We’ve got some exciting news!
This winter, in addition to our annual WinterWomen.com and Winter Kids.com ski fashion previews and gift guides, WinterWomen.com and WinterKids.com are sponsoring monthly giveaways.
Today’s giveaway for kids is a Columbia Boys or Girls Bugaboo Interchange Jacket.
A 3-in-1 jacket, the Bugaboo Interchange Jacket offers value and versatility. On warmer days wear just the lighter zip out jacket whether you’re on the snow or going to school. On cold days you can wear just the outer jacket to protect you from snow or moisture, and then on the super cold days, you can wear both of them together.
The outer jacket is waterproof and breathable, with Columbia’s OmniHeat™Thermal Reflective Liner, that reflects body heat to amplify body heat. These jackets also come with the Outgrown™ System, so the sleeves extend another 1.5 inches, allowing this jacket to be worn for multiples seasons as your child grows.
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Layering Tips from WinterKids.com
The key to staying warm is staying dry.
Our bodies let off heat vapors and you can sweat even when it’s cold outside. If that sweat and moisture gets trapped inside of your garments, it leaves your skin feeling damp and cold.
For skiing and snowboarding it is important that your layers are breathable, so that sweat can evaporate and escape and you can stay dry. Below are some tips on how to properly layer this winter and what to look for in each layering piece.
1) Base Layer: AKA, the first layer that sits against your skin. This layer pulls moisture and sweat away from your skin. Fibers such as wool, nylon and polyester are great for this. Cotton is not because it absorbs moisture and does not dry fast, leaving you wet and cold.
2) Mid Layer: Mid layers add another layer of warmth. Like the base layer, this layer should be a fiber that wicks away moisture. While mid layers are often fleece, a “puffy” insulator (say a down sweater) is another excellent options. Insulators provide warmth by trapping air that has been warmed by your body. The puffier an insulator is, the more warm air can be trapped, and the warmer your body will be.
3) Outer Shell/Jacket: This is the layer that protects you from the elements. For skiing you want to have something waterproof and breathable so that, again, you can stay dry and warm. You can get a “shell” jacket which has no insulation if you run warm, or you can buy an outerwear jacket that has insulation built into it to keep you very warm.
Another great option is a 3-in-1 jacket that come with a zip out layer which is usually a fleece or insulator jacket.
Giveaway Details and Entry
We are giving away a Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket. This jacket is available for boys or girls.
Apologies, but this giveaway is open to US addresses only.
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