L.L. BEAN, K2, ABUS, HOBIE, KidPik, STIO, UGGSCause they're more tech savvy than you...so WHY BOTHER?
Opt for newstalgic outdoor FUN
Opt for newstalgic outdoor FUN
|Mad for plaid ---L.L. Bean outdoor toys with style include...snazzy water repellent cushion-plaid cover $55 ($65) for the timeless kid's pull sled w/ rope tow...in 2 sizes-$149 small-$179 large= smooth vertical snow sailing. Made of kiln dry no warp hardwoods finished w/clear water based lacquer. A real keeper.|
|L.L. Bean SONIC snow tube...pile in opportunities for solo or group rides on hard packed or fluffy snow...made of 1000 denier tough nylon protects the heavy duty inner butyl rubber tube, a cold impervious semi-rigid polyurethane base, sturdy handles, straps+nylon webbing tow for going back up the hill.|
|Plaid, plaid world...courtesy of L.L. Bean|
|Rollerblading-aka inline skates-ready for a comeback(?)-K2's for fast mobility speed fiends or dry land hockey slap-stickers. Start at $85 Marlee and Raider skates for kids-with vibration absorbing frame, interlocked on the base for balance aid, a stability cuff PLUS five full sizes of adjustable-up to $435 for the new tricked out MOD series in adult sizes.|
|We wish we had these super fitting/supportive ankle twist banisher- K2 ice skates growing up...vs old fashion lace up kind! Pictured Rink Raven BOA$110-recreational skate with size adjustable feature +easier on/off with that dial fit technology. The integrated blade mount-allows wearer a lower center of gravity for ez (er) balance...with Original K2 Softboot® w/ brushed liner+water repellant materials for warm, dry comfort.|
|Snowboard boots-have evolved...so much so that even carry-on luggage only type of travelers -who rent the latest boards...haul around their own boots. These rock! With BOA adjustments, insulation, and grippy Vibram outsole-pictured are W Haven...but kid versions ($119.95-$159.95) also sport inner heat moldable liners for great fit+BOA dial lacing system.|
|durable Vibram outsoles...|
|integrated LED rear light|
|ABUS is a German company that precisely engineers bike helmets par excellence that kids will think are cool looking. Featured-one of several youth specific styles-Youn-I Ace-: extended foam visor for face protection, deep temple+neck protection, in mold for durable fusion of the outer shelling shock absorbing helmet material, size adjustable, ventilation via multiple air vents, foamed in fly net, .., pictured above-the integrated LED rear light|
|LOVE THIS DECK-talk about a retro stunner-the Original Super Surfer Skateboard from water sports specialist HOBIE|
|Mahogany and maple woods lovingly hand crafted into this beauty of a mini surfboard by Hobie w/ 100% urethane wheels+steel trucks. Delivers in a replica box too. Sweet. $220...carried by a few brick+mortar shops and online|
(than your elderly all black wardrobes)
|SO CUTE KidPik subscription service-delivers one-to a year's worth of carefully curated coordinated girl's clothing, accessories, and shoes-in fab gift packaged box...aimed at the sporty-through frilly leaning gals (plus other options). Just further proof GEN Z has more style than their 'rents...AND pay for what is kept-return the rest via free returns and exchanges.|
Above the Happy Holidays treat-for day-night occasions. Akin to having a personal shopper for certain ages. Classics she'll wear everyday imo.
|Trendy choices-include this glimmery choices-like the metallic handbag in Pantone's color of 2018-Ultra-Violet.|
Cause they revere retro (but better...DUH)
|DTC label STIO-takes the classic puffer vest silhouette-workwear inspired M Woodson Vest-$189 (color-Falcon) in S or m will fit older kids easily-insulated w/ 650 fill water repellant down by Allied Feather™inside waterproof/breathable Delfy™ membrane-2L microfiber fabric. Wide baffle stitching-and front slash pockets (one inside too)- gives it major style points...|
|Woodson Vest in Orion Blue|
|Every suburban teen-or tweener may have a pair of the original UGGS already-but a few new takes on the retro version-as in this winter worthy SUNBURST TALL- will garner all the social media 'likes' like ever.|
BIG ADDED PLUS...new tech on old school bonus points...
For serious grip-a few UGG styles NOW serve up the ultimate slippery ice grabber Arctic Grip™ Vibram® outsole...including on our top pick-these REYKIR WATERPROOF that even hip urban ladies will melt for-with the brand's ultimate warm-plush comfort (UGG Treadlite Midsole) plus a fairly flattering shape via a drawstring-metal toggle..$250