Hi there! As a mom of five young children (aged 2-11), finding a tidbit of sanity seems to happen easiest outside with fewer distractions and fewer messes we all have to clean up. Thankfully my husband agrees and is the powerhouse behind many of our adventures that happen as often as we can possibly manage. We live in Grand Teton National Park outside of Jackson, WY, and play hard year-round in the intense, Wyoming sun and Wyoming winters.
Having quality gear that I can depend on to keep my kids comfortable in any conditions is huge for me. There’s nothing worse than a kid whining because they’re cold or hot or wet (since we all know they find plenty of other things to whine about!) We have been continually impressed with Reima’s full line of gear for kids that not only looks cool but doesn’t bat a (gear) eye at the abuse my kids throw at it.
Getting kids outside is tough…I won’t sugarcoat those days when it takes us a solid two hours to leave the house. But it’s always, ALWAYS worth it. Worth it for the memories you build, the challenges they learn to overcome, and the bonding that brings your family closer together.
Check out my blog, Tales of a Mountain Mama, for reviews on all of the gear we use and trust, tips on making it all happen, and a good dose of reality so you know you’re not alone on this adventure. Also, find us on Instagram at @mtnmamatales and in our Outdoor Family Chat Facebook group.
Tuvalu Rash Guard
I love all of Reima’s rash guards, but this one, in particular, has a zip down that makes it easy to get over little heads…even if they happen to be wearing a sunhat. It feels great on her skin (she told me herself), has high UV protection (UPF 50+), and works well for wet or dry adventures.
Hete Spring Jacket
This light jacket is my daughter’s favorite because of the fact that it is fully waterproof which keeps her dry (and therefore warm), has a great hood that fits over any of her hats, and packs up fairly small to throw in a bag to just go.
Regor Ski Jacket
Like I said above, my kids play really hard. And they spend a lot of time on the ski slopes in the winter. The Regor is great for keeping kids warm and dry, putting up with them ripping off the jacket quickly (no failing velcro or snaps), and filling their pockets with all the necessities. I also love how Reima gear (including this jacket) really does keep them very warm.