Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene (UHMW) is a remarkable material. It’s incredibly tough and takes a lot of abrasion by rocks. To make the sled load as narrow as possible for pulling, try loading it about six inches deep with heavy gear, then lacing the pulk tightly to pull the sides in. A second layer can then be tied on top. The sides can be pulled together at the front, or the center of the front can be pulled back to alter the angle at which the front of the sled meets the snow in deep snow conditions.
Use a large zippered duffel bag or one of the Rubbermaid Roughtote Action Packer boxes for carrying gear in the sled. The 8 gallon version fits perfectly, and two can be stacked on top of one another. Carrying bulky, lightweight gear (like sleeping bags) in a pack may also help make space available in the pulk for heavier items. The sled should be fastened to the pack belt, or a separate hip belt if no pack is in use.
5′ Siglin Pulk measures 4’6″ x 18″, and has a flat bottom measuring 3’7″ x 12″. Weight: 6lbs 7oz.
- Integrated tracking
- Tough, flexible 1/8 inch red or blue UV-resistant UHMW plastic
- Side ropes can be used to secure your gear
- Three sizes are available: 4′, 5′, and 6′.
Airframes specializes in providing the right sled for any job, and offers a wide range of customization options and upgrades. Some upgrades, including stern plates, runners, and top rails, are custom-fit to the sled during the manufacturing process and may not be able to be installed later.
For quotes on upgrades or custom designs, contact us (907) 331-4480.