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.

Freight Toboggan

Premium Traditional Freight Toboggans
Hand made in Canada

Our freight toboggans are built with quarter inch UV protected high density polyethylene (HDPE), 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 Standard HDPE or our Premium High Impact Textured (HIT) HDPE. The Premium HIT HDPE is more flexible, durable and is textured on the top face, providing more grip for your gear. 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.

Standard Freight Toboggan – $350 CAD (**NO HST**)

Premium HIT Freight Toboggan – $395 CAD (**NO HST**)


Packing System

Toboggan Tanks

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 (**NO HST**)

Custom sizes available, contact us for details

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 bags – 76 L capacity – $200 (**NO HST**)

Four foot top bag – 51 L capacity – $165 (**NO HST**)

Custom sizes available, contact us for details

Ice Chisel

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.

$160.00 (**NO HST**)

Toboggan Accessories

Lashing System

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 (**NO HST**)

10 foot toboggan kit includes 2 tail rings, 2 cam buckle straps, 6 lash tabs/rings and 40 feet of webbing – $85.00 (**NO HST**)

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 prussic and slide them to where you need them.

Set of eight slides – $30.00 (**NO HST**)

Tump Strap/Line

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.

$35.00 (**NO HST**)

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 (**NO HST**) including postage in Canada


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.

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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Contact and Purchasing

Interested in our products?  Use the contact form below to send us an e-mail.

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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Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

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