Urban Winter Adventures

I grew up at a year round camp in northern Michigan. It was a pretty idyllic setup for an outdoor loving kid. Whenever campers were around, there were activities to be a part of, gear to rent, and people to supervise.  I took full advantage of that: pond hockey, winter tubing, fishing, swimming, canoeing, archery, … Read more

Best Kids Gloves and Mittens 2024

Two girls enjoying the snow in snow gear and Hestra snow mittens

Check out our favorite mittens and gloves for kids! These are the ones we rely on to keep our little ones’ hands warm and dry all winter long. Our team of kids put these to the test, so you know they’re perfect for your next winter adventure. Sure, top-quality gear might not always be the … Read more

Gifts for Outdoorsy Teenagers 2023

Teens have grown beyond their parents making all the choices for their outdoor gear and clothing. They have ideas of their own about what they wear and how to present themselves to the world. Often those ideas have more to do with fashion than function, am I right?!  Many times teens aren’t spending their own money … Read more

Best Winter Boots for Kids 2023

Best Winter Boots for Kids

Over the past 12 years we have had SO many kid boots come through this house. Some have been fantastic at keeping our kids’ warm during a cold winter and others have been ones we just didn’t keep around. Winter boots for kids’ feet are a big thing – they are sometimes the difference between … Read more

Best Kids Gloves and Mittens 2023

Two girls enjoying the snow in snow gear and Hestra snow mittens

Check out our favorite mittens and gloves for kids! These are the ones we rely on to keep our little ones’ hands warm and dry all winter long. Our team of kids put these to the test, so you know they’re perfect for your next winter adventure. Sure, top-quality gear might not always be the … Read more

Best Daypacks for Women

Best Daypacks for Women 2023 Getting our families out into nature is the goal.  Ensuring our kids are comfortable, nourished, and safe requires us to carry a variety of gear through all kinds of weather and terrain. A well designed, thoughtfully packed daypack sets you up for a successful adventure, no matter your destination. Whether … Read more