12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 7: Travel

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 When I say travel, really I mean ANY sort of movement around this great earth of ours, near or far! Our giveaways today are items that we tend to pack for just about every trip we go on.

Action Wipes

They’re a staple around here. I literally don’t pack for any camping trip (tent, camper, cabin, yurt, etc.) without them. And yes, they are SO much more than glorified baby wipes.

They are big and don’t leave behind any sticky residue so they truly can help you clean up when a shower isn’t available. I also love that they’re reusable for a few “showers in your pocket” and then can be upcycled easily. They’re super strong and long-lasting.

I also have to put in a little plug for their Honey Stick – it is aMAZing for healing skin rashes and scratches and ailments. It’s the other must-have toiletry item we bring along every time!

You can purchase them here (affiliate link).

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Dream Wave

 

I just discovered Dream Wave this year and have been so thrilled with their products. The Explorer is super rugged for outdoor use, comes with a bike mount, allows for hands-free calling and has incredible sound. This is how I keep up with my podcasts around the house and outside. Look close at the photo below – it also rocks for intense games of Go Fish in remote cabins!

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 7: Travel

We also received some of their Bubble Pods to try out. The kids love listening to audio books and we needed something easier to take along. The Bubble Pods are affordable, super durable (my kids know how to test that out!), and also have fantastic sound. I love that they will head out to the hammock and listen to music or an audio book together.

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Stonewear

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 7: Travel

Oh how I love my Stonewear clothing. It continues to be what I throw on almost every day. Their new Chimney Cowl is hands-down my favorite from them ever. It’s super soft, holds its stretch and shape very well, is flattering and is perfect for throwing on as another layer when traveling.

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 7: Travel

I also recommend the Pilot Top (a light, go-with-you layer for hiking, running, and playing) and the Omega Skirt (quilted with some stretch and perfect for just a little more warmth after a good hike/ski).12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 7: Travel

Win from Action Wipes, Dream Wave and Stonewear!

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 7: Travel

We will have 4 winners today!

  1. (2) Action Wipes Package **Open to US and Canada**
  2. (1) Dream Wave Explorer Speaker *Open to US only**
  3. (1) Stonewear Cowl and Beanie (winner chooses sizes and colors, based on availability) **Open to US only**

Please enter to win using the widgets below.

As usual, the winners will be emailed and announced on this post in the widget once it’s closed. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!

Action Wipes Package

Dream Wave

Stonewear

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12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Skiing and Winter

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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 bought ski passes for the kids so we wouldn’t have to wait in line every week. Someday we will miss these $10 full passes as the kids get older and we have to pay more!

Level Nine Sports

If you ski and have not heard of Level Nine Sports, go now and check them out! We bought our first mini skis from there and have loved working with them since. They know family skiing and have unbeatable prices on ski packages.

My favorite thing about them, however, is their customer service. We have had 4 different sets of skis from them now and haven’t been disappointed yet. They just know their gear and the best way to get everyone on the snow.

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Skiing and Winter

Psstttt – like his mittens?? Go win a pair here! 

Watch our Instagram especially this winter. Mama got a new ski set up this year (because after 4 kids my ski boots didn’t fit anymore AND I was tired of my gaper skis) and I will be sharing them all winter long.

Just as a tip – we really, really believe in getting gear for the best value. We often shop at second hand stores. However, when you know you are going to be passing gear down through a pile of kids, sometimes it’s really worth buying new.

Level Nine sells gear that can be passed down and down again. BUT, it’s also gear that will fit the original kiddo for ~3 years because of their awesome Roces Idea Adjustable Ski boots. Seriously the ONLY boots we will buy for our kids while they’re growing like weeds.

Level Nine is also doing a “12 Days of Deals” promotion right now – go check it out today!

Noso Patches

Noso Patches are my favorite new gear pick for this year. They’re really pretty simple, but life-changing if you ask me. Holes in your puffy jackets can now be just an opportunity to bling it out….and keep on wearing it!

Read our full review here. 

