Holiday 2013 Gift Guide: Kids

We know that there are a billion different toys and electronic gadgets that kids want. In this Holiday gift guide we tried to find gifts that help kids get outside more and away from the TV or other screens. We found a couple bikes for the little ones to a zipline for the other kids. Plus Vapur has been kind enough to supply us with 4 Quenchers Anti-bottles to giveaway to 4 lucky readers. Check it out below and enter to win.

Vapur Quenchers

The Quenchers – Bo, Lolli, Fuse and Splash – are four lovable characters on a mission to keep kids happy, healthy and hydrated while giving waste the boot! Each Quencher Anti-Bottle comes with  three sticker sheets of facial features and add-ons, so kids can create a hydration companion that’s uniquely their own.  Quencher Anti-­‐Bottles are freezable, foldable and reusable, making them great for school lunches, field trips or any after school activity. True to all Vapur Anti-­‐Bottles, they're proudly made in the United States, dishwasher safe, BPA-­‐free and reusable. The Vapur Quenchers are the ideal sidekick when it comes to defeating dehydration and staying healthy; befriend a Vapur Quencher  

Features:

• Reinforcing Grommet

• Sport Cap

• Durable 3-ply construction

• Taste free & odor resistant

• Dishwasher safe

• BPA Free

• Made in the USA

• 3M Stickers

• Reusable

• Foldable

Sigg Cuipo Water Bottle• Freezable

• Attachable

• MSRP: $9.99.   

http://vapur.us/shop/quenchers/quencher

SIGG for Cuipo Collection

The SIGG for Cuipo bottles are a unique gift that gives back and they are appropriate for kids, adults and would make a fantastic stocking stuffer. Cuipo is a social enterprise whose mission is rainforest conservation through creative brand campaigns. SIGG has introduced 11 designs inspired by Cuipo and their initiative to save the rainforest one meter at a time. Each aluminum bottle features a fun Cuipo character (Tiko, Cezar & Peaches) or logo that signifies action—because for each bottle sold, Cuipo will save one meter of rainforest. Every bottle comes with a unique activation code that you enter on the Cuipo website. With that you're able to choose your very own square meter of forest within the Panamanian rainforest that will forever be protected in your name. SIGG's are 100% recyclable at the end of their long life due to their aluminum composition.  They are completely BPA and phthalate free as well as odor and taste neutral. 

Features:

• State-of-the-art engineering with pressure-relief valve and pre-ventilation system

• The integrated straw gives you easy access to your beverage without lifting or tilting

• No matter how you turn it – even upside-down – the New Active Top will never leak

• Perfect for carbonated beverages due to a special pre-ventilation system that slowly reduces container pressure before drinking

• Its few components make it quick and easy to dismantle and reassemble, ensuring safe and hygienic cleaning

• MSRP: $28.99

http://www.mysigg.com/product/36830

Hydro Flask Food FlaskHydro Flask 12 oz. Food Flask

If you have never tried a Hydro Flask bottle you don’t know what you are missing. If you have you know all the great things about them. The Food Flask as a lot of the same great qualities of their bottles but designed to transport food. The double wall vacuum insulated technology will keep hot foods steaming hot and cold foods chilled and fresh. The 18/8 food-grade stainless steel interior means non-porous storage with no residual odors or flavors from the previous day’s contents. The 12 oz. Food Flask is just the right size for snacks and in-between meal temptations. It's also small enough to easily throw into a backpack, book bag or purse. Durable and backed by a lifetime warranty, the Food Flask's 3.25" mouth opening allows for easy access for eating straight out of the container, as well as great pouring ability.

• Keep contents hot or cold up to 3 hours.

