How useful is a pulk?
There are many reasons to choose a SkiPulk for your winter travel needs. Here are a few examples:
- Great gear sled for mountaineering. The rugged, dependable system, including flexible poles, allows the sled to track behind the user making travel more convenient.
- Ideal for winter camping. SkiPulks allow you to bring the extra gear needed for more comfortable camping in the winter.
- Perfect for hut to hut or yurt to yurt ski systems.
- Great for bringing in supplies to your snow bound cabin. Pulling gear behind you in a pulk system takes the load off your back!
- Excellent equipment sled for scouting winter jamborees.
- Fantastic setup as a gear sled for snow kiting. The cover is a must for kiting and the fiberglass poles are key for tacking transitions and stopping.
- Great sled for hauling your ice fishing gear. No need to worry about driving a vehicle on the ice when you can haul gear in a SkiPulk!
You may come across web postings about how pulks are a pain. From our experience it is because the user has a bad pulk design or has opted for a short pulk which is easy to overload and make top heavy.
There are a few occasions, however, when pulks are less desireable than packs. These are:
- When you will encounter several unfrozen stream crossings.
- On exposed rocky ridge lines.
- When the conditions are too warm with very long sections of no snow.
- When skiing through a recent tornado blow down.
- When you are on severe sidehill without fins.
- When attempting steep climbs with a heavy load and no skins.
That’s about it. Really!! Pulks rock!