7 Best Weighted Sleds on the Market for 2022

(Last Updated On: August 5, 2022)

 

Weighted sled training is no joke.

If you have ever had a chance to push or pull one of these bad boys you know that it can have you out of breath in a hurry.

There are all kinds of different sleds out there nowadays and some are better than others.

Today we are going to go over the best weight sleds on the market.

Let’s get started.

Sled push girl

Different Kinds Of Sleds

Before we tell you what the best-weighted sleds on the market are we should quickly go over the different kinds of sleds there are out there.

Different kinds of sleds include:

  • Heavy pushing sleds
  • Sleds made for dragging
  • Smaller dragging sleds for sprint training – speed sleds
  • Sleds that convert to a wheelbarrow
  • Sleds with wheels (we will explain later)
  • Prowler sleds

Depending on what you are looking to do with the sled can determine what type of sled you need. For example, if you are going to be doing sprints while dragging a sled behind you then you will want a smaller speed sled made for sprint training. If you want to push a heavy sled you will need one that is made for that etc.

The type of surface you will be using the sled on can also affect what type of sled you will want to use. Some will work better on certain surfaces than others.

Don’t worry though, no matter what kind of sled training you will be doing we have you covered.

 

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Best Weight Sleds On the Market

These are the best weight training sleds on the market right now. No matter what kind of sled you need, you can find it here.

 

Rogue Dog Sled 1.2

Best All-Around Weight Sled

Rogue dog sled 1.2

The Rogue Sled Dog 1.2 is a beast that covers almost everything you want to do with a sled.

This sled is a jack of all trades you could say, it may not look like it in the picture above but this bad boy has all kinds of modifications and extra attachments you can add to it to have it do just about anything.

Of course, you can push it like a normal sled as shown above. It also has a double handle option which is a set of parallel bars closer to the ground, See the picture below for better understanding.

Double handle sled

That’s not all though, they also have an attachment that is even lower than the handles pictured above, it is appropriately called the “Low Bar Attachment”. They also have another bar that is higher up that is appropriately named the “High Bar Attachment”. Basically any height of bar you want for this sled you can find it.

You can also attach a harness to this sled and drag it, they even have a “Wraparound Rail Attachment” (see picture below) which allows you to reverse direction quickly when pulling the sled without having to turn the sled around.

Wraparound rail attachment

That’s not all though, they also have the “Lawnboy” attachment that has you pushing the sled as if it were a heavy lawnmower. Personally, this one brings back too many flashbacks of me mowing my parent’s lawn as a kid. It’s probably a good workout but I will skip this one.

lawn boy sled attachment

Lastly, they even have a “Wheelbarrow Attachment” where you put a bumper plate on the front to be the wheel and the poles move into different holes to in the base to be like wheelbarrow handles. If you have ever moved a really heavy wheelbarrow you know how tough it can be, the wheelbarrow sled can hold 500lbs, that’s serious weight. I haven’t had a chance to use one of these yet but it looks like a really cool idea and I wish my sled could do this.

Wheelbarrow sled

They also have a 100′ rope to pull the sled with which sounds cool and will absolutely fry your back muscles.

That finally covers everything you can do with the Dog Sled 1.2. Like I said, just about everything you can do with a sled you can do with this one.

It is also made tough and made in the USA which does matter when it comes to quality fitness equipment.

On the negative side, all these attachments cost extra money and it can really add up if you are getting a lot of them. If you decided to get all of the attachments, the pulling rope and skis you are looking at an extra $654.00 which is much more than double the cost of the sled itself. The sled alone is $265.00 as we are writing this.

Another thing you may want to consider getting is the plastic skis to protect the surface you are pushing the sled on. It all depends where you will be using it if you need the skis or not. I have the regular Echo Dog Sled which is very similar and I realized pretty quickly I was going to need the skis on the bottom because it was tearing up my driveway (I ended up making my own skis for it out of wood since the skis were on backorder due to COVID and they work decently well)

The good news is that you can choose what attachments you want and which you don’t. Most people likely won’t get all of the attachments, some gym owners may, though.

