Winter

Duckballs - Duck-Shaped Snowball Maker

$7.49 Amazon »

Who's ready for some flying duckballs to the face? I know it sounds gross, but think of it as...as...a delicacy. Yeah, that's it, a delicacy of snowball fights...

Ice Scraper Mitts

$18.98 Amazon »

The biting morning cold. The cringey sound of the scraper. The reach across your windshield that has a 50/50 chance of tweaking your back. The damp, frozen, useless hand you're left with right when it's time to grip your...

Winterial Downhill Inflatable Snow Sled

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The Winterial Downhill Inflatable Snow Sled is about to blow up your winter recreation. Word on the street is that snow sport alternatives to skiing and snowboarding are going to be especially popular in 2020 since social...

Slopedeck Snowskate - Skateboard for the Snow

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Show off your slick tricks on an even slicker surface this winter with a Slopedeck Snowskate. The Canadian-made hybrid trades in snowboard bindings for a maple cambered deck that mimics a skateboard's in both size and...

Yukon Hammerhead Pro HD Steerable Snow Sled

$180.09 Amazon »

When Yukon Charlie's shows off their Yukon Hammerhead Pro HD snow sled with the invite to "#ExperienceWinter," part of me hates them, because F you, Yukon Charlie, I've been shoveling snow for the past 2 hours and I don't...

Bobsla Snow Kart

It may be lovely weather for a sleigh ride together, but I think I'm gonna sled solo on a Bobsla this time. And by "sled" I mean fly downhill and across the snow at speeds of over 20 MPH in this snowmobile / drift kart...

RHS Valley Heater Roof Snow & Ice Elimination System

$129.95 - $549.95 Amazon »

Let it snow, let it snow, let it...create major roof water damage and possibly get so heavy it slides off avalanche-style and takes out my Aunt Jan. RHS Valley Heater roof snow and ice elimination systems emanate 40 watts...

DMOS Stealth Pro Snow Shovel

$129 Amazon »

DMOS calls their Stealth Pro Snow Shovel "Your Excalibur with teeth." What a great line! Though it's also a double-edged sword (yuk, yuk, yuk) because Excalibur started out embedded in stone, and no man could pull it...

TreadReady Adirondack Strap Emergency Traction Device

$89 Amazon »

Oh boy, slid, stuck, and spun-out season is upon us! TreadReady's Adirondack Strap emergency traction device could help you avoid the situation I found myself in a couple weeks ago: Toyota Prius in a blizzard...

Snowfeet

$169.90 Amazon »

Snowfeet look like a lovechild born of a forbidden affair between a pair of skis and a pair of crampons. From the latter Snowfeet got their compact, strap-on design; buckle the foot-shaped shoes over your own pair of...

YakTrax Walk Traction Cleats

$9.93 - $18 Amazon »

As much as I love bloopers videos of people slipping on ice and biting it in snowy winter weather, I don't love it when the subject of such videos is me. YakTrax are traction cleats that slip on over your outdoor shoes...

GoFloats Winter Snow Tubes

$29.99 Amazon »

Santa's got his herd of reindeer to fly him through the sky, you've got a herd of unicorn...and polar bears, penguins, and pink flamingoes to fly you through the snow. GoFloats Winter Snow Tubes look like your average...

Bradley Snow Tube Sleds

$89 - $149 Amazon »

I like this Deluxe Edition of Bradley's Snow Tube. It's a sledding twofer! One inflatable 48" truck inner tube with RapidGlide bottom for She-Ra: Princess of Power to lounge down the hills in, and one little Snow Saucer...

EZ Ice - DIY 60-Minute Backyard Ice Rink

$1,900 - $14,900 EZ Ice »

EZ Ice says its DIY backyard ice rinks are so fast and easy to put together that even your kids could do it. In 60 minutes! Which means you should definitely get an EZ Ice backyard ice rink and put those couch-lounging...

Snow Joe Ultra Electric Snow Thrower

$84.28 Amazon »

The Snow Joe Ultra says it can throw up to 650 pounds of snow per minute, clearing up to 2,450 square feet per hour! Someone who isn't me is sure going to have fun clearing off the driveway and entry walk and sidewalk...

Sled Legs

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Sled Legs are made in Canada. And that's your news for the day that contains no shock value, no potential for angering the masses, and nothing that makes you question how the hell we got here. In fact, it might be the...

Insta-Chain Automatic Tire Chains

Sadly, you cannot install Insta-Chains on your Honda Fit for instant traction in snow and ice conditions; the whirling automatic tire chains are made only for large commercial vehicles. But if you're a professional truck...

Vehicle Tire Snow Socks

$45.99 - $60.99 Amazon »

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...

Avalanche Wheeled Roof Rake for Snow Removal

$123.58 Amazon »

The Avalanche Wheeled Roof Rake is a tool that reminds me how much I hate doing home maintenance. But since Albie down the street's mama says he's too young to crawl around on my own mama's roof to shovel the snow off...

Stiga Snowracer King Size GT Sled

$208.61 Amazon »

Stiga calls this sled in their Snowracer series "King Size" because it's big enough for you to hop onto with your kid. Or, you know, by yourself while he waits at the top of the hill and cheers you on. Come on, how many...

PT Blaster Steerable Sled

$89.99 Amazon »

Granted, it makes for some good video footage when the kids hop on a sled and crash into a tree, but the aftermath is usually a lot better when they complete the run without incident. Flexible Flyer's PT Blaster gives...

Trac-Grabber "Get Unstuck" Traction Tools

$59.99 - $149.99 Amazon »

The consensus is that these Trac-Grabber traction blocks work terrific for some people and lousy for others. Level of success seems to be based on: type of car; usage scenario; and user skill and experience with getting...

Zippo Hand Warmers

$14.16 - $21.34 Amazon »

A Zippo in the hand is worth two in the bush (particularly because the latter is a fire hazard, kids). It's true if you need a light, and especially true if your fingers are so frozen they can't even flick one. Zippo's...

Freshie Snow Scooter

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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...