Family 25 days ago by Liz Adams

Enjoying the Great Outdoors with My Family

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On Liz: Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down Jacket, Sorel Explorer Joan Boot
On Dave: Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket, Los Gatos Vest, Sorel Cheyanne II Boot
On Charlie: Patagonia Down Sweater Coat, Reversible Tribbles Pant, Sorel Yoot Pac TP Boot
On Jack: North Face One Piece Bunting, KEEN Kootenay Shoe

Shop the post: 
On Liz: Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down Jacket, Sorel Explorer Joan Boot
On Dave: Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket, Los Gatos Vest, Sorel Cheyanne II Boot
On Charlie: Patagonia Down Sweater Coat, Reversible Tribbles Pant, Sorel Yoot Pac TP Boot
On Jack: North Face One Piece Bunting, KEEN Kootenay Shoe

Living in Chicago means cold, long winters—especially with kids! We are a pretty active family and it’s important for us to get outside even in the frigid temperatures. One of our favorite places to enjoy is Fullersburg Woods— a local Forest Preserve that has a ton of paths and beautiful areas to explore. It is just as pretty in the winter as it is in the summer so when our kids are getting a little stir crazy indoors we bundle up and head out for some fresh air. It is easy to make excuses for staying in but I’m always happy when we make the effort to get outside! Watching Charlie and Jack enjoy the snow, look for ducks, discover a new trail or just enjoy the sunshine—these types of experiences are small but so special. 

We’ve made a point to not let the long winter keep us indoors so we rely on the best cold weather gear to let us enjoy our favorite outdoor activities. One of my go-to destinations for warm outerwear for the entire family is Backcountry. Their selection is incredibly curated with the best brands and gear for everyone! I love that their focus is on getting their customers motivated to try something new and create memorable experiences. I’m excited to partner with Backcountry to inspire you to try something new this year! On a personal level, I’m known to stay in my comfort zone or do what is easy out of convenience. I make excuses for myself and I end up missing out on experiences that I know I would have enjoyed. Do you ever have instances like this? I want to be better about taking advantage of opportunities and making more memories with my family. I love Backcountry‘s message about encouraging you to get outside, connect with nature and experience new things! It’s always worth it in the end. 

Backcountry has the best cold weather pieces for the entire family. Charlie’s snow pants (they are reversible + fuzzy inside!) and little Sorel boots are his outfit of choice all day, every day. Dave and Charlie are little twins in their matching Patagonia—one of our favorite brands for winter activities. Jack is bundled up in the coziest bunting and his little snow boots are the cutest. My Backcountry splatter jacket is one of my most complimented coats and the fit is so so nice and flattering. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a winter coat that is great for outdoorsy activities!

By the end of our days in the snow, the boys are so rosy and happy and I feel so grateful that we were able to capture these moments. Backcountry wants to help inspire their customers to get outdoors, try new activities and have your greatest of all time (GOAT) moments in nature! Use #GOATworthy to share the moments that inspire you! Use code ADAMS15 for 15% off your first purchase at Backcountry.com!

A huge thank you to Backcountry for partnering on this post!