Gear

Snorkel Scootering with Maui UnderSea Adventures

Whether you call it motorized snorkeling, sea scooter snorkeling or DPV-assisted swimming, if you head out on these new contraptions snorkeling with your kids, prepare to call them late for dinner as well. They’ll have so much fun they’ll want to stay out in the water until the sea cucumbers come home. With the use … Read more →

Product of the Month: Deuter Solves Load-em-in Conumdrum with Kid Comfort Pack

Product of the Month: Deuter Solves Kids Pack Load-em-in Conumdrum The clock starts the moment you decide to insert your beloved offspring into the five-point-security-harness-worthy-of-a-NASCAR-driver-or-F16-pilot. And it ends when the pack is mounted on your back and you’re headed down the trail. In between? Avoiding a parental panic attack while you insert a wiggling kid’s … Read more →

Mountain Mama Announces Outdoor Family Gear Awards

Want a seal of approval for your kids products? Look no further than Mountain Mama’s Outdoor Family Awards, highlighting what it feels is the best in gear for outdoor families. Mountain Mama invited a panel of outdoor family bloggers to serve as scouts and judges for its annual award. To keep the process transparent, they … Read more →

Outdoor Manu’s Stepping Up Kids Gear Offerings

Don’t think outdoor gear manufacturers have your kids in mind? Don’t tell that to SNEWS writer Cindy Hirschfeld, who lists a barrage of new outdoor kids products from this year’s Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City. Read on for a sampling, and link to full story. By Cindy Hirschfeld Full story at: http://www.snewsnet.com/cgi-bin/snews/Kids_gear_delivers_performance_and_value_082712.html In … Read more →

Mtn Mama Debuts First Climbing Harness for Pregnant Women

Usually you don’t want to enter a contracting market. Outdoor gear maker Mountain Mama bucks that trend by introducing the first-ever climbing harness for…pregnant women, allowing them to belay their partners through widening waistlines. Called Mountain Mama by Mad Rock, the full-body adjustable harness was created with an eye for comfort and safety, and debuted … Read more →

Bergans’ New Kids Backpacks!

Planning on taking your kids backpacking? Bergans of Norway makes it easier with two new backpacks designed specifically for kids (and to help get the load off your back). Just don’t go rushing to stores quite yet…they won’t be available until next spring, leaving you plenty of time for planning. Your kids’ backs will be … Read more →

L.L.Bean Ups Commitment to Get Kids, Families Outdoors with Donations, Tips and New Courses

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this year L.L.Bean will launch over 40 new course offerings through its popular Outdoor Discovery Schools to help get kids and families outside. Ranging from multiday expeditions to free clinics in the store, all programs are designed to help families discover new outdoor activities and learn fresh skills in outdoor recreation. … Read more →

Mountain Mama Announces Winners of Inaugural Outdoor Family Award™

Now there are some accolades for companies helping women and children get outdoors. To honor companies in the outdoor industry who support women and families to get outside, Mountain Mama recently introduced its Outdoor Family Award™, with five categories including Outdoor Parent, Nursing Mama, Outdoor Baby, Outdoor Kid and Outdoor Pet. Following each Outdoor Retailer … Read more →

Keen, GeoPalz Partner Up to Get Kids Outdoors

GeoPalz has a new pal in its efforts to get kids and families outdoors. The kids pedometer company recently partnered with KEEN Footwear in an effort to get families outside with an exclusive gift program this holiday season… Starting Dec. 21 any KEEN footwear purchased on www.keenfootwear.com garners the customer a free KEEN-branded GeoPalz pedometer … Read more →

Wiley X Eyewear takes Kids Fishing on San Fran Bay

Youngsters in the Bay Area got an up close look at Captain Hook at the end of September when sunglass manufacturer Wiley X Eyewear and pro bass angler Skeet Reese took kids from Lorenzo Manor Elementary School, in Hayward, CA, our for a day of fishing on San Francisco Bay. Captain Hook was the name … Read more →