Rated 2 out of 5 by Nylsoj Tube seems too small for X-L sled
We've only used this sled once, but I feel like the tube LL Bean sent with it is too small for the shell. I did check to make sure I had the XL tube. Even when it is fully inflated, though, the inner tube doesn't fill the shell, which flops baggily around the little tube inside it. The hole in the middle of the tube is so big that even a grown-up in the tube is sitting not on the cushy air of the tube, but on the thin plastic shell of the case. I buy a tube so there is air between my butt and the hard ground. If I wanted to ride on a thin shell of plastic I could have done that for about $10. Disappointed in this and wondering if we should have gotten the regular size. I think it's telling that the pictures even in the XL listing are clearly for the smaller size. What's going on, LL Bean?
February 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by fastgranny Best Snow tube ever
This is the 3rd one I have purchased because they are very well constructed. I have 8 grandchildren and 6 adult children and we all love using them. The two youngest (8 year olds) climb in together and go down and are able to pull the tubes back up the hill together with no problem.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by MichelleRennee Let It Snow!
After missing out on all the fun for the past couple of winters with my boys, due to my back pain. I decided to purchase this tube after using tubes at a ski lodge and being able to enjoy myself. We used it the first weekend and had 4hrs of incredible fun. Of course I had to share my new toy and it was a hit. We came home and my son said that he wanted to use his Birthday $ to get one for himself. Looking forward to another day with our new tubes. Great product LL Bean. Thanks for many winter family memories!
January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by fabulousFifties Fabulous
It was a Christmas gift for 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 year old grandchildren. They loved it. It's equally at home being pulled along the ground and sliding down a hill Plenty of room for both kids or an adult and both kids. Very tough and very cute. When fully inflated it is more than deep enough to keep both kids in while it's in motion. Highly recommended this item.
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by missyM22 Best tube ever! We love it!
We love this tube because you can go over icy and hard, snow packed areas and this tube does not pop. We were tired of having to buy new tubes every year for this reason. Thanks Llbean for a great snow tube. We will probably order a second tube for the family next year.
January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WhippetPal Fast, safe, and fun ... what else can you want?
What is not obvious from the photos, and is easy to overlook in the text, is that the bottom portion of the snow tube is encased in a plastic shell. This makes the Sonic Snow Tube a real screamer ... much faster than just a plain old inflated tube! But it still has all the advantages such as being able to bounce off objects and surround your child (or yourself) in a safe soft rubber shell.
The only negative is unavoidable ... the sheer bulk of this thing. You need a lot of space to carry it (think "top of car", "minivan", "pickup") while inflated. One option would be to carry one of those inflators that connect to your car accessory outlet (cigarette lighter.)
One hint: Inflate this puppy MUCH more than you think you should. Inflate the stuffing out of it. Too soft, and it is slow an unwieldy on snow. It is a tractor tire inner tube, so you do not need to worry about it popping.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarshalLaw05 This thing is legit!
I purchased this snow tube as a gift for my son for Christmas. I have not yet blown up the tube, but this thing seems legit! The tube itself is a thick tire tube and the cover it basically a vinyl with a plastic bottoms to the cover. I cannot wait to use this thing!
December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SRMRN Lots of fun!!
I purchased my snow tube(XL) last year. As soon as it arrived, snow season was over, and I was a little sad. I just used it today 11/26, and I and my girls had a blast in it- (one at a time, of course) We were able to use it in our neighborhood, since we have long driveways, with the perfect hills. Purchased another one today, and used my discount(LL bean cardholder) and my coupons. I would recommend this to anyone!
November 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by maesyn SO WORTH THE MONEY!
I have to admit...I was a bit aghast at the price at first. But the other reviews had me swayed, and the looks of envy from everyone else on the sledding hills alone make it worth it! This thing is AWESOME. It cuts a path through fresh snow like a hot knife in butter. I'm planning on buying a second one for us and a couple for my brother and his girls!
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by anotherPAShopper Snow much FUN!
I bought one of the LL Bean snow tubes for my 5 year old daughter 2 years ago and we have been having so much fun with it. I bought one for my 2 & 5 year old niece & nephew last year and not sure if the kids or the parents used it more. My 15 year old nephew saw ours and wondered where I got it, so I bought him one and his sister one this year for Christmas.
March 14, 2015