Granite Gear Pulk Sled
The right size pulk for a winter camp.
- Tracks well
- Comfortable to pull
- Still looks brand new
I have owned a Granite Gear Pulk more than a half dozen years now. I love it.
I needed to get groceries from the truck to my remote location residence in the mountains. I tried a kid's plastic sled first, carefully "postholing" to step in the same step, holding the edge of the plastic sled, scooting the sled along.
My Akita was very interested in the proceedings. I thought there must be a better way, but, I admit my first thought was a skijorn harness for my dog and he could pull it. But I purchased a Granite Gear Pulk, adapting the skijorn harness to the pulk. I follow behind the proceedings with a drag rope to slow him down, or, keep the Pulk on course. It worked out quite well. He had fun. I had fun.
The fact is, I found out the Granite Gear Pulk pulls so easily I don't really notice it much. In fact, I exercise in winter by pulling it on the snowed over dirt and gravel road around the back of the lake. It pulls so nicely on rolling terrain like that. I don't think that road has more than a small portion at 2-3% grade.
I have MSR Evo Ascent snowshoes for more rough terrain, but I haven't used the Pulk for rougher terrain, only for some easy winter camping.
I hope to do more winter camping now that smaller tarps, tents, and tipis made for hunters, I guess, have small wood stoves.
I just like making a winter camp.
I have considered using it with the shorter "mountaineering" skis.
I have considered using cross-country ski wax products on the hull.
I have used 303 Aerospace Protectorant product on it, top and bottom and inside out, for protection from deterioration from the harmful UV. It looks new, showing no sign of wear except a little on the bottom.
I do avoid dragging it over rocks or on gravel.
I could be persuaded to sell, at full price.
Why? I am not so young as I used to be.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I don't think it was $750 but I did purchase it from new from Granite Gear.
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Historic Range: $599.95-$600.00
7.65 kg / 16 lb 14 oz
245 L / 15000 cu in