Sunday, 6 January 2013

Winter gear

In one of my previous posts Caru asked to know a bit more about what the boys wear in the snow so here's a little run down just for fun.  Oh and as always I do not benefit in any form for any publicity of product!
The fleece under layer is like a fleecy onesie with a zip for quick on and off and poppers to open up the leg area.  Can you see that the cuffs around the legs and arms are extra long?  That's so that they actually last for more than a few months;  when it's big for the child they are folded over and as they grow you just fold less and less.

The waterproof and windproof 'overalls' are worn over the top along with a 'fuskolle' which is a turtleneck jumper minus the jumper:  you can see it in the top left of the picture.  I had never heard of a fuskolle before my husband introduced me to them but OMG they are brilliant.  Why wear a scarf when you can just slip on a bit cut out from a woolly jumper?  Genius those Swedes.

The rest is pretty self explanatory really - furry windproof hat that actually covers the ears too, waterproof snug snow boots and gloves that have zips down to the fingers so that you can get little fingers into the right places.

The Swedes have a wonderful expression which is "there is no such thing as bad weather - only bad clothes".  So true.

In case you want to know where we bought our clothes from here is a link.

11 comments:

  1. In the US we call the fuskolle a 'dickie.'

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    1. Oh cool! I've never heard that before!

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  2. Oh thanks for the post and mainly for the link! This year we are quite lucky, the weather isn't too cold. But as we will need to renew the clothes pretty much every year and for two children, the link might come in handy. Especially since the prices don't look too bad.

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    1. Yes, I looked for ages and the prices are the best I found (plus they deliver across Europe :)
      xx

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    2. Haven't really been through the website yet, but that is good to know!

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  3. och om det är flera minusgrader behövs en varm tröja ovanpå understället!

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  4. Thank you, thank you, the link is amazing. Love winter clothes. The best, kids can move outside. MY kids use a bunch of clothes every time they go outside, they sometimes ( especially the youngest) cannot play because they cannot move.

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  5. oh, I don't know why my comments didn't appear. Well, Thank you, Thank you for the post. I'm really appreciate the link. Here in Calgary with -20ºC sometimes, my kids looks like teddy bear when they go outside because they can't move and walk in funny way, too much clothes is the cause.

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