“ Type: Kids Sport Equipment „
Just to clarify, the Snow Bob that I own is triangular in shape and not round like the Dooyoo picture. I have owned my Snow Bob since just after the last lot of snowfall a few months since and due to this have hardly had many opportunities to use it yet. I do feel, though, that I have had enough use from it to be able to form an opinion. The snow Bob is a 48inch inflatable sledge. As it is triangular in shape it does look very odd - even in comparison to the vast array of shapes and sizes sledges come in these days. The Snow Bob could also be used as a water bob, but I think it is much better as a Snow Bob as using it in water would be nowhere near as fun (unless you go down a waterslide on it!).
The Snow Bob is intended for anyone 7 years and above, and adults can also use it if they wish. The very heavy duty vinyl construction of the Snow Bob means that it is ideally suited to sliding down the hill in your local park with little chance of snagging and ripping the Bob, it is also double weld-sealed for extra durability. There are two heavy duty handles down two sides of the Snow Bob, and a triangular seat in the centre. This is possibly one let-down of the product, as it limits the number of adults which can use it to best effect. Lets just say that larger adults may find it inadequate to support them whilst sliding down a hill.
Once blown up, the Snow Bob is still quite light, and as it is triangular it isn't too awkward to carry, either. One other tiny negative with this product is that in the main it is white! What that means is that when you are hurtling down a slope then you might find some people don't see you and you catch them out. It is unlikely to make much of a difference, but if it was a bright colour I would be happier! Great for the kids in the snow, and so much easier to store away for 10 months of the year. The final stumbling block is the near £30 price tag, oh dear!
I bought an inflatable snow/water bob from eBay when there was snow on the ground for £9.99 with free postage and packaging. The snow bob is an inflatable ring with handles which can be used for sledging or for in the swimming pool.
The ring I purchased is 39", which was big enough for me and my daughter who is 7 years old. Inflating the snow bob was a bit of a mission as it was very hard work and took a long time with a foot pump. (Much faster using my dad's compressor though) Once inflated my daughter sat on the snow bob and I pulled it along through the snow. Once I had attached a rope to pull it along the snow bob was very easy to pull and floated along the snow effortlessly.
Once we arrived at a slope in the field we jumped on the first couple of runs were a bit tricky but once the path was developed the snow bob flew along much faster than the three sledges we had with us. The heavier you are the faster you go. The snow bob did not deflate at all when we were out in the field, which was very impressive. The handles were a good size and very easy to grip hold of. The warning states not to use this while being towed by a car etc (but it worked fine when we did it and it was great fun) I was very impressed that the snow bob worked well on grass that only had a very thin layer of snow and going over a small amount of grass was fine.
The Snow bob.
The snow bob is made from heavy-duty vinyl and has double seams for strength. I was very impressed by the strengths and durability of the ring. I think I got a bargain when I bought the ring. This ring stayed inflated really well and it was amazing on the snow. I do not think I would bother taking it to a swimming pool, as it is too big and to much hassle to inflate. When I deflated the snow bob I was able to get it back into the box easily which surprised me. The box was a good size and is easy to pop on the shed for in 10 years time when we get more snow.
Overall this is the best item I have ever bought for the snow we had three fun filled days of laughter with the snow bob. It was a hassle to inflate but it stayed inflated once up and was very strong. This is an excellent item if you can grab one at the right price.
Inflatable tube for sledding.