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    Mountain Mama Announces Winners of the 2012 Outdoor Family Award

    Another Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is wrapped up and Mountain Mama is proud to announce best in gear for outdoor families. Mountain Mama invited a panel of outdoor family bloggers to serve as scouts and judges for the Outdoor Family Award. To keep the process transparent, they tagged nominees on twitter with #outdoorfamilyaward and ranked the winners in five categories. Mountain Mama is proud to present the following companies with the Summer 2012 Outdoor Family Award:

    OUTDOOR PARENT: Osprey Poco Premium Pack

    This kid-carrier taps into Osprey’s niche of making comfortable, supportive, light, well ventilated and easy to adjust packs; and provides a safe way to carry our most precious cargo. The Poco kid-carrier includes a hydration reservoir sleeve and a removable/washable droop pad. Plus, it folds easily for storage and travel.

    OUTDOOR MAMA: BobaAir

    New parents are always looking for convenience and this ergonomic baby carrier gives just that. It’s ultra-light, packs small and carries baby with ease. Ideal for traveling light…which is seemingly impossible with baby in tow.

    OUTDOOR FAMILY: Burley Kazoo Trailercycle

    Start training your kiddo on two wheels with this single-speed attachment that secures safely behind mom or dad’s bike. Burley’s patented ball-bearing guided hitch offers superior handling, tracking and stability. The trailercycle is easily adjustable for growing children and can also be transformed into a full bicycle with Burley’s Plus.

    OUTDOOR BABY & KID: LuckyBums Stand Up Paddle Kit

    Available in 5, 8 and 11-foot lengths, this wide, stable and light board is a great way to get started. The length makes for responsive turning and easy wave cruising. A slight rocker allows for easy gliding on flat water. The soft traction pad creates grip when wet. The SUP comes with a kid-sized, adjustable paddle.

    OUTDOOR PET: Alite Boa Lite Leash

    This dog leash has a poo bag dispenser, stash pockets, a nightlight loop and a quick-release handle. It’s also easy to clean and fast-drying…what’s not to love?

    Awards are determined based on needs and preference of Mountain Mama’s employees, product testers, brand ambassadors and judges. This year’s judges include Melissa from Adventure Tykes; Seth, designer of My Outdoor Alphabet; Corey and Jentri from Backcountry Parenting; Randi from UpaDowna; Haley from Climb Run Lift Mom; and Teresa from Mountain Mama. None of the products chosen above were given to Mountain Mama as a promotional effort.

    Please visit www.mountain-mama.com for more information.

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