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Editor’s Note:

The Freak Athlete Multi Sled is no longer in production, though the company has replaced it with the Freak Athlete Wheelbarrow Sled. We try to only recommend products we’ve had our hands on, so until we get to try the Wheelbarrow Sled we suggest checking out the Torque Tank M1.

Though the best weight sleds run the gamut, it’s rare to find a weight sled that provides as much value as the Freak Athlete Multi Sled does. Its ability to be both a push and pull sled makes it a powerhouse, but it’s also lightweight and easy to use, making it an addition you should consider for your garage gym if you’re in the market for strength conditioning equipment. 

In this Freak Athlete Multi Sled review, I’ll talk about everything from specs to user experience and will compare this sled to the Rogue Slice sled, a similar piece of equipment. Let’s dive in.

We’ve Tested Nearly A Dozen Weight Sleds

At Garage Gym Reviews, we work to write honest, detailed reviews on fitness products. Our team consists of CrossFit Level 1 Trainers, certified personal trainers, weightlifting coaches, Olympic athletes, and other experts who provide scientific data and expert opinions for our articles. 

Products featured on our site, including the Freak Athlete Multi Sled, have been personally tested by our team to provide the best review. 

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Torque TANK M1 Push Sled

Product Highlights

  • Quiet flywheel magnetic resistance
  • Foldable and easy to store
  • High-quality
  • Can be pushed and pulled

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Quiet flywheel magnetic resistance
  • Foldable and easy to store
  • Tires great on most surfaces
  • High-quality
  • Can be pushed and pulled

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not great at turning corners
  • Wall mount is extra

Bottom Line

The Torque TANK M1 Push Sled is one of the best sled options to add to your home gym, with a high price tag but quality behind it.

The Torque Tank M1 Weight Sled was our top choice for the best weight sled, so it only makes sense that we put it back on the mantle (for now). It can be used indoors and outdoors, has quiet magnetic resistance, and is foldable and easy to store.

A Quick Look at the Freak Athlete Multi Sled

The founder of Freak Athlete started the brand after undergoing several serious knee surgeries and turning to ATG training for rehabilitation. He built his own DIY Nordic bench, but couldn’t make precisely what he needed, so Freak Athlete and its flagship product, the Nordic Mini, was born. 

The Multi Sled is a lightweight, budget-friendly piece of equipment that can help people achieve “bulletproof” knees and build muscles in the hamstrings, quads, hip flexors, and more. It’s great for garage gyms and people who want to do sled pushes/pulls. Plus, with its removable loading bar, easy storage, high weight capacity, and included accessories, the Freak Athlete Multi Sled provides a great value proposition.

Before You Buy:

  • The Multi Sled can be disassembled for easy storage and transportation.
  • This sled debuted at $150 but the price has since risen to $250. We still think it’s worth it, though.
  • Weight sleds in general are noisy, but the UHMW skis on this one make it a bit less so—your neighbors will be happy!

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Is the Freak Athlete Multi Sled Worth It?

The Freak Athlete Multi Sled is great for people following the Knees Over Toes movement and for those who want to strengthen the lower body and relieve knee pain. This piece of equipment functions as a pull/push sled. The carabiner holes on both sides of the sled allows for versatility and make it a game changer compared to other sleds on the market. If you don’t need both its pull and push abilities, you might consider buying a different sled. 

Great for:

Not recommended for:

  • Use as only a push or pull sled 
  • Grass when UHMW skis are attached
  • People who want technology to be synced with their sled

Freak Athlete Multi Sled Specs

Footprint29” L x 9” W
Weight30 lbs; 40-45 lbs with handles
Weight capacityAt least 500 lbs
Return policy 100 days for full refund; cost of return shipping is covered
Warranty Lifetime 

Using the Freak Athlete Multi Sled

GGR founder and equipment aficionado Cooper Mitchell tested the Freak Athlete Multi Sled and sings its praises, which doesn’t happen all that often. Coop says the Freak Athlete Multi Sled is very user-friendly and great for the home gym owner that’s moving it out from the garage to the street along with plates and doesn’t want to spend 30 minutes setting up.

