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.
- 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!
- Review: Isbjörn Sun Jumpsuit KS
The Isbjörn Sun Jumpsuit KS is designed for little explorers who want to splash around in safety without worrying about getting sunburnt – and it makes them look like proper surf dudes too.
- Review: Spotty Otter Drift Down II Gilet
We’ve recruited a new gear tester! Intrepid explorer Amelia-Faie has put the warm and toasty Spotty Otter Drift Down II Gilet through its paces – and here’s what she thinks of it.
- Review: Bogs Skipper Wellies
My son spends an almost unbelievable amount of time up to his ankles in mud and water, and as a result he practically lives in his Bogs Skipper Wellies. So it’s a good job they’re awesome!
- Review: Gruffalo Trunki (best thing ever)
The only thing that annoys me about the Gruffalo Trunki is that it doesn’t come in adult sizes, because I’m bitterly jealous my infant son has a better suitcase than me.
- Review: Gruffalo Poncho Towel
The Gruffalo Poncho Towel does the awesome job of drying your toddler without you having to get your hands wet. All they need to do is run around!
- Review: LittleLife Family First Aid Kit
As our son’s got bigger and crazier we’ve realised how unprepared we are for dealing with all his accidents, bumps and scrapes. But the LittleLife Family First Aid Kit has come to our rescue!
- Review: Keen Seacamp II CNX sandals
If you’re planning to hit the beach with your kids this year they’ll need footwear that can handle sand, salt water, sunshine and sweaty little toes – and the Keen Seacamp II CNX sandals are perfect.
- Review: The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket
The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket is packed with removable floats and lots of other cool features that help water-loving toddlers take their first strokes towards becoming full-on swimmers.
- Review: Deuter Kid Comfort II child carrier
With Sonny tipping the scales at 2 stone I’ve never needed a good rucksack carrier more, and the Deuter Kid Comfort II is right up there with the best. It’s lightweight, comfortable, easy to load, and easy to carry.
- Review: Primus TrailBottle Vacuum
The insulated Primus Trailbottle Vacuum keeps your drinks hot or cold in any temperatures, making it the perfect piece of kit for thirsty little explorers.
- Toddler reins: good or bad idea?
A lot of people hate the idea of ‘putting kids on leads’ but if a set of toddler reins keeps my son safe, encourages him to walk and gets him outdoors more – I’m all for it!