• MSRP: $21.99

http://www.hydroflask.com/products/hydro-flask-insulated-food-flask-12oz-small

Stio Hometown Down Kids JacketStio Hometown Down Jacket

Stio designed the Hometown Down jacket with 650-fill insulator to get their kids through harsh Jackson Hole winters. DownTek water repellent goose down keeps the crew warmer and drier during days filled with ski runs and après snowman sessions. Medium baffles provide heat retention while a Pertex Microlight Minirip Nylon shell sheds the elements. Helmet compatible hood, handwarmer and chest pockets. Ample interior stash pockets keep hats and gloves at the ready. 

Features:

• Pertex Microlight Minirip Nylon, 52g/m2 with DWR 

• DownTek Water Repellent Down absorbs 30% less water and dries 60% faster than untreated down 

• Soft, supple hand feel with high loft down insulation to retain heat 

• Thin baffles stabilize down and facilitate packing 

• Hand warmer pockets 

• Helmet compatible, fixed hood with elastic binding at front opening 

• Stio embossed elastic binding finish at hood, cuff and bottom hem to keep the snow out

• Internal stash pockets store on mountain essentials 

• Custom Stio™ silicone zipper pulls “Stuey-designed” interior Pinecone screenprint. 

• Stio™ Kids interior ID label ensures it comes home 

• MSRP: $159.00

http://www.stio.com/kids-hometown-down

Mountain Khakis Kids Original Mountain PantsMountain Khakis Teton Twill and Original Mountain Pant

Mountain Khakis understand that kids can be rough on clothes. Because of this they have introduced two new pants: The Teton Twill and Original Mountain Pant. Mountain Khakis has used the same great fabric that is used in their men’s pants but with kid-specific features including an internal elastic adjustable waistband. But the pants still come with some of the same great features as the adult’s pants as well, like diamond shaped action gussets. Lastly, these pants come in a wide range of sizes from 2T-11-12.

Features:

• Internal Elastic-Adjust Waistband

• Diamond-Shaped Action Gusset

• Reinforced Heel Cuffs

• YKK® Zipper

• Triple-Stitched Seams

• Mid-Rise, Relaxed Fit

• MSRP: $54.95

http://www.mountainkhakis.com/products/kids/pants/

Seirus Jr Headzos Wild HatsSeirus Jr. Headzos Wild hats

The more fun that parents make it for their kids to be out in the snow, the more the kids will be off-line, off the couch and outside, being active and learning lifelong, positive winter activities. Seirus makes a day in the snow fun for kids with its warm, knit "JR Headzos Wild” hats with separate neck ups. These cartoon pattern, three-dimensional sets can be worn together or separately. Each is warm, cozy, fun and made of fine gauge acrylic blend. There are nine cool designs, and the kids love to collect them all and mix and match. 

Features:

• Knit hat and knit neck-up combination

• Warm, cozy and comfortable

• Wear together or separately

• Fine gauge acrylic blend

• 9 cool designs

• Mix and match

• Collect them all! 

• MSRP: $34.99

http://www.seirus.com/snow-sports-detail/2355/?ltag=snow-sports-ByTag/junior-hats/

Coal Headwear The Youth FrenaCoal Headwear The Youth Frena

The Youth Frena is a smaller version of Coal’s best-selling Frena beanie. It is a perfect all-around beanie for any adventurous kid. It is available in a variety of tri-tone and solid color ways, and there is for sure one to please the kid in your life. The Youth Frena is comfortable and warm and has a modern fit. 

Features:

• Ribbed Knit Material

• Material: fine acrylic

• Modern Fit

• Machine Washable

• MSRP: $18.00

https://www.coalheadwear.com/catalog/fall-winter-2013/the-youth-collection/the-youth-knits/the-youth-frena

Stonz Winter BootzStonz Winter Bootz

These durable, yet lightweight hard-soled boots are designed for ages 1 through 15 and offer the next step in cold-weather outfitting to help kids and families enjoy the great outdoors. While Stonz’ popular soft-soled, flexible Booties cater to the developing feet of babies and toddlers, the new Winter Bootz meet the sturdier footwear needs for young walkers and older children keen for cold weather adventures. The new Winter Bootz are sleek, stylish, comfortable and extremely warm, and weigh in at just 0.7 lbs. per boot – a fraction of the bulk of many outdoor boots. In addition, the new boots boast all of the attributes Stonz customers have grown accustomed to including easy-to-put on-and-take-off design with extra wide openings, ankle straps that tighten and adjustable drawstrings that allow for a customized fit to all shapes and sizes of ankle and feet.

