique shock absorber pole system option.
Sorry- we know very little about this pulk.
Mad River Rocket
Great fun - very small pulk.
This Scandinavian company makes the best polar expedition pulks we know of.
Fjellpulken (Norwegian sled that is hard to find in USA)
One of the best and oldest pulk companies.
One of our customers discovered this pulk. Mountain Man out of Bozeman, MT specializes in adaptive sleds for alpine skiing but they also have made about 100 cross country pulks over the last 30 years. They can still make special order adaptive pulks. They do not have a web site but can be contacted at 406-587-0310. 720 Front St., Bozeman, MT 59715
The Ridge Runner site appears to have been purchased by another company.
This is a good small sled but we have not been able to find it for sale on any site since 2004.
Toboggan Gear Sleds
Some winter travelers prefer the traditional toboggan design over skipulks. These designs allow for extremely large loads. Because the toboggans are long and narrow, the gear can be very stable and the width works well for snow shoe tracks. These systems are popular in the Boreal Forest, Canadian Shield and Quetico. They are not as good for cross country skiing or for hilly terrain. We have included one of the best sites for gear toboggans we know of.
Black River Sleds (Plastic HDPE)
Other Winter Equipment Providers
Grand Shelters / Ice Box Igloo Tool
Igloos make the most comfortable and longest lasting winter wilderness shelters. They are our favorite winter shelter when we are in the mountains. Check out this great tool for making igloos: (picture coming soon)
Four Dog Stove
If you are looking for a well crafted heat source for your tent, look to Four Dog Stoves for the answer. Four Dog builds light weight titanium and metal stoves as well as a small titanium bushcooker if you are a weight conscious traveler. Check out their website for more gear and wilderness skills information.
Empire Canvas Crafted Winter Parkas and Anoraks
Ed used to be called the "Cotton Cop" by friends for his diligence in keeping cotton out of his friends winter wardrobe. Then he was schooled in the use of cotton and other traditional fabrics in the outer layer of winter garments by the teachings of Bill Mason, and more directly from Kevin Kinney of Empire Canvas. Check out his incredibly crafted outer garments.
Snow Trekker Tents
We are experienced in all the styles of winter camping from snow trenches and quinzees to tarps. Each has its good points. Winter cold tent camping leaves a lot to be desired but hot tent camping offers the benefit of a hot evening to recuperate from the brutal cold, and most importantly to dry your clothing layers. For the best in hot tenting- you have to check out Snow Trekker Tents.
Princeton Univ Outdoor Action Winter Camping
Guided Trips - Glacier Guides
Pulk Builders Site
Spencer has a great Pulk related website with good info on building a pulk with conduit poles.
Other Favorite Links
Fresh snow on a trip into your favorite wilderness can be made even more beautiful by taking the trip on a pair of vintage wooden skiis. Greg Fangel who hosts this site has been a major impetus behind cross country skking in Minnesota for years. If you like wood skiis - you will love his site.
Cedar Strip Canoes - Zaph Legacy Canoes
Most winter campers are also canoe campers. Those who build their own pulk are also usually the kind of people to treasure a well made cedar strip canoe. Ed built one a few years ago- but you have to check out the site of his mentor- Steve Zapf.
Summer or Tundra Pulking
We are often asked about putting wheels on a pulk. It certainly has been done but we havent tried because without too much danger of falling- solid metal poles would work better for a wheeled pulk.
Three other options for summer pulking:
1. Using the extremely durable Northern Sled works UHMW sleds described above.
2. Using a wheeled multi use baby carrier or a modified canoe portage cart.
3. Using the Dixon Roller Pack.