What’s new in children’s ski wear
Popular trends in children’s ski wear are prints in bright colours, teamed with bright ski pants.
O’Neill have a ski range with photographs of mountains on, whereas Roxy and Quiksilver have illustrations of the Mr Men skiing for younger children. Additionally, Schoffel and Helly Hansen have added some serious brightness to their ski wear: luminous yellow or pink to choose from!
The more mainstream brands, Trespass and Columbia, are focusing on big patterns, stars, stripes, pixelated patterns and big blocks of colours, which are all designed to be matched with bright ski pants.
So, the trend for children’s ski wear for 2017/18 is a bright as you can bear! Luminous ski pants and bright ski jackets with either blocky colours or eye catching designs and prints. No muted colours allowed!
What Will You Get For Your Money?
As a guide, a good quality entry level ski jacket starts at around £40. You’ll get all the essential features you need for skiing; taped seams, snow skirts, windproof and waterproofing at 3000mm etc.
Jackets around £60 tend to have superior insulation that’s less bulky. They tend to be waterproof at 5000mm+, have underarm ventilation zips and extra heat retaining properties.
Pay £80+ and you’ll find the outer material of jackets is silky to the touch and waterproof up to 20,000mm. They tend to have superior insulation that makes the ski jacket featherlight, without a trace of bulkiness. They also tend to have reflective piping, faux fur trims and some pretty cool design features.
Tess Bradshaw is a mum of two and owns Little Skiers, children’s ski wear and accessories shop. Esprit customers get a discount when shopping at Little Skiers, please see the my booking page.