Pros

  • Made well in the USA
  • Has enough attachments to do just about anything you would want
  • Can be used for wheelbarrow training
  • Can easily be broken down for transport or to save space
  • Reputable manufacturer

Cons

  • Cost of attachments can add up fast
  • Not ideal for sprint/acceleration training for sprinters

Check Price at RogueFitness


 

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Push Pull Weight Sled by Rep Fitness

Best Prowler Sled

Best Prowler Sled

For the purpose of this article, we are calling the type of sled shown above the prowler sled. Generally, they have three or four small skis on the bottom and 2 wider posts for pushing plus the lower handles for pushing from the other side.

I know some people like to call all different varieties of sleds “prowler sleds” but we think of the prowler as the type above.

If you are looking for a prowler-type sled I would definitely do my homework, there are a lot of junky sleds out there in the prowler category, particularly on Amazon.

I would not buy this kind of sled if you are going to be using it on concrete or asphalt. With only 3 small skis on the concrete, they wear out quickly and need to be replaced often. Turf would be the preferred surface with this type of sled.

Anyhow this bad boy has everything you are looking for in a prowler sled. Handles/poles on both ends, upper and lower handles. Unfortunately, the harness is extra.

On top of that, should you wear out the skis on the bottom the replacement skis are reasonably priced at $35 for a set. Others have replacements that are way more expensive or impossible to get.

Pros

  • Less expensive
  • Built tough
  • Made by a reliable manufacturer
  • Poles/handles on both ends for easy change of direction
  • Harness to pull sled included

Cons

  • Skis will need to be replaced if used on concrete
  • Harness is extra

Check Price at RepFitness


 

Torque Fitness Tank M4

Best High-End Weight Sled

Best High end weighted sked

If you are looking for something high end the Tank M4 from Torque Fitness would be the way to go.

I know what you are thinking, it just looks like a cart that you push around. That would be pretty lame. Fortunately, there is more to it than that.

The Tank M4 Trainer features a patent-pending exponential resistance curve. That means the harder and faster you push this sled the more the resistance increases. You don’t even have to put weights on it (I still would though).

We also like the fact that it has rubber wheels on it which means you can use it on virtually any surface. Turf, asphalt, cement, gym floors, school hallways, carpet and just about anywhere else. Not only can it go on just about any surface, it is also virtually silent when in use.

On the negative side, this sled only goes ina straight line and it can’t really be steared in any direction, you only go forward and backward.

Pros

  • Increases the resistance the harder it is pushed
  • Can be used on any surface
  • Nearly silent when being pushed
  • No weights required

Cons

  • Goes in a straight line only
  • Expensive

Check Price at RogueFitness


 

Echo Dog Sled by Rogue

Best Sled for General Use

best weighted sled on a bargain

Ok, if you are just here looking for a sled for general use and want to make sure you don’t end up buying a piece of crap then the Echo Dog Sled would be a good choice.

This is the sled that I personally own and it is pretty badass. If you just want a good sled you can push and pull without any of the other bells and whistles, then this one is for you.

It’s made solid and can be used on turf or in parking lots and driveways.

If you are going to use it on a cement driveway, I would get some skis for it, though or it will tear up your driveway. I learned that the hard way and made my own skis for it since they were on backorder due to COVID. I got the skis from Rogue later on, they aren’t cheap, but they are worth it and better than the homemade skis I was using.

The sled assembly is really easy and can be done in about 10 minutes.

It’s just a good basic sled which is probably what most of you are looking for.

Pros

  • Made in the USA
  • Easy to assemble
  • Not too expensive
  • Great for pushing and dragging

Cons

  • Will mark up your concrete without the plastic skis
  • Harness for pulling costs extra

Check Price at RogueFitness


 

High-Low Push-Pull Sled

Best Weight Sled on a Budget

best weight sled on a budget

If you just want a sled that works while spending the least amount of money you can then the High-Low Push-Pull Weight Sled from Titan Fitness would be the way to go.

This is a prowler-type sled that is made to be used on a variety of surfaces, including grass, turf, concrete, or asphalt. It features the two-pole high bar attachments on one end for explosive pushing workouts and the high and low bar on the other for workouts that blast your quads.

This weight sled has a 600lb maximum weight capacity that is more than enough for most people. It also has 2 posts for Olympic weight plates.

The only negatives with this one is that the skis can wear out if they are used on asphalt or concrete and will need to be replaced. Also some feel the posts are too far apart and it can make pushing the sled less comfortable than if they were closer together.

