When something is designed that is so obvious, you have to wonder why it took so long for someone to come up with the idea. This is the case with SNOWSHORTS, which takes the idea of a cardboard box and marries it to skipants. HUH?
As a kid, we used to take cardboard and climb up to the top of a snow covered hill to barrel down it at breakneck speed. But with Orvis Pull SnowShorts, the designers have taken a hard plastic shell and attached it to the hind end of those ski pants, thereby marrying the toboggan to the tobaganner. Well, shorts anyway. Kids can pull the hard shell behind shorts over their cold weather clothes andhead off to fly down a snow covered hill. No need for cardboard, no crying “rosebud” at the end of your days. But a good bike helmet may be a good idea to avoid contact with a nearby tree.
Cost is about $35 at Amazon. Granted, it costs more than a cardboard box, but it’s a steal considering the cost of a tobaggan or a snow disc that kids will be using anyway.
And with Winter coming quickly and some cities already getting snow, isn’t this just a great idea?
Hat Tip – Gadget Grid