WHAT TO CHOOSE?
Choosing the right winter outerwear for your child can be difficult. After all, every child is unique, and children live very different day-to-day lives. For instance, there’s a difference between a child who goes to day-care and spends no more than an hour in the snow and sleet every day and one who spends all day in a forest kindergarten playing outside!
THE TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Hydrostatic head, breathability and PFCs are three important terms you need to know when looking for winter outerwear for children. We’ll explain what each of these terms mean below and how they should factor into your decision on what outerwear to buy.
5 QUESTIONS, 5 ANSWERS:
1) WHAT’S A ‘HIGH ENOUGH’ HYDROSTATIC HEAD (HH) RATING?
For North European winters, for instance, 5000 mm is a perfectly good HH rating for the majority of children - even those who spend many hours outdoors every day. But if you’re going on a skiing trip to the Alps, you may want to aim for an even higher figure.
2) WHAT’S A GOOD BREATHABILITY RATING?
In Northern Europe, winter outerwear should ideally have a breathability rating of at least 3,000 mvp. The breathability ensures that your child doesn’t get too cold after working up a sweat from running around and having fun.
3) ARE HUMMEL® SNOWSUITS AND WINTER JACKETS WATERPROOF?
The fabric used for hummel® winter jackets and snowsuits is waterproof. However, for winter outerwear to be classified as 100% waterproof, the seams also need to be taped (waterproofed). All hummel® snowsuits are 100% waterproof, and all hummel® winter jackets with a hydrostatic head (HH) rating of 5000 mm and above are as well. All our other jackets are treated with a water-repellent coating.
4) HOW DO YOU WASH SNOWSUITS?
Try to avoid throwing winter jackets and snowsuits in the laundry machine too often. Rinse the outerwear in the shower or wipe off stains with a damp cloth instead. This will help keep the outerwear functional and looking great for much longer.
5) HOW DOES HUMMEL® OUTERWEAR RUN IN SIZE?
hummel® winter jackets, snowsuits and ski pants are very age appropriate. Note however that the snowsuits may seem a bit big, which is because they are designed to provide lots of space for movement and active play.
POWDER SNOWSUIT - 2017 TEST WINNER
hmlPowder Snowsuit was the 2017 winner on the Swedish product testing and review site www.bäst-i-test.se and has become extremely popular among active children during the cold winter months. Together with the 100% identical snowsuits hmlTravis and hmlCrystal, the popular snowsuit comes with waterproof materials, reflectors and fleece-lined pockets and collars.