How to Choose the Best Mittens for Kids!
Cold weather is right around the corner so we’re comparing the best mittens for kids, for any outdoor activity! Having quality gear can make or break time outdoors for your little one. My 4-year-old loves to play with all things in nature even when it is cold and wet out! Having comfy mittens to keep hands warm and dry is important for extending our time outside. He’s also pretty independent, so we look for ones he can put on himself, like the Jan & Jul options. From knit to waterproof, there’s something for every outdoor adventure!
On a dry and chilly day, these knit mittens are a perfect choice. They’re lined with the softest cozy sherpa fleece for warmth and have stretchy knit fabric that’s great for growing hands. I love it when my kids get more than one season out of their outerwear!
We love fleece mittens for snow. They’re moisture-wicking and insulated, so they keep little hands warm, even when wet. There are lots of beautiful solid colours to choose from (to mix and match with all the awesome gear Jan & Jul offers!). The longer ribbed cuffs help them stay on and give a bit of extra length to tuck into sleeves.
These are the best mittens for kids if you live in a wet and temperate climate, or in fall and spring. They’re backed with an inner waterproof membrane, so they stay 100% waterproof long term. We bring these to the beach on cool days for exploring the rocks in the ocean. The palms have great grip to keep hold of all the slippery treasures. The kid friendly thumb makes them easy to put on independently. They’ve also got an elastic wrist and cuff which keeps them snug and in place!
Toasty-Dry Snow Mittens and Gloves
The warmest out of all options are the Toasty-Dry waterproof mittens and gloves. Best for cold weather play in slush, snow, and ice, these are rated down to -15° Celsius. My favourite feature on the mittens is the elastic toggle around the arm and the adjustable wrist. You get the perfect fit while it keeps snow out of the sleeve and warmth in. The gloves have a ribbed cuff to keep them on and can be tucked under sleeves. The outer material is soil repellent, making these the best mittens for kids who love hands-on play in the winter!
So whether you get knee-deep snow or have a rainy winter like us on the west coast, Jan & Jul has the right mittens for your littles. I know from experience, having the perfect pair will help extend your child’s love of outdoor play!