Kids' Ski Wardrobe Essentials

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Kids' Ski Wardrobe Essentials


This was fashionable on the slopes 15 years ago - honest!
It has been a long time since I have been skiing. Now the boys are getting older I would love to take them soon. I think the key to enjoying a skiing holiday is to be dressed appropriately. Skiing is such fun, but it is important to be warm! The latest Blogger Challenge from Mark Warner is to hand pick a kids ski wardrobe from the rather lovely clothing company Polarn O.Pyret. We are already Polarn O.Pyret fans. I like their colourful designs and the clothes that we have are great quality meaning that they can be handed down. They also have the bonus of a large amount of unisex designs. This isn't an issue for us with three boys, but worth knowing if you have a pigeon pair.

So here is my kids wardrobe wishlist:

Kids Ski wardrobe from Polarn O. Pyret



Firstly I have chosen these kids winter padded trousers which look perfect for the cold weather. I particularly like the fact that they have re-inforced fabric on the knees and bottom. Let's face it, along with learning to ski comes a lots of falling! The leg cuffs have velcro on them which is good because it means that they can easily be adjusted for going over bulky ski boots.

The matching ski jacket has been made with a lot of thought. It comes with a detachable snow shirt that can be attached to the snow trousers. Once again this is a feature that is very handy if you fall as it stops snow going down the back of your trousers!

You can see by the photo of me skiing that I wear mittens instead of gloves, so I would also chose these zip up mittens for my boys. I have had both ski gloves and mittens and I believe the mittens are a better choice. Firstly they are a lot easier to put on. Ski gloves are really bulky and well padded so they are hard to get on and then it isn't that easy to bend your fingers. I was advised by an instructor that mittens are easier and have never looked back.

I really like these colourful base layers. I like that the striped top is longer at the back, meaning that your little ones back will still be warm and cozy when you bend over. These would also be good in a variety of sports, not just skiing. I would have to pair it with these funky long johns.

On the basis that scarves can get caught on things, unravel and can also be bulky, I really like this neckwarmer as an alternative. It is made from merino wool too so it would be lovely and soft.

The fur trimmed hats are also on my wishlist as if it is really cold the long ear flaps will keep your little ones ears warm.

Last but not least, I had to add this curious clouds t-shirt to my wishlist as I just love the design. Who says that boys clothes have to be plain and boring!

So that is my kids ski wish list. Have I missed anything? What are your must haves to go skiing?

falling-skiing
This may explain why I like the snow shirt and re-inforced seat!

This is my entry to the Mark Warners Blogger Challenge with Polarn O. Pyret

120 comments:

justanormalmummy said...

I can't wait to take my two skiing - not just yet, given as one is due this Christmas but once they're both mobile it's on my list of must-dos :)

Louise Fairweather said...

Although I often mourn the baby phase, it is exciting to think we can do more fun stuff soon. x

Nell@PigeonPairandMe said...

I love the final shot! That was me many times over on our last ski trip (especially after a gluwein or two....)

Louise Fairweather said...

Do you know I never even drunk when I went skiing. As for après ski I was so exhausted I'd want to sleep at 6!

Tracy K Nixon said...

Good advice. I must admit we don't go skiing anymore because of the expenses and risks :(

♫ Alison M ♪ said...

I have never been skiing but would love to, great advice

Tracey Peach said...

Neevr been skiing but love watching it on TV xxx

Louise Fairweather said...

The large expense has caused me to wait until the kids are a bit bigger to go, would hate to spend that money and them not like it x

Louise Fairweather said...

They make it look so easy!

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks

Tracey Peach said...

They do! & they go so fast xxx

Aceso84 said...

Not been skiing for a while, you have me feeling all nostalgic.

tabbaz said...

Oh I so want to go skiing again - Thanks for sharing this

sarah brooker said...

the last photo was me every day when i went skiing & my poor ankle had had enough!

emma said...

looks good never been

Lorraine Stone said...

Cute clothes, think some of it would be on my wish list too! Never been skiing. I just know that I am the kind of person to be air-lifted off straight away and end up with a broken leg!

Liam Bishop said...

I love skiing! I always end up so hot though due to all the exertion so a headband to soak up forehead sweat is an essential for me. I said I was hotter all week skiing than I was all week in Las Vegas (due to all the aircon there).

Stacey M said...

