Review: The Top Climbing Gear for Kids

7 essentials for raising a little crusher
By Shannon Davis ,

This story originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of our print edition.

Photo: Andrew Bydlon

Review: Deuter Kid Comfort Air

If your kiddo’s little legs can’t carry him along fast enough to maximize crag time or the terrain is too rough or steep, give him a luxurious, complaint-free ride in the Kid Comfort Air. Read full review.

Review: Edelrid Kids’ Shield

A fun helmet means kids love to rock it, making it more effective than one they never want to wear. Read full review.

Review: La Sportiva Stickit

The Stickits, a bona fide climbing shoe with sticky rubber, have a nifty heel adjustment that enables parents to dial in fit across two full sizes. Read full review.

Review: Petzl Macchu and Body Harness

Couple the Macchu with the Body chest harness to ensure that tiny climbers taking little whippers stay upright. Read full review.

Review: Petzl Picchu

Parents loved that it meets safety standards for both climbing and cycling, so it’s essentially two helmets in one. Read full review.

Review: Edelrid Fraggle

Get two-in-one protection for kids up to 88 pounds with the Fraggle full-body harness. Read full review.

Review: Crimp Chimps Chalkbag

The hardest part for our test crew was choosing which “power animal” they wanted. Read full review.

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