You can easily remove the two handles and place them on the opposite side of the sled. With two carabiner holes, Coop says, “rather than having to spin it around, you can quickly detach and put it on the other side,” making the Multi Sled unique.

Coop pushing the Freak Athlete Multi Sled

The Multi Sled is also great for partner work. “You could both be strapped to it, and while one is walking in reverse, you kind of just hang out while that happens for rest and back and forth,” he explains.

Footprint, Portability, Durability, and Construction

The Freak Athlete Multi Sled’s small footprint makes it a great option for your home gym. All pieces come separately, and the handles can be removed, allowing for easy storage and eliminating concerns that would result from a bulky machine. 

The separate pieces of the Freak Athlete Multi Sled

The sled only weighs 30 pounds—much lighter than your typical weight sled—making it very portable. Adding the handles does increase the weight to 40 to 45 pounds, which is nominal compared to what you’ll push or pull after adding weight plates. The tall 20-inch plate post holds more Olympic weight plates, with a weight capacity of 500 pounds+. 

Since the sled is a thin rectangle, Coop says the Y handle attachment may wobble when a lot of weight is added. The original design had one hole for the handles, causing it to teeter, but now that there are two holes, it’s much more stable.

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The Freak Athlete Multi Sled is constructed with full steel and a textured powder coat, so it’s very durable. The logo is laser-cut into the side and the logo is also on the end cap of each handle, both touches that Coop loves and thinks speak to the attention to detail from Freak Athlete.

The sled includes UHMW plastic skis bolted to the bottom, making the sled slicker and less noisy. It “doesn’t tear up the road,” says Coop, and is great for driveway workouts since the plastic skis will prevent the powder coat from wearing.

Coop pulling the Freak Athlete Multi Sled

Coop made a DIY strap when he started reverse sled drags, since no companies sold them, but he’s actually a big fan of the Pro Sled Strap that comes with the Multi Sled. “It’s thick with box stitching and isn’t just something that’s very cheap,” Coop says, “but it’s one that I actually use.” 

And just one more note here: In terms of technology, there is none. There is no console to track core workout metrics, and the sled cannot connect to third-party apps. If you’re looking for this, then the Multi Sled may not be for you.

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Comparison to Rogue Slice Sled 

Rogue Slice Sled

Rogue Slice Sled

GGR Score: 4.3 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Push/pull weight sled
  • Fold-flat, stackable storage
  • 14" bolt-on center post
  • Load capacity of well over 300 lbs

Made in USA Made in USA

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Push/pull weight sled
  • Quality steel construction
  • Fold-flat, stackable storage
  • Comes standard with two 40" upright push handles
  • Laser-cut hole, sled strap, and carabiner also included
  • Weighs 65 lbs unloaded
  • 14" bolt-on center post
  • Load capacity of well over 300 lbs 

Cons

  • Handles might be too short for some
  • Shipping cost not included in price

Bottom Line

Whether you want to do sled drags, rope pulls, or traditional prowler sprints, these can all be accomplished with the Slice Sled despite its compact form.

Coop has tested several weight sleds in his day and says that the Rogue Slice Sled is the most comparable to the Freak Athlete Multi Sled. Both sleds are constructed from steel with a textured powder coat. Each can be broken down for easy storage and portability. Yet, the Multi Sled is only 30 pounds compared to the Slice Sled at 65 pounds. The Multi Sled has a weight capacity of 500+ pounds, and the Slice sled has a load capacity of well over 300 pounds depending on the plate type used. 

The Freak Athlete Multi Sled is unique because it has two carabiner holes, one on each side. The Rogue Slice Sled only has one, and unlike the Multi Sled, the carabiner on the Slice Sled isn’t found on the same side as the push bars, making the sled less efficient.

The Rogue Slice Sled does also function as a push/pull sled, and is about $50 cheaper than the Freak Athlete Multi Sled. However, the Slice sled doesn’t include UHMW plastic skis; they must be purchased for an additional $55.

