Cool stuff for kids
1. Spy+ Targa Mini MX Goggle
Suitable for children and youths, these trail-riding goggles offer more eye protection than sunglasses, blocking UV light, bugs and stones. Available at MEC and MEC.ca. $36
2. Packable Pails
These full-sized beach pails easily collapse to just a few centimetres to fit in your suitcase for travel and leave more room in your beach bag. Choose from a variety of colours. Available at packablepails.com. $14.99 US
3. Komperdell Ski Set
Available in styles for boys and girls, these skis are ideal for children taking their first strides. A wide platform aids balance and stability. Set includes universal bindings, skis and poles. Available at MEC and MEC.ca. $55
4. Bixbee duffle bags
A must-have accessory for kids looking to show off their personality while travelling. Compact enough to be a carry on item, they are still large enough to carry everything needed for the trip. Choose from a variety of sizes and colours.
Available at bixbee.com. From $19.99 US
5. Kombi Body 2 Merino Wool base layer
Kombi’s classic two-layer merino wool blend suits every young winter-lover’s needs because it’s breathable, insulated, quick-drying and offers a versatile mid-weight warmth factor. Tops and bottoms sold separately.
Available at kombicanada.com. $40 each
6. Kombi Animal Family Mitts
An appealing, fun-to-wear design will encourage kids to keep their paws warm during the cold winter months, while waterproof inserts will keep them dry.
Available at MEC and MEC.ca. $24
7. Copa Cabana Tee
She will be styling in the sun in this tee from Peekaboo Beans. Comfy for playing and napping on that sunny vacation, there is a soft, removable label, it is pre-shrunk for a perfect fit and mixes and matches with a number of items from this collection.
Available at peekaboobeans.com. $38
8. Burton Minishred Fleece Set
A great baselayer for wee explorers hitting the slopes or playing outside in the snow or rain. Ultrawick fleece moves moisture, the fabric stays soft and softlock seams prevent chafing. Available at MEC and MEC.ca. $49
9. Smith Holt Jr Snow Helmet
Safety first. This helmet features a discreet style that combines all-season performance with safety ratings for ski, snowboard and bike. The adjustable elastic at back ensures a comfortable fit. Available at MEC and MEC.ca. $75
10. U-Lace Kiddos shoelaces
These snap-in mix n’ match shoelaces are a great way to customize footwear. They snap in easily so kids can do it themselves and they come in 14 colours so there are endless combinations to try. No tying means no tripping on laces either. Available at U-lace.com. $3.29 US