When we hit Outdoor Retailer, we are looking for the gear that is going to help families get outside better together. While I always wish they had a section of Outdoor Retailer for kids, we managed to dig deep enough to find some real treasures. Some of this gear is available now and some won’t hit markets until the end of the year.

1. Deuter Kikki, Deuter Schmusebar and Deuter Climber

Deuter Kikki

Deuter has lots of great new packs for kids coming out! The 6L Kikki is a great all-around pack big enough for a few essentials and looks like a bird (which the kids loved!) The 8L Schmusebar offers a bit more space for outdoor adventures. For a little bigger kids, the new Climber provides all the robust features of an adult ski, trek and alpine pack but designed for the smaller body and more minimal carrying capacity of a kid.

2. Outdoor Alphabet Tees


T-shirts for kids wearing sizes 3 months to 6T. Examples include “T is for Tent”, “C is for Carabiner” and “B is for (hiking) Boot”

3. Chariot Chinook

The newest Chariot Child Transportation System (CTS), The Chinook has a reclining seat, front pivoting/locking wheel, one-hand-fold, and an infant car seat adapter. Like it’s predecessors it can be used for hiking, skiing, jogging, biking and strolling.

4. Chaos hats


Silly hats for the kids that need a little motivation to put a hat on (and keep it on!)
Click Here to Purchase the Chaos Kids Hat

5. Coghlans Binoculars


Binoculars for kids that really work (as well as you can expect kid ones to) and cost only $9.

6. Tubbs flex Jr. Snowshoes for Kids

Tubbs brings its Flex series down to kid size. Super easy walking, super easy family adventures.

7. Hi-Tec Grow With Me Hiking Boots

Affordable hiking boots that have a removable insole to allow kids to grow so they fit longer.

8. Wizbang hats and headbands for kids


The Bozeman-based company is expanding by offering some great kid hats for boys and a line of headbands for hiking or working out (or just daily wear) for women and girls.

9. Geigerrig Mother’s Pack


A diaper bag that is a backpack and fully equipped with a Geigerrig hydration system. The hydration system hoses dock in “garages” on the backpack straps so they stay clean and fluid in cold temperatures. Tons of room, pockets and super comfortable to wear.

10. Canada Goose for Kids


The reputable Canadian company is coming out with a kids’ line this fall for babies, toddlers and older kids too. Uber warm for any adventure (though the price tag will reflect that.) Definitely the kind of gear you and hand down again and again and again.


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