While Coop thinks the quality of the Rogue Slice Sled is better than the Freak Athlete Multi Sled, which is imported, for the price and ability to be a push/pull sled with two carabiner holes, the Multi Sled is of great value. 

Freak Athlete Multi SledRogue Slice Sled
Price$299.99 (Currently on pre-sale for $249.99)$195.00
Weight30 lbs; 40-45 lbs with handles65 lbs
Weight capacity540 lbs300+ lbs
Dimensions29” L x 9” W27.5” L x 22.75” W x 37.25” H
WarrantyLifetime Limited lifetime on structural welds and frames
Use:Pull/push sledPull/push sled
Included:Sled strap, UHMW skis, two Y postsSled strap, one weight post

Customer Experience 

Overall, Freak Athlete seems to provide great customer experience. They offer a 100-day money-back guarantee, with the cost of return shipping included, so if you try your Multi Sled for three months and decide it’s not for you, you can send it back. 

One customer experienced a damaged part upon arrival, but quickly received a replacement from Freak Athlete. 

There’s also a lifetime warranty on the sled, which provides great peace of mind, although the equipment is relatively inexpensive.

Ordering and Assembling the Freak Athlete Multi Sled

The ordering process shouldn’t be very difficult. You can choose to purchase one or two Y push posts; two may be preferred for partner work, otherwise one should suffice. Shipping costs are additional and the sled will arrive approximately three days after it ships. 

Coop assembling the Freak Athlete Multi Sled

To assemble this sled, you simply put the loading bar and push post in their respective holes, clip on the sled strap, and add weight plates. One customer wrote that some pieces had sharp edges and she cut herself when assembling the sled. Otherwise, she loves the equipment. 

Customer Reviews

Customer reviews for the Multi Sled on Freak Athlete’s site are extremely positive, with a 4.93-star rating out of 5 with 29 reviews at the time of this writing. A few users noted that the sled is great for ATG programs and for use in their home gym. They also emphasized its versatility, minimal footprint, and ease of use. 

Final Verdict of Our Freak Athlete Multi Sled Review

The Freak Athlete Sled is a budget-friendly piece of equipment for sled pushes and pulls. Its ability to do both makes it unique compared to other sleds. If you’re following ATG programming or are interested in strengthening the muscles around your knees, the Multi Sled could be a good addition to your arsenal—it’s a bonus that it’s lightweight and easily stored, too. Overall, the Freak Athlete Multi Sled is a good value proposition for a home gym owner looking for a versatile piece of strength conditioning equipment.

Freak Athlete Multi Sled Rating

Freak Athlete Multi Sled

This Freak Athlete Multi Sled review will explain how a lightweight and budget-friendly sled is great for knee pain, partner workouts, and easy storage.

Product Currency: $

Product Price: 299.99

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
4.8
Value – 5
Construction and Durability – 5
Ergonomics and Comfort – 5
Warranty, Financing, Returns – 5
Footprint and Portability – 5
Assembly – 5
Versatility – 5
Technology – 1
Noise Level  – 4
Customer Reviews – 4.9
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Freak Athlete Multi Sled FAQs

Do sled pushes build mass?

They can, yes! Sled pushes allow you to build muscle strength, but you should continue to do other leg exercises, incorporating progressive overload

Do sled pulls burn fat?

While utilizing a weight sled can help raise your heart rate and burn calories, burning fat is a more complex topic that also heavily relies on nutrition. If you enjoy doing sled pulls for cardio that’s great, but also be aware that you’ll need to dial in your nutrition to see consistent and sustainable fat loss.

Is pushing a weight sled better than pulling?

Both exercises use different muscles. Sled pushing works anterior muscles and sled pulling works posterior muscles. If your goal is overall fitness, incorporate both into your routine.

Are sled pushes bad for your back?

On the contrary, they can help strengthen your back. When doing these exercises, your back is not compressed with weight, so it shouldn’t aggravate any back injuries either. However, if you’re experiencing back pain, speak to your certified personal trainer or doctor about an appropriate exercise routine for you.

How many times a week should I do sled push?

If you are just beginning, try to do sled pushes about two to three times a week. You can increase this number as you gain experience.

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