1a. Oakiwear Toddler & Children’s Neoprene Waders
MSRP: $79.99 to $89.99
Another junior tester used these waders in 2014 and never wanted to take them off. The one-piece design, which includes built-in boots, is suitable for little ones to get into the waders on their own. The 4mm neoprene kept our angler warm, even in the wind and rain. The front hand-warmer pocket is a nice addition. The high-back wader is completely leak-proof, tough and perfectly suited to youngsters taking up a rod for the first time in Alaska.
1b. Oakiwear Toddler & Children’s Breathable Waders
These waders are perfect for fishing, hunting, clamming, boating, playing in the rain, mud or water: just about any outdoor activity requiring protection from the elements. They are easy to put on, thanks to the breathable fabric and built-in boots that are neoprene lined. Our 6-year-old tester loves his pair, and we think your kids will, too.
2. Kelty Big Dipper 30 Kids Sleeping Bag
This is a great starter sleeping bag for your burgeoning camper. Our youngster loves sleeping in it in a tent or just rolling around the yard. It fits kids up to 5-feet-tall, so we expect a lot of use from this item. The bag is rated to 30℉.
3. Kelty Woobie 30 Boys Sleeping Bag
This cushiony sleeping bag wrapped our little tester in a warm cocoon, and he says “I love it.” It’s kept him warm during cool nights and has made sleeping outside a treat. Fits kids to 4-feet-tall and is rated for 30℉.
4. Turtle Fur Kids Frost Liner, Micro Fleece Lined Comfort Shell Skull Cap
Turtle Fur makes some really cute hats for kids. From days on the riverbank to playing in the snow, this hat is soft, cozy, fits well and comes in 15 patterns and colors so your kids can choose one they like most.
5. Turtle Fur Fleece Kids Turtle Neck, Double-Layer Fleece Neck Warmer
So soft and comfortable your kids wonʼt mind adding this to their wardrobe. Great with a base layer and vest in fall when the days are turning colder and absolutely necessary on those bitter January days.
6. North Face Infant Lilʼ Snuggler Down Suit
From ice fishing above 0℉ to skate skiing the Alaska trails with one of those Chariot sleds, this is a versatile item to invest in for your babiesʼ comfort without slowing down your outdoor lifestyle. Made from 550-fill down and featuring a ¾-length zipper extending to the leg for easier dressing for the kids.