Livingston Children’s Waterproof Winter Ski Mittens

Last updated date: February 22, 2020

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Livingston Children’s Waterproof Winter Ski Mittens

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Livingston Livingston Children's Waterproof Winter Ski Mittens placed 7th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 25, 2020:
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Expert Summarized Score
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
118 user reviews
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What experts liked
The protective exterior, plus long inner cuffs, prevent snow and water from seeping into the mittens, and reinforced palm and thumb areas offer a secure grip.
- Family Vacation Critic
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

Children's mittens are designed to endure outdoor winter sports during the snowy season, while offering protection from harsh weather temperatures. 3M Thinsulate insulation is top notch and provides extra comfort. It's thin and efficient so it doesn't add much extra weight. Great for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, etc. Perfect gift idea for the little ones in your life. Materials: Polyester Shell; 3M Thinsulate Insert

Overall Product Rankings

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1. N’Ice Caps Kids Easy-On Waterproof Winter Mittens
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
MCTi Waterproof Winter Ski Kids Mittens
2. MCTi Waterproof Winter Ski Kids Mittens
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 5
Zelda Matilda Children Winter Waterproof Mittens
3. Zelda Matilda Children Winter Waterproof Mittens
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
Burton Kids Breathable Vent Mitten with Pocket
4. Burton Kids Breathable Vent Mitten with Pocket
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
Columbia Toddler Long Mittens
5. Columbia Toddler Long Mittens
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
Unigear Kids Waterproof Winter Snow Mittens
6. Unigear Kids Waterproof Winter Snow Mittens
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 1
Livingston Children’s Waterproof Winter Ski Mittens
7. Livingston Children’s Waterproof Winter Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
HIGHCAMP Kids Winter Waterproof Ski Mittens
8. HIGHCAMP Kids Winter Waterproof Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Mittens For Kids

If you live in an area of the country where winters are cold, you already know the value of a good pair of gloves. For parents, though, it isn’t just about keeping your own hands warm. You have to worry about the other members of your household, including your littlest family members.

Although adults typically choose gloves for everyday use, mittens actually keep your hands warmer. Your fingers generate heat inside the mittens, promoting warmth. If you’re skiing or participating in outdoor sports, mittens will often be a better option, but as you’re going from home to work and back, you probably need your fingers to be flexible enough to easily grab on to things like your keys and your car door handle.

For children, though, that flexibility isn’t nearly as important. That’s why you’ll more often see mittens on kids rather than gloves. But the same challenges can apply, especially if your little ones are heading outside to play in the snow. Fortunately, you can find many mittens on the market today that include features like finger and palm grips.

In addition to being able to grab onto things, though, you should consider how well the mittens will insulate hands against the cold. Insulation that provides warmth without adding bulk is ideal, but also pay attention to whether the mitten is waterproof. Otherwise, you could find your child’s hands get wet while playing in snow.

DWYM Fun Fact

The history of mittens has been traced as far back as the 19th century, when mittens were made from buffalo leather, as well as possible buffalo hide. During that era, driving meant navigating a coach or sleigh, which required spending hours at a time outdoors in unbearably cold weather. Drivers are believed to have worn mittens that were long enough to stretch over their coat sleeves to keep both hands and forearms warm. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of mitten history is connected to a Latvian tradition where newly-married women were gifted a hope chest containing hundreds of mittens. The mittens would feature a wide variety of patterns, and those patterned mittens live on today in museums.

The Mittens For Kids Buying Guide

  • You’ll notice as you start looking at children’s mittens that there are two major options for sizing. As with clothing, you can choose between small, medium and large sizes, but that limits your choices. Mittens that provide specific sizing will let you measure your child’s hand, match it to the online size chart and find a more comfortable fit.
  • Getting winterwear on and off can be a huge hassle for parents. Many mittens today are built in a way that makes it easy to get them on and off, even if your child isn’t making it easy.
  • Mittens can easily slip off once they’re on. Many mittens come with elastic or a strap that holds them snugly in place, even on smaller wrists and arms.
  • Pay attention to whether the mitten will slide snugly under the arm of your child’s coat. While playing outdoors in the winter, it can be easy for snow to slide underneath the sleeve of the coat.
  • Keeping up with two mittens can be challenging. Some mittens are attached with an anti-lost string to ensure they stay together.
  • Reflector strips on your mittens can ensure that you can find them even if you’re searching for them at night or in foggy conditions.