Overall this is a decent sled with a price that can’t be beat. If you are on a budget this is definitely one to consider.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Features 2 poles and a high and low bar
  • Can be used on a variety of surfaces

Cons

  • The skis can wear out quickly on tough surfaces
  • Not as high of quality as others on the list

Check Price at TitanFitness


 

Sprint Start Sled by Powermax

Best Speed Sled for Sprinters

Best Speed Sled for Sprinters

Up next we have the Sprint Start Sled by Powermax. If you are an athlete looking to build your acceleration and sprint speed then this bad boy is what you are looking for.

Speed sleds are a bit different from traditional weighted sleds. When training for speed you usually train with only 10-20% of your body weight so you need a smaller sled for that, the Rogue Dog Sled above is too heavy even when there isn’t any additional weight on it.

That’s where the Sprint Start Sled comes in. It is lightweight and has 2 skis with a raised area in the middle. This allows you to use the sled with the starting blocks as the skis go to either side of the blocks and the raised area goes right over it as you can see in the picture above. Obviously, most other sleds would crash into the blocks so this is a very nice feature if you plan on using starting blocks.

The only real negative with this sled would be the price. It comes in at $260.00 which seems a bit much to me for what it is. You won’t find it any cheaper on Amazon either, in fact, it’s more expensive on there than it is anywhere else. Shipping also isn’t cheap for this because it has to be shipped via freight due to the packaging dimensions.

If that’s too expensive, a good alternative would be the Low Drag Speed Sled, it is another nice speed sled that is also lightweight and less expensive. It just won’t work with the starting blocks

Pros

  • Made to be used with starting blocks
  • Designed for sprinters
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Some assembly require
  • Must be shipped via freight
  • Not always in stock

Check Price at SimplyFaster.com


 

Related: Heavy vs Light Sled Pulls for Sprint Speed

 

Wheelbarrow Sled from Valor Fitness

Best Wheelbarrow Sled

best wheelbarrow sled

We talked about sleds that can be converted to a wheelbarrow training with our first sled. If you are looking to do that, the Wheelbarrow Sled from Valor Fitness would be the best option.

While the Dog Sled from Rogue can also be converted to a wheelbarrow, the Valor Fitness weight sled is a bit cheaper, and they both work very similarly.

To convert this sled to a wheelbarrow, simply remove the posts and insert them through the holes at the sled’s base. Then add a bumper plate to the front mount, and you are good to go. Of course, you will need to have a bumper plate or buy one to make it work.

On top of that this sled also comes with a harness and strap included for dragging the sled as well.

On the negative side this sled uses 4 small skis 

Overall this is a nice sled that is quite versatile and has great value.

Pros

  • Easily converts to a wheelbarrow
  • Less expensive than other wheelbarrow models
  • Harness and strap included for sled pulls

Cons

  • Bumper plate needed for front-wheel sold separately

Check Price at ValorFitness


 

How We Decided on the Best Weight Sleds

There are a lot of training sleds on the market, and they come in all shapes and sizes. So how did we decide which ones were the best? We looked at a few different factors:

Versatility: We wanted to find sleds that could be used for a variety of purposes, whether it be sprinting, conditioning, or strength training. Also, we looked to see what attachments were available for the sled to give it more uses.

Durability: We wanted to find sleds that were built to last and could withstand the elements. Some sleds have small skis on them that can wear out quickly when used on concrete, others use lower-quality steel that isn’t as durable. We tried to limit these types of sled on the list.

Price: I don’t need to tell you that prices on everything have gone up significantly lately. I bought my sled from Rogue a couple of years ago, and since then the price has gone up by $75. Ouch! We tried to find sleds that were a good value and wouldn’t break the bank.

Reviews: We read through dozens, if not hundreds of reviews on all the different sleds to get an idea of what people liked and didn’t like about them. This was helpful in weeding out some of the lower-quality options.

 

Let’s Wrap it Up

Whatever kind of power sled you are looking for, you should be able to find it on this list. Weight sleds can provide an excellent workout and be a nice training tool for those looking for a nice change of pace, a solid leg workout, some metabolic conditioning, or even some speed training. Let us know if we missed any great sleds in the comment section below, I don’t think we did, but it’s possible.

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Alan
Alan
October 28, 2020 12:36 pm

I got the wheelbarrow sled sled from getrxd. I love it! The wheelbarrow workouts are great. Would definitely recommend.