Kids' Summer Adventure Essentials
As we start planning for all the adventures we can go on post-government restrictions it's important to remember that the kids' need quality kit too. The more comfortable they are in the outdoors the more likely they are to enjoy it and therefore they'll be keen to get out with you more and more.
We have chosen some of our favourite pieces of kit for kids' to ensure versatility for year-round use, they might be mini in size but they still offer maximum performance, style and comfort points.
A favourite for adventurous kids, the Resolve jacket comes in a range of colours for both girls and boys and is waterproof, windproof and breathable. It is perfect for keeping them dry and comfortable as they explore the outdoors, features include a storm flap over the front zip, secure hand pockets for storing pocket money and reflective logos to keep them visible in low light conditions.
Street appeal meets practical weather protection in this Reactor Wind Jacket. Available in neutral colours too, this jacket provides wind and moisture resistance on finer days. It's a lightweight, highly breathable and versatile layer which is perfect for adventures at home and on holiday alike.
Waterproof, mesh-lined and with an elasticated waist, these Resolve pants from The North Face are easy to get on and off over existing trousers and shorts. They keep young explorers dry even in the most torrential of downpours so the adventure can continue in all conditions.
The comfort and casual style of a long sleeve t-shirt come together with performance materials in the NosiLife Barnaby T-Shirt. Soft next to the skin and quick drying it also incorporates NosiLife insect-repellent technology which helps to prevent bites and stings from occurring.
From den building to day hikes, these Convertible trousers from Craghoppers were built for adventure. Light and durable with the ability to zip off the lower legs and with permanent insect repellent to reduce bites and stings, they're an adaptable choice that can handle changing environments and fluctuating temperatures with ease.
The Glacier Zip Neck fleece is so versatile it can be used anywhere, whether it's an extra layer against a cool summer breeze or must-have jumper for cold rainy days. Made with Polartec classic microfleece it is warm, durable and quick-drying, while the 1/4 zip allows on-the-go venting or a close, draft-free fit around the neck.
The Moab FST Low Hiking Shoe from Merrell makes a great choice for adventurous kids wanting to play in all conditions. The M-Select Dry waterproof construction helps to keep feet dry, while the non-marking sole offers superior traction on a range of terrains whether they are running around the garden or running around the hills.
Osprey produced the Jet 12 backpack so adventurous youths could carry their own kit in comfort as well as style. The ventilated back panel and padded shoulder straps provide reliable comfort, stretch mesh stash pockets offer fast-access storage, and the zipped main compartment can fit a hydration bladder, spare layer, snacks and more.
The Polar Buff brings you the best of both worlds: stretchy, breathable microfiber polyester and soft, warm fleece to make the most versatile of all Buffs. The kid's version is a little smaller than the adult's version but you can still turn it from a scarf to a hat or balaclava with ease, for comfort, when the weather turns.
Ideal for budding explorers, the Nitestar Junior sleeping bag delivers comfortable warmth in a durable package. The tapered mummy shape increases thermal efficiency and reduces weight, while the offset double layer construction helps to prevent cold spots. With a two-way zip that can be opened from inside the bag and anti-catch piping that helps prevent the zip from snagging on the lining, it’s an easy-to-use choice well suited to warm weather camping.
About the Author:
Charlotte Fish - Outdoor Expert
Charlotte discovered her passion for the outdoors in her early teens and has never looked back since. Her pursuit of outdoor activities has taken her all over the world but she truly believes there is no place like home.