One of Norway’s largest newspapers (Dagbladet) and the “Ski association” tested the classic pulk from Fjellpulken against the our Nordic Cab Explorer. Here is the verdict.
What is a Pulk?
A pulk is a low-slung sled from Nordic origins, traditionally it was crafted from wood and natural materials.
Primarily designed for carrying supplies or transporting individuals, pulks are versatile. In Norway, parents use them to pull kids on skiing trips. Other configurations include sleighs akin to pulks.
It’s also used in sports or transport, towed by a dog, skier, or reindeer in Sápmi.
The Norwegian word “pulk” has its origins in the Sami languages, specifically derived from “puhlke.”
The Sami people are indigenous to Norway. They have a distinct culture, language (the Sami languages), and traditional lifestyle rooted in reindeer herding, fishing, hunting, and gathering. Sami communities have a rich heritage, with deep connections to their lands and a unique cultural identity that encompasses art, music, storytelling, and traditional crafts.1
- How comfortable is the pulk to pull?
- How stable does the pulk feel?
- Do you experience the pulk “swaying” against your body?
- How practical is the pulk for transportation and use?
- Who is the pulk best suited for?
Conclusion with the Nordic Cab Explorer as the pulk/ ski sled:
“The pulk is comfortable to pull, especially due to a very comfortable harness that ensures you pull with your entire upper body.“
“The pulk feels stable and you are never afraid it will tip over. It stays well on the ski thanks to its wide skis.“
“A big advantage is that the pulk, when folded, can easily fit in a trunk of the car.“
“It provides a excellent skiing experience for an active and versatile family who wants to go skiing with the children.“
You can read the whole test in Dagbladet here. (Note! +article)