Deuter launches first women’s fit hiking kid carrier

As a hiking family, there’s arguably one piece of gear that’s essential — a carrier. Choosing the right carrier can […]

Shoes for all Your Outdoor Summer Adventures

Summer is here! That means school is out, the temperatures are rising, the days are longer and adventures abound! That […]

6 Outdoor essentials every guy needs in his hiking pack

  Hiking, backpacking and adventure travel all require an array of gear. From the outdoor essentials to the luxury items, […]

How to Pack for a Hiking Vacation

Spring break is right around the corner. All that’s standing in your way now is packing for your trip, which […]

Fitness Trackers: Finding the right one for you

For many of us, January is a time when we set new goals for the coming year to improve and […]

How to keep your family warm on trail in winter

As we head into winter and have the added challenge of trying to stay warm, one of the most common […]

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoor Family

It’s that time again for our annual holiday gift guide to help give you ideas for the outdoor adventurers on […]

How to find the right fit with a frame carrier

Finding a hard-frame carrier that fits mama (or daddy!) and her little one can be confusing and overwhelming to both […]

Love the Layer You’re in: Cold Weather Camping

I learned early to layer in the winter. Growing up, I was always cold. Our house was drafty and we […]

How to save money on outdoor gear

There’s no doubt outdoor gear is expensive. Outfitting yourself in hiking boots, wicking layers, a waterproof jacket, a soft carrier […]

Choosing the right shoes for your beginner walker

One of the most exciting milestones for a parent is watching their little one take their first wobbling, awkward steps. […]

How to enhance your lifestyle and well-being with electric bikes

This summer, due to various circumstances, we decided to become a one-car family, temporarily, from early summer until fall. We […]

How hats help keep families safe outside

When my son, Mason, was born, I didn’t have very many friends with kids, so like many new moms, I […]

5 Hiking essentials that are worth your money

When my family relocated to Vermont in the Spring of 2017, we suddenly found ourselves with a ton of free […]

Types of Water Treatment for Hiking and Backpacking

I’m a big believer that some of the best family memories occur outside. When I think back to my own […]

Raincoats review: Staying dry on the trails

As we head into summer, one thing we need to prep for while out hiking is the surprise shower. When […]

Backpacking with the Family: Four-Man Tent Review

Backpacking with the family is a combination of good planning, patience and carrying the right gear with you. After a […]

Balance Bikes vs. Training Wheels

Teaching your child to ride a bike can be one of the most exciting experiences for you and your little […]

Sleep Soundly – Review of Kids Sleeping Bags

If your family is gearing up to go camping with kids this summer, finding the right kids sleeping bags will […]

Gourmet on the Go – Trail Meals for Families

Whether you want to take a trip into the back country for a few days or want to hike all […]

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We often talk about inspiring wellness here at Hike it Baby. It’s so important that it is one of our […]

Outdoor Family Gear: New Brands Roundup

This past January, our Hike it Baby team ventured to Outdoor Retailer to meet with companies and organizations serving outdoor […]

Snuggle Up – Comparison of Double Sleeping Bags

When you start to think about backpacking, you start to research gear. A lot of gear. To me, there are […]

Light it Up: Headlamp Reviews

In this roundup of headlamp reviews, Shanti tests out six headlamps for hiking and camping with the whole family. I’m […]

Down for Adventure – Comparison of 7 Lightweight Jackets

I am a hot hiker. No, not a supermodel, y’all; I mean I get HOT when I hike. But I […]

Caring for Your Down Jacket

So you have a snazzy new down jacket and you want to get the most life out of it you […]

The New Era of the Family Camping Tents

As your family grows, it’s common for your family’s tent needs to grow, too.  For us, life before Mason was […]

5 Sports Bras for the Active Woman

Boobs, the twins, the ladies, our bust – we’ve probably all got quite a few names we like to use. And, […]

Hike it Baby Style Picks: The Elusive Women’s Winter Jacket

I turn into an ice cube when the thermometer reaches 40°F (4.5°C). I also live in a state where it’s […]

Hard-framed carrier: improve the quality of your hike

Sky was a little over a year old when I was finally mentally prepared enough to try a long day […]

