Our hiking with kids packing list

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Living in Switzerland, you cannot call us new to hiking, but we are, for sure, a bit messy when it comes to packing. Since we have kids, we got a bit better organised but still, we kept either forgetting necessary things or packing too much useless stuff. But we have learned from our mistakes, so today we are sharing with you our own hiking with kids packing list (also printable PDF) that has already worked well many times for us, so maybe it will be helpful for you too.

Packliste fürs Wandern mit Kindern

Free printable Hiking with kids packing list PDF download (En) → Link

There are a few rules we have created before ever setting foot on the trail.

  • First of all, make sure you check the weather forecast before packing for hiking so that you can adjust what to wear and what to take accordingly.
  • Second, what you wear on your hike is nearly as important as what you carry with you, so think efficient.
  • And finally, make sure your mobile phone won`t run out of batteries and memory space to contain all those amazing pictures you’re going to take on the way!

Hiking with little kids, you have to think about cutting weight from your baggage and still make sure you have everything you need. We had to decrease the difficulty and distance of your hikes and we had to invest in a more ultra lightweight and comfortable hiking gear. So here is how our packing list looks like:

  1. Waterproof hiking shoes: Columbia Eco Shoe Conspiracy grownups and kids
  2. Waterproof/breathable jacketColumbia Outdry Ex Featherweight Shell
  3. Ultraweight/waterproof backpackGregory any-weather backpack
  4. Water bottle: Sigg aluminium drinking bottle with Neoprene protection
  5. Hats: D’n.a.d.A trucker
  6. Snacks: Sigg aluminium lunch box & Sigg outdoor cutlery
  7. Clothes: Peak Performance Hood, Schöffel Shirt (S.Café technology), Fjällräven Pants
  8. Sunscreen: A-DERMA Protect Creme SPF50+ 40 ml
  9. First aid: 100% plant-based wound-Spray WUNDE (for the whole family and even little kids)
  10. Sunglasses: Cerjo polarized sport junior filter sunglasses
  11. Insect repellentTICKLESS Ultrasonic Tick Repeller for children between 0-6 years (non-toxic, environmentally friendly and work without releasing any chemicals or odours).
  12. Child carrier: ergonomic child carrier PHIL & TEDS ESCAPE (or water-repellent BabyBjorn One Outdoors baby carrier)
  13. Wet towels: WaterWipes (the only wipes that contain 99.9% water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract)
  14. Diapers: 3-4 Pampers
  15. Knife: one Victorinox knife for kids and one for adults
  16. Handkerchiefs: Tempo
  17. Pacifiers: Philips Avent pacifier
hiking with kids packing list
Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry
Packliste fürs Wandern mit Kindern
Columbia Youth Freecamp Sledder WP Kids
Packliste fürs Wandern mit Kindern:Conspiracy Titanium ODX Eco Shoe
Columbia Conspiracy Titanium ODX Eco Shoe
Packliste fürs Wandern mit Kindern in der Schweiz
Hiking Gear
Columbia-Wear-Hiking-with-kids-in-Switzerland
Columbia Outdry Ex Featherweight Shell
Wandern mit Gregory Backpack und mit Kindern in der Schweiz
Gregory Mountain Backpack
Gregory Backpack for hicking in Switzerland with kids
Gregory Mountain Backpack
Packliste fürs Wandern mit Kindern in der Schweiz
Victorinox knife, adults & TICKLESS Ultrasonic Tick Repeller for children
P1020199
D’n.a.d.A Vintage Trucker Snapback 2.0
Wanderungbekleidung, wandern in der Schweiz
Peak Performance Hood, Schöffel Shirt (Ice Cafe® technology), Fjällräven Pants
Packliste fürs Wandern mit Kindern
Hiking Gear
Packliste fürs Wandern mit Kindern
Sigg Outdoor Cutlery & Cerjo Sunglasses
Suncream & Packliste fürs Wandern mit Kindern
A-DERMA PROTECT Creme SPF50+ 40 mlt Kindern
Wund-Spray WUNDE
Child carrier for hiking in Switzerland
Phil and Teds Escape Carrier
Phil and Teds Escape Carrier Switzerland
Phil and Teds Escape Carrier
Wandern mit Kinder Packliste
BabyBjorn One Outdoors baby carrier

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*Some of the items mentioned in this article were sponsored and some bought by me. I only ever mention products that I would recommend, whether I was being compensated or not.
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