Who We Are
Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. is a hobby gone too far. What started off as finding a way to get into the woods during the winter months has turned into a passion for building top quality winter trekking equipment. Unsatisfied with the limited availability on the market, we started designing and building freight toboggans for winter camping and traditional backcountry travel. After years of designing, building and testing, we decided to open our doors and let people see what we’ve been up to.
At Whisky Jack Outdoor Co., we put in the time to do things right. We not only design and build our equipment ourselves, we use it too. We are proud of what we build, our love and passion for the outdoors drives who we are and what we do. You’ll see that in the quality of our freight toboggans.
We’re located in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. Send us a message if you’d like to stop in and see our work.
Premium Traditional Freight Toboggans
Hand made in Canada
Our freight toboggans are built with flexible quarter inch UV protected plastic, allowing the toboggan to adjust and glide over uneven terrain. Crossbars are locally sourced White Oak, hard, tough and naturally resistant to water and rot; these will take years of abuse. Freight toboggans are available in High Impact Textured (HIT) High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE). The HIT HDPE is more flexible and durable than standard HDPEs and is textured on the top face, providing more grip for your gear. The UHMW-PE is our premium offering with unmatched durability, flex, wear resistance and extremely low friction. All of our toboggans come ready to go with stainless steel and solid brass hardware, webbing for gear lashing, pull lines / tump, a front haul loop and a tail line for easy downhill control…all you need is snow!
Total length (including curl), 9 feet with 8 feet of packable space.
Total weight, approximately 20 pounds.
HIT HDPE Freight Toboggan – $400
Premium UHMW-PE Freight Toboggan – $450
Battle the bulge with the Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. toboggan tanks! Built with 1000D CORDURA® Nylon, these bags are built to fit on the Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. freight toboggan. Designed with the classic open design, two flaps run lengthwise and two end flaps close over your gear using a webbing and G-hook closure and the toboggan lash strap to hold the tank to the toboggan.
Six foot toboggan tank – 153 L capacity – $195.00
Toboggan Top Bags
Tired of unpacking your toboggan to pull out an extra sweater, lunch or your camera? Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. toboggan top bags are the solution! Built with 1000D CORDURA® Nylon, our top bags are designed to fit on-top of our toboggan tank and strap directly to the freight toboggan running lines using burly steel G-hooks. A zippered closure allows for easy access to all the items you need during the day without having to remove the lashing. Two sets of zips allow for easy access anywhere in the bag and a snow flap keeps the zippers free of ice build up. Available in four and six foot lengths.
Six foot top bag – 76 L capacity – $200
Four foot top bag – 51 L capacity – $165
Custom sizes available, contact us for details
Built with our favourite burly 1000D Cordura Classic DWR finish nylon with reinforced seams and a double layer of fabric on the base and corners. Integrated straps on the top flap keep your axe and / or collapsable saw handy and ready to go. We have 4 sizes available to fit most common stove sizes.
Size 1 – 11x11x20 – $115
Size 2 – 11x11x24 – $120
Size 3 – 13x13x19 – $125
Size 4 – 13x13x25 – $130
Custom sizes available, contact us for details
The Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. Curl Bag, think of it as a glove box for your toboggan. Stash your small items in here that you want to keep handy, like your camera, water, first aid/emergency kit, headlamp etc. At camp throw your lash webbing and haul lines in to keep things neat and organized.
Designed to mount in the curl of all Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. Freight Toboggans.
The Whisky jack Outdoor Co. Ice chisel
Ever use an ice chisel? They are the easiest way to get through ice to water, and our new chisel cuts through ice like butter. This tool isn’t just a regular piece of steel, built by local blacksmith the 2″ wide high carbon 5160 steel head is oil quenched and triple tempered for optimal hardness and edge retention. The tapered socket has 2 drilled holes to allow for a “keeper” nail or screw to keep the head where it belongs. Overall each chisel sits around 1kg. The handcrafted leather sheath fits snug. These heads are sold without a pole, allowing you to add your own handcrafted permanent pole or craft one as needed while in the bush.
Have a toboggan and need a lashing system? We have kits for 8 and 10 foot toboggans including tail rings, webbing loops/rings, cam buckle straps and lash webbing. All O-rings are solid brass and buckles are stainless steel with 1″ webbing
8 foot toboggan kit includes 2 tail rings, 2 cam buckle straps, 4 lash tabs/rings and 32 feet of webbing – $70.00
10 foot toboggan kit includes 2 tail rings, 2 cam buckle straps, 6 lash tabs/rings and 40 feet of webbing – $85.00
Lash Strap Slides
Need some extra lash points to strap down your load? We have solid brass O-ring slides ready to strap onto your running lines. Simply attach these to the running lines using a prusik knot and slide them to where you need them.
Set of eight slides – $30.00
Across your chest, over your shoulder or around your waist, however you haul, our tumps are a comfortable, simple and efficient way to do it. The Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. tump strap kit includes a 4.5′ tump strap with solid brass D-rings and 21′ of 4mm cord.
No more frozen drinks! The Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. water bottle insulator has 1/2″ of high density closed cell foam to keep your liquids hot or cold throughout the day. These insulators fit a standard 1 L wide mouth water bottle. The foam is removable for easy cleaning and we have added some D rings to lash it wherever you want it!
Standard 1L size – $50
Custom sizes available.
Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. Stickers
Stickers! Who doesn’t like stickers? Water bottles, bumpers, gear, whatever! 3″ scratch resistant, weatherproof, dish washer safe vinyl stickers.
$4.25 (including postage in Canada)
For the last 25 years, I have built an outdoor education program at St. Francis Xavier University and in that time, I have experienced equipment failure, gear wearing out due to use, and gear stacked in the corner – no longer in use! A few years ago, I came across Whisky Jack Outdoor when I was in need of a replacement freight toboggan, from that point, Jon has become my primary supplier “for all things winter.” Jon assembles outdoor gear that, after repeated use, over 100’s of kms and hundreds of students, will not end up in the gear bin! The product quality and interest Jon takes in his customer’s needs brought me back with the intention of refreshing my entire program wintertrekking kit.
I recently used a Whisky Jack freight toboggan for traversing and camping in Algonquin park in the winter. It was an excellent product. The durability on these toboggans is incredible. We bashed them through the bush for nearly 2 weeks, 6 hours per day and they still look brand new! This is the sort of gear item you buy once, and you have for life. Great design, and workmanship. Also, I love supporting local manufacturers like Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. ! Thanks again.
Toboggan Orders – 2022/2023 Winter Season
Thanks to all of my amazing customers, I am officially at capacity for the 2022/2023 winter season, my order book for toboggans is closed until I’m caught… Read more “Toboggan Orders – 2022/2023 Winter Season”
4th Annual Ontario Winter Camping Symposium
I’m really looking forward to getting back to the OWCS after the Covid hiatus, it’s going to be great to see some familiar faces and talk all… Read more “4th Annual Ontario Winter Camping Symposium”
The Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. Ice Chisel
I’ve been tossing this idea of producing an ice chisel for 2 years now. A classic ice chisel head you can carry into the backcountry, mount on… Read more “The Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. Ice Chisel”
Contact and Purchasing
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Shipping calculated per order. Shipping and handling for a single toboggan within Canada is between $40.00 and $60.00 depending on location. International shipping is available, ask us for details.
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