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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.

Choose the right ski gloves or mittens for our children

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? 

KIDS’ SKI MITTENS WEDZE MI 500 - BlUE

MITTENS

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

GLOVES

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

WARMTH

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 Decathlon.fr.

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.

SIZE

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? 

STEP 1: MEASURE THE PERIMETER OF THE PALM

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 palm using a measuring tape

STEP 2: MEASURE THE LENGTH OF THE HAND
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.

Measure the length of the hand with a ruler.

WATERPROOFING

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