Must-Have Outdoor Gear for Kids
Winter has definitely arrived here on the ‘Wet Coast’ but that doesn’t mean the outdoor fun has to come to an end. Whether you’re splashing in puddles or rolling in snow, Boomers and Echoes has the right gear to keep your little ones comfy, cozy and playing on! They love supporting local BC and Canadian companies, so you’ll find that many of their products in store and online are from companies close to home. Their top picks for outdoor gear are:
Muddy Munchkins by MyMayu – Looking for boots that will not only protect your child from the wet, cold weather but allow them to more freely while they run and play? Look no further than MyMayu! Their line of Muddy Munchkin boots are waterproof, lightweight and flexible to let your little one explore in all kids of weather without being tripped up by clunky footwear. Adjustable toggles and removable liners means these boots will fit your littles ones much longer than most. We also love that they are vegan and the soles are BPA free and completely recyclable. Good for the earth and your munchkin too.
Kamik Boots – Big kids can be hard on their footwear, but Kamik is up to the challenge! Their Bluster boot is made with a 100% waterproof 4-way stretch, lightweight neoprene upper including built in weather handles that makes for easy dressing and comfortable play. The WorkDay2 boot is also 100% waterproof and comes with a removable thermal liner and adjustable nylon collar that keep feet dry and warm in a wider range of weather! No matter what your play environment, Kamik has a boot to suit!
Jojo Maman Bebe Waterproof Jackets & Dungarees – This great UK brand of PVC free outdoor gear will keep your little ones warm and dry as they splash and play, no matter what the weather. Both jackets and dungarees are machine washable, and fold into a small self contained pouch that make it easy to pack into a diaper bag or stroller. Their adjustable straps mean that you will get 3 seasons of wear from your purchase, and the foot straps secure the pants to the bottom of the boot, and keeps water out! Best of all they are made to meet the very high European standards so you know that you are getting the very best quality for your little one!
Stonz Mittz – Frustrated by mittens that constantly fall off or don’t keep your munchkin’s hands warm? Stone Mittz are the solution. Stonz Mittz are stylish and practical with a water repellant nylon outer and insulated with Thinsulate. The extra-long wrists are designed to go over outerwear, with toggles at wrists and upper arms to ensure they stay on plus clips that make lost mitts a thing of the past. They even include a fleece layer on the back of the thumb to help relieve those wet noses making them perfect for all day winter play!
Ergo Baby Rain & Winter Covers – For the littlest ones bundled up in a carrier, keeping them warm and dry is a breeze with the Ergo Baby Rain & Winter Covers! Both styles feature elasticized hoods, drawstring elastic pouch adjusters and 100% Polyester Water Resistant Ripstop Fabric outer layer, with the winter version adding a cozy fleece liner for extra warmth. Cold and rain won’t keep you from venturing out in comfort and style!
Polar Feet Stroller Blanket – This blanket is truly the most versatile piece of outdoor gear we have found. One side is cozy fleece and the other is wind-and water-resistant nylon to make a snug blanket that protects your little one from all the elements. Strong snaps around the edge and an adjustable elastic strap to hold the blanket in place on most single and double strollers, car seats or baby carriers. It can also be used year round with kids of all ages as a comfy picnic blanket or soft changing pad. With a wide range of styles, there are as many colour options as there are uses!
Get your little one outfitted head to toe for weather of all kinds at Boomers and Echoes Kids & Maternity at Westview Shopping Centre. They’ve got a wide variety of new and high quality consignment Infant, Children and Maternity items at great prices to keep you on the go in the cold, rain, wind or snow!