Kids need gear too. Whether you're taking them along for your adventures or sending them off on their own, proper gear keeps them safe and warm while they have a blast in the outdoors.

Phunkshun Kids Neck Gaiters

Phunkshun makes all of their products from recycled Repreve fabrics right here in Colorado.  These gaiters come in single-layer and fleece lined and are sized for the under-six crew.  All provide UPF 50.  It fits Engearment's smallest tester just fine.  Pick your favorite pattern - we figured dinosaurs worked.  MSRP $20

Get them directly from Phunkshun

 

Vapur Quencher Kids Bottle

Your kids should be using reusable bottles too!  Vapur's Quenchers are perfectly sized for kid hydration at 0.4L (14 oz) and each comes with sticker packs so the little one can personalize their bottle.  Writeable and washable, Quenchers are a great way to keep the kids and the planet healthy.  MSRP $20

Get yours from Uncle Dan's

Patagonia Kids Down Sweater

Patagonia offers so many options - jackets, hoodies, buntings, vests - for babies and kids of all sizes, that we'll just link to our Gear Search and let you track down what you want at the best price.

Petzl Macchu and Macchu Body Harnesses

Get your kids out on the rock!  Petzl makes harnesses for kids as small as two.  The Macchu and Macchu Body harnesses are designed to keep them safe and comfortable as they explore the world of vertical.  MSRP $50 for the Macchu and $30 for the Macchu Body.

Get the Macchu and Macchu Body from REI

Slumberjack Go-N-Grow Sleeping Bag

The Slumberjack Go-N-Grow is a 30° bag that has a spiral zipper on the foot end to expand the bag from 4'2" to 5' as your kids grow.  That's one sleeping bag for a lot of years.  It's not just a kids' bag, though - it has a hood with a pillow pocket, draft tube, and durable, synthetic insulation but only weighs 2lb 13oz.  MSRP $70

Get it at Sunny Sports - both on sale, but the girls' pink is a steal at $40

Giro Crue MIPS Kids Snow Helmet

Yes, it complies with all safety standards, but that doesn't matter if the little one won't wear it.  The Giro Crue MIPS is safe and cool, with plenty of features cribbed from Giro's top-shelf adult helmets.  Great ventilation, goggle compatibility, and Multi-Impact Protection System (MIPS) means the Crue will make everyone happy.

Grab one soon from the evo outlet for a steep discount - $45.  If that doesn't work anymore, head to REI for a smaller discount on select colors.

CAMP

Whether you're on an expedition or a weekend at a campground in Rocky Mountain National Park, proper gear makes camping comfortable, relaxing, and fun. We've selected a few pieces for you, each of which we've had our hands on to make sure they're worthy of your next trip into the woods.

BODY

You can't use your favorite gear if you don't have your health.  We tapped our resident personal trainer and asked him to select some fitness and nutritional gear that will help you make the most of every outdoor adventure.

SHRED and SPIN

A pair of wheels gets you deeper and further into the outdoors than any other human-powered transportation.  Whether you're on wide knobbies or skinny slicks, there is no bad season for biking.

SLOPE

Ah, schussing.  Is there any better feeling?  No, we didn't make up that word.  It's German or something.  Point is, this is the perfect time - gear-wise - to upgrade or fill out your quiver.  The latest skis and boards just dropped.  Binding tech is better than ever.  Even ski poles are in a renaissance.  If you haven't looked at new plank(s) in a while, now's the time!

RIVER

A day on the river is a day of peace.  Gear you don't have to think about is the peacekeeper.  Check out our selection of top fly gear for your favorite angler.

STRIDE

Whether on road or trail, the proper gear makes the difference between a sick run and a horrific, suffering chafe-fest.  Grab some of our favorite running gear to make the miles disappear under your feet.

JOURNEY

Catch the travel bug recently?  Plenty of gear companies make travel gear too!  The journey to a new place can be just as much, if not more, of an adventure as traversing the great outdoors.  Make sure you have the proper gear to make you trip all it can be.

GALS

It's a gals' gear renaissance.  Never have women had so many options in technical, stylish gear that actually functions as well as it looks.  We have suggestions covering everything from insulation to city boots and everything between.  Guys reading this - you're going to win the holidays.

GUYS

The freshest gear for guys - from head to feet, we have suggestions to cover everything.  Whether you need to keep warm, look good, or keep the stink away, you'll find the perfect gift here.  Women - these are the pieces your guys want.

KIDS

Kids need gear too.  Whether you're taking them along for your adventures or sending them off on their own, proper gear keeps them safe and warm while they have a blast in the outdoors.