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 todays 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 only use the best material we can find and 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.
Canadian Traditional Freight Toboggans. Hand made and custom built.
Our toboggans are built with quarter inch UV protected high density polyethylene, 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. These 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 – Total weight, approximately 20 pounds.
$295 CAD (**NO HST**).
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, 2 flaps run lengthwise and 2 end flaps close over your gear and the lash strap holds everything together. Our standard toboggan tanks are six feet long with a base capacity of 153 L.
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 O-rings. A zippered closure allows for easy access to all the items you need during the day without having to remove the lashing. Our standard top bags are six feet long with a capacity of 95 L.
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 – $65.00
10 foot toboggan kit includes 2 tail rings, 2 cam buckle straps, 6 lash tabs/rings and 40 feet of webbing – $75.00
Lash Strap Slides
Need some extra lash points to strap down your load? We have adjustable solid brass O-ring slides ready to strap onto your running lines. Slide them to where you need them and strap down your load. Set of 8.
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.
I used a Whisky Jack Outdoor Co. Freight Toboggan to cross Algonquin Provincial Park, over 10 days and 165k from February 2nd to the 11th, 2018. They were tough, I mean super tough. We had skis on and had to watch the toboggans slam in to 300 year old Yellow Birch trees at 30 km/h with a full load, square on! Every time, they bounced off unscathed, with our load completely secured with their very efficient tank system. The top tank allowed us to easily get to our day use things like food, axe and spare clothes. I would buy another one, but I know I won’t have to because these things won’t wear out. I recommend keeping these things in control as much as possible, but if they get loose on you, worry not, they’ll survive anything. If you’re going out on a winter trek and need a toboggan system, look no further.
Here’s something Canadian-made. Whisky Jack Outdoor Co., asked me to test out their handmade, custom-built freight toboggan and I have to say it’s got all the bells and whistles. I love it.
The toboggan is quarter-inch, UV-protected high-density polyethylene, allowing the toboggan to adjust and glide over uneven terrain. Crossbars are locally sourced white oak—hard, tough, naturally resistant to water and rot and attached by stainless steel screws. Of course, that’s all normal for modern freight toboggans. Jon has added exceptional side lashing and straps to help tie in your gear. This part is awesome, especially when your fingers are frozen and you’re having a hard time feeling each digit while yanking on rope and bungee cord. The pull harness uses rope and wider nylon webbing, and the length of pull line is adjustable to suit personal preference, weather and terrain conditions. There’s also a front haul loop and a tail line for easy downhill control. Total length (including curl) is nine feet; weight, 20 pounds.
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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.
**NO HST ON PRODUCTS**
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Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
This past February, Eric Batty, Ryan Atkins and I took off on a 10 day crossing of Algonquin Provincial Park from Shawandasee Lake to Deux Rivieres. I… Read more “Crossing Algonquin 2018”
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