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Best Ski Gloves for Kids
Kids' Burton Vent Glove
Best Budget Ski Gloves for Kids
Best Ski Gloves for Toddlers
Choosing gloves and mittens for your children is much the same as when you are selecting your own. But here are a few tips to help you in your decision making. Ensure that the gloves or mittens are:
- Are waterproof as little children will have their hands in the snow a lot more than an adult so you want to ensure their gloves or mittens are waterproof and windproof.
- Are well insulated as little bodies lose heat quicker than adults so it’s vital that their extremities are covered, insulated and protected from the cold and wind.
- Have retaining clips to clip the gloves or mittens together when not in use so they don’t get lost.
- Have good cuffs and cinch straps that will ensure no snow gets into the glove or mitten.
- Have zips to make getting them on and off, faster and easier for little wriggle hands.
- Are leashed and your child or children use them! It’s incredibly easy for a new glove or mitten to be lost while out playing in the snow or on the ski lift.
If you want to know more about choosing ski gloves or mittens for yourself or your children, then read our full ski glove buyer’s guide.
Gloves or Mittens?
This is an age-old question which adults often ask themselves of their choice of handwear. For children under the age of around seven or eight, mittens are probably easier. Mittens, because the fingers are together in one confined space, will provide more heat than gloves another reason why they might be better suited to smaller children. They’re easier to get on and off too and probably the easiest if the child wants to be able to put them on and take them off themselves.
Here are our top picks for the best ski gloves and mittens for children.
Best Ski Gloves for Kids - Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski Junior Heli
Hestra has over 80 years of experience in the glove and mitten industry and is a firm favourite among both professional and amateur skiers. They offer a variety of styles and cater to the needs of their youngest customers with a fun and colorful array of designs with every detail as perfect as the adults.
And this is exactly what they’ve done with their legendary Army Leather Heli Ski Junior, all the attributes of the adult version, shrunk down and splashed with an array of fun colors just for the kids. This range has gloves and mittens and three finger mittens so there’s a glove or mitten to suit any age and any style for your child.
Created with the same level of detail and the same design features of the adult gloves, these Hestra gloves should last the distance - well, until your child grows!
Hestra Design and Style - miniaturized
Hestra has cleverly adapted all the style and design features from their popular adult version down into a junior version which ensures their little hands will be both warm and dry. With long cuffs and snow locks to ensure that no snow can get into the gloves and lead to cold hands, these mini-me gloves are extremely popular with parents.
Pull Strap Velcro Closures
These easy to pull Velcro straps tighten the gloves or mittens around the wrist to retain warmth and keep wind and cold air from seeping into the gloves or mittens and cause cold hands. They are easy enough for older little hands to do up and undo as well as being quick and simple for parents too.
Removable liners ensure that little hands stay warm and dry and are easy to dry out after a day of fun on the slopes. It’s also easier to maintain your child’s hand heat by removing the liner on warmer days for example.
Waterproof and windproof thanks to the three layers of protection designed by Hestra after years of research and development.
- Overall these are great gloves and mittens and there’s not much to say in the negative about them.
Best Budget Ski Gloves for Kids - Burton Vent Glove - Kids'
These funky, colorful gloves are sure to bring a smile to your kid’s face while still keeping their little hands warm and ready for a fun day on the slopes, or any other winter adventure.
Burton has created a range of unisex gloves which caters for the kid who is into everything and wants a pair of funky gloves to wear when at home playing in the snow or out on the slopes. Either way, these gloves will help them keep warm and dry. Plus look inside and you’ll find a space for their name, no more mix-ups at school or on the slopes.
Burton has looked at what a kid needs to keep warm and created gloves which have:
DRYRIDE™ 2-layer fabric.
Waterproof DRYRIDE Membrane™.
Brushed Microfibre fixed lining.
Screen GrabⓇ Toughgrip™
Touchscreen compatibility that’s perfect for those kids who just can’t be parted with their tech.
Pocket which acts both as a handy vent, open when it’s warmer, close when it’s cooler but also as a pocket for popping in disposable handwarmers (for more on handwarmers take a look at our article BEST handwarmers).
Take a long time to dry when wet.
Best Ski Gloves for Toddlers - Hestra Baby Zip Long Mitten - Toddlers'
Hestra, a Swedish glove manufacturer with over 80 years of experience, excels at the production of well-made, detailed gloves and mittens. They offer a wide range of gloves for both adults and young children including these fantastic baby, toddler mittens.
Keeping a little one warm and dry on the slopes can be tricky, not to mention actually trying to battle a pair of mittens onto tiny hands! But having a long zip makes that task a lot easier.
These little mittens have made with just as much thought and detail as their grown-up gloves and mittens to ensure your budding slope star stays warm - and keeps their mitts on!
Easy to Put On & Take Off
One of the hardest things with a younger slope star is getting their mitts on and trying to keep them on! With the long side zipper, this is a breeze as it allows for the thumb to be placed in without hassle. Once on there’s a velcro closure and pull strap to ensure no cold or wet seeps in and makes their hands cold.
Soft & Comfortable
Aware that the tiniest hands will be wearing these, the designers have ensured that the interior of the mitts is soft and comfortable with a Bemberg lining and ultra-soft PrimaloftⓇ Gold insulation.
Constructed with Hestra Micron polyester fabric which is windproof, water-resistant and breathable.
Once again Hestra has created a design that fits the needs of parents for their toddler's tiny hands, which doesn’t have any glaring bad points on which to comment.
And don’t forget - always make sure your children wear their glove or mitten leashes.