The concept is simple. The designers of Cubbies added a zipper that allows the mittens to be zipped onto the sleeves of the fleece shirt. Result – Kids can no longer get their mittens off and snow cannot find its way down their sleeves.
What We Love About Cubbies Kid’s Mittens
There is no gap between my kid’s mittens and her sleeves. The first thing I noticed about Cubbies kid’s mittens was that when they are attached to the fleece shirt, wind couldn’t go up my daughter’s sleeves. As a resident of Oklahoma I very much appreciate this feature.
Our family loves to camp but I hate camping in the cold because my kid’s mittens never stay on, therefore she wakes up in the middle of the night freezing. But with Cubbies this is no longer a problem. Despite my daughter’s efforts, her mittens remained on the entire night.
The Cubbies kid’s mittens are waterproof. My daughter played in puddles (so the mittens were submerged off and on) for 20 minutes and came out with warm and dry hands.
We don’t have an overabundance of snow in Oklahoma during the winter. What we do have are plenty of cold, windy days, but I wasn’t convinced I needed any sort of specialized winter gear because it is usually expensive and we just don’t use it very often. But Cubbies are the exception. They are reasonably priced, especially when you factor in that it is a 2-for-1 deal, and are worth the money.
Cubbies are the perfect weight for wearing underneath a rain jacket during the spring and fall.
One of my biggest concerns was if the zippers would irritate my daughter’s skin when we were using the fleece and mittens separately. So far we have not have any problems with this. There were many mornings when we started out needing the mittens but shed them once it warmed up a bit.
Cubbies are just plain practical. In addition to all the benefits above, Cubbies are versatile and functional. We tried tall mittens that are made to go over the coat sleeve and found they didn’t work as well as Cubbies. The kids could still get them off and we ended up having to buy two pairs of mittens, one pair of tall mittens for playing outdoors and one short pair for everyday use.
What We Didn’t Love About Cubbies Kid’s Mittens
Zippers are a little annoying on the kid’s mittens if not being used with the fleece. The slider is attached to the glove and I feel it is annoying just dangling there even though my daughter has never specifically complained about it.
I hated zipping the mittens on when my daughter was already wearing the fleece. I highly recommend putting the Cubbies on with the mittens already attached.
Also keep in mind that using the restroom is a little more complicated with Cubbies. You either have to unzip the mittens to remove them or remove the coat and then the Cubbies. For me, this inconvenience was paltry compared to the benefits. I generally have to help my daughter use the restroom anyway when winter gear is involved.
The Basics About Cubbies Kid’s Mittens
Cubbies sizes run from 18 months to 4T. The mittens come in two sizes; 18 months to 2T and 3T to 4T. According to their website they are planning on adding larger sizes this fall, so stay tuned. At $38 apiece, these are extremely affordable. If you were to buy nice waterproof kid’s mittens and a fleece separately you would spend as much if not more.
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Note: OFM contributor Mae Kiggins received a pair of Cubbies kid’s mittens in return for her review.
Mae Kiggins blogs about her family’s outdoor escapades at Outdoors Mom. As an urban outdoor mom, Mae occupies a niche within the outdoor blogger community, offering ideas and encouragement to city dwellers to connect them with the outdoors. In addition to her experience as a park ranger, Mae possesses advanced degrees in Forest Resources and Conservation, with concentrations in forest management and outdoor education.