Granite Gear's smooth pulling, covered sled and innovative harness system team up to provide a great way of getting your gear up the mountain or deep into the backcountry. The sled has a huge carrying capacity of 15,000 cubes. With a crossed fiberglass stay system, flexible nylon connecting rods and a "zero play" full body harness, this sled pulls and turns like a dream. Thermo-molded, high molecular weight hull is lightweight and offers the lowest "coefficient of friction" (drag) on snow of any molded plastic. High Tenacity 210 Denier Cordura cover has three compression straps to secure gear and a full length zipper for access. The hull's molded-in ski runners exactly match those of cross-country grooming equipment. The sled tracks well on ski trails and can be used to set tracks. Lightweight sled, cover and harness system = 16.75 lbs. Strong, fiberglass poles (53") break down into sections for easy transport. Pole ends are made of a strong, flexible nylon. This allows normal hip rotation during turns on skis, helps the sled follow you, and reduces the chance of pole breakage. Quick connect/disconnect hardware makes "hooking up" and unhooking fast and simple. Brake prevents sled from sliding backward on slopes. Advanced harness system involves your whole body in pulling the sled. Leg loops, hip belt, shoulder straps and three attachment points to the sled distribute effort to all the major muscle groups. The bow of the hull is angled to easily get over obstacles such as sastruggi and downed trees. Because of it's angled bow our hull rides on top of the snow rather than pushing a big "wake". One experienced user was so impressed he nicknamed it "The Snow Schooner."