Category: Outdoor Fun

Best Bicycle Seat

What is the best bicycle seat? To answer that question, we tried out 13 different seats with riders of various shapes and sizes. Which was best for long rides? For men’s comfort? Women’s comfort? We ended up doing 7 hours of researching, including interviewing three bike industry experts for their feedback. Here are the winners.

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Best Outdoor Ping Pong Table

What’s the best outdoor ping pong table? To find out, we surveyed the readers of our books (2.1 million copies in print). We ask our table tennis enthusiasts which outdoor ping pong tables were the best. Here’s what they told us are the best bets.

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Best Rechargeable Headlamp

What’s the best rechargeable headlamp? We love headlamps—but if you use it frequently, a rechargeable headlamp saves in the long run. Plus if you use a headlamp for running or your work, having a fully charged headlamp is reassuring . . . and you don’t have to worry about running out of juice in the middle of a run or project. We tried out 11 different rechargeable headlamps, checking for easy of use and battery life. Here are the winners we’d recommend.

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Best Affordable Balance Bike

What’s the best affordable balance bike? You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good balance bike for your toddler. We tested 9 balance bikes with actual toddlers to determine which ones were the best value . . . and the most fun! We looked at ease of assembly and compared safety features.

With the price of some balance bike topping three figures, we discovered there were several affordable options that were safe and fun. Here are the best bets.

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Best Glow-in-the-Dark Rope

What is the best glow-in-the-dark rope? And why would you want it? We asked the camping enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorites—and then we did another 8 hours of research, comparing brands for quality. Which rope is best for camping? For bug-out bags? Here are the ones we liked the best.

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Best Trampoline

What are the best trampoline? We surveyed the readers of our parenting books (2 million copies in print) to find the best trampolines. We looked for trampolines that were easy to assemble, durable and, of course, FUN! Here are the ones that are the best bets.

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Best Inflatable Sprinkler

What’s the best inflatable sprinkler? To find out, we tried out several popular inflatable sprinklers, from unicorns to dinosaurs. Which were most fun? Easiest to set up? Here are the best bets!

FYI: We’ve been rating and reviewing products for children, families and the home since 1994! We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported.

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Best Kids Headlamp

What’s the best kids headlamp? To find out, we asked the experts: kids! We had a group of children try out 9 different headlamps to find the ones that were most easy to wear, to use . . . and most fun. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best pH Meter

What’s the best pH meter? Best for soil? Water in a pool or spa? What about the water in an aquarium? We tried out a dozen pH meters designed for water and soil. We then asked gardening enthusiasts among our parent readers for their feedback. Finally, we ask experts who professionally use pH meters (think chemists, wine makers and so on) how to find the best meter for your needs . . . and when you can save by getting a basic model. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Running Headlamp

What’s the best running headlamp? As someone who runs three times a week—and in the dark when its winter—I can tell you the difference a good headlamp can make. A comfortable yet secure fit is key, but a headlamp that can adjust for different conditions is also key. To find the best running headlamp, we tried out 7 different models. Then we asked the running enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorites. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Balance Bike For 2 Year Old

What’s the best balance bike for 2 year old? We tested 9 balance bikes with actual toddlers to determine which ones were the best value . . . and the most fun! We looked at ease of assembly and compared safety features. With the price of some balance bike topping three figures, we discovered there were several affordable options that were safe and fun. Here are the best bets.

FYI: We are Baby Bargains, the #1 online resource for baby and toddler gear reviews. We are 100% reader-supported and don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review! Thanks for reading our article!

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Best Balance Bike for 3 Year Old

What is the best balance bike for 3 year old? We tested 9 different balance bikes designed for 3 year olds. These pedal-free bike are best at teaching kids balance, self-confidence and riding skills. When researching balance bikes, we quickly realized that some balance bikes are aimed at younger kids (1 or 2 year olds). We found 3 year olds need bikes that are somewhat bigger and heavier than those choices. Here are the winners of our tests with actual kiddos.

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