Saturday, December 14, 2013

Awesome Snow Days with Stonz Winter Mittz for Kids

We've had our battles with winter mittens and gloves over the past few years so when Stonz Wear asked me to be a Brand Ambassador for them and test out some of their new mittz for children, I was pretty excited.  My number one goal this winter was to solve every cold body problem.  That definitely included hands! 

Stonz Mittz at the Playground

My biggest complaints with winter mittens and gloves should sound familiar to those of you with kids:
Playing in the snow
  • They are too hard to get on!
  • My child hates them!
  • I can't get my child's freakin' thumbs in the thumb holes!  (yes, we've been frustrated!)
  • No matter how well I tuck my kid's gloves under the jacket cuffs, he/she STILL gets snow inside his sleeves. 
  • I'm sick and tired of trying to get my child's mittens or gloves tucked perfectly under their jacket sleeves to keep the snow out.  (especially when the jacket cuffs are too tight!)   - We had one pair of elbow mittens I had to actually put on before I put my child's jacket on!  It was the only way I could get them under the cuffs of his snow suit. 
  • My child's hands are always wet when we are outside playing in deep snow.
  • I  can NOT keep my child's mittens on!! They keep falling off.  Or my child pulls them off over and over...
  • My child can't do anything while wearing his mittens or gloves!  They are too stiff and he or she can't climb, play, or do anything outside.

Let me tell you that we have not had ANY of the above problems with our new Stonz Mittz.  They are brilliant and they work!!

Skiing with Stonz Mittz

Why do they work so well?


One - They are designed to fit OVER the jacket.  No trying to tuck them under the coat sleeves.  No putting them on before the jacket.  They easily slip on over top. 

Two - They are super warm!  No more cold fingers, no more wet hands.

Three - Snow stays OUT.  There is no way snow can get inside a pair of mittens worn up to the child's elbows, over his coat.  Especially because the mittz are designed with two cinch straps, one at the elbows and one at the wrists.  The wrist strap pulls in tight to keep the hands warm while the elbow strap pulls in tight to keep snow out.  Brilliant, right?

Four - It's crazy easy to get the thumbs in.  I haven't even had to try.  They just go right into place.  Worth buying for that alone!

Five - My son was playing on a slippery cold climbing structure in the mittz yesterday.  He had full function of his hands and could grip, climb, and play around in comfort.

Six - They are hard for kids to remove.  My son tries and he has to work really hard to get them off. Good news for parents of toddlers.

Climbing in Stonz Mittz

The photos I've included should speak for themselves when I say that these are the best mittens we've found. They come in sizes for babies (without thumbs) all the way up to children 2-8+ years of age.

Playing in the Snow in Stonz Mittz

We've tested the mittz during the following activities:
  • Sledding
  • Playing in deep snow
  • Winter hiking at a temperature of -30 Celsius
  • Climbing and playing at the playground
  • Cross Country Skiing
Disclaimer:  As a Brand Ambassador for Stonz Wear, I received a pair of Stonz Winter Bootz to review. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own and I wasn't paid to write this article. - See more at: http://www.rockiesfamilyadventures.com/2013/12/warm-toes-are-happy-toes-with-stonz.html#sthash.SrSGu84A.dpuf

Winter Hiking with Toasty Warm Hands

For more on Stonz Wear, the company, and to read my review on their winter bootz, follow this link to my last story:  Warm Toes are Happy Toes with Stonz Winter Bootz.


Shopping Tip:  The children's mittz fit BIG.  We originally got the 4-8+ size mittz and they were way too big for our almost 5 year old.  We ended up getting the 2-4 years size instead and they were a much better fit for a child between the ages of 4-5.  
Disclaimer:  As a Brand Ambassador for Stonz Wear, I received a pair of Stonz Winter Bootz to review. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own and I wasn't paid to write this article. - See more at: http://www.rockiesfamilyadventures.com/2013/12/warm-toes-are-happy-toes-with-stonz.html#sthash.SrSGu84A.dpuf

Disclaimer:  As a Brand Ambassador for Stonz Wear, I received a pair of Stonz Winter Bootz to review. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own and I wasn't paid to write this article. - See more at: http://www.rockiesfamilyadventures.com/2013/12/warm-toes-are-happy-toes-with-stonz.html#sthash.SrSGu84A.dpuf

Snow Angel with Dry Hands in Stonz Mittz


Disclaimer:  As a Brand Ambassador for Stonz Wear, I received a pair of Mittz for review.  As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own and I wasn't paid for this story. 


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