Kids Gear

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

Boba Kid Carrier

Boba carriers, manufactured by an outdoor-gear company in Boulder, let you hike or even slowly run with a kid on back. Read More...

February 4, 2010

Outdoor Kids Book

Eugene Buchanan, a father and outdoorsman, wrote a book to help parents get their kids excited about the outdoors. Read More...

January 7, 2010

MSR Kids Snowshoes

The Shift snowshoes, based on the company's Denali Evo model, are aimed at preteens who want to keep up with mom and dad. Read More...

December 3, 2009

Family Camping Tents

This article highlights new tents for families of four or more. Be it in the backcountry or car camping, one of these tents is sure to fit your family's preference for sleeping outside under the summer stars. Read More...

July 9, 2009

Kids and the Outdoors: 10 Tips

Parents take note: While children can slow you down, they hardly have to end an adventurous lifestyle. Here are 10 tips to keep your kids safe, interested, happy, comfortable and always amazed in the world outdoors. Read More...

May 26, 2009

Adventure Kid Club

Do you worry that your kids spend too much time indoors or in front of the TV? Adventure Kid Club is a web site that sells a series of downloadable PDFs, each of which contains a collection of “fun, funny, gross, surprising, nasty and amazing nature tips” to get kids and their grown-ups out-of-doors together. […] Read More...

June 25, 2008

International Adventure Girl — Bria Schurke

Bria Schurke, a 22-year-old woman from Ely, Minn., has led a life straight from the pages of National Geographic. As the first-born child of explorer Paul Schurke, Bria went to the North Pole in first grade and picked through mammoth bones on Russia's Wrangel Island while still in junior high. Oh, and she's now an ultra racer as well. This is my profile of Bria's life so far, dog sleds, Greenlandic pack ice, raw seal meat, and all. . . Read More...

March 20, 2008

New Gear Review Columns Posted!

For those who don't know, The Gear Junkie began life -- and remains -- a nationally-syndicated newspaper column that runs once per week around the country, Seattle to Minneapolis to Greensboro, N.C. After the columns run in newsprint, we store them online in The Gear Junkie Archive. Today, we posted six new columns, including reviews of a jog stroller, a fixie bike, gaiter-socks from Inov-8, a daypack, Mylar bivy sacks, and a pair of center-mounted child bike seats. . . Read More...

October 16, 2007

BOB Ironman Sport Utility Stroller Review

If you're going to run with your child -- and I mean really run, with serious training sessions, multiple times per week -- then you want to put the cash down on a serious jogging stroller. You need it to track straight. It should roll almost effortlessly along with the slightest of nudging. And your kid should be cozy and safe inside. Read More...

October 16, 2007

Center-Mounted Child Bike Seats

There are few things my two-year-old daughter loves more than a bike ride. So this summer I've been testing two child bike seats, the iBert Safe-T-Seat and the Kangaroo WeeRide from Kent International Inc., both of which mount above the top bar of the bike's frame, letting you pedal with your kid essentially cradled between your arms. Though these contraptions are not without their (major) flaws. . . Read More...

July 24, 2007

BOB Ironman Sport Utility Stroller Review

At $349, the BOB Ironman Sport Utility Stroller is about as much as I can imagine ever spending on a child-pushing device. But this little chariot is nice to run along with, as it tracks straight and rolls effortlessly down the paved path. Little pushing is required once momentum takes over, just a steady hand on the grip bar. However, I do have a few gripes. . . Read More...

June 21, 2007

Summertime kid gear – Outdoor Gear for Kids

Forget video games. Turn off the TV. It's summertime, and kids need to be outside under the blue sky running wild. Here are a few toys for the tikes and gadgets for the older girls and boys. Gnarly gear. Outdoorsy accoutrements. Material motivation, perhaps, to help nudge your kids off the couch, into the backyard and beyond. Read More...

July 1, 2006
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