Features:

• Waterproof, slip-resistant soles that provide gripping traction while helping to prevent sliding on wet, snowy and icy surfaces.

• New XFS technology that allows Winter Bootz soles to be extremely lightweight without compromising slip resistance, durability, comfort and performance.

• Removable inner lining.

• Adjustable drawstring elastic around the calf that makes for a snug, cozy fit while sealing out snow and unwanted moisture.

• A temperature rating of -50°C/-58°F

• MSRP: $54.99 - $63.99 (depending on size)

http://www.stonzwear.com/STORE/Shop-All/Youth/Winter-Bootz/Department.aspx?DeptID=100&&AdID=144

Evolv Venga Kids Climbing ShoeEvolv Sports Venga Climbing Shoes

The Venga is a unisex kid’s shoe that sports a modern look and real rock shoe performance. They have a comfortable fit and a size adjusting heel strap for growing kids. Also it features a wide opening for the foot and hook and loop strap closure for convenience.

Features:

• Profile: Asymmetric toe profile

• Upper: Synthetic (perforated Synthratek upper)

• Lining: Nylon (comfortable and plush)

• Midsole: MX-P: 1mm sensitive half-length

• Sole: 4.2mm TRAX® high friction rubber

• Rand: VTR rand (thicker front toe area)

• Weight: 4.8 oz. ½ pair size 2

• Color: Lime green, teal

• Sizes11, 12, 13, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 US Kids

• MSRP: $45.00

http://www.evolvsports.com/shop/climbing-shoes/venga-kids/

Columbia Packed Out SlippersColumbia Packed Out Slippers

With a super soft footbed and Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining throughout, this versatile slip-on shoe is ideal for casual use indoors or out; whether kids are lounging around the house on a weekend morning or bursting out the door to see the new snow, these low-profile easy-on shoes with high-traction rubber soles will keep their feet warm and protected. The best part is that Columbia has made a pair of these to fit almost everyone in the family.

Features:

• Omni-Heat thermal reflective liner

• Non-marking Omni-Grip outsole rubber for optimal traction on all surfaces

• PU Coated full grain leather and suede overlays

• Synthetic nylon textile

• Removable molded EVA footbed for maximum under foot comfort and cushioning

• MSRP: $40.00

http://www.columbia.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Columbia_US-Site/default/Search-Show?q=Packed+Out+Slippers+&Submit=Go

Joovy Bicycoo Balance BikeJoovy Bicycoo

The Bicycoo’s frame is made of aluminum alloy so it is strong and lightweight just like high end bikes. The lightweight frame makes controlling the bike much easier for kids, unlike the heavier versions. The tires on the Bicycoo are rubber which are durable and are pneumatic (air) and refillable. The suspension qualities of pneumatic tires also give kids a much smoother ride. There is also a hand brake for the rear tire and a height adjustable seat.

Features:

• Aluminum frame

• Height adjustable seat

• Refillable 12-inch pneumatic (air) tires provide suspension

• Hand brake for rear tire

• Minimum Age: 3 Years

• Maximum Weight: 55 lbs.

• Product Weight: 8.75 lbs.

• Assembled Dimensions (L x W x H): 33.50” x 16.25” x 21.50“

• Adjustable Seat Height: 14 - 15.25 inches from floor

• Colors available: Red, Black (featured), and White.

