Congrats to Tammy P. who won our giveaway of L-Bow Gloves. Visit www.onestepahead.com to pick some up for your kids! Thanks to all who entered!
Living on the coast of California, snow is a novelty we drive to as opposed to part of our daily winter life like I know it is for some of you. Still, whether snow is a once-a-season event for you or a oh-my-gosh-not-another-snow-day regular occurence, I think parents are always looking for snow gear that can get more than one season of use out it.
L-Bow Gloves: This is just a brilliant idea. Kids’ gloves inevitable come untucked from the jacket allowing snow to get up the sleeve and down into the glove itself. No more! The the L-Bow Glove offers protection from fingertip to elbow with their unique extra long nylon cuffs.
The durable, reinforced palms will last through a number of seasons of snowball fights, and their Thinsulate™ material ensures warm fingers without excess bulk. The gloves are available in 6 color options and 2 sizes, and if you just don’t want to deal with getting all those fingers into the right slots, there are L-Bow Mittens too!
I don’t know if my kids noticed too much of a difference with these new gloves, but I sure did. I put them on once and only once! No stopping every 5 minutes to readjust, reattach or dump out snow. The gloves kept their hands warm, their clothes dry and could definitely pack a mean snowball. (See below for a giveaway!)
Cozy Cub Kids’ Adjustable Hem Snow Bibs: Another smart idea – adjustable hem convertible snow bib/pants. A mouthful to say, but worth for the years of use you can get out of these! Use them as is and when junior gets a growth spurt, snip the hem to release an extra two inches of leg length. Plus you can convert them to snow pants by zipping off the bib top.
The pants use a triple-layer technology to keep little legs warm and dry.
– A soft, pill-resistant, microfleece and taffeta lining
– A lightweight core of Thermolite® insulation
– A rugged, water-repellent, stain-resistant, nylon shell (so melted snowflakes bead up and roll off, instead of soaking through!)
Reinforced knees and inseam help these pants last through sled run bails and snow angel making, and the silky inner lining makes getting the pants on and off a breeze (a must-have for those “I need to go NOW!” moments). My favorite features are the microfleece lining on the rear (no more cold bottoms!) and the reflective piping (evening snow walk? No worries!).
* GIVEAWAY * One Step Ahead is giving away a pair of L-Bow Gloves to one lucky MWS reader! To enter, tell us your favorite thing to do in the snow with your kids. US residents only. PO Boxes okay. Entries must be received by December 12th at 11:59pm PST. One winner will be selected by random.org and notified via email.
Visit OneStepAhead.com for this snow gear and other innovative children’s products.
Mommies With Style was not paid for this review. Product samples were provided.
Kate Bayless is a writer, editor and will be throwing – and dodging – snowballs this December. Her work has appeared in Parents, American Baby, Fit Pregnancy, iVillage and other publications. Visit her at www.katebayless.com or @katebayless.