Good outdoor gear is as important for kids as it is for adults, so we test the latest products and review them here.
Finding the best kit for little explorers isn’t easy, so keep checking the Product Reviews section of this website for tests and opinion on the latest junior kit. I’ve been reviewing outdoor gear for more than 10 years so know a little bit about what features to look out for, but the chief tester is my little boy Sonny, who’s never afraid to let me know when he doesn’t like something!
If you have any questions about any of the kit we’ve used or would like some specific advice on gear, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help.
- Are air tents good for family camping?
We recently tested our first inflatable family tent – the Easy Camp Base Air 500 – and loved it. But in general, are air tents good for family camping trips? Here’s our verdict….
- Kiddimoto U-Zoom scooter review | Great design, poor durability
The Kiddimoto U-Zoom is a good starter scooter for young kids and toddlers. Easy to handle and folds down small; but ours fell apart after a year!
- Osprey Poco review | Best baby backpack carrier 2020
The 2020 version of the Osprey Poco is the best baby backpack carrier we’ve ever reviewed – incredibly safe, durable and packed with useful and practical features.
- Review: Flyte Zinc Scooter Case for kids
The Flyte Zinc Scooter Case is fun, practical, sturdy and aeroplane cabin-sized – probably the best travel case out there if you’re flying on holiday with kids.
- Best baby carriers for 2020
If you want to get outside as a family without the hassle of pushing a pram, a good carrier is exactly what you need. Here’s our review of the best baby carriers for 2020.
- Review: Thurso Surf Prodigy Junior SUP
If you’re looking for a paddleboard that will ease your kids into this awesome activity, the Thurso Surf Prodigy Junior SUP is a simple to use and great looking piece of kit.
- Review: Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi
You won’t realise how much you need The Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi until you have it. Quite simply, I don’t know how we’d walk anywhere with our toddler and baby without it!
- Review: Outwell Family Sleeping Bags
We took a combo of adult and junior Outwell sleeping bags on our latest family camping trip – and they finally helped us achieve the impossible dream of a decent night’s sleep in a tent!
- Best outdoor activity shoes for toddlers
We’ve spent the first few weeks of summer testing out the best outdoor activity shoes for toddlers and here’s our pick of the bunch – from sandals and wellies to football boots and aqua shoes.
- Review: Isbjörn Storm Hardshell Jacket
The Isbjörn Storm Hardshell Jacket is as good as it gets for kids’ waterproofs – warm, tough, full of great features and with clever sleeves that extend to make it last an extra year.
- Review: Keen Kids Targhee waterproof hiking shoes
One thing I’ve learned about toddlers who love running, kicking, cycling and climbing is they need durable footwear – which is exactly what the Keen Kids Targhee waterproof hiking shoes are.
- Review: Robens Fairbanks Tipi tent
The Robens Fairbanks Tipi tent is one of the best bits of outdoor gear we’ve ever reviewed on our blog. It looks cool, is easy to pitch and is perfect for family camping.
- Review: Osprey Rolling Transporter 120 duffel
For families who travel, the Osprey Rolling Transporter 120 is a great bit of luggage. Tougher, lighter and more spacious than most suitcases, we use it for camping trips and overseas travel.
- Best toddler waterproofs of 2018
If you want to get outside as a family this winter you need gear that’ll keep your kids dry. Here’s our round-up of the best toddler waterproofs of 2018.
- Review: Kiddimoto Super Junior balance bike
The Kiddimoto Super Junior balance bike is ingenious. It teaches your toddler to ride, steer, balance – and means they’ll never need stabilisers!
- Meet Isbjörn of Sweden’s new ambassador!
It’s finally official – and we’re amazingly proud to announce that Sonny is now the official UK ambassador for Isbjörn of Sweden.
- Review: Gruffalo inflatable ReadyBed
We’ve done loads of camping this summer, so at two years old decided it was time for Sonny to get his first camping bed. We went for the Gruffalo inflatable ReadyBed – and here’s our review.
- Review: Coolcasc animal helmet cover
This is probably the easiest product review I’ve ever written. Trust me, your kid would love a Coolcasc animal helmet cover. Just order one today!
- Review: Primus Kuchoma portable grill
The Primus Kuchoma portable grill ticks every box for lazy BBQers like me – it’s easy to operate, easy to transport, easy to cook on and easy to clean. Perfect for outdoorsy families!
- Review: Elliot Brown Canford – the ultimate ‘dad watch’
The Elliot Brown Canford is a great watch for active dads. It looks cool, you’ll never have to take it off or charge it, and it seems virtually indestructible. Perfect for family adventures!