A constant struggle in winter is trying to keep the kiddos warm and happy. Part of that warm and happy includes hats, mitts, and scarves. I have bought so many hats, mitts and scarves over the years. I am not sure where they go… maybe with the lost socks? The most frustrating is finding ONE mitt of a pair. ONE! Recently my husband took our oldest on a late night shopping trip to find replacement mitts for her school ski trip the next day.
We were sent a pair of Smart Mitts to try. At first glance I notice that these are NOT the mittens on a string from my youth. I wanted to see how cozy the mitts were so I did was put the little mitt on myself. The inside of the mitt is lined with a soft and warm liner that includes fleece and Thinsulate. Very cozy. Miss T eagerly wanted to try them on!
Smart Mitts have a comfortable stretchy band that keeps the mitts in place. As you can see the band is very stretchy and does not get in the way or impede movement, very important for an active 8-year-old. Miss T said her mitts were very comfortable and she was eager to test them out in the snow.
Miss T wanted to make sure she could grasp a ski pole with her new gloves. Success! Miss T was ready to test her new Smart Mitts even further. Snow ball fight was on! Digging, diving, shoveling, sliding did not result in snow up the arm of her jacket or of a mitt coming off. Success!
The added bonus is if need be Miss T can take off her mitts and they stay with her, waiting at the ready when needed. Another great thing is when she gets in from recess they are hanging on her coat drying and getting ready for her next recess. No more taking a spare pair of mitts to school and finding a wet pair in her backpack, or having them never return home! Miss T loves her Smart Mitts and she said her hands stay warm and dry.
What we loved about Smart Mitts
Stylish – there are so many colours to choose from!
Well made – a quick look at these mitts and you know they are going to last! The stitching for the band is inside the mitt and will not snag or catch. Very well made.
Warm and dry – that is the main purpose of mitts, right? Smart Mitts delivers on both of these exceedingly well.
Always together – no frantic searches for a matching set of mitts while the school bus zips by the house (true story!). The set is always together and at the ready!
and… they are proudly Canadian!