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 hot stuff
Take it outside!
Heading into the great outdoors? Whether it’s day-trippin’ at a nearby park or exploring the wilderness at a weeklong camp, check out this roundup of great gadgets, on-the-go gear and games to make that outdoor adventure extra memorable.
Smooth rocks are no match
for the grippy rubber soles on the
Cypher Code Breaker climbing shoes
for kids. Now it’s never too soon for kids to hit the rocks - even preschoolers can strap in their feet with the easy, secure Velcro straps and wear them all day when out camping, on a hike or at a climbing wall. Available locally at The Hoarding Marmot or online at
All natural, vegan, organic and nut-free, the Shue Bug Spray is safe for the whole family – and it comes without the familiar, foul scent of most bug sprays. The 2.7 oz container
is travel-size for hiking pockets or taking on a plane. Available locally at Arctic Baby Bottoms or
Keep kids cozy all night in the Deuter Little Star child’s sleeping bag. The hood is padded for extra comfort, and the foot of the bag can be expanded a foot to accommodate growth spurts. Bonus: Kids can get in easily with a two-way zipper and store valuables in the bag’s internal pockets. Available locally at the Hoarding Marmot or online at
Four-way stretch, UPF 50 sun protection, quick-drying – the BUFF Junior is the perfect, versatile headgear for kids outdoors. Wear it as a sun guard on the back of the
neck; as a face mask, hood or balaclava against cold; wear it as a fashionable cap, do rag, headband, or even hair tie; or wear it knotted in the back like a pirate. Options for wear are endless, as are the color choices available. Available locally at Big Ray’s, Beaver Sports, REI, Skinny Raven Sports or online at
With Darn Tough’s performance fit socks, your kids can trek the wilderness, climb rocks and trees, engage in sports and avoid blisters and sock bunching. These socks are also quick-drying and naturally antimicrobial since they are made with merino wool. Available in multiple lengths and imaginative patterns. For
a list of local retailers, visit
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