12 January 2017

What did we think of the Muddy Puddles ski clothing for kids?

We tested the Muddly Puddles ski clothing for kids while in Finland over Christmas. We got the Muddy Puddles Blizzard Salopettes and the Snowstorm ski jacket (Blue Star) kids ski wear for a review, and boy am I glad we got some ski gear for my child to wear. It was cold! 

So we tested Muddy Puddles ski clothing in pretty harsh winter conditions - and by this I mean properly arctic conditions. We tested it in wet snow, and we tested it in sub-zero temperatures of up to -24 °C. I was also quite excited about testing ski clothing as I have spent many a winters on the slopes, and in fact, pretty much lived a couple of seasons in ski gear so I know what to look out for and what works.

Please note, this post was written in collaboration with Muddy Puddles. You can also win a Muddy Puddles ski jacket for your kid at the end of this post.


a young girl smiling wearing ski clothing

frozen ocean scenery in finland

three year old wearing muddy puddles ski clothing

frozen sea and reeds scenery picture

child standing in snow and wearing ski clothing


Overall impressions of Muddy Puddles ski clothing for kids: 

The fit was perfect. I find my daughter is just about the medium size for her age, and the Muddy Puddles ski clothing fit her perfectly. The salopettes (Blizzard) were quite snug on the waist, so if your child is slightly bigger for their age (or has a big belly!), go for the bigger size. 

They were warm. They are slightly padded which makes them nice and toasty. We kept on checking with my daughter how she was feeling, especially when we were in those properly freezing conditions (at some point it was -24 °C!). She never complained of cold on her body, just her toes and her cheeks.  

They were good quality. In my opinion they meet the technical needs for ski wear brilliantly - both the jacket (Snowstorm) and the salopettes (Blizzard) are waterproof (5000mm) and breathable (5000gsm) so perfect for playing in snow and skiing. For normal use, this is what you need,any higher is nice but non-essential. And like I mentioned above, Muddy Puddles ski clothing is also padded for extra warmth, but this isn't too thick so moving around is still easy.

They are fully adjustable. Also, I really liked that both the Muddy Puddles salopettes and ski jacket were adjustable in many ways, from adjusting the fit to being able to remove some additional bits like snowskirts, suspenders and hoods.

They are unisex. Well, I know my daughter loves pink and that is probably what we would have gone for... However I think the prints Muddy Puddles has chosen fit both genders well. And because Muddy Puddles is pretty much unisex in all of their ski wear, this will be perfect if we ever have a son in the future!

child facing away from camera wearing muddy puddles ski clothing


So here is a bit more detail on the jacket and the salopettes and my thoughts on their individual features. 


Plenty of pockets and there is also a pull out ski pass holder! The hood and the snow skirt are removable which makes the jacket a little bit more flexible to wear. There are lots of adjustable features, like you can adjust the cuffs and remove the snow skirt and the hood. With this jacket I found the neck was a bit too tight for my daughter and came up a bit too high for her. She found it unfomfortable, so we couldn't zip it up completely. With proper layers underneath this wasn't an issue for warmth, but I would have preferred there to be a bit more room.

I also liked that there were reflectors on this jacket - thin strips on the hood and a thin strip at the front, the zip pulls and the logo at the back. Great for dark weather, and you can always add more if you need to.


a pre-schooler lieing on snow and smiling at the camera

picture of muddy puddles salopettes hem detail



Like I mentioned, quite a snug fit on the waist, so for chunkier kids definitely go for bigger sizes. There are reinforcements on the knees and bum, and also on the bottom of the inner leg (where ski boots often scuff) so these should be long-lasting. There is a zipper on the bottom of the outer leg, making it easier to dress on and fit chunky winter shoes and ski boots in, and of course snow gaitors too. I liked that you can also remove the suspenders if you want (although I would keep them on - they are really practical with kids!).

Overall, I thought these were really high-quality items, and this comes from a person who has a lot of experience on the slopes and knows what to wear. I was so impressed that I am actually considering buying one in reserve for next year... They are on sale right now, 55% off!


Have you tried Muddy Puddles clothing before?


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123 comments:

  1. Thermal underwear is great for kids

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  2. All in one suits are great for the very young and thermal underwear and a decent padded jacket is good for older children. Thermal hats, scarves and mits too are a must and warm boots and socks too!

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  3. Thermal underwear always a hat gloves and a good scarf for those pesky drafts

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  4. For me dressing for the cold involves layering of clothing — so keep those hoodies and cardigans handy to do this.

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  5. I always put two pairs of socks on them with one being wool.

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  6. My kdis aren't great at keeping their outerwear on them so I stock them up with thermal underwears

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  7. I find that a thin thermal lining glove under their normal gloves works well for cold hands, thanks.x

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  8. Thermal leggings with tight on underneath and socks on top, thermal tops with thick hoodies, hats, scarf and gloves!

