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Family: Child-friendly outdoor gear from head to toe

Small explorers and big adventures

With a new children's shoe quintet, the sleeping bag duo Alpli 400 SYN and Kobel 500 SYN as well as kidswear for the great outdoors, VAUDE is ensuring that children too can follow the path of nature with a playful spirit and with high quality gear.

VAUDE knows children! This is reflected not only in a family-friendly personnel policy that includes an in-house childcare center (and a far above-average birthrate of our employees). Our product management employees themselves are deeply and personally familiar with the needs of children and they’re passionate about R&D with a strong focus on the details. After all, when it comes right down to it, their own children benefit from great outdoor products as well.

 

Children’s outdoor footwear for all occasions

VAUDE offers a wide range of children's shoes and is launching two new models for summer 2019. These outdoor shoes are aimed at small explorers who want to follow in their parents’ footsteps and discover the diversity that nature has to offer – or who want to venture out on their own.

The Kids Aquid (a combination of Aqua and Hybrid) is an ideal companion for kids who love the water – but they’re also great for wearing in the backcountry as well. Neoprene padding makes them superbly comfortable to wear barefoot and they are designed to be worn both in and around the water. (Our nearby Lake Constance says hello.) The extended toe cap provides optimal protection and keeps debris out when your child is playing in rough terrain. The rubber sole has a fish-scale tread for excellent traction and offers both comfort and support on slippery terrain with biomechanical flex notches.

The Kids Pacer III lives up to its name – it’s a nimble shoe that is just as great for speeding around in the schoolyard as it is for the first hiking tour with their parents. The upbeat design and practical Velcro fastener make it a superbly kid-friendly companion; a non-slip sole (stability index V Flow3) and extended toe cap provide the necessary traction and protection for off-road adventures.


Snug as a bug in a rug

Even the longest and most beautiful days of outdoor discovery eventually come to an end; next on the agenda for small outdoor fans: Good night, sleep tight! An evening around a campfire and a night in a tent or a cabin is usually an unforgettable experience for children.

Alpli Adjust 400 SYN und Kobel Adjust 500 SYN – these are our new options for a cozy night under the stars. While the Alpli with its child-friendly owl design is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 8, children and youth up to 1.65 meters will find the Kobel to be the perfect match. The size of both bags is based on Germany’s most current sizing statistics.

When it comes to technical details, the two sleeping bags are on equal footing with our bags for adults: a thermal collar prevents heat from escaping in colder weather, the contoured hood and an exceptionally skin-friendly and soft material inside ensure true comfort throughout the long nights of camping or other outdoor adventures. The eco-friendly bluesign materials – unfortunately still a rarity with children's sleeping bags – also allow the parents to sleep in peace.

The Kobel has a really clever detail: side arm openings. This means your child can wear the sleeping bag while playing, around the campfire and during breakfast in the tent. The Alpli is optimized so that parents can make all of the adjustments from the outside, while still allowing kids to make adjustments from the inside as well. And that's not all – because both sleeping bags can grow with your child. The foot box can be shortened or lengthened by 25-35 cm with a user-friendly zip. This reduces the volume of the foot box for smaller children – so the bag warms up to a cozy temperature even faster! 

 

VAUDE Children’s apparel – waterproof protection for the outdoors

Think high performance outdoor jackets are for adults only? Think again! The Kids Muntjac 2in1 Jacket is proof. This multifunctional 2in1 softshell jacket was specially designed to meet the needs of children and has everything they need for the outdoors: maximum freedom of movement, robust workmanship and a child-friendly design.

The Kids Muntjac 2in1 Jacket is a versatile softshell with a hood – it’s 100 % windproof, water repellent and very breathable. The detachable sleeves turn it into a vest in a few easy steps. In addition, three child-friendly color schemes make them even more fun – whether on the way to school, on a mountain holiday with the family or on the next adventure into the forest.

The Kids Kikimora Jacket, a stylish knitted fleece jacket for all-season use, also has great potential as your child’s next favorite. With an integrated hood, casual handwarmer pockets and a patch pocket at the front, you can tell just by looking that VAUDE has been developing functional outdoor clothing for decades. Think mom or dad needs one too? Too bad – the Kikimora jacket only comes in sizes 92 - 164.

 

Green Shape Label – keeping an eye on nature.

It’s never too soon to start taking care of planet; VAUDE starts right at the beginning with its children’s products. Eco-friendly bluesign system materials are not only used for sleeping bags. Our entire Children's Apparel Collection also carries the VAUDE Green Shape Label, which guarantees environmentally friendly and socially fair production. So you can enjoy nature without any worries. After all, future generations should also have the right and the opportunity to experience outdoor adventures both large and small.

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