Essential Winter Hiking Gear for Families

“There’s no bad weather as long as you’ve got the right gear.” For the most part, this is true. But […]

Best Bike Trailers for Kids – Gear Review

Bike trailers for kids are gaining in popularity for those who like to fit more into their daily routine. What […]

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoor Family

Looking for gifts guaranteed to get your family outdoors doing what you love? In our annual holiday gift guide, we’ve […]

5 Gear Essentials for Hiking in the Rain with Kids

Just because you’re outside hiking in the rain doesn’t mean you have to be soaked to the bones. Make sure […]

Wool Clothing: From Beach Day to Winter Play

In the hunt for all things winter, I perennially spend an exorbitant amount of time looking at clothing. I obsess […]

Find Your Best Trail Shoe: What’s Pronation Got to Do With It?

One of the first things you learn when you start hiking is that appropriate footwear is a must. It’s important […]

Hike it Baby Style Picks: The Lightweight Jacket

Cass joins us again for another installment of Hike it Baby Style Picks. This month we are talking lightweight jackets […]

Don’t Drop Your Camera While Carrying Your Kid – A Gear Review

Let’s face it, a camera hanging around your neck while you stoop over to pick up your child is a […]

Hike it Baby Style Picks: UPF Clothing

Editor Note: We’ve been working on this new feature for a while now. I’m so thrilled to introduce our Monthly […]

Threadlyte: Secondhand Retailer for Hiking Gear

Have you ever turned down an opportunity to get outside with your kids because you felt as though you didn’t […]

Babywearing Dad’s Review From Wrap to Soft Structured

Hiking Yosemite with our new little one I didn’t know much about carriers when I became a father. I knew […]

The Outdoor Dad’s Gift Guide

This Fathers Day, take the time to appreciate the amazing strength and love that Dad provides to the family each […]

Rolling Into Spring : Stroller Review

The Hike it Baby community is rolling into spring and using our favorite wheeled-gear to get outside with our families. […]

Review: Mountain Marsupial 4-in-1 Jacket

For me personally, one of the hardest parts of heading onto the trail with a baby in a carrier is […]

Hiking in the Snow

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” Looking out the window at two feet of snow blanketing […]

Adventuring with Toddler Gift Guide – Part 2

We have compiled even MORE amazing products that are Hike it Baby tried and tested to add to our Holiday […]

Oh Baby, Gifts for the Littles

Heading into the holiday season with a new baby and just starting to get out there on the trails or […]

Adventuring with Toddler Gift Guide – Part 1

We are continuing to share our holiday gift guide with more amazing products!  We’ve covered awesome kiddo boots and other […]

Stomp it Out! Boot Gift Guide for the Holidays

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one magic piece of footwear that would work for all infants and toddlers […]

Hike it Baby Fun Gift Ideas for Trail Explorers

This is the first of a series of holiday gift suggestions we will be posting over the next 10 days […]

Winter Layering Options for Mothers

After two pregnancies, two nursing babies, and four years working in the outerwear department at R.E.I., I’ve had the chance […]

Winter Gear for Adults

Often we spend so much time focusing on how to dress our children for outdoor winter adventures, we forget that […]

13 Days of Giving

Every year we have a big blow out giveaway of great prizes at the end of the year as a […]

State Shirts Are Back!

Photo Credit: Ryanne Ototivo State shirts have been relaunched for a limited time only! Adult and toddler sizes are available […]

Review: Bike it Baby WOOM bikes

Last fall when Mason ran over picked up a little kids bike in the park, I couldn’t help but smile. As […]

Blanketed in the Outdoors

My family loves being outside as much as we can. We hike, we bike, we sleep under the stars – […]

The Battle – Keeping Mittens on Little Hands

It’s almost Spring. I can’t wait. Spring means no more dealing with the constant battle of keeping mittens on my […]

Review: LifeStraw Go Bottle

A few months ago, I was complaining to my hubby about how heavy our two year old son Mason was […]

Medical Kit Must-Haves For the Day Hiking Family

As many of us know hiking with children brings many challenges. One of these hurdles is always safety. The easiest […]

Thrifty Gear Guide – Buying on a Budget

Have you noticed all of the amazing sponsors Hike it Baby has attracted lately? Our mission to get families outdoors–on […]