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  9. thermal underwear a perfect start

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  10. I always make sure my daughter has on her vest under clothing and if you don't have thermal leggings use tights ;) I buy hats that cover the ears and thick cosy gloves and always pack spare in her school bag (Just Incase)

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  11. lots of layers and thermal leggings are great :)

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  12. Always have the gloves on ropes threaded down the sleeves until they are least 16!

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  13. I love the design and pattern! just brilliant! #ALivelyStyle

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  14. I would dress them in a snow suit

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  15. Lots of layers and always a hat, scarf and gloves when they are outdoors

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  16. Margaret Clarkson
    Several thinner layers work well.

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  17. for twin babies i have all in one snowsuits, for my 4 year old she wears thermal underwear and she always has extra pair of gloves and a hat in her school bag

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  18. if possible sew large press studs on gloves and remember to attached them when not in use. or sew a large length of elastic to them and thread through their coat. (something my nan and mom always did, even though it annoyed me at the time, lol)

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  19. Lots of layers, you can always take layers away if they're are too warm :)

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  20. I love snowsuits - they are so warm and cosy!

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  21. fur lined wellies or snow boot are good, toes get so cold in normal wellies

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  22. i alway shave problems with keeping gloves on my kids and i have to say string mittens are the best ! fab giveaway thankyou x

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  23. Layer them up! Puffa coats are really warm too, plus scarf, hat and gloves always.x

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  24. Lots of layers and tighte even for boys

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  25. I love snow suits, they are perfect for keeping the children warm. I would wear one day and night if I could get away with it, I am always cold! #TheList

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  26. we make sure lots of layers, all buttoned up and gloves

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  27. gloves/ mittens on elastic through the sleeves like my mum did for me ! keeps them on and if taken off wont lose them

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  28. Lots of layers and hats and scarfs

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  29. Keep them bundled up in layers with a warm woolly hat and thick jacket.

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  30. my boys wear a long sleeved top with a short sleeved t-shirt over the top of that, jumpers and coats, hats and gloves

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  31. Snow boots keep their feet loads warmer than wellies :)

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  32. I find that several thin layers work best!

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  33. Dressing kids in several layers always helps. X

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  34. Lots of layers and make sure their head, feet and hands are well covered.

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  35. With plenty of layers, and a good thick hat!

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  36. good thick coat, hat scarf and gloves and some thick trousers to keep their legs warm too xx

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  37. Not excessively, but with an extra layer & a hat/gloves.

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  38. lots of thin layers so if they get too hot something can be taken off

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  39. Tights are great under trousers to keep warm

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  40. Plenty of layers and joggers rather than denim :)

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  41. Hats, gloves, scarf. I usually let them choose their own when I buy them because then they do want to wear them.

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  42. Hats, gloves, scarf. I usually let them choose their own when I buy them because then they do want to wear them.

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  43. I layer them up and two pairs of socks, hats, gloves and all in one if possible

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  44. I bought a SNOOD for my little chap last year after watching all those footballers wearing them during the winter. I guessed if they were ok for pampered, hairy-fairy soccer players they must do some good? ;)

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  45. Wow! Beautiful photos :) It looks like you had a great time :)

    Thanks for linking up to #ALivelyStyle xx

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  46. warm coat, gloves, hat and scarf

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  47. Great competition! We love the star snow suit....just need some snow now! ;) #ALivelyStyle x

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  48. My daughter just had forest school this morning, so I went with layers. Double socks, lined trousers, 2 shirts, and waterproof outer layers. A warm hat and gloves or mittens are a must.

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  49. always wear a vest, long if poss or tucked in, then go with layers and a waterproof

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  50. always wear a vest, long if poss or tucked in, then go with layers and a waterproof

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  51. Love Muddy puddles, they are great for little ones on our farm

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  52. A snood rather than a scarf works really well. Middle man nicked mine when we went to Lapland #TriedTested

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  53. When it's cold I like dressing my daughter in a balaclava. Monsoon usually do really cute ones. My friend has a boy though I couldn't find any nice ones for him which was a shame. I love how Muddypuddles is unisex.

    Jodie x
    #TriedTested

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  54. I love muddy puddles products.
    #TriedTested

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  55. I love this jacket and especially the reflectors as they are so important to have on this type of jacket! I haven't got anything like this for Mia so at the moment she just has layers under her coat :)

    #triedtested

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  56. Extra pair of socks and a thermal vest is ALWAYS put on!

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  57. Decent pair of gloves and a hat is a must! #triedtested

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  58. This looks great, gorgeous photos, they have so much more fun in the snow when they are warm don't they? Lots of layers is my top tip and hot chocolate ready for when they come inside! #triedtested

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  59. Layers and gloves!!

    What gorgeous pictures looks like you had a great time even in the extreme cold

    #triedtested

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  60. I adore MP ski clothing! Thanks for linking up to the #TheListLinky x

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  61. Layers are good, but I always ink it's most important to keep the hands, feet and head covered, a really good warm hat, double up on socks, and thermal gloves....I always carry spare gloves as kids get them wet so often!

