i finally stopped procrastinating and built a gear sled...whoa, i should've done it sooner...hauling a ton of firewood to camp was a breeze. we tested the limits of the sled and it was begging for more weight. i even brought a porlex coffee bean grinder and aeropress yoshimitsu fugen 150 mm (5.9" blade) petty knife in white #1. breaking-in my field skillet #6 (8 3/8" diameter). fuel for the hike out. all i need now is rudolph i'm glad i went for the jet sled jr. rather than the paris expedition...the high sides prevented water from coming in while crossing streams where i'm sure the paris' nose would've dipped below the water line. i just powered through terrain like this without much trouble at all. i think the only upgrade it needs is a fin in the back side since climbing up steep hills it tended to slide sideways...definitely worth every penny.