Kids Gear

Groms to teens, this gear will get your little ones going in the outdoors.

15-yr.-Old Conquers ‘Seven Summits’

"It's in the books. The kid and team summit with all fingers and toes." Those were the brief words this past weekend transmitted from Antarctica to the world telling the success of a 15-year-old kid, Jordan Romero, who has now climbed the world's fabled Seven Summits. Read More...

December 26, 2011

Interbike Expo: Sneak Peek on 2012 Cycling Gear

GearJunkie correspondents are walking the long and gear-cluttered aisles in Las Vegas today, where the annual Interbike International Expo has just kicked off. Here's a peek at new bikes and some stand-out cycling products on display in the trade show hall. Read More...

September 14, 2011

Bike Gear for 2012: Interbike Expo Sneak Peek

Electric mountain bikes, snow tires, kid seats, and "energy clothing" touted to reflect infrared rays are among the must-see items in GearJunkie's Interbike scoop. Did we mention the rear-mount bike rack that you can "surf" atop. . . . Read More...

September 9, 2011

‘Do-All’ Sport Utility Stroller

Our writer, a new dad, tests a stroller made for jogging and outdoors activities in everyday life. With large wheels, knobby tread and a suspension system, the stroller proves overkill (in a good way!) for most any kid-transporting task. Read More...

June 28, 2011

Test: Kid-Size Backpacking Gear

Quality, kid-size backpacking and camping gear from Deuter makes it easier to get the little ones outdoors. Our writer and his two sons, ages seven and 10, give the gear a test. Read More...

June 21, 2011

Kid ‘Scoot’ Bikes

Teach balance on two wheels and let kids skip training wheels altogether to go right to riding a bike. That's the promise of these "scoot bikes." Our 4-year-old product tester gives his feedback on a trial ride. Read More...

June 17, 2011

Off-Grid Family Camping Trip

Gear Junkie founder Stephen Regenold gives a report from his family's off-the-grid camping trip over Memorial Weekend to northern Minnesota's Bear Lake. Read More...

June 7, 2011

Coleman ‘Instant Tent’

Easy-to-setup camping tent strikes out on several fronts in Gear Junkie's test. As per its name, the shelter goes up with ease. The compromise is a poor-performing design. Read More...

June 6, 2011

Campfire Pie Irons

Cook it up! Gear Junkie reviews pie irons, a classic campfire cooking tool. Just add buttered bread and filling, cook on coals, and open to eat a true outback delight. Read More...

April 11, 2011

‘Kid-Size’ Trail Shoe

The incredibly light weight -- and incredibly small! -- Inov-8 X-Talon 160s are made for kids or shorter adults. Our pint-size tester gave the shoes a thorough test. Read More...

March 2, 2011

OR Trade Show: 2011 Teaser

The Gear Junkie crew is off to Utah this week and the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show. Here's a quick visual tour of a few new products that have already caught our eye. Read More...

January 17, 2011
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