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Okay, I give up... ski wear for 3 year old???

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ovariantryst Thu 19-Jul-12 22:53:52

I really do give up... Surfanic don't make items that small and I've read bad things about Dare2Be zips, plus Trespass just seem a bit cheap. So help me - where do you get clothes for a 3 year old - including base layers and all that jazz?

She'll be about 102cm by the time we go - oh, and to top it off, she's a redhead, so most things pink are out. I am having a nightmare. She's my youngest and last so I don't want to spend a fortune. It'll all be on Ebay once we get back.

Nonio Thu 19-Jul-12 23:19:09

Hi try mountain warehouse good quality starts at size 1-2 and there is a great sale on online right now.

5madthings Thu 19-Jul-12 23:28:23

tk max! honestly they often have loads in and at good prices!

SummerLightning Thu 19-Jul-12 23:29:14

My 3 olds ski stuff came from lidl (really good) and second hand asda ski trousers from eBay. Base layer polarn o pyret fleece.
When and where are you going? My friend got loads of stuff for his 2 yr old from the ski shops in covent garden in the sale early march. Ellis brigham one I think is called? He got some good bargains.

SummerLightning Thu 19-Jul-12 23:29:47

Oh yeah tk maxx is good call!

5madthings Fri 20-Jul-12 08:46:26

lidl is also good yes!

weblette Fri 20-Jul-12 08:51:00

Primark does good base layers, H&M's ski stuff is good (and cheap) too.

Also have a look here I've used them loads in the past and they get amazing deals, there's a quite a bit of clearance stuff in at the moment. Ring them if you're not sure on sizing, I've always found them vvv helpful.

trixymalixy Fri 20-Jul-12 08:51:15

Columbia stuff is good quality and you can probably pick some up on eBay. Sports direct do really cheap thermals etc from age 3. Mountain warehouse is good for fleeces etc.

DS had trespass and dare2b stuff last year and it was fine, no problems with quality.

trixymalixy Fri 20-Jul-12 08:56:22

We also just bought welly socks for them from tesco/mother care rather than proper ski socks.

trixymalixy Fri 20-Jul-12 08:58:17

try here

Lexilicious Fri 20-Jul-12 09:04:10

marking my place for more accessories experience and ideas! I'm taking 5x 2-4 year olds and 2 under-1s this year... 20 of us in total! I had a spate in about May buying everything that came up on ebay in anything like the right sizes. Has dropped off a bit now (I guess people have finished their spring clear-outs) but there are lots of ebay traders selling 2-packs of gloves, thermal undies etc.

BikeRunSki Fri 20-Jul-12 09:09:44

H&M stuff superb. I am a massive outdoor kit snob, but the H&M kids stuff is as good as anything (or better) from big outdoor brands like Patagonia and Marmot. It usually in the shops towards the end of Sept.

forevergreek Fri 20-Jul-12 09:12:01

Polarn a pyret. Mid range price but fantastic. Lasts well so I'm sure you can find some bargains on eBay cheaper and then still resale once she has outgrown

Their merino thermals area great and snowsuits. Maybe look on main website for idea of prices then elsewhere to see if you can get cheaper

BizzeeBee Fri 20-Jul-12 09:15:29

Try Decathlon. If you don't know it, it's a very popular French sports shop chain, now in the UK, that sells stuff really cheap. It might be a bit early for ski stuff this week!

droves Fri 20-Jul-12 09:22:32

Hyra do fab ski all in ones !

I got two of these in tk maxx for £30 each ( they should have been £180 elsewhere )

Size 2 or 3 should fit a 3 year old .

ovariantryst Fri 20-Jul-12 09:39:52

Thanks everyone... I'll have a look at the online stuff. We live in Cornwall, so I think our nearest H&M is a plane ride away smile We don't even have a Primark in the county. Some fab suggestions - off to take a look.

BikeRunSki Fri 20-Jul-12 19:40:44

Google "Little Trekkers", they do great outdoor stuff for littlies, and are having a big sale at the moment. They are local to me, but their mail order service is efficient.

Odmedod Sun 22-Jul-12 19:48:52

Columbia are great! Go all the way down to 3mo I think, salopettes/bibs and jacket, lovely colurs (don't do pink here either) sell very well on ebay in November too.
I get them every year.
If you're happy to buy 2nd hand red, pm me, I'm sure I've a 3T set in the closet.
But otherwise, blacks and millets do them, and numerous online shops too.

worrywortisworrying Sun 22-Jul-12 19:49:37


Seriously. they are perfect.

BikeRunSki Mon 23-Jul-12 16:19:46

Patagonia are brilliant, I agree. Not many UK stockists, but I think they do mail order from the website now. For many years, Patagonia was our reason to go to Chamonix or Whistler, but they have a shop in the Peak District now

BikeRunSki Mon 23-Jul-12 16:24:56

I have just, last week, thrown away a Patagonia waterproof jacket. It was 12 years old and had had a hard life of heavy and frequent use.

slalomsuki Tue 24-Jul-12 16:18:49

Trespass was fine for my 3 year old when she went. They do loads of non pink coloured sets.

eBay was great too but only for basics. I also bought stuff from TKMax which was mostly socks and gloves. Dare2be is good too.

It depends on what your 3 year old is doing. If they are standing around at ski lessons then as long as its waterproof and wind proof then you can load it up with layers underneath to keep warm. If its playing in the snow for a short time then it's waterproof that's important.

Get snow boots and not Welles for snow. play.

LIZS Tue 24-Jul-12 16:36:25

We've not had any quality issues with Trespass - good insulation and weatherproof. If you can afford it look at Snow and Rock, they have an "outlet" online with lots of big brand names such as Spyder, Helly Hansen, Columbia etc starting in baby/toddler sizes, but equally you can get hardly them used from ebay. H and M also great value.

thisisyesterday Tue 24-Jul-12 16:39:55

have a look on little trekkers

Beegey Wed 01-Aug-12 09:14:01

Achica today have a helly Hanson sale, good value, worth a look

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