Hard At Play: Kids’ Outdoor Gear Roundup

Winter + Spring 2022-23

1. Rocos Idea Up & Free Adjustable Ski Boots

Kids grow fast! To avoid buying a new ski boot mid-season, these boots can expand up to three sizes. A small key is used to lengthen the boot and a patented, accordion style, expandable liner moves with the boot. Available in three models spanning from 16 to 25.5 Mondo.

$110-$160

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2. Dynafit Youngstar Ski Touring Set

Any families looking at a hut trip this winter or spring should consider this kids’ Alpine Touring set. With boot sizes starting as small as 21.5 Mondo and skis as short as 120 mm, this set targets the 7- or 8-year-olds and older. The kit comes complete with skins.

$700

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3. Sweet Protection Winder MIPS Helmet Jr.

This brand-new helmet is lightweight and ideal for cruising groomers and hitting the terrain park. The youth-specific shell size is especially engineered for smaller and more elastic heads with relatively higher volume. The fleece liner is comfortable and easy to remove and wash. The moisture-wicking liner inside is comfortable, easy to remove and to wash with adjustable, turn dial, removable earpads.

$130

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4. Sweet Protection Ripley Junior Goggle

With a minimal frame for small faces, these goggles maximize the field of vision for shredders between the ages of 3- and 12-years-old. It pairs perfectly with the Winder Jr. helmet to avoid any gaps, keeping kiddos safe and warm. The frame around the lens was specifically designed to protect the lens even when laid lens-down on a table during breaks in the lodge. The cylindrical lens uses the same technologies as in the adult versions.

$90

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5. Flylow Mighty Unicorn Mitt

Made in-part from upcycled materials from production scraps in the Flylow factory, this eco-minded mitt is well insulated and prime for kids who have their hands in the snow all day long. It’s 10k/10k waterproof and has 220g back of hand synthetic insulation with 100g palm spaceloft insulation. 

$55

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6. Farm to Feet Waitsfield 2.0 Ski Socks

These ski socks are high-quality with 200-needle construction using soft and comfortable 19.5 micron wool. The Waitsfield 2.0 has targeted padding in the shin to keep charging groms comfortable in their boots for longer.

$23

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7. Hootie Hoo Kid’s Tiptop 3L Kit

This fun, new brand is making high quality protective layers, so kids can stay out longer. The Tiptop 3L kit is their most waterproof and durable set for kids looking to spend a lot of time out in the snow — even in stormy conditions. These items have all the extras, just like adult shells, with a forearm ski pass pocket, snow skirt, venting zips, internal mesh pocket, quick stash pockets, reflective elements and more.

$175 (bib) & $185 (jacket)

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8. Tentree Kid’s Treefleece Crew + Sweatpant

Snuggles are always great, but when your snuggle bug is wrapped in super soft and environmentally sustainable materials, that feels really good, too. Made with 55% organic cotton, 26% recycled polyester and 19% tencel lyocell, these layers are soft and durable. The crew has a ribbed collar, cuffs and hem band, while the sweatpant has forgiving, elasticated waist and cuffs.

$35 & $30

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9. Komperdell Free Touring Junior Poles

Kids can hike, and kids can ski — ergo, kids can go ski touring! Komperdell released their first Junior ski touring poles this year, and they are perfect. They are adjustable from 105-120 cm and feature an extended grip zone over sturdy 7075-T6 aluminum with their Powerlock 3.0 slide adjustment lock. The poles include the ultralight Vario basket and tungsten/carbide flex tips.

$120

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10. Muck Boot Kid’s Element

This fully waterproof and fleece lined boot uses 5 mm neoprene to keep little toes warm while playing out in the cold, wet and snow. The Cool Weather Lining provides a soft interior, and the lightweight EVA midsole gives support along with a rubber cup outsole for excellent traction.

bioDEWIX Footbed Insert Topcover with NZYM for Odor Control and Moisture Management

Comfort Range: -20°F to 50°F / -30°C to 10°C

$100

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11. Hydro Flask 20 oz Kids Wide Mouth Bottle

When your kids start asking you to refill their 12-ounce bottle All. The. Time! It’s time to upgrade them to the 20-ounce version. All of Hydro Flask’s Wide Mouth bottles use compatible tops, including the new Widemouth Flex Straw Cap, which allows the flex handle to be swapped out for different colors. This is great for making the bottle as unique as possible to recognize it amongst all others.

$38

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12. Helly Hansen Graphic Lifa Merino Set

The Lifa technology wicks away moisture, while the merino wool works its natural thermal regulation magic balance of breathability and heat retention. These cozy layers are great for any cold or wet weather activities, and with reinforced fabric on the knees, they’re perfect for the in-lodge or condo apres-ski play in front of the fire.

$80

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