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  62. This is a great review, and lovely photos too. We've been skiing for years with our kids, so know the importance of layers and a good, waterproof but lightweight and breathable oouter layer coat and salopettes too. #TheListLinky

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  63. lots and lots of layer - we often wear double vests in winter

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  64. Tights under trousers for little girls, always gloves, hats and scarfs

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  65. Looks fab! Love the design on the jacket x

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  66. Hat, gloves and scarf are essential.

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  67. padded coats with feathers inside

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  68. woolly gloves are a must, and ear muffs

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  69. lots of layers and ear muffs/scarf and gloves

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  70. Layers that are easy to get on and off

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  71. Lots of layers and gloves to keep little fingers warm

    Kirsty Fox

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  72. Plenty of thin layers with a thick coat. Fleeces work well i find

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  73. Slightly annoyed that the daily entry option doesn't seem to work....every day I come back I'm down to 11 entries, it's been like that for days

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    1. Hi Shirley. Thanks for letting me know. I've checked it on rafflecopter and assuming you've commented under your name (Shirley Young) I can confirm that you have 20 entries of which 9 are free daily entries. Last of which one was today. So it appears to be working in terms of entering but there is obviously some sort of a problem with showing on the app here :( that's nothing I can help with but just letting you know that your entries have been registered normally and count in the giveaway!

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  74. We always make sure we have gloves in the bag - nothing worse than cold hands! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  75. Ooo these look good and we're in the market for our skiing holiday in March!

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  76. We love Muddy Puddles and have been using them for about 5 years now. Gorgeous photos!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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  77. Start with thermals. Add layers (tucked into each other). Make sure hands and feet are cosy. Mittens are warmer than gloves.

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  78. Aww these look so sweet. What a great jacket :) #TriedTested

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  79. Good quality thermal clothing.

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  80. Layers are best - little ones need to keep warm but hate bulk

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  81. Definitely thermal underwear and hats

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  82. Warm layers and hat, gloves and scarf and coat done up to the top

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  83. Lots of layers, a good coat and a hat scarf & gloves :)

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  84. Lots of layers, and I find buying them a hat/scarf/glove set in a fun/character print that they really like will make them more inclined to wear them and keep them on! :)

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  85. I make sure that my children wear plenty of layers when it is cold weather. Also making sure that they are well covered on the feet, hands and head

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  86. I've always put tights on my little boy during the colder wether - he can't just pull them off!

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  87. I have a great set from tiny trolls of Norway which allows me to layer my daughter up and keep nice and warm!

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  88. I find that lots of things layers then a coat really helps x

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  89. T-shirt, jumper, coat, gloves, hats, scarfs. If its extra cold I put tights under my daughters trousers and joggers under my sons jeans.

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  90. Lots of thin layers and be aware when they are playing they get hot.

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  91. hat, scarf and gloves, good warm pair of boots and plenty of layers

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  92. I would love to know, my toddlers always take off their hat and mittens when we are out in the pushchair!

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  93. Vest thinsulated socks gloves and hat and trousers and a ski jacket

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  94. My tip is to sew a long string to each mitten and then thread it through your child's jacket arms so that they are right there when they put on their coat.

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  95. Dress them in layers, they can take off when running about. They get hot quickly, but once they stop they need to put them back on not to get chilled.

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  96. Padded all-in-one suits are wonderful as they are much quicker than layers to put on.

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  97. Lots and lots of layers so if they do get hot when running around, they can remove a layer

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  98. Lots of layers - neck warmer instead of a scarf ( they fall off and can get pulled round necks in playgrounds )

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  99. I think layering is always important dressing children ready for the cold and ensuring they wear a hat, scarf, gloves and woolly socks when they go outside.

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  100. Defo all in one suits and lots of clothes underneath

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  101. When its very cold I put woolly tights on my little ones underneath whatever they are wearing :)

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  102. My mum knitted my son a balaclava, its perfect to keep his head and neck warm and doesnt fall off or get pulled off easily

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  103. I pay extra attention to their hands and feet, the heat holders products are great

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  104. Lots of layers, ideally if you have them then base layers. Hats and Gloves a must

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  105. I normally get it all wrong when trying to dress the kids for cold weather so this jacket would be a great help.

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  106. Layers, underwear, clothing such as jumper and trousers, good quality warm anorak with fitted / adjustable hood. Hat, gloves, scarf, warm waterproof boots. Waterproof items can often be beneficial.Need to bear in mind change of enviroment e.g shopping centres can be warm, therefore removing or loosening coats etc may well be required, till once again about to venture outdoors.

    Rachel Craig

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  107. Warm jumper, coat, scarf, hat and gloves! :)

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  108. Don't forget the hats and gloves, hands can get cold quickly when your active outside! x

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  109. base layers under coats/clothes

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