Zick baby gloves "Forest"
- Completely waterproof
- Highly breathable
- Wind resistant
- Easy magnet entry
- Heat-retaining insulation
- High abrasion resistance
For hours of snowball fights<br><br> The Swiss call it “Kuhnagel” - cow nail - but many know it simply as that prickly, biting feeling when fingers and toes freeze. It’s a stabbing pain that arises when blood vessels that constrict from the cold get supplied with too little blood, then warm up again too quickly. <br><br>Now imagine if your children could learn about this nasty phenomenon only from family lore, never feeling that pain first hand? <br>Our gloves ensure that little hands are perfectly protected from their first winter on. The Zick baby mittens have an added benefit: Putting them on is easy as ABC. Just pull them open, slip hands inside, and press them closed again – magical magnetic power does the rest.
We have developed an anti-slip coating for extra grip. This prevents shovels from slipping out of little hands, even when building the largest jump. The anti-slip coating consists of a silicone print placed on the palm of the glove.
To avoid that the gloves are gone after the pit stop in the ski hut on the slope, we have equipped our gloves with a soft elastane cord, which is simply worn around the wrist. That way the hands are free when the French fries finally arrive!
No more thumbs that won’t go into thumbhole, no more whining kids who don't want to put on gloves. With our new innovation, putting on gloves is child's play. The magnets which are worked in on the back of the glove, enable to open the glove without any effort and thus simplify the process of putting them on. A small button on the gloves’ end ensures that it stays on even when romping around.
Waterproof to 15,000mm water gage
These membranes withstand water pressure equivalent to a depth of 15 meters and don’t let water penetrate even after hours of playing in the rain. Such high technical standards in children’s clothing are not a given, though it’s just when digging, horsing around and running that kids be protected from getting wet. That’s why we test our material intensively, so kids can stay dry and keep playing, no matter what the weather.
10,000 g/m2/24 h breathability
A membrane is what regulates the climate inside an item of clothing. It must keep out all water, but still actively transport sweat toward the outside. So breathability plays a big part in the comfort of the clothes: After all, no one wants to wear a plastic bag, even if it is waterproof. Our membranes provide superior performance in both respects: Thanks to their high waterproof rating, they withstand even the most adverse weather conditions, and because of their breathability, kids don’t sweat too much - even when building big igloos.
Durable water repellency
All of our technical materials are treated with a DWR coating (durable water repellency). It’s not only water repellent, but also dirt resistant. Many such coatings in outdoor clothing are problematic, however, because of their consequences for the environment. Fluorobarbon (PFC) especially has come under fire. We love nature and are aware of our responsibility to protect it, so we refrain from using C-8 coatings. We work as hard as we can on PFC-free alternatives so we can gradually shift the entire collection. The challenge is finding the right balance between function and ecological sustainability. We are switching over most of our technical products to a more environmentally friendly C-6 DWR, because good, lasting water-repellent function is extremely important for children’s clothing. Most of our products already have a PFOA/PFOS-free DWR, and a part of the collection is already completely free of PFC. We are doing everything in our power to further increase this number.
PrimaLoft® Eco insulation
The vegan inuslation material PrimaLoft® Eco is light as a feather, water repellent, keeps kids warm – and is environmentally friendly, too! It’s made of a mixture of recycled materials and PrimaLoft® virgin fibers, which combine to create a breathable, extremely efficient layer of thermal insulation. Depending on the product, the proportion of recycled material is between 60% and 100%. And because the material is so amazingly soft, it guarantees an all-around snuggly feeling – almost like a favorite Teddy bear.
Our anatomically pre-shaped products help maintain as much freedom of movement as possible, even when children have to be packed up nice and warm.