It’s time to protect that cookie sheet and get your kid a cool snow tube this winter! What I love about snow tubes for kids is that they’re not heavy to lug around (although, maybe a bit bulky) and they don’t crack after one run like the cheap plastic sleds I bought for my kids last year at the grocery store. Plus, they deflate and fold up small to store in a box once it’s time for winter to bid adieu.
So I looked around and found some cool snow tubes for kids that will really stand out on the hill. Grab your kid one of these — and a great helmet to keep that frosty noggin safe when careening downhill toward trees and boulders.
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I love the fun shape of this snow cone tube (also shown at top), plus the extra room for propping up your boots. Chillin’. ($19.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods)
Snow is always more fun with rainbow unicorns. But they also make flamingos and penguins, if unicorns aren’t your kid’s thing (what?). And, as the image shows, adults can enjoy them too. ($29.99, GoFloats)
A fun shape and affordable price makes this peppermint-shaped snow tube a sweet deal. ($19.99, Target)
If you’re looking for something a bit sturdier, check out this Lucky Bums tube that’s wrapped in rugged polyester with a plastic-coated bottom. This one is more expensive than some of the others on this list, but possibly more durable too; and the reviews we read suggest that if your tube isn’t rad, Lucky Bums has great customer service that will hook you up. ($49.99, Amazon)
This snow tube may not be the most durable, but it is pretty darned cute. This one might be a better pick for places where you don’t get oodles of snow or where your kids are smaller, cautious, and not particularly pointy. ($9.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods)
My 10-year-old daughter just caught a glance of this emoji snow tube and freaked out, so I know it would be a huge hit around my house. And, a way better choice than the poop emoji she was obsessed with last summer. ($19.99, Target)
Imagine all the hilarious photos you’re going to get of your kids pretending to eat this forbidden donut. ($19.99, Target)
This snow tube is super spendy, but it’s also probably the sturdiest of the bunch, as LL Bean’s Sonic Snow Tubes were originally designed for use at commercial tubing parks. Love the cozy plaid that will match any young lumberjack’s flannel shirt, but this one also comes in a cool camo. ($109, LL Bean)
If you like your snow tube with everything, this pizza one is the tube for you. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would agree. ($24.99, Amazon)
Catch a wave (get it — wave?) in this fun mitten-shaped snow tube. (Target, $19.99)
Time to hit the powder in style, dudes.