Cotopaxi Batac 16L Backpack

The Cotopaxi products are easily becoming one of our new favorite go-to brands! If you are looking for light-weight products that are very colorful (and one-of-a-kind!) that serve a variety of purposes, then look no further! The Cotopaxi Batac 16L is … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Gregory Nano 18

The Gregory Nano 18 is an excellent choice for hiking and everyday adventures for pre-teens and up. Read on to find out why this is a great versatile pack that older kid adventurers are sure to love! As pre-teens and teens begin outgrowing that … [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...]

Camelbak Mini M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack

We received a Camelbak Mini M.U.L.E. right at the tail-end of winter and have had the opportunity to use it on through spring both hiking and biking in varied conditions. The kids’ Mini M.U.L.E. is built like the adult version with its focus on … [Read more...]

Deuter Pico

It’s a beautiful thing when your toddler starts getting excited about carrying some of their own “gear” around. When that time comes, you want to have a pack that meets their needs and keeps the momentum going. The Deuter Pico is … [Read more...]

Deuter Schmusebar

As soon as our son was old enough to start hiking around on his own two feet, he wanted to carry his own backpack. We wanted something small and light enough to fit his slender frame, but big enough to be able to last a few years. After researching … [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...]

Gregory Nano 16

The past several weeks we have been testing out the Gregory Nano 16 for hiking and everyday use. Read on to find out why this pack is great for older kid adventurers. The Gregory Nano 16 is a versatile, lightweight pack that is a perfect option for … [Read more...]

CamelBak Kids’ Scout Hydration Pack

The CamelBak Scout is the perfect hiking and biking pack for 4-7 year olds. The main compartment fits all the essentials and kids are sure to stay hydrated! The post CamelBak Kids’ Scout Hydration Pack appeared first on Tales of a Mountain … [Read more...]

Hiking Pants for Kids

Hiking pants for kids are crucial to keep kids dry and safe when they are out on the trail. My kids all have pants they use specifically for hiking and exploring. I personally kids just need a couple quality pairs they can wear often. While they are … [Read more...]

The North Face Recon Squash

The North Face Recon Squash is a youth backpack that checks to two kid-friendly boxes: fun design and plenty of storage space. Take a look at why we recommend this pack! See all our backpack reviews here. As an Amazon Associate and member of other … [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...]

Osprey HydraJet 12

We have been taking the Osprey HydraJet 12 (also called the Jet 12) out for hikes and bike rides for the past several weeks. It’s the perfect size for young kids’ daytime adventures. They HydraJet 12 is extremely well constructed. There … [Read more...]

Best Sunglasses for Kids

The future is is bright, and we must protect those eyes! Here are TMM Team Members recommendations on the best kids sunglasses. The post Best Sunglasses for Kids appeared first on Tales of a Mountain Mama. … [Read more...]

Sunday Afternoons Hats for Kids

The TMM Team has been fans of Sunday Afternoons Hats for a very long time. They’re perfect for kids who want to be out, and parents who want to keep them protected from the sun. Be sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to win a Sunday … [Read more...]

Summer Gear for Outdoor Women

While I love kid gear, I secretly always look forward to our seasonal posts highlighting our favorite current clothing for women who love to get out and get moving. And, due to the feedback we always get, I think you do too! This season we are … [Read more...]