10 Best Sleeping Bags for Kids

When people think about taking kids camping, their biggest concern is almost always how are people going to sleep (and WILL sleep actually happen???) And with good reason – it’s hard for kids to do change sometimes…and even more so … [Read more...]

Best Sun Hats for Kids

It’s time to be sure your little ones have their head covered and are learning to wear their hats consistently (easier said than done, I know!) We’ve rounded up our favorite sun hats. There are TONS of options out there – … [Read more...]

The Girly Girls Guide to Glamming Gear

Glamming gear for (outdoor) girly girls is an art form, one that can and must be passed down to the next generation of gear heads. Sometimes it includes expansive DIY projects and sometimes it’s as simple as throwing down a few hearts with puff paint … [Read more...]

Chaos Fairy Creations Forager Pockets

We have been testing out these forager pockets by Chaos Fairy Creations, and they have been an instant hit! While they will really shine in snow-free seasons we’ve been finding a multitude of uses for them over snowgear in the winter, and … [Read more...]

Big Agnes Duster 15° Review

When it comes to our outdoor gear, we like to have the best products that we can. This of course applies to our sleeping gear as well, no one wants to have a bad night of sleep after they just spent the whole day hiking. Check out why we ultimately … [Read more...]

Stop the Mitten Wars!

Ah, the mitten wars. The epic battle between every outdoor loving parent and every strong-willed child. These kids have absolutely no use for us trying to restrain them in such mundane things as clothes. Maybe in your house it’s the hat battle. Or … [Read more...]

Littlest Sidekick Outfitters – Rent The Runway meets Geo-Caching FOR KIDS

A kids clothing company that allows you to return the clothing after your kid outgrows it for a larger size?!? Sign. me. up. Meet Littlest Sidekick Outfitters, now on Kickstarter, hoping to get kids in great gear, make it fun and save money AND our … [Read more...]

Mishmi Takin for Wet Weather Adventuring (Hot OR Cold!)

“Mishmi Takin is more than just a brand, it is about finding passion for life in completely unexpected places.” The goal of Mishmi Takin is to make gear that keeps you dry and comfortable in wet climates, both hot AND cold. Inspired by … [Read more...]

Gear to Keep Kids Dry in Wet Weather

Oh spring….how wet (and muddy) thee are. But, the outside play must continue for the sanity of us all. Of all the gear we have used and own, I think the gear that keeps everyone dry and happy proves to be the most valuable in each season. These … [Read more...]

Favorite Gear to Straddle the Seasons for Women

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but people are starting to make a bit of a switch to spring, at least in the gear world. Everything winter is on sale (so stock up, people!) and advertisements for spring are in full swing. Yet, as I wade … [Read more...]

Winter Gear for Kids 2017/18 – What They’re Wearing!

Every year I like to pull together a round-up of the gear we are using and our thoughts on it. Winter gear for kids is so tough sometimes – it really is essential to have quality gear for happy kids and happy adventures. This year we are … [Read more...]

Plantar Fasciitis Relief with Vionic Shoes

After M was born last February, I was anxious to get back moving after 10 weeks of being told to “take it easy” to prevent her coming early. With a history of two premies, it was the sort of advice I had finally learned to take seriously … [Read more...]

Best Sun Hats for Kids

It’s time to be sure your little ones have their head covered and are learning to wear their hats consistently (easier said than done, I know!) We’ve rounded up our favorite sun hats with a little help from some friends too. There are … [Read more...]

Gearing up as a #ForceofNature

This post is sponsored by REI and their #ForceofNature campaign. However, as always, these words are mine and exactly what I would tell my family and friends. In case you missed my previous post, the REI #ForceofNature campaign is in full swing and … [Read more...]

Best Hiking Boots for Women

Having good hiking boots is key to having a great hiking trip! And just like every body is different, we all have different FEET too. I enlisted some help from my favorite women hikers to round up the best hiking boots for women. This is one of those … [Read more...]

A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!

Psssttttt – Valentine’s Day and all that lovey dovey stuff is NOT just for couples, you know. It’s NOT “Singles Awareness Day” or an excuse to wallow in self-misery. Really, it’s not. I challenge you to show … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Skiing and Winter

**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** I am SO excited about the giveaways we have for you today! Because we LOVE playing in snow around here and we get to get some kids out too!!! We just went and … [Read more...]

12 Days of Giveaways Day 5: Dress Kids for Winter

**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** We get more questions on a regular basis about how to keep kids warm in the winter than anything else. We get it – it’s tough! We just published a … [Read more...]

How to Keep Babies Warm

So, this post isn’t JUST about keeping babies warm in the winter, but really all kids. It’s the question I get most often from parents – how do we keep kids warm and happy outside? After 4 kids (which is really the same as 10, … [Read more...]

Kids Sleeping Bag Round-Up

Let’s chat about kids sleeping bags….. Hang tight, this post is HUGE (and we hope very comprehensive!)  When people think about taking kids camping, their biggest concern is almost always how are people going to sleep (and WILL sleep … [Read more...]

Taking Pictures While Hiking Made Easier

One of the parts of hiking with kids that’s really tough is that I seem to be always hauling way more than I plan to….which makes it especially difficult if I want to be taking pictures of any kind (which I do!) Someone’s backpack … [Read more...]

Introducing STRIPES!

I have had my eye on Stripes Gear for literally years now. I am SO excited to tell you about them now…and use them this winter for the whole family. This post is your introduction. Watch for their appearance on our Instagram especially as the … [Read more...]

M.A.P. Shoes for Kids

Kids are forever in motion, adventuring and playing. It’s what we (usually) love about them, right? I am continually inspired and in awe of their energy and zest for life. And M.A.P. Footwear (which, appropriately, stands for “Motion, … [Read more...]

Oakiwear Boots for Women *New*

Oakiwear has been one of our favorite makers of kids’ gear for a few years now….but just this year they expanded to include some boots for women. We were given the opportunity to test our some of their new Noxen boots this fall and were … [Read more...]