• MSRP: $149.99

http://www.joovy.com/p-112-bicycoo-balance-bikes.aspx

Miir Bambini Balance BikeMiiR Bambini Bike

The new Bambini Kids Balance Bike is based on a sustainable giving platform: for every Bambini bike sold, another bike is provided to a child in need in the U.S or Africa through study- and work-to-own contracts. The Bambini balance bike features a durable yet lightweight steel frame and rugged 12” EVA foam tires that never need pumping, and is perfect for kids just learning how to balance and steer while riding a bike. Featuring an adjustable seat and handle bars, it’s best for kids 18 months – 5 years old and grows with your child.

Features:

• Lightweight and portable

• Four fun colors (blue, green, purple and red). 

• MSRP: $139.00

http://www.miir.com/

L.L. Bean Kids Adventure Sleeping BagL.L. Bean Kids’ Adventure Sleeping Bag 20 degree

Designed for young adventurers, this full-featured bag will help your kids get a great start backpacking. With fun boys' and girls' colors and a special accessory pocket for a headlamp or cell phone, they're sure to love them. Lightweight ThermaTek synthetic insulation is highly compressible, lofts high for excellent warmth and retains its insulating properties even when wet. Outer shell is made from tough 40-denier ripstop nylon, inner lining from super soft polyester taffeta. Unique hood design lets you open it flat or snug it up tight around your child's head for extra warmth. Dual zippers allow top of the bag to be folded down like a blanket.

Features:

• Full-featured sleeping bag for your youngest adventurers

• Perfect for getting your kids started backpacking

• In fun boys' and girls' colors

• Dimensions:  65" x 27".

• Fits kids up to 5’

• Weight: 2 lb. 2 oz.

• Packed size: 14" x 8".

• MSRP: $89.00

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/79245?feat=508828-CL1&page=kids-adventure-sleeping-bag-20-f

Bergans Nordkapp Jr. 18L Kids BackpackBergans Nordkapp Jr. 18 L Kids Backpack

For the adventurous 6-9 year old backpacker, the NordKapp Jr. features a ventilated mesh back, top lid and large opening for easy access and an external pocket. It comes with water bottle holders and compression straps to tighten the load. It also has some attachment points for hiking poles when your kids are done carrying them. 

Features:

• Volume: 18 L / 1,100 cu in

• Weight: 2 lbs. 10 oz. / 1.2 kg

• Fabric: 600D Polyester

• Color: Cobalt w/ Neon Green accents and Navy Blue w/ Red accents

• MSRP: $39.00

http://catalog.bergans.us/WebPages/Produkt/ProduktInfo.aspx?plid=469642&WebSiteMapNodeID=1007005

Slackers' Night Riderz ZiplineSlackers' Night Riderz Zipline

Slackers Ziplines has added a bright addition to their list of backyard adventures today with the launch of Night Riderz, a zipline with rotating LED lights.  The first of its kind, Night Riderz takes the fun of ziplining and turns it up a (glowing) notch to extend outdoor play from day to night. This bright new zipline lights up your seat with intense LED rotating lights. A glowing trolley light guides your ride from start to finish for a fun ride - day or night, bringing an illuminated adventure right to your backyard! Ziplines help improve strength, athletic skills, and balance all while riding on a seat just a just a few feet off the ground. 

Features: 

• 30 LED Lighted Seat

• 4 LED Lighted Trolley

• 4 Blinking Rope Lights

• Strong & durable steel trolley and hardware.

• Follow instructions for easy ride & gradual stop.

• Rope and seat remove easily for added enjoyment

• Thorough installation & safety instructions.

• Durable steel trolley–fully assembled!

• 250lbs Max

• Recommended for ages 8 and up

Seattle Sports TerraFun Pack Games• MSRP: $199.99

http://www.slackersline.com/shop/slackers-100-zipline-night-riderz-led-swing-3/

Seattle Sports TerraFun Pack Games

The perfect stocking stuffer for any age! Pack some micro-light fun on your next adventure with the TerraFun Pack Games. This easy-to-store game set features chess, checkers, and backgammon in one convenient package. A durable and fast drying game board has a chess/checker board on one side and backgammon on the other. The low-profile lightweight game pieces are printed with chess ranks on one side for dual purpose use. All this fun packs nicely away in the included zippered storage pouch. Great at home, in the woods, or at the cabin. 

