The best kids gear should keep them dry, warm, and safe from head to toe.
Our youth testers at Fish Alaska have spent hours and hours on the boat, riding snow machines, hiking, and of course fishing around the state to provide the best kids outdoor gear list possible.
This is the best outdoor gear for kids for 2019
|Sunday Afternoons Kids Toaster Hat|
We love that the fabric used to make this fleece-lined hat is resistant to both water and wind. Not only is it totally warm, but the chin straps are handy and create extra warmth, as well as keep the hat in place when the boat gets on step. There is a brim built in to keep water and sun out of the wearer’s eyes. This hat offers great protection for the little ones when fishing.
|Caddis Breathable Stockingfoot Youth Wader|
These breathable waders are comfortable as reported by our youth testers, ages 8 and 11. They include integrated gravel guards, neoprene booties, a pocket both inside and outside, a wading belt, and repair kit. Seams are taped, glued, and stitched, and feet are taped inside and out, making them one of our best kids gear products. They come in four sizes.
|Klean Kanteen Insulated Kid Classic 12-ounce with Kid’s Loop Cap|
Graduate the kiddos to the 12-ounce size in these environmentally friendly, easy-to-handle, kid-sized water bottles. Klean Kanteen makes a durable and safe product for kids that is well insulated keeping our kiddos’ water ice cold. We like the Kid’s Loop Cap as well and our 4½-year-old tester was able to operate the lid herself, making the list for best kids gear.
|Hot Chillys Youth Midweight Crewneck Top and Bottom|
Extra softness, flat seams, and a crewneck make this a comfortable, medium-weight, layering set for kids. The best kids gear for outdoor families requires quality products in youth sizes. A top and bottom like this are great for all seasons.
|Arcade Belts Ranger Youth|
Epic outdoor belts by Arcade are also available in youth sizes. The beauty in this stretchy and durable belt is that it is sized for kids ages 4- to 12 and can be adjusted as your child grows, which makes this a best kids gear awardee in 2019.
|The North Face Toddler Tailout Rain Jacket|
The Tailout is a lightweight- and breathable rain jacket for kids by The North Face. It’s extremely well made with thoughtful design features. This jacket is nice and long for added protection, with elastic cuffs and a lined hood that keeps kids extra dry.
|Drift Creek Outdoors Kid’s Granyte Frogger Rain Jacket and Pants|
This well-made, heavy-duty, rain suit for kids is completely waterproof with welded seams. It is also abrasion resistant, stretchable, and quiet. The reflective strips increase visibility and it is soft enough for kids to feel comfortable, resulting in one of the best kids gear items this year.
|Bogs Kids’ Amanda Dot Boots|
Our four-year-old tester loves these Amanda Dot boots made by Bogs for the number-one reason that she can easily put them on and take them off. Waterproof, low-top boots are a handy footwear option for Alaska’s kids. It doesn’t replace a knee-high boot but it has multiple applications.