Review: MimiTENS Cold-Weather Proof Mittens

01/09/2010 at 05:00 PM ET
Courtesy of MimiTENS

You know that space between your little one’s elbow and wrist that always gets cold during the winter? Well, MimiTENS‘ adorable mittens have got it covered — literally.

Made in Canada (and we Canadians know a thing or two about cold weather protection!) from Oeko-Tek bamboo fleece, cotton, Thinsulate and lycra, the mittens have extra long, stretchy cuffs that stretch over a child’s arms to keep them extra warm. They’re also designed with a snug fit so they won’t slip down.

For baby, you’ll find loads of thumb-less styles ($27 – $29) in soft fleece or nylon. The toddler versions ($31) — they have thumbs — come in fun colors and prints. Make sure to also check out the company’s matching hats and scarves. They’re equally cute and cozy!

Added bonus: All MimiTENS products are eco-friendly with a portion of their profits being donated to a number of charities.

Stephanie

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Denise on

They looks like mittens with babylegs sewn on…which sounds a lot cheaper! I think I just figured out what my weekend project will be.😉

bre on

this seems as pointless as baby knee-pads.

Amy Dala on

What a great idea! My niece (6) and nephew (2) are constantly losing their mittens and getting snow up their coat sleeves (and I’ve always hated those strings). Seems like a no-brainer. Especially when the materials are supersoft and some of the proceeds go to charity. Was just on their site and have ordered the monkey mittens for our little monkey and the fairy mittens for our princess. Thanks for the information!

joey on

I have bought mimiTENS before, twice now–once when my daughter was a baby, and then again, just recently now that she’s a toddler.

They have been great! Over Christmas, we were in Whistler and Lily really got to play in the snow–full immersion– and she could still use her hands fully (the toddler size has a thumb part) but her sleeves or skin never got wet.

Plus the designs are super cute…that’s always a bonus!

asha on

They look like bandages – cannot imagine having a toddler wear those.

Anja on

I LOVE these mittens! They are the only ones that ALWAYS stay on, no matter what. Just something less to worry about, especially with these cold temperatures right now. Thanks MimiTENS!

Paula on

What a great idea!! Eco-friendly materials should be used in more products, especially for kids. They’re who we’re trying to protect the planet for, right?
I love the design of these that will help to not only prevent your little one’s hands from getting cold, they also prevent the mittens from getting lost so easily!

Max Pedalo on

What a great idea. I’ve just ordered three pairs. As a parent of triplets who always loose their gloves, this is going to keep their little hands warm in winter and save be a fortune in the long run. I also like the idea of them being made in Canada. They know the meaning of cold up there so they’re going to be warm no matter what.

Clarissa Neiding on

If you have shopped for mittens for little ones you will know that its really hard to find anything but mittens with really short “tops” on them. If your child actually plays outside in a cold climate then you know that snow goes right up the sleeves of coats that way and then the baby’s arms are cold, the snow falls into the mitten and the hands are cold…this is an innovative way to prevent that. Also, as soon as those short mittens get heavy snow sticking to them, they fall right off. This would eliminate that problem for sure.

Stephanie Wagner on

I have 5 children including 18 month old twins. We live in Chicago and have used a LOT of different mittens over the years. Mimitens are the best by far. I love these, my friends love these, my kids themselves love these. They go on easy and stay on. The embroidered designs are adorable, the colors are really fun, and my little ones have toasty warm fingers. We just returned from Vail, CO and I can’t tell you how many complents and “where can I buy those” moments we had while there.

Melanie S on

Really? I thought these were a brilliant idea. When we were little, we had a string that connected our mittens – I hated those! ha

They would not only help prevent my preschooler from losing his mittens when we’re playing outside (no more “mom put my mitt back on!), they would also keep snow from getting in his sleeves & cuffs, which he hates. Hm, I wonder if they will make them for me in an adult size?? : )

Amy on

With our recent snow I thought about searching for something like this, my daughter’s mittens were continually coming off and snow was getting up the sleeves of her coat. I tried to order but the mimiTENS site said coupon code was not valid.

Shanelle on

We are contacting the company now. The code should be active soon. Thanks for your patience. — CBB

cris on

They look like tube socks…$30 tube socks…

Mylene on

As somebody who actually owns these mittens, I cannot say enough great things about them! The sleeve part goes up past my 18 month old son’s elbows, they stay on and keep his hands nice and warm. After trying out many different kinds of mittens, these are the only ones that have worked for us so far. I will definitely be buying him the next size up when he grows out of them.

emirado on

why didn’t someone think of this before?! so simple and so cute. I love the illustrations.

Jennifer on

I have heard that the thumb-less baby ones are also handy for preventing the little ones from scratching themselves. The long cuffs do keep the mittens on busy little hands.

baroquebabies on

We love them too, use them in cooooooooold germany!

http://www.baroquebabies.com/2009/11/snowbound.html

Thanks for the discount!

Heather Beresford on

They stay on. What more can i say?

Colleen on

These comments sound awfully spammy!

wil on

Spammy? Colleen have you tried a pair on your little one(s) assuming you are a parent? No, thought not. As a thoroughly satisfied customer I can verify my sons enjoyment & warmth and consequently my satisfaction from this product, if you believe this is spam I can email you a photograph of my son wearing them – just say the word I will gladly oblige. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course but to wave about accusations or speak badly of the product if you have never owned it or tried it is nothing short of unecessary negativity.

Claire Killington on

One thing that appealled to me when I bought a pair of these mittens for my grandchild was the cute embroidery on each mitt. It took me awhile to pick the right one, but I know these will become a family collectible much like a baby’s first pair of booties.
Small price to pay for memories .

Cris on

TO the other cris: $30 tube socks eh? I dare you to put tube socks on your kids hands and send them outside to play in the snow.
Only a parent could’ve created this design. I’ve bought 6 pairs for my nieces and nephews and their parents haven’t had to replace a lost glove yet! $30 for Canadian-made, eco-friendly gloves from a company that donates to charities? Would you rather have some lead-filled product from China that will fall apart?
These gloves are great and I even bought the new scarves too. They are a hit! No more bulky scarves!

Janet on

I am happy to spend my money on a smart, Canadian and ethical product. Thanks for the discount code!

Bella on

This is a great idea. I just went to their actual website and thoroughly perused it – eco-friendly, charity friendly, baby/toddler friendly mittens that stay on. Win-win-win. I’m really enjoying the colours and designs, too – great variety!
Will definitely have my kids wearing these. Thank you for the discount code!

Corrinne on

It’s nice to see a company dedicated to producing their goods locally with an emphasis on creating jobs. And donating 50% of profits to a charity on certain styles is almost unheard of in the sewn products industry.

Looks like she is setting some examples.

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