I've never been skiing but I would really love to go!

Heather Haigh said...

I've never been ski-ing but my son is rather good. He needs better clothing though.

Paul Wilson said...

Nice article.

Sam Williams said...

Looks like a good selection. Have fun!

Ann said...

I would love to go skiing!

Sandra Lane said...

I hate the cold but have always wanted to go skiing. The kids ski clothes look very stylish.

juliebooth said...

love those kiddies outfits- funky, fashionable and practical

Katie Simmonds said...

Only ever been skiing once, when I was about 12 on a dry ski slope. I think you have everything there!

Karen Cowley said...

i have never skied but my hubby loves it x

jayne hall said...

fantastic

Natalie G.E said...

Have never been skiing - always wanted to go, looks like you had a lot of fun!

Stephanie Whitehouse, said...

These look very appealing - they should be in adult sizes

kim neville said...

Have never been skiing before as scared someone will get injured. Polarn O.Pyret have some great clothes

Abigail Cullen said...

Great looking skiing outfits for the kids, what an exciting hobby you have!

Susie Wilkinson said...

We've never been interested in going skiing, but ski clothes are great for the really cold weather!

Heather Vaux said...

Wish I could still ski but arthritis stops that now....so glad I taught my family to ski though...another generation enjoying it. Sure do need the proper clothing for it too...x

Sarah Lewis said...

Not a skier myself but you seem to have covered all the essentials.

Jodie Crossley said...

Would love to start skiing!

Keri Jones said...

I've never been skiing but I did snowboard once. It was awful. I'd love to try skiing now I'm a bit older- maybe start at an indoor slope :) x

Lucy Lucciano said...

ive never been skiing but it looks really fun. i dont think i would be very good at it though! I like the look of these essentials :-)

Amy said...

I have horrid memories of skiing - first day of a week long trip and I smack my knee on a rock and tear all the ligaments in my right knee. Never dared try again but might have to pluck up the courage :)

Felicity Smith said...

skiing is one of the most exhausting and exhilirating things I can think of doing. Great post

sima halimi said...

hope to sski one day

Caroline Tonge said...

I've never been skiing and am eternally clumsy, but would love to try anyway, it would be fun!

Cat Culmer said...

I love the base layer top with the blue, black and white pattern

Louise Fairweather said...

Totally agree - not helped by the fact I zig zag a lot!

Louise Fairweather said...

Oh no - how awful x

Louise Fairweather said...

You could be like Bridget Jones on the ski lift ;-)

Louise Fairweather said...

I tried snowboarding and there were tears!

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes skiing is a bit like marmite I think

Louise Fairweather said...

had.... and maybe have again in a few years. It is an expensive hobby!

Louise Fairweather said...

I love their clothes - so colourful

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes I would love stripey long johns!

Louise Fairweather said...

It is very different from a beach holiday, but lots of fun x

Louise Fairweather said...

lol, I can believe that

sejbombz said...

"I really like these colourful base layers." Its also good to know whos is who if you have a few children around the same size, plus it makes you more noticable if you were to go missing/have an accident. Fab post! Will be using these tips at my work place. :)

Ali Thorpe said...

I like the photo where you have fallen over, something everyone who skis does!

Rebecca Nisbet said...

i love skiing! only ever went once for a week with school which was about 19 years ago, but i loved every minute of it, would love to do it again though!

valbuk said...

I like the clouds T-shirt too - my grandson would like it

Mama Syder said...

Great choices, I'd love to take my lot skiing

Jo Glasspool said...

I would love to try skiing, looks like great fun x

PamGregory said...

Never been skiing!

JudeVFR400 said...

I loved skiing, just the best feeling. Trying to remember must haves, good socks. Rather prosaic I know, but essential.

Stevie said...

It must cost a fortune to kit out for a skiing trip.

susanseaman said...

ive never been skiing would love to but think im to old to learn.

Anna Laird said...

Great selection of clothes - mittens also important for snowman making in my experience!

Faye Huntington said...

i haven't been skiing in years - this looks like so much fun. and great choice of clothes! :) faye -+

Nicki Cawood said...

I've never been skiing but I can't help wondering if some of that gear might be useful for this arctic UK winter we've been promised! :)

Rachel Whatmore said...

Going skiing next year, this is really useful thanks.

Viv Allman-Neal said...

i've never been able to go skiing, but this kit looks super awesome.

