Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Another Winter with Stonz Children's Wear (and a GIVEAWAY)

We went for a very snowy winter hike over the September long weekend and I was reminded of how important it is that kids have warm waterproof winter boots. Running shoes, light hikers or even cheap department store boots just don't cut it once the first snow falls.

Like most families, we've tried a variety of winter boots and we always come back to our tried and true Stonz bootz. They are the lightest winter boot on the market weighing in at 0.62kg (1.4 pounds) per pair of boots (based on a pair of size 1 youth boots) and are the warmest boots we've found so far.

The best winter boots you can buy

Reasons to Love Stonz Winter Bootz


Weight aside, (although that's already a pretty big reason why we love Stonz boots) my son has gone hiking in temperatures down to -30 C and has been outside in those temperatures for up to three hours - with warm feet! I challenge you to find another pair of winter boots that can do that. They are comfortable, easy to put on, and have removable liners should you need to dry out your boots thoroughly after a sloppy day in wet snow.

Happy Stonz Ambassador in his Mittz and Bootz


Along with weight, comfort and warmth, we have to add that the boots are incredibly waterproof. I can't honestly remember a single occasion where my son had wet feet after playing outside in his Stonz boots. We put smart wool socks on his feet and combined with the boots, his feet are warm, toasty, and dry all winter long.

For more on the Stonz Bootz, follow this link to see the full collection of Winter Bootz. Bootz are sold for children ages 2 through 14 and come in a variety of colors.
 
Stonz Winter Bootz and Mittz get us far into the backcountry each winter


Other Reasons to Love Stonz Wear for Children


In addition to his Stonz bootz, my son also lives in his Stonz mittz all winter long and I swear by this product. We were seriously unprepared on our recent September hike I referred to in my opening paragraph and I had to keep screaming at my son to keep his hands out of the snow. I knew if he started playing in the snow, in the cheap mittens he was wearing, that he'd have freezing cold wet hands within minutes. (And then we all know that the hike is over!)

Warm hiking in Stonz Mittz and Bootz

As long as my child is wearing his Stonz Mittz, I know that he can play outside for hours and that his hands will stay dry and warm no matter how much he interacts with the snow. The best feature with the mittz is that they go on over top of a child's snow suit or winter jacket and they stay on! Like the boots, they do not fall off thanks to adjustable drawstring elastics that work to cinch in the mitts at the wrists and at the elbows. (And the boots have the same elastics at the back to keep snow out.)

For more on the Stonz Mittz, follow this link to see the full collection of Winter Mittz.  The mittz are sold in toddler and youth sizes and my 6 year old is currently wearing the largest size for children ages 4-8+.

Stonz Mittz for Warm, Dry Hands

Other Great Products from Stonz Wear


Families with babies and toddlers will want to check out the great line of booties and fleece linerz that have made the Stonz company famous. We've also had good luck with the Stonz Rain Bootz combined with the fleece linerz.

We take winter gear testing seriously!


Win a Product of Your Choice from Stonz Wear


Enter to win 1 pair of any product from the Stonz 2015/2016 catalogue. The contest is open to all residents of Canada and the US. Free shipping is included with the item of your choice.

The contest closes on Tuesday, October 20th at 12:00am MST. The winner will be chosen through a random number generator and contacted on October 20th.

Please enter the contest below:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stonz Wear products go on every one of our adventures

Additional Reading


Stonz Outerwear for Kids (2014 review)

Awesome Snow Days with Stonz Winter Mittz for Kids (2013 review)

Warm Toes are Happy Toes With Stonz Winter Bootz (2013 Review)

From Puddles to Snow Drifts with Stonz Rain Bootz (2013 Review)


Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review and as always, all words and opinions are my own. I was offered a new pair of winter bootz in exchange for my work promoting the Stonz brand and the company is generously offering a product for giveaway.
 

48 comments:

  1. We have used the booties for both our kids, but would love a pair of the winter boots this winter!

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  2. Love Sonz too!! Awesome contest.

