Outdoor gear item of the week for Dec. 19

Inflatable sled

The situation: Getting outdoor exercise can be a bit trickier in the winter months, but if there’s snow on the ground, sledding is a fun way to get it. Want to make it even more exciting?

An answer: Leave that old plastic disc in the garage and try Lucky Bums Backcountry Whoopie inflatable sled, which has a special doughnut-shaped design and a super-strong inner tube that won’t pop as you’re flying down hills.

The details: Made with a 600D polyester cover to handle any ice and snow thrown its way, it also has a tough 1000D plastic bottom that ensures you’ll get several winters out of it. Unlike other inflatable sleds, this one has an easy-fill valve that won’t leak air on tough bumps. Its comfy design also makes it well-suited as an impromptu seat for a winter campfire. It is available in several colors, including solid red, silver, pink and red plaid.

Price: $39.99.

Availability: To purchase or find a list of retailers, visit luckybums.com.