Who doesn’t love the little-knit gloves from the dollar store? They are cheap and they work, but only some of the time. The rest of the time our kids are complaining about their wet cold hands because the warmth of their hands mixed with a handful snow is wet disaster just calling our names.
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Trying to find the best waterproof mittens for toddlers is a challenge. How do you know what you should and shouldn’t spend money on? We don’t really know either because we haven’t bought all the mittens on the market, but we do have a general about what is loved in Northern BC for kids in the winter, and what might not work so great.
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Waterproof Mittens for Toddlers
Here’s what we can find in Canada, and where you can buy them online for your shopping convenience. Let us know what Northern BC retailers you can find these products at we’ll gladly include their links. We love shopping local but we know our small geography and limited purchasing power gives us too few choices.
- Stonzwear – These are probably one of the most popular options for waterproof mittens worthy of a Canadian winter. StonzWear are expensive but they are totally worth it because they have these great things for keeping the mitten and fit up to kids elbows. Snow isn’t getting in there and they are hard to pull off (in a good way). This is a Canadian based brand.
- 100% Waterproof and Windproof
- 600D coated nylon shell insluated with 150mg 3M Thinsulate
- Fleece Lining
- Adjustable Toggles
- Online: LagoonBaby or The Baby Foot Print
- Check In Store: Everything Baby in Prince George, Smarti Pants in Fort St. John, Littles Boutique in Dawson Creek, Down to Earth Health Shop in Fort Nelson, Pitter Patter Boutique in Smithers, The Country Cupboard in Vanderhoof, Bo Peep Boutique in Quesnel. Starting at $32 CDN.https://www.instagram.com/p/BozJm-gBgPf/
- CeLaVi – Only available in two sizes, the CeLaVi Mitten is less all winter than the StonzWear. This lightly lined waterproof mitten is perfect for wet, muddy and cool days and only available in size 1-2 and 2-4. This is the mitten my child is wearing in our visit to Goat Island.
- Waterproof 5000 mm with Polyurethane.
- Welded Seams
- Fleece lined but not insulated.
- Free from PVC, flourine, nickle, AZO dyes, flame retardants.
- Danish Brand.
- Available online at Modern Rascals starting at $23 (sometimes on sale like right now).
- Kombi Mittens – Kombi is readily available and they produce a variety of different affordable winter wear products. In my experience, this is a great mid line product that does job and is designed for Canada and children. I have a pair and I’m happy with them because they have straps for tightening the mitten onto the child. This is a Canadian based brand.
- typically made with a durable, water-resitant and breathable lightweight polyamide and a water resistant leather.
- Insulated with a breathable microfibre and polyster fleece.
- Check out these new reflective magnetic gloves! for toddlers and up.
- Variety of different price points (frequently on sale or clearence at the EOS at Oshkosh)
- Available online at MEC or directly from Kombi. Starting around $26 CDN for toddler size.
- Instore at OshKosh|Carters.
- MEC Toasty Mitts – These are relatively affordable option, truthfully, I was less than impressed with the MEC Toasty Mitts because my child could easily rip them off, but if your kid loves to wear gloves than they might just work.
- 2 layer waterproof breathable polyster shell.
- Fleece Lined and inslated with 300 g polyster fibre fill.
- stretchy elastics on wrists.
- only available online at MEC starting at $16.
- Jan & Jul Waterproof Stay On Mittens – Sized 0 – 8 years, these mittens come in two different weights for rainy days and cold snowy days. I’ve never tried them but I do know the brand in the Instagram space and the overall design does look promising. This is a Canadian based brand.
Which mittens have you tried and love? Let us know in the comments and where you get them in Northern BC or Canada.