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  3. Stonz boots is on my list of winter wear to acquire for the kids ASAP, this would be great.

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  4. Love Stonz. Awesome contest.

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  5. Our mits still fit (for the 3rd winter) but new boots are always needed!

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  6. Haven't tried the stonz Bootz or Mittz for bigger kids. Baby is already geared up with both (lined booties and mittz - obtained off kijiji). The 7 year needs new gear for sure! I'd go Bootz I think! :-)

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  7. Hoping to win some boots! Love the blog Tanya, so inspiring!

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  8. Loved the stonz booties last year for my then one year old! Would love to maybe try the mitts.

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  9. I'd love the boots! I always worry about my kids toes getting cold.

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  10. We are big fans of the Stonz brand too - Canadian made and they stand by their warranties! We've gotten excellent customer when we had one issue with a frayed elastic after much use.

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  11. Excited to try the winter boots this year for my 3.5 year old!

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  12. Looking forward to getting my daughter a pair of these boots for this winter.

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  13. Love the mittz and bootz. Hoping for adult sizes! Looking for another pair of boots. This brand has changed our outdoor life. Thanks Tanya for introducing us!

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  14. I would love to win the black/grey Winter Bootz! Having two girls the same size (ie no hand me downs) is expensive!

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  15. These boots look super amazing!! Hooray for warm feet!

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  16. The Boys winter bootz in white and black

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  17. I would have to say the rain bootz. We are out in Vancouver and we can never have enough good rain gear!

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  18. My son needs winter boots, and I would love to try out this brand!

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  19. My son needs a pair of winter boots and we've never tried this brand before!

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  20. Love, love, love Stonz! I was on their website moments after you had posted about the bootz last year and was oh so happy we bought them. Light weight, warm, and waterproof- can't ask for much more.

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  21. Excited this is the first winter my kiddo will fit in winter boots! She'd love these!

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  22. Awesome! It's great to see such a good review of winter boots for kids. We have never tried this brand but by the sounds of it, they should be our next buy!

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  23. My daughter owns Stonz booties, mitts, and rain boots. Great products for St. John's winter! She has outgrow her booties and will need the winter boots for the coming winter.

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  24. I would love some stonz booties, I Am borrowing from my friend.

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  25. I would love to win the boys Winter Bootz - Grey/Black for my son

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  26. I like to win Winter Bootz - Grey/Black
    Florence C

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  27. I would like the rain boot in blue for my son! TY!

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  28. Very keen to buy two pairs of Stonz winter boots, one for each child.

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  29. Boots for a 3 year old are on my list from this catalogue!

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  30. I would choose the Booties - Canada Red in youth girls size

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  31. Time for new boots! The orange ones are M's choice

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  32. I want the Winter Bootz for my son he's Outgrown his old ones :/

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  33. i would love some winter boots for my son, black youth size

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  34. I'd like to have the Winter Bootz - Grey/Black

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  35. I would love the black/orange winter boots. Lightweight, durable, and warm?! How have I not yet heard of these. Thanks for passing on the info.

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  36. The winter boots are really cool!

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  37. I only recently heard of Stonz, as Stonz was a sponsor of Hike It Baby's September HIB30 Challenge. I'd love to win a pair of Polar Bear Navy Blue Booties for my newest little adventurer, due early next year. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I would like to get the Rain Bootz - Blue/Black (Judy Cowan)

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  39. I would love some Youth Mittz in Navy, they look like really good quality. It is so hard to find a good pair of mitts in our town.

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  40. I really like the new Youth Boys Stonz Winter Bootz - Slate Blue/Black

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  41. I have read your post. This is a fantastic post. your family picture is very nice. I just love camping with my family. Thank's for tips. Thank you for this blog post! it's a very useful post.

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  42. My son would love the Booties in Bird Grey.

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  43. I would like the Winter Bootz - Grey/Black

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  44. I think I'd go for the rain bootz in pink and black.

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