Hiking Kid Carrier Comparison: Deuter, Osprey and Thule

Hiking Kid Carrier Comparison Using a framed child carrier is a great way to keep your kiddo comfy, give them the best seat on the trail and haul them around for some miles. I prefer using a framed child carrier for my kiddos (as soon as they are big … [Read more...]

Cotopaxi Fanny Pack

The Cotopaxi fanny pack has easily become one of our favorite go-to bags! If you are looking for a light-weight product that is very colorful (and one-of-a-kind!) that serves a variety of purposes, then look no further! The Cotopaxi fanny pack is a … [Read more...]

Thule Sapling and Sapling Elite Reviews

The Thule Sapling and Sapling Elite are easily adjustable child carriers ready for all day adventures. Thule had two child carriers available, the Sapling and Sapling Elite. As of August 2020, Thule has discontinued the Sapling, but is keeping the … [Read more...]

OE Carrier Review

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard, “I want to go up on your shoulders!” from one of my kids during a hike…well, let’s just say I would have a lot of nickels. During this toddler/preschooler stage of life, their … [Read more...]

Best Hiking Shoes for Kids

Spending the money on pint-sized hiking shoes for kids can feel like a a waste, especially when your child is going to grow out of them so quickly. Can your child just get away with wearing their basic school shoes or sandals on a hike? Well, yes, … [Read more...]

Best Rain Bibs for Kids

We are big fans of rain bibs. So much so, that we own this piece of gear from three different companies: Polarn O Pyret, Reima, and Playshoes. I’ve found pros and cons to each, and would recommend each of them in different situations for … [Read more...]

kinderpack for hiking

For me and many people I know, the Kinderpack (KP) is the Cadillac of soft structured carriers (SSCs). It is so comfortable, easy to adjust, and well fitting that you can actually forget you are using a carrier and just concentrate on enjoying your … [Read more...]

Watershed Drybags Review

Summertime is time to be on the water! Our family likes to get out on the river at least once a week, whether that is canoeing, kayaking, or fly fishing. What we don’t like is wet gear—can I get an Amen? This summer we had the opportunity to test out … [Read more...]

Best Reima Rain Gear

I consider myself and the kids to be rain gear aficionados. We get a lot of wet weather up here in Alaska, and we spend a great deal of our lives outside in it. We don’t believe in “bad weather”, in fact rainy days are some of our … [Read more...]

Best Kids Life Jackets + How to Choose

For many families, summertime means more time in the water. And activities like stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and rafting can be enjoyed by even the youngest kids if they have a properly fitting life jacket. So just how do you choose a … [Read more...]