Choose the right ski gloves or mittens for our children

How to choose junior ski gloves and mittens?

On a day’s skiing, the extremities are the most sensitive parts of the body concerning the cold, especially among the younger ones. So how do you choose the right pair of ski gloves or mittens for them? We’ll help you.

The choice of ski gloves for your child is based on 2 criteria:  easy to pull on and warmth. Depending on their age, you could give more importance to one or the other criteria.

Size will also be an important factor in ensuring optimal comfort.

Easy to pull on

Depending on their age, the main difficulty for a child may be pulling their gloves on themselves.
Here are our recommendations:

  • How to choose junior ski gloves or mittens.

    Children from 3 to 6 years of age

    For young kids, mittens are the ideal product, being both easy to put on, comfortable and warm.

  • How to choose junior ski gloves or mittens.

    Children from 6 to 14 years of age

    For kids aged 6 to 14 years, the choice will be between mittens, long-sleeved gloves or gloves.

How to choose between mittens, long-cuffed gloves or gloves for your child aged 6 to 14? 



    If they’re young or not used to wearing gloves, your kids will probably prefer mittens.

  • Kids’ Ski Gloves Wedze GL 500 - Black

    Long-sleeved gloves

    Long-sleeved gloves are easier to put on.

  • Kids’ Ski Gloves Wedze GL 900 - Black


    Finally, for older or more experienced kids, gloves will be the best solution to their needs.


Each model of gloves meets a specific need for added warmth according to different types of winter sports use, temperature regulation or the day’s weather! You can find these indications directly on the mark-ups in store or on the product description on

How to read this information?

  • Choose your gloves and mittens for good weather conditions.

    Sunny weather

    Ideal for fine weather and/or spring skiing (temperatures above 10°C).

  • How do I select Junior skiing gloves or mittens?

    Intermediate temperatures

    Ideal for all weathers. This is the level of heat that gives the optimum ratio of dexterity/warmth.

  • How to choose your Junior skiing gloves or mittens for very cold weather conditions

    Cold weather

    Ideal for hands which are sensitive to the cold and very cold temperatures.

Please note that mittens have the added advantage of keeping fingers together and therefore retaining more heat.


Finally, size is an important criterion when selecting ski gloves. The pair you choose should not compress your child's fingers, cutting off the circulation and thus accelerating the feeling of cold. The optimal size allows a thin layer of air to slip between the hand and the glove liner for optimal breathability that wicks away perspiration and maintains warmth.

Please note that some glove models adjust to the wrist size with a Velcro fastener, so they are not too tight yet do not let the cold in.

Please note: as not all junior gloves or mittens use the same size chart, we advise you to refer to the"Which size to choose" section of the product sheet of your favourite pair!

How to measure the size of your child's hand? 

measure the palm using a measuring tape


First of all, pick up a measuring tape.

The tape measure must pass over the knuckles of the back of your child’s hand. Their hand is flat, not bent, fingers slightly apart, and the tape measure shouldn’t squeeze their palm.

Measure the length of the hand with a ruler.

To measure the length of your child's hand, take a sheet, a small notebook, a pencil and a measuring tape:
- Stand upright, place the notebook at the bottom of the sheet, and make a mark at the top of the notebook.
- Then put their wrist against the notebook, with their hand flat on the paper.
- Move the notebook to the end of the middle finger, and draw another line.

Finally, remove the hand from the sheet and measure the distance between the 2 lines to get the measurement for the total length of the hand.


Here at WEDZE, we know that your kids often put their hands in the snow, when they fall, rest between 2 descents, during a snowball fight or just for fun.

  • choose water-repellent gloves or mittens


    To simplify your choice and improve their skiing experience, we decided to add to all our WEDZE kids’ gloves and mittens a water-repellent treatment that stops the fabric absorbing water, instead causing it to slide off the surface. In this way, the textile doesn’t soak up water and stays lightweight and warm.

  • choose waterproof gloves


    Our entire kids’ range is also designed with a waterproof membrane, which forms a barrier against water and makes the glove waterproof.



Product manager

Gloves and mittens