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Snow Dragons

Snow Dragons gear from Boulder Mountain is quality, affordable, and perfect for kids hard on gear! I also love that it’s super bright so I can find my kids on the mountain! They also have “Grow Cuffs” so your kid can wear the same jacket for a few seasons!!!

Be sure to check out Sierra Trading Post – they seem to have deals on Snow Dragons gear often!

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Skiing and Winter

Win from Level Nine, Noso Patches and Snow Dragons!

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Skiing and Winter

We will have 5 winners today!

  1. (1) Ski Package for Kids from Level Nine (Defiance Ski Package, Poles and Ski Bag) (winner chooses sizes and colors, based on availability) **Open to US and Canada**
  2. (3) Noso Patch Packages Winners *Open to US and Canada**
  3. (1) Jacket + Snow Bibs from Snow Dragons (winner chooses sizes and colors, based on availability) **Open to US only**

Please enter to win using the widgets below.

As usual, the winners will be emailed and announced on this post in the widget once it’s closed. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!

Level Nine Ski Package

Noso Patches

Snow Dragons Jacket + Bigs

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12 Days of Giveaways Day 5: Dress Kids for Winter

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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 post with some of our best recommendations for babies and kids in the winter. Be sure to check it out!

Two of those suggestions just happen to be our giveaways for today! And yes, this is what we recommend to our friends and family!

12 Days of Giveaways Day 5: Dress Kids for Winter

Stonz

Stonz Winter Bootz are THE lightest and warmest boots we have found (and what we recommend to all our friends).

They come in two models –

  1. The “Scout” is for toddlers size 5 -9 and is rated for -22 degrees
  2. The “Trek” is for toddlers size 10 – youth size 6. It is rated down to 58 degrees F (and yes, we believe it!)

Winter boots can be a real hinderance to small kids (let’s be honest – adults hate heavy boots too!) Stonz makes ones light enough they hardly know they are wearing them….which is exactly why we love them!

They are also very easy to get in and out of, come in a a few different colors and don’t get in the way of kids playing. Win, win, win!

We will say that we prefer the “Trek” model over the Scout – it just seems to keep the snow out better!

 

Veyo Mittyz

I literally met Drake, the mastermind behind Veyo Mittyz, in a parking lot in Salt Lake where he showed me the first production of Mittyz almost 2 years ago now. I was smitten with the mittens from the beginning and they have proven to be ones we trust to keep little hands warm all the time!

Here’s what we love about them:

  • Fun designs to encourage kids to keep their mittens on
  • No thumb hole means warmer hands overall
  • Special shape of the mitten lets them still use their hands freely
  • Wrist cinch and arm toggle keep them ON, every single time
  • They’re super warm!
  • They’re soft and supple


Win from Stonz and Veyo Kids!

12 Days of Giveaways Day 5: Dress Kids for Winter

We will have 5 winners today:

 

  1. (2) Stonz Winter Bootz Winners **Open to US and Canada**
  2. (3) Veyo Mittyz Winners  **Open to US and Canada**

Please enter to win using the widgets below.

As usual, the winners will be emailed and announced on this post in the widget once it’s closed. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!

Stonz Winter Bootz

Veyo Mittyz

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12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 4: Biking!

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 4: Biking!






**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Today is a big one, folks! Biking is near and dear to our hearts and we couldn’t be more excited about hooking up some kids with wheels today! Really, really excited! First of all, check out the following […]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 3: Outdoor Fashion

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 3: Outdoor Fashion






**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend! We have a whole week of more giveaways for you coming up!   In case you have been busy just living your outdoor life and haven’t noticed…..”outdoor fashion” is […]

Adventure Through the Holidays - Go on a Hike!

Adventure Through the Holidays – Go on a Hike!






We’re on WEEK 3 of this #HolidayAdventure and we so hope you’re joining us!! Again, it’s super easy. Just pick 4 of the 7 challenges we have listed HERE, do them over the course of the next 7 weeks and then fill out the form when you’re done. Honor system and easy peasy. Then we’ll […]