Outerwear Guide

OUTERWEAR GUIDE

There’s nothing a parent loves more than to watch their children enjoy their adventures in the playground, play in the snow and jump in puddles without worry. Children can play outdoors for hours and parents can rest in the knowledge that their little ones are fully protected in their MINI A TURE outerwear.

MINI A TURE’s outerwear range combines high quality with a unique design that meets all technical demands, but is at the same time comfortable for your child to wear.  

This guide contains useful information about the technical qualities of our outerwear collection and for information about individual products in the range, simply search by the product in our web shop.

 

IN GENERAL – PAY ATTENTION TO THIS

 

ON AND OFF A piece of outerwear is worn countless times during a season so it is important for both parents and children alike that the garments are easy to put on and take off. This also goes for older children who are eager to put their jacket or snowsuit on in a hurry by themselves and MINI A TURE’s outerwear is designed to accommodate this. 

SAFETY Safety is paramount throughout the design process which is why you won’t see any long strings in any of our pieces and hoods can be easily detached using snap buttons. In winter when the nights draw in earlier it is essential that children are visible when outdoors which is why we use a range of different reflectors. We use 70 lux reflectors which are visible from 300m providing parents with the comfort that their children can be seen at long distances. In fact, our logos on the back and side of the garments are reflectors and our jackets and snowsuits all feature MINI A TURE’s signature star reflector on one of the front pockets.

 WATERPROOF It is vital that outerwear is waterproof particularly during Winter. How waterproof a garment is will depend on its waterproof rating. The higher the rating, the longer the fabric will remain waterproof. WP 10,000 mm is the highest rating and means that the garment is able to withstand incredibly forceful water pressure. All winter jackets, snowsuits and snow pants from this season’s collection feature a WP of 12,000 mm, the highest grade in clothing. Reistance to water does reduce over time, so after five washes, the WP is guaranteed at 10,000 mm (compared with the recommended guidelines of a WP of 5,000 mm to keep a child dry). The outerwear in our spring, summer and autumn collections all have a WP of 8,000 mm.

WATERPROOF / TAPED SEAMS Not only does a garment need to be waterproof but so do the seams. Taped seams indicate that a waterproof tape is attached to the back of a seam, which prevents water from penetrating the garment. All MINI A TURE’s technical outerwear feature taped seams, in particular soft tapes which ensure that the fabric does not wear out easily.

BREATHABLE When children are running around in the playground, they can often get very warm. This body heat needs to be released very quickly to prevent children getting a cold.  The breathability of a fabric is measured by the amount of grams of water that can penetrate a square meter of fabric over a 24-hour period – mvp or g/m2/24h. The composition and treatment of the MINI A TURE outerwear collection ensures that it is very breathable with an mvp of 10,000 and most importantly, is comfortable to wear.

 

ABRASION At MINI A TURE we design outerwear with the philosophy that the garments must last season after season. Our outerwear is tested by the industry-recognised ‘martindale method’ and measured a high score of over 50,000 rubs which means many hours can be spent playing outdoors!

FUR Selected hoods in the outerwear collection come with the addition of wild Finnish raccoon fur, which can be easily removed using a zip fastening. MINI A TURE is committed to the preservation of our global environment, as well as the ethical and humane treatment of animals. We guarantee that any fur used on our products has been sourced from animals culled in their natural habitat in accordance with governmental regulation of the species (Wildlife Preservation Certification). We are able to track every single piece of fur used on our garments and have a SAGA certificate which is a wildlife certification on fur from Scandinavia. 

LINING & PADDING For winter, we have used a double cut, anti-pile polar fleece for the body which is not only a soft and durable fabric but provides excellent heat insulation. Our snow pants and jacket sleeves are quilted with 210T lining, a highly durable polyester lining. To ensure children are warm and cosy in their outerwear, the garments feature thermolite padding, a light fabric with high thermal insulation which is also anti-perspiration and highly breathable. Garments in our spring / summer / autumn collection also feature the 210T lining.

DOWN is a soft and very light natural material. Our down consists of 80% down and 20% small feathers. The more down in a garment, the better the insulation it provides. We produce down jackets for both summer and winter, for which we use additional down to make the pieces extra warm. The outer is feather proof, ensuring that the feathers will not pop out.

 NO HARMFUL ADDITIVES MINI A TURE outerwear contains no harmful additives or perfluorinated substances. Our technical outerwear has an inner coating which makes the material water, windproof and breathable all at the same time. The outer fabric has a unique heating treatment, which is also dirt-repelling. 

