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: 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: Kiddimoto U-Zoom Scooter
The Kiddimoto U-Zoom is the perfect starter scooter for young kids and toddlers. It’s well built, easy to handle, simple to adjust and packs down small. We love it!
- 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!
- 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!