Kids and the outdoors were made for each other — but that doesn’t mean all of the gear out there was designed for them. So, before you take them out for a memorable hiking or camping trip, make sure you find the perfect gear made just for them.
The North Face Dolomite 20-Degree Bag
Filled with highly compressible insulation, this youth sleeping bag will keep your kids and teens warm as temperatures drop. You can also unzip the full-length zippers on both sides to create a soft, insulated blanket. The bag has a rectangular fit and holds someone up to 5 feet tall.
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Marmot Kids Trestles 30-Degree Bag
This all-purpose, synthetic sleeping bag will keep your little ones warm and dry, even in sustained damp conditions. The bag comes equipped with dual zippers, zipper guards, two hang loops for airing out the bag and a stash pocket — the perfect place for them to store a snack or toy. It weighs 2 pounds 9 oz., making it perfect for your next hiking or camping trip.
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Osprey Ace 50 Kids Backpack
Designed for youth ages 10 to 17, this backpack is designed with comfort in mind, having a shoulder harness and mesh back panel. The pack features a removable, top-loading lid, as well as two zippered compartments in the top lid. There’s also a zippered sleeping bag compartment, integrated rain cover, internal compression strap and dual-stretch mesh side pockets.
Deuter Fox 40 Kids Backpack
Adapted from adult trekking backpacks, this pack has a carrying system that can grow with the child, featuring the Vari-Quick torso adjustment system. The Deuter pack also features a lid pocket, daisy chain, gear loops on the hip belt, a chest strap with an emergency whistle and side compression straps.
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Outdoors Geek has you covered for all of your outdoor gear, no matter your age. You’ll find everything from apparel and tents to campsite games the whole family will love. Come visit us in our store at 4431 Glencoe St. in Denver.