Christmas Gift Guide: Kids

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Christmas is almost here and kids love Christmas. This guide is full of gear that will make your kid's outdoor adventures more enjoyable. Also some of these products will make your outdoor adventures with them a lot easier. I know for me and my family, anything to make getting outdoors a little easier and lot more fun, always helps.

piggybackPiggyback Rider

The Piggyback Rider lets a child stand securely at the back of dad (or mom), sharing dad’s eyeline so they see what dad sees, unlike strollers or backpacks.  Perched up high, they can talk and laugh with dad about their shared adventure. The Piggback Rider is a backpack with a shoulder-mounted foot bar for a child to stand on, four integrated grab handles for a child to hold, and a safety harness to secure the child. The foot bar rests just below adult waist level, allowing the child to stand perched on the adult’s back and be engaged in active transport, rather than sit (and fall asleep).

Features:

Compact, durable and light weight

Streamlined unisex design

One size, fully adjustable

Supports a child up to 60 lbs, 2½+ years

Integrated comfort and safety features

Four secure hand holds

Safety harness tethered to carrier (not shown)

Padded shoulder straps with sternum strap

MSRP: $79.99

www.thepiggybackrider.com

geopalzGeoPalz Online Physical Activity Monitor and Pedometers

GeoPalz tri-accelerometers motivate children and adults to be active by converting steps into points for redemption of free activity-based prize, sports equipment and outdoor toys on the GeoPalz website. GeoPalz come in 26 kid friendly designs and attach to the wrist and shoe. GeoPalz is the first activity tracker with an online incentive online program where families can wear pedometers or fitness trackers like Nike+, FitBit, Daily Burn, Garmin, etc and log their steps to track their entire family's fitness progress.  Your family gets a graph that looks like this:

http://www.geopalz.com/images/static/Dashboard-groups3.jpg

Features:

GeoPalz tracks 21 days on steps

Accounts for "vigorous activity points"

Feature a an anti-cheat function with a unique daily alpha numeric code

Internal clock

Advanced calibration for accuracy

MSRP: $25.00

http://www.geopalz.com

PlasticBox-OlivetheWoolyBugger

Montana Fly Company Products for kids.

Montana Fly Company, is partnering with author Kirk Werner on an exclusive merchandise partnership featuring the character Olive The Woolly Bugger from Werner’s children’s book series. The Olive The Woolly Bugger book series chronicles the important values about fly fishing and moral life lessons. Also available are MFC’s limited-edition Olive The Woolly Bugger plastic fly box and nippers to ignite kids’ passion for the life-long sport of fly fishing.

• You can find a shop newar you selling these by following this link. http://www.montanafly.com/retailer_locations/map.html

• http://www.montanafly.com/Camo/0-90-0775.html

roadIDSlim_lg_redRoad ID Slim

Staying safe year round is the best holiday gift one can give.  The new Road ID Slim may be diminutive in stature, but is jam-packed with peace of mind.  Available in seven colors, the Slim can be laser engraved with your emergency contact and medical information and is great for kids.

MSRP: $15.99

www.roadid.com

funlineGibbon FUNLINE

The FUNLINE is an easy to use 2 piece kit for beginners that can be set up in the backyard.  Kids love it and the whole family can join in and improve balance.  The ideal slackline for beginners as it’s less dynamic and easy to use.  Perfect to start honing balance skills!

Features:

Tightly woven polyester webbing for more stability

Rubberized print provides added grip

Low mounting height for safe handling

Two part kit for quick and easy set-up and take down

Length: up to 40 ft ( 12m)

Width: 2 in (50mm)

Max. tension: 4 tons

Ratchet with safety lock

Ratchet side length: 6.5 ft (2m)

Reinforced loop slings

TÜV certified product

MSRP: $79.99

http://www.gibbonslacklines.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=8&Itemid=161

ThorlosKidsnowThrolos Kids Snow

If your kids are anything like mine, they like to play outside even in the worst weather. Thorlos designed this sock specifically for kids that love to play in the snow. These could be your kid’s favorite socks.

Features:

Exclusive THOR•WICK for maximum wicking because a dry foot is a warm foot

Moderate cushioning in ball and heel for warmth, shear protection and comfort.

