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We are so excited about this brand new company based here in Jackson, WY who are making awesome merino wool products for outdoor kids. This summer we took their Adventure Blankets with us to Alaska and they were SOOOO much better than I had even hoped.
Not only are they super soft, have a great weight AND are packable, they also machine wash and dry very well. Around here we tend to wash them at least weekly with zero issues.
- protection from UV rays
- dries quickly
- even when wet, still is cozy and comfortable (believe me, we tested this too…)
We also highly recommend their hats and neckwarmers available now AND their base layers coming soon (we got a sneak peek and they’re amazing!)!!
Check out why we LOVE them for babies and swaddling here too! <– Coupon code available here!
Great accessories to encourage us all who are getting our kids (AKA “goats”) out there!
A superior dry bag available in many different styles.
Camping is Good for the Soul
I am so excited about this new brand and some really cool gear they have coming out this year. We especially love their tape lights – an 18 inch strip of rechargable LED lights for home OR the campsite.
My kids love them and we are purchasing some more so each kid can have one. They have a low and a high setting. They stay lit for 3.5 hours on high and 36 hours on low and recharge in 2 hours. They are also affordable at under $20.
A team favorite for camping and/or post-ski hot chocolate.
The patent-pending dual opening system allows for easy filling from a wide opening on one side and a narrow mouthpiece on the other. Use your the Vecto for drinking or as part of a water filtration system with particular Sawyer, HydroBlu and LifeStraw filters.
Stay Dray and Warm
If you don’t own a boot dryer, you need one. I always sort of though they were frivolous and really not necessary, but PEET has completely changed my mind.
Not only does it mean your gear (boots, mittens, gloves) get dryer faster, they are also less stinky (PEET also makes odor eliminators) and just mean you can get out easier and more!
We have at least two dryers going every day from October – April and so they have a permanent spot in our mud room. Pssstttt…they are on sale on Amazon right now (aff link).
If stuck in a downpour or an all day misty rain then having great rain gear for your kids makes ALLLL the difference.
Puddlegear is heavy duty, durable toddler rain gear. It was designed by a mom who loves taking her kids sailing, hiking, and puddle-jumping in one of the wettest parts of western Canada. It is also PVC and Phthalate free AND does not “off-gas”.
Downpours and rainy days do not have to stop you from having great adventures with your kids. According to Alex (Founder of Puddlegear) there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.
Some of our very favorite soft, wool base layers for kids aged 0-10.
This fall we’ve been testing the Cleary Scout and have had so much fun with this 10-speed do-it-all bike. My ten year old rode both cross country, around town and downhill trails and found the bike to ride smoothly, handle well and respond to changing terrain.
With it’s 4130 Chromoly Steel frame, the Scout may not be the lightest bike out there (though it’s totally do-able), but it is the strongest and has an excellent price point for kids mountain bikes.
Available in both a 24″ and 26″ size.
Truly ANY size WOOM Bike is fantastic, but we love the 3 (16″ tires and perfect for kids 4-6) to get kids really getting some miles under their belt.
Woom bikes are extremely lightweight, geared towards little riders, and help kids be confident and proficient on two wheels.
Inspiration to get kids riding….
Fuel for the Adventure
Our favorite bars that we keep stocked in our home. We also love that they are made locally!
Some of the very best camping coffee!
Our favorite gift for outdoor kids that keeps giving all year long.2-Box Special: Get our Intro & Fire boxes for $65 ($15 savings!) while supplies last!
Books to inspire a life outside.
- I would tuck you in
- A girls guide to the wild
- To live on an island
- Bartholomew Quill
- Flora Forager ABC
- Go, Bikes, Go!
- Avalanche Dog Heroes
- The Children’s Garden
- Storm Run
- Alaska’s 12 Days of Summer
Fun in the (Vacation) Sun!
Our favorite sunglasses and protective eyewear company. I’ve been wearing (and loving) them for years and years.
Protect your kids’ skin with high quality UV-protective clothing that lasts. Perfect for holiday vacations.
The pee cloth every women who spends time in the backcountry or on the trail needs.
My hands-down favorite winter skirt to pull on for just a little extra layer while active outside running, XC skiing and playing.
Dresses that work for the trail AND everyday wear. Perfect for pregnancy and nursing too. And the BEST pockets.
An affordable light to keep with you on the trail or at home. Each family member has their own and uses them daily!
Charge your phone and devices wherever you need to!
Here‘s one to the fishing lovers out there! For a limited time only, you can get your hands on the Deeper CHIRP, the world’s only castable CHIRP sonar, bundled with 3 winter fishing essentials, valued at $70: a FREE thermos, neck gaiter and night fishing cover. All for those fishing sessions when you need more comfort and protection.
Our favorite hiking (and everything!) packs for the whole family.
Check out what packs we recommend for your family here. Give the gift of adventure!
THE softest hoodie you’ll ever wear, and another local Jackson brand.
Bring on Winter!
SHRED DOG’s new boys’ and girls’ baselayer top provides the foundation for keeping your kids warm, dry and comfortable on the mountain. It is a nylon blend so it repels body oils/odors unlike polyester and features NILIT®Heat, a performance yarn that retains body heat so it is warm like merino wool but silky soft against the skin.
The NILIT Heat yarns also make it anti-microbial with a powerful deodorizing effect and it wicks moisture for a sweat-free sensation.
End result? Maximum comfort and performance all day long whether skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, or just wearing it to school.
- Seamless design means no chafing side seams
- More comfortable than merino wool but retains body heat
- Repels body oils/odors unlike polyester which absorbs them
- Mesh neck gusset provides style element but also functional airflow
- Thumb-holes add warmth to hands and prevent sleeves from riding up
Check out Level Nine for the best deals to get your family out on the ski hill. Their defiance series (both for boarding and skiing) is incredible value and what our kids all ski on. Their customer service is top-notch too!
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