REI Co-op Kindercone 25 Kids’ Sleeping Bag Review

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Kindercone Sleeping Bag Review

Welcome the Kindercone sleeping bag review! Both my kids have the REI Co-op Kindercone 25 Kids’ Sleeping Bag. I believe this is the best deal on the market for a low temperature sleeping bag, currently running $59.95. Plus if you are part of the REI co-op like I am, you can use your dividend towards your purchase.

Kindercone Sleeping Bag Review: Warmth

Since we are often camping in the mountains in Colorado, it can get pretty cold at night. Our pop-up camper and buddy heater do a good job at keeping the temperature up during the night, but this sleeping bag ensures my kids get a comfortable night’s sleep while we are camping. The 25°F rating means that your kids will stay warm in temperatures as low as 25°F.

The bag is made with synthetic materials to shield against the cold and dampness should that apply. Also, the synthetic polyester fibers make it easy to wash and more difficult to absorb moisture if your child has an accident (although I always recommend putting a pull-up on your young kids while camping, even if they are potty trained). Additionally, its mummy design wraps around your kids for extra comfort and warmth.

The storage bag is attached to the sleeping bag and can be used to shorten the bag. You stuff the excess material into the bag and cinch it with the drawstring. Shortening the bag to fit your children’s height will keep them extra warm. This bag fits kids up to 5’5”. Heck, I could get away with using it at 5’1”.

Kindercone Sleeping Bag Review: Design

Last but not least, besides the degree rating, my favorite feature is the cute camping design. REI comes out with new designs every year for boys, girls or gender neutral options. I love them all!

If you are in need of a new sleeping bag this season for yourself (if you are short like me) or for your kids, I highly recommend the Kindercone. It certainly has provided my kids with many good nights’ sleep, and has given me piece of mind that they are warm and cozy.

Outdoor Easter Basket Ideas

I’m not opposed to having tons on candy on holidays, because YOLO. But it is nice to mix it up and have a few items that embrace this turning point in the season. What better way than to have an outdoor themed Easter basket? The weather is getting warmer, and I’m getting excited for all the outside time to come. Easter usually seems to be that turning point where the days are longer, sunnier, and warmer. Yay!

Here are a few ideas of items for your kiddo’s outdoor themed Easter basket.

outdoor themed easter basket ideas
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1. Gardening kits

I love this idea of getting kids interested in gardening and nurturing something on their own.

2. Jump rope

What better way to get your kids moving than a jump rope? Mine don’t need any help moving, but this will help to wear them out. I like this one with the animal handles.

3. Sandbox toys

Last year, I made my kids a sandbox, and now we are ready to use it again.

4. Bubbles

This seems so obvious, but my kids have never had a bad time blowing bubbles. Here is a cute Easter themed pack.

5. Sidewalk chalk

What goes better with bubbles than sidewalk chalk?

6. Kites

For the windy days…

7. Sunglasses

Keep your kids’ eyes protected with these sunglasses:

8. Sun hat

While you are keeping them protected from the sun, go ahead and get this cute sun hat.

9. Bug catcher

My boys love to find little creatures and keep them if we allow it. What a great way to kick off the spring!

10. Confetti Eggs

Finally, confetti eggs round out this list for an outdoor themed Easter basket. We have done these every Easter, and they are best done outside where you can make a mess. The confetti serves as a reminder of how much fun the kids had until it eventually dissolves.

For more outdoor themed Easter basket ideas check out these blogs:

Goexplorenature.com

Everydaysavvy.com

Nurtureandthriveblog.com

Happy Easter!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Adventure Dad

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Where there are outdoorsy mommies, there are likely adventure dads. Welcome to the 2018, father’s day gift guide for all the outdoorsy dads out there. There isn’t one type of outdoorsy dad. Their hobbies can range from grilling in the backyard to a full on fishing obsession. This gift guide highlights all types of dads and their type of adventure. On Father’s Day, our goal is make the dads in our lives feel special and show them we care. I hope this gift guide helps you narrow in on the type of dad you are shopping for.

Mountain or Road Biking Adventure Dad

Biking Dad Gift
Photo: KustomCaps Laser Etched Custom Headset Caps

If your guy is really into biking, then he might be into personalizing his bike with these laser etched headset caps from KustomCaps . These headset caps, brings his bike to life. From the quirky to tough, choose from one of their pre-made styles or if you are more creative, make your own design. Prices range from $8.99 to $37.99.

Fishing Adventure Dad

Style meets functionality with these Ray-Ban Men’s New Wayfarer Polarized Square Sunglasses, Tortoise, 58 mm. The polarized lenses help him spot the fish in the water before they bite. Priced at $143 on Amazon.

Boating Adventure Dad


The Garmin Quatix 3 GPS Watch is the Garmin watch for the water. Features include tide data, weather updates, fish catch log and a navigator. As you’d expect, it’s water-proof up to 100 meters. This splurge runs at $399.

Grilling Adventure Dad

Sometimes the adventure is in your backyard while making a beer can chicken. This Tenergy Grilling Thermometer is blue tooth enabled and is compatible with a BBQ grill and a smoker. Now he can get back to doing other dad things or entertaining guests at a BBQ while making dinner.

Camping Adventure Dad


Let your camping dad know you think he deserves the best. The YETI Hopper Flip 8 Portable Cooler, Field Tan is top of the line. This portable cooler will hold his beers or lunch for any daytime camping activities.

Hiking Adventure Dad

 Hiker Hunger 100% Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles  are light weight and collapsible. Hiking will be more enjoyable, and he will be able to summit more difficult terrain.

Running Adventure Dad


Every dad could really use this Outdoor Research Men’s Echo Tee. This shirt has polygiene fabric that is patented to provide odor control. How cool is that?

Scuba Diving Adventure Dad

Awesome-Maps Dive Map illustrates diving spots throughout the world. The diver in your life can plan his next trip or remember the awesome dives he’s accomplished. It’s a nice keepsake and decoration for the adventure dad’s home.

Traveling Adventure Dad


The Lumina Ultra Compact Portable Charger ensures the traveling adventure dad can keep his gadgets charged at all times. Whether he’s on an airplane or on a trail, he can keep his phone charged for staying connected and taking family selfies.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads that keep the adventure in our lives.