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 tagged nominees on twitter with #outdoorfamilyaward and ranked the winners in five categories. And the envelope, please…
OUTDOOR PARENT: Osprey Poco Premium Pack
This kid-carrier taps into Osprey’s niche of making comfortable, supportive, light, well ventilated and easy to adjust packs; and provides a safe way to carry our most precious cargo. The Poco kid-carrier includes a hydration reservoir sleeve and a removable/washable drool pad. Plus, it folds easily for storage and travel.
OUTDOOR MAMA: BobaAir
New parents are always looking for convenience and this ergonomic baby carrier gives just that. It’s ultra-light, packs small and carries baby with ease. Ideal for traveling light…which is seemingly impossible with baby in tow.
OUTDOOR FAMILY: Burley Kazoo Trailercycle
Start training your kiddo on two wheels with this single-speed attachment that secures safely behind mom or dad’s bike. Burley’s patented ball-bearing guided hitch offers superior handling, tracking and stability. The trailercycle is easily adjustable for growing children and can also be transformed into a full bicycle with Burley’s Plus TM.
OUTDOOR BABY & KID: LuckyBums Stand Up Paddle Kit
Available in 5, 8 and 11-foot lengths, this wide, stable and light board is a great way to get started. The length makes for responsive turning and easy wave cruising. A slight rocker allows for easy gliding on flat water. The soft traction pad creates grip when wet. The SUP comes with a kid-sized, adjustable paddle.
OUTDOOR PET: Alite Boa Lite Leash
This dog leash has a poo bag dispenser, stash pockets, a nightlight loop and a quick-release handle. It’s also easy to clean and fast-drying…what’s not to love?
Awards are determined based on needs and preference of Mountain Mama’s employees, product testers, brand ambassadors and judges. This year’s judges include Melissa from Adventure Tykes; Seth, designer of My Outdoor Alphabet; Corey and Jentri from Backcountry Parenting; Randi from UpaDowna; Haley from Climb Run Lift Mom; and Teresa from Mountain Mama. None of the products chosen above were given to Mountain Mama as a promotional effort.
About Mountain Mama:
Mountain Mama is the brainchild of Teresa Delfín, an active mom and 18-year veteran of the outdoor industry with a Ph.D. from Stanford. She has trekked the Inca Trail twice, climbed 19,000-foot mountains and won the Panamanian National Bouldering Competition. The company is located in the foothills of southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains, where it designs, produces and manufactures the majority of its products within a 20-mile radius. Mountain Mama produces comfortable performance apparel for swimming, hiking, climbing, kayaking, snowshoeing, yoga and more – all designed to accommodate pregnancy and beyond.