As a parent I’m sure you want your child to be as comfortable and warm as possible this winter.
If this is the case, you may be looking for the best ski and snowboard gloves for kids. I’ll show you what to look for when making your selection and my top picks for the 2017-2018 season.
Let’s get into it!
A Few Things To Consider
I started skiing when I was pretty young and I had a blast – most of the time. Anytime I had a bad day it was because of a faulty piece of equipment that either caused me discomfort or didn’t keep me warm enough. On one particularly cold day I almost quit because my hands were freezing. Luckily, my uncle switched gloves with me and it turned my whole day around.
I recognized the importance of having a quality pair of gloves in that moment. Generally there are a few thing I look for when making my selection and they are:
- How warm do they keep my hands
- Do they keep moisture out
- Will they take away from dexterity
Like I said, I’ve had days ruined from being too cold. A good pair of gloves will have a nice liner and insulation to keep your hands toasty all day. Some products even come with a battery operated heating system built into the glove; they do an excellent job keeping hands and fingers from freezing.
Next, you want to make sure your child’s gloves keep water and moisture out. The last thing you want is damp hands in cold weather. That can ruin a day and turn your child off from skiing and snowboarding entirely.
Lastly, you want a glove that isn’t too bulky. When you’re skiing and snowboarding you are constantly adjusting equipment, like your goggles and hat, and you don’t want to have to take off your gloves every time to do that. There’s plenty of touchscreen gloves that allow your child to play on their phone too. So if you ever need to call them or text them they will be able to answer quickly and without any hassle.
All the gloves on this list keep these points in mind. They do a great job in providing warmth to your child’s hands, will keep all water and moisture out and won’t be an inconvenience to wear.
Let’s look at some gloves now.
Hestra Heli Jr’s: Boys And Girls
Hestra is a really quality company and they make one of the best gloves for snow sports. Besides keeping your child’s hands from freezing, these gloves:
- Have a snow lock to keep moisture from getting in
- Come with a removable polyester liner for warmer days
- Extra grip to hold onto ski poles
What I really love about this glove is how lightweight they are. The Heli’s won’t take away from your kid’s performance or distract him or her away from focusing on the slopes. Also, they comes in 4 different colors including black and white, navy and white, pink and white and red and white.
Burton Youth Vent Mitts: Boys And Girls
Sizes: Extra Small To Extra Large
Burton is one of my favorite companies for ski equipment and I wear a ton of their stuff; I’ve worn their gloves in the past too. I can tell you from first hand experience they will keep your fingers warm and won’t let your hands get damp and wet. The Burton Youth Vent Mitt’s feature:
- Thermacore insulation and a microfiber liner for added comfort and protection from the cold
- Screen grab touch grip palm so your child can use their phone without taking off the gloves
- 9 different colors so your kid can pick their favorite
Also, these mitts have a vent so you can control the temperature. You can open the vent on hotter days to prevent sweating and you can close it on colder days to prevent freezing.
Dakine Kids Rover Gloves
Dakine is another company I trust because I own many of their products; this includes their gloves. Anytime you are wearing Dakine you know you’re getting something that’s durable, lasting and comfortable. The Rover’s come with:
- Gore-Tex warmth technology
- Waterproof and windproof materials
- Shell fabric made from resilient and impenetrable leather
On the inside of the glove is soft wool too. Your child will love putting these on and will be happy you purchased it for them.
The North Face Youth Revelstoke Etip Glove
Company: The North Face
Sizes: Small to Large
You can find North Face products everywhere. They are one of the largest companies on this list and they make quality and stylish goods. The Revelstoke’s are very comfortable and come in 4 different colors for both boys and girls. Additionally, they:
- Ensure dryness by keeping all moisture out
- Have well made insulation that traps heat inside
- Lightweight and sleek so your child will still be able to use their hands with them on
You seriously can’t go wrong with anything from North Face. Anytime I’m buying something new I always check to see if this company makes what I’m looking for.
Gordini Easy On Mitts for Children and Toddlers
Sizes: Extra Extra Small To Extra Large
These are the first gloves on this list specifically geared towards younger children and toddlers. If this is who you are shopping for than this is a product you should consider. The Easy On Mitts come with:
- A wide zippered opening so your child can easily slide their hands in
- Material that keeps moisture and wetness out
- Are well reviewed
Many parents love this product because it takes the hassle out of putting gloves on a fussy child.
Columbia Sportswear Youth Thermarator Gloves
Sizes: Extra Small To Large
Like North Face, Columbia is a behemoth of a company. They make high quality winter wear and their Thermarator gloves are no exception. These are perfect for any young person that has a hard time keeping warm in the cold winter months. Besides being ultra comfortable, they:
- Come with a thermal reflective liner for added heat
- A palm made for gripping
- Touchscreen fingertips so your kid can play on his or her’s phone or answer your phone calls quickly
Although these do an awesome job keeping your hands and fingers from getting cold, they are the thinnest gloves on the list. If that makes you nervous you should save them for warmer days.
Level WorldCup CF Junior Mitt Racing Mittens
Company: Level 99
Sizes: Medium and Extra Large
This glove is for any child that excels in skiing or snowboarding. Everything about this glove is geared for fast speeds. The Level WorldCup features:
- Protection knuckles for high speed falls
- Thinsulate insulate for added warmth
- Leather reinforced palm and waterproof materials
These are really durable and breathable. They come with a 2 year warranty so you know they are meant to last.
Your Child Doesn’t Need To Ski And Snowboard With Cold Hands
If you want your kid to have a good day skiing or snowboarding you have to make sure they have a nice pair of gloves. When your child is warm and comfortable they will enjoy themselves a hundred times more than if they’re too cold. Any of the gloves mentioned here will keep your child toasty and happy.
If you are looking for a pair of gloves for yourself, you should take a look at my top picks for adult men and women. You can read it by clicking below:
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How much fun is this winter going to be?