Raise your hand if you like board games. Anyone? I know our famly loves a good game night. So we were thrilled to get the opportunity to check out a new climbing-themed board game a few weeks ago. The game is called “First Ascent,” designed by Philadelphia-based climbers Kate Otte and Garrett Gibbons. First Ascent can be played with 2-5 players, and takes 45-90 minutes to play. It is recommended for ages 14+. From the official game description: “The goal in this strategic and competitive game is to gain the most points by climbing the best route up the mountain…Read the rest of this entry →
Category Archives: Gear Reviews
Every climber worth their chalk knows you can never have enough gear! Pros and cons of gear I’ve used, loved, and hated!
A while back I was contacted by mifold, a company whose sole product is a booster seat that is…wait for it…smaller than a Bible!!! I’ll be honest, at first I was skeptical. But after watching the videos on how it works, I agreed to give it a try. The idea behind it is simple, and more than a little bit genius – regular booster seats are designed to lift the child up, putting them in the same position that an adult would be. The mifold does the opposite – the child stays where they are, but the seatbelt itself is…Read the rest of this entry →
Not sure about yours, but our household never has a shortage of mud. While some seasons of the year are decidedly more notorious than others, I find myself battling muddy feet, clothes, shoes, hair (yes, hair!), sometimes on a daily basis. It’s like every mud puddle has an irrestisible gravitational pull around it that my kids are destined to become one with. Which is why, in our household, there is also never a shortage of mud boots. Many times we happen upon free boots in exchange for an honest gear review – you can find our previous love for STONZ…Read the rest of this entry →
Well, the shoes, that is. As for the other, one person in our family has always been high tech enough to have the rest of us all covered. But back to the shoes. Recently I was contacted by Hi-Tec, a company that is probably a household name for anyone that likes to hike, backpack, or pretty much do anything outside that requires a solid pair of shoes. They asked if our whole family (minus Little Z, since they don’t carry sizes small enough for her!), would be interested in testing out some footwear of our choice for review. As if…Read the rest of this entry →
Ok so this darling little company that makes amazing kid’s mittens didn’t actually go anywhere, but I reeeeaaaally wanted that to be the title of my post, so indulge me please. Although if you live in the South, you probably haven’t given winter gear a second thought since, say, February. But it’s that time of year again, the time when you drag out all that winter wear and realize JUST HOW MUCH your kiddos have grown in a matter of mere months (and also how much you love that cute pair of super warm boots…but that’s for another post.) So for those…Read the rest of this entry →