By Britney Hope
The only thing worse than jet lag is
when your little ones have jet lag too.
Keep their circadian rhythms in check
with Gro Clock, a unique device that
uses images of the stars and sun to let
your kids know when it’s still nighttime,
and when it’s OK to get up. Perfect
for adjusting to different time zones,
parents can set the clock based on
the number of hours they want their
kids to stay in bed, and the images
naturally change from nighttime blue
to daytime yellow, regardless of what’s
actually going on outside your hotel
SWIM LIKE A NINJA
Perfect for swimmers in love with the
sea, the revolutionary H2O Ninja Mask
makes snorkelling feel effortless.
Inspired by equipment used by deep
sea divers, the unique, full-face seal
lets the wearer breathe normally
underwater without anyone having
to shove a snorkel in their gob. The
innovative design prevents the mask’s
shatterproof lens from fogging up, and
gives swimmers a 180-degree view
of the underwater world. The masks
come in sizes for adults as well as
kids, because the family that snorkels
together, stays together.
Ultimate Family Vacations | FALL 2017
Even history’s great explorers always made
sure they were prepared. Here are the latest
gadgets and gizmos to get your family geared
up for their next getaway.
ONE SMART BUTTON
One of the best parts of vacation is seeing the world through the eyes of your kids.
Benjamin Button, the first intelligent wearable camera for families, is about to take the
experience up a notch. This hands-free clip-on memory-maker is water, dust and dummy
proof, and records for up to three hours using facial, sound and movement recognition
technology. It also selects the best video clips automatically, and doesn't use active WiFi
or Bluetooth technology, transferring to approved devices only — which means the only
people who get to see what your kids see is you. This little beauty is still being tested as a
prototype, so skip the store and pre-order online.
CLIMB BEFORE THEY CRAWL
A real explorer doesn’t let a baby stop
them from reaching the summit — they
just strap them in for the ride! The MEC Kid
Carrier is built for mountaineers and their
mini-me’s, with a backpack suspension
system, a five-point child-restraint harness,
and an adjustable attachment point.
Designed for babies up to 23 kilograms
who can sit upright unsupported, parents
can unclip the diaper bag to use it as
a daypack, and keep their little one
sheltered from the sun with a protective
hood when they hit the trail.
A TOOL FOR TEENS
When your teen starts bugging you
for a sleek (and, coincidentally, sharp)
multi-tool for all his or her daring
adventures, you can skip the argument
and still sleep at night thanks to
Leatherman's Tread LT, a fierce-looking
new wearable. Engineered with 29
different screwdrivers, wrenches, hooks
and openers connected through a series of
stainless steel links, this bad-to-the-bone
bracelet is adjustable to accommodate
any wrist size, and is fully customizable.
Due to hit shelves this October.
Whether your kids are hiking up
a jungle slope or taking a break
between deep dives, this innovative,
BPA- and Phyhalate-free Food Flask
by Hydro Flask is guaranteed to keep
their noodles hot and their smoothies
cold, thanks to its unique TempShield
insulation. Backed by a lifetime
warranty, Food Flask is also made
with pro-grade, stainless steel, which
means old flavours don’t mingle
with new — because spaghetti and
strawberry just don’t mix.
FALL 2017 | Ultimate Family Vacations
MY FIRST TILLEY HAT
Suiting up for some serious sun?
Don’t forget the ever-iconic Tilley
hat, a proudly Canadian-made
product offering the very best in
sun protection and functional style.
Tilley’s brightly coloured junior-
sized organic cotton chapeaus are
equipped with UPF 50+ protection,
a cinch cord to keep it from falling
off, buoyancy in water (for when it
inevitably does fall off), and a secret
pocket for tickets, treasures and
encouraging notes from Mom.
COME SAIL AWAY
Whether your small sailor prefers
Pirates of the Caribbean
handcrafted sailing ship kites are sure to
inspire a sense of adventure wherever
you are. Made in collaboration with
Balinese artisans using locally-sourced
bamboo and nylon, these beautiful
white kites are Fair Trade, come in a
flurry of colours, and fly best on strong
winds. Ideal for the beach or a faraway
countryside, whoever’s hoisting the sail is
sure to get carried away.