 

 QUALITIES – TECHNICAL OUTERWEAR

TECHNICAL JACKETS from MINI A TURE are made for children to play outdoor for hours, whatever the weather and most importantly, are all easy to pull on and off. The quality is light and the adjustable fit (in most of the jackets) ensures the jacket feels moulded to your child. Our winter jackets keep children warm and dry regardless of low temperatures. Our summer jackets can also be worn in spring and autumn with the addition of some knitwear underneath and are both water and windproof. Winter jackets can be worn with our snow pants in matching colours and the spring and autumn jackets can be worn with matching pants, making them an ideal replacement for the classic thermos.

  • Breathable: 8,000 mvp
  • Waterproof (WP): winter jackets 12,000 mm / summer jackets 8,000 mm
  • Abrasion: 50,000 rubs
  • Oeko tex certificate
  • BSCI certificated manufacture
  • Taped seams
  • YKK zip
  • Reflectors 70 lux
  • Detachable hood (except Wen and Vito)
  • Star reflector in front pocket
  • Inner name label
  • Inner cuff, specially developed with double stretch to block out the cold and water

Extra qualities for winter jackets:

  • Double cut polar fleece lining
  • Thermolite insulation
  • D-loop to fasten MINI A TURE mittens

 

SNOW PANTS are available for boys and girls and also come in a range of unisex colours which match our jackets. Wilas is a pain snow pant and Witte is a ski pant which offers many features. We also provide matching pants for our spring / summer / autumn jackets.

  • Breathable: 8,000 mvp
  • Waterproof (WP): snowpants 10,000 mm / spring/autumn pants 8,000 mm
  • Abrasion: 50,000 rubs
  • Oeko tex certificate
  • BSCI certificated manufacture
  • Taped seams
  • YKK zipper
  • Reflectors 70 lux
  • 210T polyester lining
  • Adjustable and detachable foot straps
  • Adjustable anddetachable braces
  • Inner name label

Extra qualities for snow pants

  • Thermolite insulation

 

SNOWSUITS For winter, we have snowsuits for girls and boys as well as unisex pieces with the option to have detachable fur hoods. For little ones, we have the ‘Wisti’ snowsuit which features a two front zip closure design making it easy to pull on and off and for older children we have the Wanni snowsuit. Also for little ones is the Wisto snowsuit, which is designed for spring and autumn and is an effective alternative to the classic thermos but still provides waterproof and breathable qualities. All snowsuits have been reinforced at exposed areas.  The many technical qualities of the snowsuits ensure that children can play outdoors for many hours at a time.

  • Breathable: 8,000 mvp
  • Waterproof (WP): snowpants 12,000 mm / spring/autumn pants 8,000 mm
  • Abrasion: 50,000 rubs
  • Oeko tex certificate
  • BSCI certificated manufacture
  • Taped seams
  • YKK zip
  • Reflectors 70 lux
  • Adjustable and detachable foot straps
  • Detachable hood
  • Star reflector in front pocket
  • Inner name label
  • Adjustable waistline

Extra qualities for snowsuits:

  • Double cut polar fleece lining
  • Thermolite insulation
  • D-loop to fasten MINI A TURE mittens
  • Inner cuff, specially developed with double stretch to block out the cold and water

RAINWEAR MINI A TURE rainwear is sold individually so parents can decide which pieces they require. For little ones, we have a rain suit as well as rain pants with braces. For older children, we also have rain pants without braces, but with an adjustable waistline. All rainwear comes with the option of polar fleece lining.

  • Waterproof (WP): 5,000 mm 
  • PU
  • Oeko tex certificate
  • BSCI certificated manufacture
  • Detachable hood in jackets and suits
  • Adjustable and detachable foot straps
  • Exclusive print by our artwork designer

 

DOWN Our down jackets are incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear. We provide down jackets for spring and autumn as well as for winter, which are made with additional down to provide extra warmth. We also have a down sleeping bag for babies with zips at the bottom to ensure that the baby can be safely fastened with a belt to a car seat or buggy.

  • Outer: 100% nylon (down proof)
  • BSCI certificated design
  • 100% nylon lining
  • YKK zipper

 

FLEECE MINI A TURE’s fleece is for boys and girls and is using an extra soft teddy fleece. Fleece jackets are perfect for chilly days or can also provide additional protection when worn under a jacket. For little ones, we have our classic soft fleece suit.

  • Teddy fleece 100% polyester