Skiing, snowboarding and generally holidaying with kids is pretty awesome around 78% of the time. But with our carefully curated collection of kids’ winter gear, you can probably take that up to about 89% of the time. And the best part is that all this stuff isn’t exclusively for winter – kids will love it whatever the weather!
Arcade Belts for the Whole Family
If you can’t get enough of strong and stretchy Arcade belts, you’re in for a treat; now you can kit your whole family out in them! The Futureweave series offers four-way stretch and water resistance for the family adventurer; the Slim series offers quick-drying stretch with a compact buckle that works perfectly with everything from snowboard pants to jeans; and the Youth series is mega adjustable to fit kids aged four to twelve. All these belts have a strong but simple clip buckle for less faff, and they dry super-fast, making them perfect for running around and having fun in the snow. They even come in a massive range of colourways that’ll look great, whether you’re having a family snowball fight or going out for dinner.
Airblaster Kids’ Ninja Suit
The adult Ninja Suit is a firm favourite of ours so imagine our delight when we discovered you can also ninja up your kids! Warm, cosy and keeping your little ones’ skin protected from unwelcome snow up the jacket, these genius onesies have an uber-long zip for easy ons and offs, as well as a 350 degree zip for no-fuss bathroom breaks on the mountain. They’re also mega soft to the touch and offer all the qualities you’d expect from a good set of thermals, like top class breathability and quick drying capabilities. They’ve even got the classic Ninja Suit hood for when it gets really cold. Plus, they come in a range of cool colours and double up as pyjamas. Your kids will be the coolest in ski school and at sleepovers, guaranteed!
LilGadgets Untangled Pro Bluetooth Headphones
Not only are these kids’ wireless headphones super stylish, they’re an absolute lifesaver when it comes to long journeys, flight delays or when you just need a bit of peace and quiet. The Untangled Pro headphones last for up to twelve hours and are easy to charge via USB, not to mention there’s the added bonus of not having to worry about knotted cables and broken jacks. Plus, they’re really good quality; kids can enjoy noise reduction technology and a clever volume limit that helps protect their ears. But perhaps best of all, these headphones include a share port, so kids can link their headphones together and watch or listen from the same device. Genius.
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Stance Kids’ Snow Socks
The older we get the more we appreciate good socks. Start ‘em young with Stance’s amazing range of kids’ snow socks. While your little angels may not appreciate the arch support, reinforced heels and toes, seamless stitching and anatomical cushioning, they will appreciate the fun designs and improved ability to slide across the wood floors and tiles in the chalet. AND they’ll appreciate how much more comfortable their feet feel in their boots. As with all socks, quality trumps quantity every time, and these will see your kids through years of shredding before they lose their shape or start getting holey. Plus they make great stocking fillers, so put that school stationary back where you found it!
Burton Hover Cover
No longer will your kid’s snowboard sit in the garage for 350 days of the year! If you’ve got a little shredder who just doesn’t want to stop shredding, or you’ve got a little first-time shredder, try Burton’s ingenious new invention, the Hover Cover. A PU snowboard cover with a soft and slidey felt base, just pop it over your kid’s snowboard, and hey presto! They can slide on their board on hard indoor floors without chipping the parquet and without injuring themselves or the family dog on the edges. The Hover Cover fits snowboards up to 90cm in length, it’s simple and secure, and it’s easy to fit because it’s nice and stretchy. A great (and low budget) invention that’s perfect for getting kids used to standing sideways and to help them keep shredding once the holiday’s over.
Wonder Forge Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat I Can do That! Card Game
This game had us at Dr. Seuss! But we investigated further and we weren’t disappointed. More than just a card game, I Can do That! gets kids off the sofa and encourages them to test their limits in a fun and friendly fashion. A more compact version of its larger brother, it’s ideal to slip in your ski bag and break out when you just want to have a large glass of wine and chill out – it’ll keep kids entertained for hours. Developed following extensive research and play-testing, I Can do That! encourages balance, coordination and self-confidence that kids discover through play. It’ll even help improve skiing and snowboarding skills. The premise is simple: a pack of cards, a foam fish bowl and your living room offer hundreds of fun challenges that kids (and grown-ups!) will love. Just pick three cards, try and do what they say and hilarity will ensue.
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