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!

Ékolubi Nursing & Babywearing Necklace Review

Ékolubi Nursing & Babywearing Necklace Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received a custom nursing and babywearing necklace in exchange for this review. All opinions remain my own. *Cette critique est aussi disponible en français.   Growing up around a lot of little cousins, I quickly learned to keep my hair tied back and jewellery to a minimum, and to wear contacts over glasses when possible. Babies are grabby little… Read more »

Kirby’s Ruffwear Roamer Leash Review

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Ruffwear Roamer Leash Review - mamanonthetrail.com

Picture this: You are scrambling up a steep rocky incline. You have 40 pounds of gear strapped to your back. You are doing your best to keep moving onward and upward despite your lovely friend, Gravity, pulling you back down. You are using your hands for balance and momentum. Around one wrist is a leash and…HEY! IS THAT A SQUIRREL?!… Read more »

MiaMily HIPSTER Baby Carrier Review

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MiaMily HIPSTER Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. Right around the 4-month mark, Huckleberry began staying awake on hikes. At first just for short periods, and only on some hikes, but now he remains awake for at least an hour if not longer on every hike. And he is getting SO curious… Read more »

Waterproof Teething Mittens Review

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Waterproof Teething Mittens Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. Picture this: Your baby is 12 weeks old. His cheeks are rosy, drool is pouring from his mouth as if a tap was turned on, and he is attempting to shove his entire chubby little fist into his mouth. He is teething. You offer… Read more »

Kirby’s Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash Review

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Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I have had dogs my entire life and never have I cared about their leashes. I should rephrase that, never have I put effort into finding a leash I liked. There were leashes that I didn’t like, and leashes that I was indifferent about. It wasn’t until we won a Ruffwear prize pack from Valhalla Pure Outfitters last summer that… Read more »

Kirby’s Ruffwear Palisades Pack Review

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Ruffwear Palisades Pack Review - mamanonthetrail.com

Have you ever bought a backpack before? The sheer amount of packs available can be overwhelming, not to mention the features and fits and styles available. I bought my Black Diamond pack about 6 years ago when I was heading to France for six months and wasn’t looking for much beyond a decent fit and carryon compatibility. It’s actually designed… Read more »

Getting Back Out There with our Onya Baby Outback (Review)

Getting Back Out There with Our Onya Baby Outback - mamanonthetrail.com

Long before we made the decision to start trying to conceive, I was already casually checking out baby gear online. I love to research and plan and make lists, and when thinking about having a baby, there is a lot of research and planning and list making to do! Once we learned we were pregnant, I started working on a… Read more »

Our Short Hike Diaper Solution (Review)

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Our Short Hike Diaper Solution - mamanonthetrail.com

We have only ventured out for short hikes, lasting no longer than an hour and a half, since Bébé was born. So, with a bit of planning, we haven’t had to attempt a trail-side diaper change…yet. We bring the diaper bag along and leave it in the car so that we can change him before we head home if need be,… Read more »