Michelle Dagger said...

Great skiing things for kids,I'd love to take my little one.

Rebecca Taylor said...

Great items for kids, maybe one day I will go with my little boy

rosierowe said...

Love the neckwarmer - ideal!!

Sarah Archibald said...

I've never been skiing, I'd love to but don't think I'd be much use!

Sarah-Dawn Pope said...

I would love to go skiing some day...it looks such fun

haxell said...

Great selection. I loved skiing. I agree about a neckwarmer rather than a scarf. Better still would be one that unzipped in case you get too hot.

Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

Jo Hutchinson said...

great review and items, extra padding on the knees is a good idea.

Angie Hoggett said...

I'd love to go on a ski holiday, with the right gear of course, and insurance!!

Zowee Moore said...

I've never been on a ski holiday before, fab review!

Beverley said...

Fab review!

Sharon Wormald said...

Love the look of the child skiing jacket...may be useful this winter at home..great review

Kelly Hanson said...

Love the fur trimmed hats 😊

samantha sugden said...

Brilliant review

williamgould said...

I've never been skiing, nor ever wanted to! But you seem to have covered everything, assuming you are taking a good pair of sunglasses!

kimberley said...

Great review and love the kids clothes .. wishing for snow!

susanseaman said...

ive not beeen skiing but would love to but think im too long in the tooth now
great review as always

Hannah said...

Great Review! I've never been skiing but would love to go!

Karen R said...

Thanks for the review - I was overwhelmed by all the stuff we would need to go skiing :)

Nadejda Prodaus said...

Very helpful review!!!!!!! I have never been skiing but I hope we will go in the future.

gfa01 said...

I've never wanted to ski, but would love the base layers to keep me warm.

Linda Hobbis said...

I've always fancied trying skiing - might try it when the kids are a bit older (they're 7 and 5). Some of this gear would be pretty useful for the British winter. It's freezing already!!

Laura Pyper said...

I would love to try skiing!

Robert Price said...

Very stylish

Bernadette Willis said...

I just wish I had taken the to try when I was younger, it looks so much fun

petruska81 said...

We are going skiing this year, thanks for tips.

anthonygerrard said...

We got our kids all in one snowsuits

Laura C said...

Really useful info! Thanks :)

lindat4683 said...

really exciting thanks

Mimicat said...

Wish I could ski.

vicki hennie said...

great info, all kitted out here x x x

Jamie Butt said...

fantastic! Love the pull over with the clouds on!

Kat Allinson said...

I like the zip up mittens

Laura Corrall said...

Never been skiing, but loving the zip up mittens, anything to make wrapping up easier! x

Tobys proud mummy said...

Kids love Skiing from such an early age so its great to get them kitted out with warm ski essentials love the pieces you had chosen

Clare Bluett said...

I've never been skiing, it scares me a bit but I love snow and wrapping up to explore it. So found some of the items interesting, especially the mittens.

Val Pownall said...

Lovely ski clothes - even if you don't ski! :)

kristin said...

I love that tshirt. Im going to look for one in pink!

Teresa Sheldon said...

gorgeous clothes

Tracey Baker said...

Wish I could Ski!!!

Nicola Holland said...

Great competition as winter approaches :)

alice lightning said...

wow looks amazing would love to learn to ski

Tina Lighten-Duncan said...

don't think I could ever go skiing, the sound of walking in the snow makes me cringe it sends shivers down my spine and gives me goose bumps.

aaronitebaby said...

Would so love to go skiing, one day maybe x

Lee Hardy said...

Love the pictures

Chris Fletcher said...

These are all great selections! I haven't been skiing in years, this really makes me want to go again!

Ruth Longville said...

I have never been skiing and pics like this make me want to try x

Rachel Broadfoot said...

Awesome pics! I'd definitely say mittens are a better choice than gloves, I've heard a lot of my friends say this who go skiing every year.

Judi Watson-Jones said...

inflatable crash jacket?! I know I would need one if I went. The clothes you have picked above look great

Pamela Risk said...

Looks amazing, great pics too, & you all had fun.

Natalie Gillham said...

Great pics and clothes choices :) x

gina sudron said...

pics look nice and cold

viviennewilkes said...

Skiing looks amazing but I'd be too scared to go!

alison wilkie said...

Look like you went down with a bump