Reima Kids is a very well-established (since 1944) Finnish brand that is new to the US and makes incredible gear for kids. Over the past month or so we have been testing out Reima Winter Gear and are excited to share them with you.
While Reima did send us products to review, our opinions are completely our own and exactly what we tell our family and friends.
One of the reasons we love Reima so much is the fact that ALL of their products are free from harmful chemicals and all their cotton will be organic by the end of 2020. Not only that, but they are working hard to have at least 50% of their gear and clothing include recycled material by 2023.
Stay tuned for our spring review coming up shortly (because winter to spring happens SO fast!)
Reima Winter Gear for Skiing
While Reima has a full winter kids’ line, this year we went with pieces ideal for skiing since that is what we do so much all winter long.
Learning to ski or board this winter? Here are our best tips to teaching kids to ski and teaching kids to snowboard. And, since we understand it can be tough, our best tips for family skiing on a budget.
In general we found that Reima understands what makes gear perfect for skiing including the following:
- Wide pant bottoms to fit over ski boots
- Pockets in the sleeves AND mittens for ski passes
- Reflective details
- Built-in powder skirts
- Removable hoods
- Adjustable cuffs with soft cuff gusset
Reima gear fits slightly big so we suggest not ordering up to grow. If my kids are solidly in a 8, for example, I order an 8. If, however, they are just moving up into a size, I find it best to size down.
The Roxana is one of the most popular pieces for Reima, even more so now that it is worn by the royal family. Available in sizes 2T – 10Y.
The Roxana has a slightly more fitted fit than the Regor (see below). While Reima tries to not distinguish between “girl” and “boy” coats, the colorways of the Roxana are more “girlish” and the Regor more “boyish”.
Need a larger size? Check out the Frost – available up to a 14Y size.
Honestly very similar to the Roxana, but in a less fitted shape. Available also in sizes 2T – 10Y.
I love that it comes in a bright orange – all the easier to spot my kids on the slopes!
The Wingon is fully water proof and very warm with a straight leg to fit over those ski boots. The suspenders are removable, which my kids really like. I like that the waist has an exterior adjustment so they fit perfectly no matter what layers they have under them.
These are our new favorite ski mittens. Not only are they warm, easy to put on and very waterproof, but they have a ski pass pocket on the left side.
This means that for shorter kids instead of having to attach a pass to their helmet to reach the pass readers, you can put it in their mitten and they just wave their hand up to scan. Ingenius.
Available in size 9.5 kids – size 8 adult. My only complaint about these wool blend socks is that I wish they came in smaller sizes. They have a soft terry lining and fit very well, which means they are perfect for long ski day comfort.
As far as warm snowsuits go, the Aapua may be THE warmest for toddlers we have seen. And while it’s a bit “poofy”, it’s light and easy to move around in, which is a huge factor for toddlers in particular.
I was a bit concerned about the down insulation getting wet and not being effective in cold wet weather. However, we have found that it is very waterproof and remains dry for the kids.
Other features we love include removable faux fur hood lining, detachable and durable foot loops to keep boots covered and a long zipper for easy in and out.
Available in 4T – 14Y, this was a snowsuit we were surprised how much we loved. While it’s best for super cold days…it rocks at keeping kids extremely warm and dry without being too heavy.
Finding snowsuits for bigger kids is hard sometimes, but my kids really appreciate being able to just throw it on and run outside.
What I would love to see Reima update
Reima is very nearly a solid 10 in our book, BUT we would love to see them update their hoods on their ski gear in particular to fit over helmets.
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