• Playing instructions included. 

• MRSP: $19.95

http://www.seattlesportsco.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2059&idcategory=114

L.L. Bean TelescopeL.L. Bean Travel Telescope

View the night sky from anywhere with this travel-ready telescope – its lightweight design and compact tripod fit neatly into a backpack for easy carrying. Premium, multicoated optics provide maximum light transmission for clear, crisp images. A 60 mm refractor is ideal for both terrestrial and celestial observations. Interchangeable 20 mm (18X), 8 mm (45X), and 1.25X eyepieces provide different levels of magnification for viewing customization. Its 3X Barlow lens further amplifies magnification – an added bonus when you want to see fine details. Full-sized aluminum tripod with leg locks for quick, tool-free setup and stable viewing. Free Sky X astronomy CD allows you to locate and identify 10,000 celestial objects with your telescope. 

Features:

• Enjoy the night sky wherever you are with this traveling telescope

• Multiple eyepieces provide viewing customization

• Package optics include 60 mm refractor telescope, 3X Barlow lens, 20 mm, 8 mm and 1.25X eyepieces

• Tripod, backpack and astronomy CD also included

• MSRP: $79.95

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/80397?feat=508828-CL1&page=bean-s-travelscope-60-telescope&attrValue_0=Black&productId=1334030

Geomate Jr Geocaching GPSBrand 44 My Geomate, Jr

Give the explorer in your family something to discover in his/her stocking this year with the Geomate, Jr. - a geocaching tool, preloaded with 250,000 geocaches to hunt. The Geomate, Jr is a user friendly geocaching GPS unit that is simple to use. The Geomate GPS has a compass and the ability to set waypoint & navigate back to that point. It also has the ability to display latitude & longitudes for map use.

Features:

• 250,000 preloaded caches covering all 50 U.S. states

• Ability to load 20 custom caches!

• Cache info: ID, size, terrain, & difficulty

• Official geocaching log scroll

• MSRP: $69.99

http://shop.brand44co.com/p/geomate-jr-geocaching-gps-unit?pp=12

If your kid already owns a GPS, check out the Geomate Outdoor/Camping Partycaching Scavenger Hunt Kit. Players are presented with the Survival Mission and clues are provided which also educate the players about the outdoors and survival techniques. The kit includes the survival mission; a survival tool; five secret caches including a sprinkler; 12 treasures; and an official geocaching logbook and pencils. Suggested for 2-12 players and recommended for ages 9 and up, this kit retails at $29.99. http://shop.brand44co.com/p/geomate-outdoor-camping-partycaching-combo-geocaching-scavenger-hunt-kit?pp=12

HoneyStinger Kids WafflesHoney Stinger Kids’ Organic Waffles

Honey Stinger Kids’ Organic Waffles make a great tasting snack or lunchbox choice. For years, waffles like these have been sold throughout Europe and eaten by professional cyclists, so Honey Stinger decided to create its own version. Honey Stinger Kids’ Organic Waffles are the only product of their kind that is certified organic and available in a box containing six individually wrapped waffles. Made with USDA certified organic ingredients. Now the kids can have their own box of waffles!

Features: 

• No Artificial Colors or Flavors

• No Preservatives  

• No High Fructose Corn Syrup

• Available in Honey and Chocolate

• Unique, nutritious snack for active kids

• Perfect for lunch boxes or on the go

• USDA Certified Organic

• Only product of its kind available in a single serving wrapper

• 80 calories per waffle

• MSRP: $4.99

http://shop.honeystinger.com/kids-organic-waffles-honey/