Must-haves for Kids' Summer DaysPosted by Whole Earth | 05.27.2020
Must-haves for Kids’ Summer Days
Summer is here and uncertainty reigns. But there’s one thing you can be sure of – your kids will want to be outdoors as much as possible. Ideally you want them to wear clothing that will protect them from UV rays and wear shoes that will protect those precious feet from sharp rocks and be equally at home on dry land and in the water. And where will you find them? At Whole Earth, of course!
Whole Earth is always on the lookout for good-looking quality clothing for children. Why? Because we have kids, and we know how hard they can be on clothes. Good quality clothing lasts and can be passed on to younger members of the family. For example, it’s a point of pride with Patagonia to have room for multiple names on the ID labels in their children’s clothing. We like passing along kids’ clothing in our own families and among co-workers. So here are a few of our favorites that could be just what you’re looking for when choosing summer clothing and shoes for your kids.
Capilene works for kids just like it works for adults. Patagonia’s Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily T-shirt provides 50+ UPF protection in the backyard and in the water. Made of a quick-drying stretch material, it has set-in sleeves for freedom of movement and comfort. And it’s not just for summer wear. This shirt can also worn as a baselayer for warmth in wintertime. It’s available for boys and girls, and, because it’s made by Patagonia, you know that it’s a Fair Trade item and Earth friendly.
Next up, shorts. Marmot is making 100% nylon shorts for boys and girls that are water and wind resistant as well as breathable and quick-drying. These versatile shorts are ready for fun in the sun or in the water. The Marmot Girls Augusta Marie Shorts have mesh hand pockets for drainage. The Marmot Boys OG Shorts, have mesh hand pockets and a built in liner for double duty as a swimsuit.
Now, what about shoes? We like summer shoes for kids that are tough, easy to clean, and that can be worn on the trail or in the creek. We love our Chacos and Tevas, so of course we share the love with our kids.
The Chaco Kids Z/1 EcoTread Sandals are ready for just about anything. There’s no toe loop and the backstrap helps to keep them on. The slip resistant soles give extra stability on slick surfaces. And if they get dirty, hose them down or toss them in the washing machine (be sure to air dry). These shoes are so tough that they can often be passed on to siblings.
The Teva Kids Hurricane XLT 2 Sandals are lightweight with an EVA foam footbed and a rubber sole for comfort, durability and great traction. The quick-drying straps are made with recycled material that keeps two plastic bottles out of the landfill. Tevas are quick to put on and take off and are easily adjustable. You can soak or take a hose to dirty Tevas, but please don’t clean them in the washing machine.
These are just a few of the items from our kids clothing and shoes collection that can get your kids through a summer’s worth of fun. And don’t forget to take a look at our kids’ sale items. Take advantage of the great prices to stock up for the next major growth spurt and to get a head start on Fall and Winter prep for the days when the weather turns cold once again.