Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get outside and explore. In fact, as autumn hues and active wildlife replace crazy summer crowds, fall actually signifies one of the best times of year to check out some of our country’s national parks. We’ve done the research and have a shortlist of our favorite parks for you to visit this fall.
When to go: October
Why you should go: With striking beaches, the highest headlands on the Atlantic coast, and impressive woodlands, it’s no surprise that Acadia is one of the most visited parks of the country and known simply as the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast.” The bold colors of changing aspen, maple, birch and other deciduous trees, set against the rocky coastline, makes Acadia one of the best places in the country to take in the changing of the seasons. Hiking is a big draw to Acadia, and with fewer crowds cramming the trails in autumn, now’s the perfect time to get the friends and family together for some cruising.
When to go: Beginning of September to mid-October
Why you should go: Yellow, orange, red, and even purple shades of leaves fill the majestic mountain landscape of Grand Teton. A short 10-minute drive from the beautiful, quaint town of Jackson Hole, this National Park offers just about everything you want in the fall outdoors -- autumn colors, fewer people, abundant wildlife, and all the activities. Moose, elk, wolves, bison, bears, and hundreds of species of birds are all extremely active as they mate and feed before the cold winter months. If you fall in love with Jackson Hole and Grand Teton, as many do, you might just have to stick around through the winter for world-class skiing.
When to go: Mid-September to mid-October
Why you should go: Colorado is a top destination for any outdoor enthusiast, and the Rocky Mountain National Park is the state at its very best. While Grand Teton and Acadia will surround you with a diverse display of fall foliage, the aspens of Rocky Mountain will bask you in pure gold. But the real reason we love this park for autumn is the wildlife. Ever heard an elk bugle, or seen bighorn sheep butt heads? Elk, bighorn sheep, and even bears are most active this season. Grab your friends and your camera to see animal planet unfold before your very eyes.
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Please note, Selk'bag Kids models are intended for children ages 7 years and older.
A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer and for ensuring the safety of your child. A bag that is too large for your child can represent a tripping risk when your child attempts to walk in the bag.
Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for children of average weight as sizing is impacted by user weight. For example, a Selk'bag will fit a child of below average weight with a taller frame, similar to a child of average weight and a shorter frame. Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.
Minimum Height: 4'0" / 122 cm
Maximum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm
Kids Large: *
Minimum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm
Maximum Height: 4'11" / 150 cm
* Please note, Kids size Large is significantly less wide than the Adult size Small. An adult that measures between 4'6" and 4'11" should use the Adult Small over Kids Large.
A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer. Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for people of average weight and sizing is impacted by user weight. For example, a Selk'bag will fit a person of below average weight with a taller frame that exceeds the guidelines. Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.
In-between sizes? Please first consider the weight recommendations in the previous paragraph. Second, please understand that a looser fit is better for more comfortable sleeping, while a tighter fit is better for mobility - but may restrict sleeping comfort if booties are left on.
We always recommend to size up if you are not completely sure. It's better to have a little bit more room while using your Selk'bag!
Please mind that our Original 6G model due to highest loft of insulation (contains more padding insulation that Lite 6G) makes it more snug, so we recommend to size up if you are 1'' to 3'' below the in between size range (i.e if you are getting the Original 6G and you are 5'9'' we recommend getting an XL)
If you are between 5'5'' and 5'11'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'1'' if you intend to use it without booties
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