The Cozy Cloak Review

In the vast landscape of outdoor gear, the Cozy Cloak is an innovation that bridges protection and simplicity for families venturing into the great outdoors in less than ideal conditions.  Crafted after a disastrous cross-country skiing trip, the inventors of the Cozy Cloak (and parents of two tiny humans) were determined to extend outdoor pursuits … Read more

Osprey Poco LT Review

Baby smiling sitting in Poco LT carrier

Osprey Poco LT Child Carrier Review My first backpacking pack purchase was an Osprey Ariel that I bought in high school. I love it, still have it and still use it. I have been a big fan of Osprey ever since. Osprey is sort of like the “Apple” of the pack industry. Their pack designs are … Read more

Hatcher Pack Review

Hatcher Pack Review Hatcher Pack was born when founder Jaclyn took her oldest on an adventure only to be tangled in straps from both her diaper bag and her baby carrier. She was frustrated and only became more so when her daughter had a blowout and she realized she had not switched over any diapers … Read more

Hiking Kid Carrier Comparison: Deuter, Osprey and Thule

Hiking Kid Carrier Comparison Using a framed child carrier is a great way to keep your kiddo comfy, give them the best seat on the trail and haul them around for some miles. I prefer using a framed child carrier for my kiddos (as soon as they are big enough) in warmer weather and for … Read more

Thule Sapling and Sapling Elite Reviews

Mom and child hiking with Thule Sapling Child carrier

The Thule Sapling and Sapling Elite are easily adjustable child carriers ready for all day adventures. Thule had two child carriers available, the Sapling and Sapling Elite. As of August 2020, Thule has discontinued the Sapling, but is keeping the Sapling Elite. We only tested the Thule Sapling for this review, but the Sapling and … Read more

OE Carrier Review

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard, “I want to go up on your shoulders!” from one of my kids during a hike…well, let’s just say I would have a lot of nickels. During this toddler/preschooler stage of life, their stamina is so variable depending on the day (or moment) and they … Read more