Chaos Mirabela Hat
Made of hemp and recycled polyester, this eco-friendly lid one-ups traditional ball caps with its sustainably made fabric and style.
$28, chaoshats.com

 

Outdoor Research Guardian Jacket
Ample stretch in this waterproof, highly breathable men’s and women’s shell enhances fit and comfort—and it stuffs into a pocket to stow easily in a pack.
$199, outdoorresearch.com

 

 

 

 

Gregory Icarus 30 Youth Pack
As fully featured as an adult pack, this one includes a breathable foam back panel and adjustable suspension to accommodate a growing kid.
$110, gregorypacks.com

 

 

 

Outdoor Research Solstice Sun Bucket
When sun protection is this cute, it’s hard for kids to say no; hidden bonuses: UPF 50+ fabric and a moisture-wicking band inside. 
$26, outdoorresearch.com 

 

Danner Trail 2650
This insanely light, breathable shoe for men and women has enough support and traction to handle any local trail.
$150, Treadz, 812 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs

 

 

The North Face Kids Resolve Reflective Jacket
Lightweight, waterproof/breathable, and mesh-lined, this shell earns props from parents, too. 
$70, The North Face, 405 E Cooper Ave

 

 

 

 

Keen Kids Targhee Waterproof Boot
With a leather upper, grippy sole, and easy-pull lace system, this hiker provides sure footing and a supportive fit. 
$70, Treadz

 

Cotopaxi Ostra 30L Backpack
The retro look, padded back panel, water bladder holder, and laptop sleeve easily take this pack from trail to town.
$100, cotopaxi.com

 

 

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