12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 3: Keep Kids Warm and Dry

In case you just found us, make sure you check out all of our giveaways as we celebrate 12 Days of Gear Giveaways here on the blog.  They are only open for 72 hours so you don’t want to miss any!

Today is focused completely on keeping kids warm and dry.  We are featuring our favorite products that we have tried and loved for months!



DucKsday Full Set-up: Rainsuit, Fleece Suit and Mittens

Whoever wins this will be very lucky indeed!  DucKsday’s rain suits are our top gear pick for numerous weather conditions and we couldn’t recommend them any more highly.  We have tried other rain suits out there, and keep coming back to these (and no, that isn’t for the cute prints! -they are just quality, easy to move in and keep kids dry.)  The fleece suit layered under them (or any other warm layers) just add to their warmth.  Finally, their mittens are our favorite for ease of motion and waterproofness.

  • See our full review of the Rainsuits and Fleece suits here.
  • See our review of their mittens here (along with their new insulated winter collection for 2013 – highly recommended!)


Cheese-ball in his DucKsday rain suit and mittens.
Cheese-ball in his DucKsday rain suit and mittens.


Stonz Hatz and Mittz 

We (meaning the kids) are Ambassadors for STONZ this winter and we will be checking out and reviewing their gear throughout the season.  Today we get to give away a Hatz and a pair of Mittz to one lucky winner.  Check out our full review of the gear here.  The hatz are THE warmest the kids have!

Stonz Hatz and Mittz
Stonz Hatz and Mittz


Bula Balaclava $19.95

Please excuse the pictures for this one – sometimes its hard to get daylight pictures this time of the year!  However, this Bula balaclava (courtesy of Mountain Baby) is one of the best ones out there.  While we are giving away a Robot one, they also carry a pink one for the girls.  While it comes in only one size, you can see by the photos of the two boys (aged 2.5 and 4.5) that it does a really good job of spanning different ages and sizes.  We also love how the “face hole” is shaped for the best coverage and are made of micro-fleece (so keep kids warm, without overheating, and are wicking and dry quickly.)  This is our go-to piece for when the temperatures really drop and they need some more protection, especially under their helmets while skiing or sledding.

Bula Balaclava - on a 4.5 year old (with a big head ;))
Bula Balaclava – on a 4.5 year old (with a big head ;))


Bula Balaclava (the same one pictured above) on a 2.5 year old (with a small head! ;))
Bula Balaclava (the same one pictured above) on a 2.5 year old (with a small head! ;))


Wee Woolies

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 9.13.22 PMAs we mentioned in our previous post about layering kids up for winter“I just discovered this brand this year and am soooo impressed.  Merino wool is never cheap, but this is the most affordable and quality brand I have found.  While a set here runs about $55, you could expect to pay well over $100 (even for a 1 or 2 year old) through any other company for wool.  It’s made in Canada and can be purchased at Mountain Baby (shipping to the US is totally reasonable).  Our kids wear it for both pajamas and base layers.  It holds up to washes great and is very cozy.  They are a fitted style (which means warmer kids) but the tops are long so you can tuck them into the bottoms.  Can’t say enough good about them!”

Wee Woolies just started carrying their new Merino Sleeper ($48) that is available in sizes 3 months – 18 months.  However, P is pretty small and they run a bit big, so he could easily fit into the 18 month size.  We love how it is one piece (instead of two separate pieces) and just keeps kids covered.  It’s also slightly cheaper than the two-piece set.  Again, Merino base layers (or pajamas) for around $50 is a total steal.  Mountain Baby doesn’t carry the sleeper….yet….but they do carry everything else and their shipping to the US and Canada is completely reasonable.

This is another one I totally failed to get good pictures of P in (I don’t know about you all, but bedtime is extremely crazy around here…)   This will be updated as soon as I can catch him long enough to pose!


Your chance to win some warm layers for your kiddos!

Thank you to Ollie and Stella (the US DucKsday retailer), Stonz, Mountain Baby and Wee Woolies for some great giveaways today!

  • DucKsday Rainsuit, Fleecesuit and mittens in winner’s choice of size and color (depending on availability).  Open to US only.
  • Stonz Hatz and Mittz in winner’s choice of size and color (depending on availability).  Open to US and Canada.
  • Bula Balaclava (in Robots print) from Mountain Baby. Open to US only.
  • $50 gift card to Wee Woolies.   Open to US and Canada.

As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!

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Mountain Baby and Wee Woolies generously provided us this gear in order to facilitate this review.  However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own.  You can find my full disclosure here.  

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