Category Archives: Gear Guide

The go-to place for rants and raves about gear we’ve used and abused, liked and loved. And don’t worry, I don’t like reading long reviews either, so I try to keep them short for you!

Mother’s Day Gear Guide 2017 (Review Roundup)

Mother's Day Gear Guide 2017 - mamanonthetrail.com

Mother’s Day is just a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t found something for your own mother nor have you given your partner (or children) any direction as to what you’d like. So here are some ideas based on reviews I’ve done in the past year. The items in this “Mother’s Day Gear Guide” have all… Read more »

ParrotFish Jewelry Co. Teething Accessories Review (+ Giveaway May 3-17)

ParrotFish Jewelry Co. Teething Accessories - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Mitten weather is officially over and Huckleberry’s hands have been busy in the carrier! Anyone else familiar with the hair-pulling, neck massages, shoulder pats and hand chewing associated with a busy baby on your back? We were so happy when Katarina of ParrotFish Jewelry… Read more »

Chloe by Momzelle: a Nursing Top for Active Moms

Chloe by Momzelle a nursing top for active moms - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Finally, a comfortable, breathable, versatile top for the mom who breastfeeds on the trail! And, for all you pregnant mamas out there, there’s even room for your growing belly! Meet Chloe , one of the most recent additions to Momzelle’s line of breastfeeding apparel, and… Read more »

12 Reasons Why Baby Sign Language is for You

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12 Reasons Why Baby Sign Language is for You - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Have you heard of Baby Sign Language before and thought “That’s not for me”? The first time that I heard of it, I had that same thought. I thought “Shouldn’t I focus on speaking? No one in my family uses sign language.” However, the second… Read more »

Bummis Reusable Food Pouches Review

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Bummis Reusable Food Pouches - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  As a family who spends so much time enjoying the outdoors, it is very important to us to be as green as we can. We are striving to live a more eco-friendly life, make more eco-conscious decisions, and adopt a minimalist lifestyle, but these… Read more »

Slugs & Snails Tights Review (+ Giveaway March 16-31)

Slugs & Snails Tights Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. I swooned the first time I came across Slugs & Snails tights. It’s not often I swoon, and especially not over clothing, but they are just too cute! As I looked into them a little further, I only fell more in love with the… Read more »

Shiva’s Delight Vegan All-Natural Deodorant & More (+ Giveaway March 14-21)

Shiva's Delight Vegan All-Natural Deodorant Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. I have been looking for a natural deodorant that I don’t hate for a while now. You know, one that I can wear to work AND while hiking, one that doesn’t leave me stinking before the day is over, one that isn’t too greasy… Read more »

Deuter Kid Comfort 3 Child Carrier Backpack Review

Deuter Kid Comfort 3 Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  As Huckleberry gets bigger and our adventures get a little more adventurous, we have quickly realized that our soft-structured carriers are not going to cut it. We needed something a little more rugged, with a little more support, that could carry more than just… Read more »

6 Reasons to Donate Breast Milk (+ Giveaway February 17-March 12)

Philips Avent Comfort Breast Pump - mamanonthetrail.com

*I received product and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions remain my own. I spent my first year of motherhood pumping and donating my breast milk to the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank. Inspired by Lindsay of Maman Loup’s Den and Stefanie of The Monarch Mommy, I looked into donating breast milk as soon as my supply was established and I… Read more »

Conquer Winter with Yaktrax Pro (+ Giveaway February 8-10)

Yaktrax Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. I don’t know about you, but we don’t stop hiking just because it’s winter. We would probably all go a little crazy in our own ways if we didn’t continue to get our Vitamin N in the cold, dark months of the year. However,… Read more »

Wee Woollies Review (+ Winter Layering Guide)

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Wee Woollies Review - mamanonthetrail.com

 I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  We are a “rain or shine” family, which also means that we get outside whether it’s +35˚c or -35˚c. In order to do this successfully, though, we need some “tools”. There’s an old Norwegian saying, “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing.” So to… Read more »

Nap Anywhere with this Video Baby Monitor (+ Giveaway Jan 9-Feb 5)

Philips Avent Video Baby Monitor Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. We own a video baby monitor. That is something I did not think we would say anytime soon. We live in a small 2-bedroom apartment and have not felt the need to own any baby monitor, never mind a video baby monitor. We can… Read more »