An Outdoors Family review of Anatom Minimus kids walking boots

Gear review: Anatom Kids K2 Minimus Light Hiking Boots

We’ve been struggling for some time to find a pair of walking boots for our son that would give him the extra support across his feet that he needs while out on the hills. The problem? Most companies only do kids boots starting from a UK size 10, so our son has had to wear […]

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Gear review: Endless River Canoe Add-a-passenger clip in seat

Our Venture Ranger canoe came with only two seats which was actually a benefit when our son was very young. We put a couple of mats on the floor and could let him play without any worry of him falling over the side. Over the last year and a half he has really been wanting […]

Didriksons Hamres Jacket review by An Outdoors Family

Gear Review: Didriksons Hamres Jacket

When we were asked to review the Didriksons Hamres Jacket, we jumped at the chance! We are massive fans of Didriksons, having kitted out our son in their Boardmans waterproof suit for the last few years. If you fancy a look, you can see our review of that set here. The Hamres jacket is completely […]

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Don’t let cold weather stop you from getting outdoors – A guide to kids clothes layering

Now that the weather’s wetter, colder and snowier it certainly doesn’t have to mean the only option we have is to sit in front of a cosy fire with our thickest socks and snuggliest jumpers on. Sounds idyllic though right? I know for us that seems like something we may have considered back in the […]

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Gear review: Alpkit Carbonlite Ultra Walking Poles

We first started using walking poles on a multi-day trek around the Torres Del Paine Mountains in Patagonia in 2006. Since then they have been a regular part of our walking equipment and are used most times we are out. They provide particular benefits on long day walks, multi-day walks with heavier bags and on rough […]

Baltic toddler lifejacket review

Gear Review: Baltic 100N Toddler Lifejacket

A significant proportion of canoeing accidents and deaths occur on lakes and grade I-II rivers and there are two quite common contributory elements: alcohol and lack of an appropriate personal flotation device (PFD). I am going to assume that alcohol isn’t going to be an issue for toddlers… but appropriate flotation is vital, after all, […]

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Review of the LittleLife Ranger Child Carrier

We have been using the Ranger for a few months now over summer, having bought it to replace a much bigger and much more feature rich Vaude Butterfly Comfort carrier. Our main reasons for making this switch were the low bulk of the carrier, and the weight. At only 1.7kg, the Ranger is over 2 […]

Didriksons review by An Outdoors Family

Review of Didriksons Boardman Kid’s set

With a Scottish winter just around the corner, we had a fairly demanding expectation of what type of waterproofs we were looking for to keep our son warm, dry and protected from the elements which meant we could continue with adventures year round. After a bit of shopping around, we decided on the Boardman Kid’s […]

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Family tents for wildcamping/backpacking with pre-schoolers: What to consider

 Family tents for wildcamping Our experiences of finding the ideal family backpacking tent I don’t know if the idea of backpacking with young children is plain unthinkable to most tent manufacturers or if there is just not a market they think is worth pursuing, but there is, in general, a serious lack of good 4 […]

An Outdoors Family wildcamping sleeping system down quilt Enlightened Equipment

Down quilt: a real alternative to traditional sleeping bags for families

Down quilt: a real alternative to traditional sleeping bags for families* By Keith Sleeping bags are one of the heavier and bulkier items that you need when backpacking. This fact becomes even more of an issue when you are walking with young children, who can’t carry their own equipment yet. This is our sleeping bag […]