Best Hiking Backpacks for Kids

Whether you are an avid hiker or just starting out, picking out the best hiking backpack for your kids can be quite overwhelming! With so many choices and features, it is hard to know exactly which backpack will best suit your young … [Read more...]

REI Tarn 18 Backpack Review

I don’t know about your children, but mine LOVE pockets. My 6, 8, and 10 year old children all helped test this pack. They all liked one thing in particular about the REI Tarn 18 day pack. That one thing? The waist belt pockets. My 6 year old … [Read more...]

Osprey Jet 18

The Jet 18 is a great trail-ready daypack from Osprey. If you’re looking for lightweight, comfortable pack for your child, keep reading for our full review! Looking for all our backpack reviews? Find them here! As member of various affiliate … [Read more...]

Osprey Ace 38

The Osprey Ace 38 is a technical, quality pack for your young backpacker. It has all the bells and whistles of an adult pack with adjustability to keep up with your growing child. We had every intention of testing the Osprey Ace 38 this spring on a … [Read more...]

REI Workload Mini Review

The REI Workload Mini is a youth backpack geared towards heading to school or a weekend adventure. It currently comes in two nature-y prints and solid black. Read on for our full review of this roomy pack! Looking for all our backpack reviews? Find … [Read more...]

REI Bikes for Kids on the Move

REI Co-op provides nearly every type of gear for the active family, including bikes for kids! Given their generous return policy, quality service, and free first tune-ups, buying your child’s next bike from them is worth serious consideration. … [Read more...]

Best Bike Helmets for Kids

Most biking families have a simple rule – no helmet, no bike. Helmets are a critical piece of gear for biking and, in my opinion, should be non-negotiable. This post will help you understand how to get kids to wear a helmet, how to fit helmets … [Read more...]

Best Bike Accessories for Kids from REI

Kids love riding bikes and we love gear so, we have picked out some of the best accessories REI has to help outfit your kids on their bikes. From the littlest on the balance bike to your big kid ripping down the mountain, this list has something for … [Read more...]

REI Tarn 40

The REI Tarn 40 pack instantly impressed us with how it looks and feels. I have always loved REI backpacking packs for adults, and this one for children doesn’t sacrifice the quality. It is a great size for backpacking for kids from … [Read more...]

Choosing a Bike Trailer

Biking as a family is a great way to get out. For the past 11 years we have had kids in a bike trailer. They not only allow us to get out with little ones, but also with the tons of gear that often comes along with our adventures. That said, choosing … [Read more...]

REI Tarn 12

We’ve put the REI Tarn 12 to the test this Spring – hiking, biking, and puddle stomping around the neighborhood. This is a little pack with a lot of incredible features! The Tarn 12 is well-designed, solidly constructed, and incredibly … [Read more...]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families

Ok, don’t freak out – it’s not REALLY last minute. But, it’s a good time to order the last few things for your gift giving and then sit back and enjoy the season. Looking for some stocking stuffers that won’t be just … [Read more...]

Gear Up Guide For Outdoor Families from REI

Getting the family outside can feel like a chore at times. It takes a LOT of gear to get your family outside for an outdoor adventure. Worse, there are a LOT of choices out there, which makes choosing the right gear pretty darn overwhelming at times. … [Read more...]

Favorite Gear for Kid Adventurers

You don’t need a ton of expensive gear to give your kids a great outdoor life. There. I said it. All you need to do to have an amazing time is walk right out your front door. But the truth is, good gear can definitely help you have a better (or at … [Read more...]

Shop the REI Labor Day Sale

Labor day is almost here, and while we all appreciate the long weekend for that bonus camping trip, what we really appreciate are the deep discounts on adventure gear leading up to the holiday! There is so much good stuff on sale this week at REI … [Read more...]