New Gear: Ecoths Clothing for Men

Today we get to introduce you to new clothing line called Ecoths, pronounced “Ecos”, for all you men. Their clothing is 100% natural and blends elements of style with practicals from the rugged outdoors. One of the things that caught my attention about this company was their desire to give back – for every garment they…

Gear Review: Sunday Afternoon’s Sunwear

We are outdoors A LOT. And fair-skinned. At the end of the day, I really would like to limit the amount of chemical sunscreen we use as a family. And one very realistic way to do this is to keep our skin covered with quality sun wear. We’ve been testing out the Sunday Afternoons sun…

Gear Review: Kelty Pathfinder 3.0

There are so many great kid carriers on the market. But when it comes to cargo space, the Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 is one of our favorites. Tested in: Nearly everything; hiking with child 25-35 lbs, summer and winter conditions. Cost: $300 Best Use: A kid carrier for long distances and/or hikes where you need lots…

Gear Review: Sunday Afternoon Sun Hats

Every good summer adventure starts with a few good precautions.  For our family of fair-skinned explorers, sun protection is a must and so I am always on the lookout for good sun hats. Yes. There are good and bad sun hats. Sun hats with vents for hot days. Sun hats without… meaning my kids will overheat…

Gear Review: Boba Air Kid Carrier

Tested in: Hiking, walking, & swimming with 20 lb. Toddler and 40 lb. Preschooler Cost: $65 Availability: Boba provided by GoTikesGo.com Best Use: Short hikes, around town use, in the water, backpacking (to pack along for day hikes). For children 3-48 months and 15-45 lbs. Selling Points: The BobaAir is ultra lightweight, ergonomic, & machine…

Gear Review: Stonz Winter Bootz (Kids)

Our kids live in their winter boots for four months out of the year. So naturally we have a high bar on traction, performance, and cost. Today we are reviewing Stonz Winter Bootz for kids. We’ve been nothing but impressed with these! Tested in: Wasatch Range, UT; winter conditions Cost: $54.99-$63.99 Best Use: Winter boot, sledding,…

Gear Review: Bogs Summit Women’s Boot

Tested in: Wasatch Range, UT; Fall and early Winter conditions Cost: $100 Best Use: Casual Outdoor Wear in Fall/Spring or locations with semi-mild Winters. Significant Specs: Rated from temperate to 14°F/-10°C Crafted from super-soft, 100% waterproof fabric with plush Vegan friendly lining for extra warmth. The Summit features 2mm of Neo-TechTM insulation, a dual-density, contoured…