by Jen Ostler
AKontheGO contributor Jennifer Ostler tested the adorable and quite functional Veyo Mittyz of the Veyo line of products, on her active son, and found them to be quite handy during Alaska’s cold winter days and nights. Read her review, below. And psst: there’s a HUGE Black Friday sale going on right now. ~EK
It’s important to my husband and I that we raise our child outdoors, and that he have quality gear to keep him warm and dry. No matter the temperature, since our son was born in January of 2014 we have taken him outside for daily walks near our home in North Pole, Alaska. Always a gear junky, I’ve searched for the best gear to keep him warm in below-freezing temperatures, but not always with success. Now we are settled into his third winter and I’m excited to say that we have found an exciting new glove option to keep his little paws warm.
Veyo Mittyz are a solution to many issues I’ve discovered in my quest for adequate children’s winter gloves. My favorite feature is their large gauntlets that fit over bulky winter coats. As the gauntlet reaches to the elbow, snow isn’t likely to get inside of the mitten. There are also cinches at the elbow and wrist, to keep the mitt snug to the arm and hand. Science says your kiddo’s hands will stay much warmer from body heat in a mitten than in a glove, where each finger has to fend for its own heat.
The inside of the Veyo Mittyz are lined with fleece and are very cozy. This liner is waterproof as well as breathable. The Mittyz are also soft on the outside; the gloves are treated with a water repellent to stay dry, but remain a soft place for cold noses to be rubbed and wiped on. Even better, the whole mitten can be turned inside out and washed at home. There are no thumb holes that pull out with the hand, and that can be difficult to reinsert; rather there’s a bit of a pocket to allow thumb mobility. It is all stitched in a way that makes turning the glove inside-out and back-again very simple.
My son is almost three, and he can put the Veyo Mittyz on all by himself. He is excited about the tiger-paw design, and it inspires him to be brave in the snow. After an hour at 0F, his hands were still warm and toasty. There are many other fun designs, as well. Visit Veyokids.com to explore their options, and to take advantage of their free shipping, even to Alaska. These mittens are an answer to families who spend time outdoors and want the best gear to keep their kids warm and safe. I encourage you to give them a try, and get outside and play this winter, no matter the weather.