Thin cushioning in shin and instep protects from boot pressures and in arch for comfort and fit.

MSRP: $14.99

http://www.thorlo.com/kids-ski-socks.php

LorpenKidLorpen Kids’ Mid-Weight Jr. Hiker

If your little one doesn’t like the snow but loves to hike, the these socks are your answer. Lorpen has created durable performance socks designed just for kids who like to be outdoors and need more than just a cotton sock.  Lorpen’s new Mid-Weight Jr. Hiker is will keep little feet warm and dry so they can enjoy the outdoors longer. The additional cushioning will help little hikers last longer on the trail.

• MSRP: $12.99

• http://www.lorpen.com/lorpen-na/product.php?id=94

bogs_mckinleyBogs McKinley for Boys and Girls

When you're a kid, the world is (literally) your playground. Built to withstand the muddiest puddles and the slushiest sidewalks, the Bogs Kid Collection keeps the little ones warm, dry and comfortable. Just for good measure - we threw in some fun colors and patterns that brighten up any thunderstorm, snow day or game of tag at recess.

Features:

100% Waterproof

Easy pull on handles (kid tested and approved)

Comfort rated from temperate to -30 degrees Fahrenheit or sub-zero conditions

Constructed with 7mm waterproof Neo-tech Insulation

Aegis anti-microbial odor protection insole

MSRP: $70.00

http://www.bogsfootwear.com/shop/style/52500.html

stonz_bootStonz Wear Booties - Elephant Slate Blue

The colours of these rich, slate-blue booties and lovable grey elephant look amazing together. This adorable new design will be a knockout on any little baby’s feet. For Fall, Winter & Spring – Just layer up or down.

Features:

Water and wind-resistant coated nylon upper with fleece lining

Wide opening and two adjustable toggles keep Booties on!

Soft, skid-resistant soles recommended for developing feet

Machine wash & dry, inside out on delicate. Made in Canada

$39.99 USD

http://www.stonzwear.com/product.aspx?productid=122&deptid=4&AdID=10

lego_headlampLEGO LED Head Lamp

The Head Lamp features the LEGO Minifigure which clips to the headband or to whatever you like - a backpack, jacket, or belt. Because the light emanates from the bottoms of the Minifigure's feet, and its legs are posable, you can direct the light two ways at once!

Batteries Included

MSRP: $13.99

http://www.playvisions.com/product/446945/LGL-HE1/_/LEGO_LED_Head_Lamp

LuckyTobogganHeirloom Collection Wooden Toboggan (48")

This handmade toboggan is up for the job whether at the sledding hill, to carry the kids or cargo cross town, or enjoyed on the cabin wall. Bring some nostalgia and classic fun to your snow filled afternoons with this beautiful heirloom piece.

Features:

Recommended for: sledding hills, kids & cargo transport

Lucky Bums Guarantee: Limited lifetime warranty against material or workmanship defect

Material: Steam bent wood planks

Features: Classic parallel wood slat design, includes seating pad, functional for the hill, beautiful decoration piece for the cabin

Dimensions: 48" long x 18" wide, 14 pounds

Fit: Suitable to carry 4 small kids or 3 adults, weight capacity up to 300 pounds

Sizing: Recommended for all ages and all cabin walls

MSRP: $169.99

http://luckybums.com/heirloomtoboggan.aspx

outdoorparentsbookOutdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids

More for you as parents than for the kids but we thought we would add it to help you get your kids outdoors a little more. There is a movement upon us and it's full of parents who refuse to let their children become a statistic of childhood obesity, and who understand the fate of the environment rests with connecting their kids with the outdoors. Outdoors Parents, Outdoor Kids shines a much needed headlamp on helping parents accomplish this and more. With an informative and entertaining look at biking, camping, swimming, paddling, snowsports, hiking, fishing, climbing and more, award-winning author Eugene Buchanan extends parents a helping hand in getting their kids outside and instilling in them a respect for their health and the environment. It's a set of training wheels for first-time parents and an essential guide for hair-pulling veterans.

• MSRP: $19.95

• http://www.helipress.com/product/outdoor-parents-outdoor-kids-130.cfm