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Freshie Snow Scooter

By: on December 05, 2015
$32.99
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Freshie Snow Scooters are foldable gliders for kids ages 4 and up to use on snow, grass, or sand dunes, but as you can see from one of the images in the above gallery, grown men in giant red snowsuits who look like someone you'd meet on the other side of the Hot Tub Time Machine can use them too. Or they can try anyway. The scooters accommodate weights of up to 220 pounds.

Freshie says their snow scooters can "float" on snow life a surfboard on a wave. Which I take to mean a complete wipeout is just as likely with every run. A ridged bottom makes it suitable for foot pushing on flat terrain in addition to plummeting down hills. Again, Freshie says riders can also scoot down and along grassy and sandy areas, but I've seen no visible proof of that. You'll have to decide for yourself if you're up for the America's Funniest Home Videos that could result from your first grader, or your friend Cornelius, giving it a whirl.

Snow Scooters' 31" handles fold inward for flat storage. Folded dimensions are 36" x 9-1/2" x 5".

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Track N Go Wheel-Driven Track System

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Insta-Chain Automatic Tire Chains

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A 2012 red dot award winner for design concept, Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang's Rain Shield could make carrying an umbrella 1) somewhat stylish and 2) more than an exercise in futility. Its shield-like construction uses...

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Kobi Autonomous Yard Work Robot

$3,999 from Kobi »

Kobi eats snow for breakfast! Kobi mows lawns with the stamina of a gamer sitting down to Gears of War 4 for the first time. Kobi sucks up leaves and spits them out like a piece of sushi that looks delicious on the plate...

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Boeing Jet Powered Go Kart

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LED Snow Flurry Projection Light

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Super Snow Socks aren't for the interminably cold feet of my girlfriend*, they're for the traction-challenged feet of my car that show up whenever winter drinks too much and then pukes it up all over the road just in...