Reima wins Scandinavian test of kids' snowsuits
Reimatec Tromssa has won the kids’ snowsuits test by Bäst i Test Guiden in Sweden, Norway and Denmark (known in Denmark as PriceRunner). Reimatec Gotland was chosen as the best baby snowsuit for the Norwegian and Danish markets, reaching silver in Sweden.
Many testing bodies concentrate on lab results, but the independent Swedish testing site Bäst i Test puts products into a tough reality test in families’ everyday lives. Their test jury consisted of families and children testing different brands’ waterproof snowsuit styles that are available on the Nordic markets in autumn/winter 2022.
The Reimatec snowsuit Tromssa won the kids’ category this year with full score 10/10. The jury described Tromssa as “unbelievably durable” and “the almost perfect winter overall”, giving it the official tagline: “Fantastic wear and water-resistant winter overalls, suitable for all children and winters”.
The users praised Tromssa for its functional performance: the snowsuit kept water, snow and dirt on the outside, yet kids didn’t become sweaty on the inside. It needed less washing and thus retained its good looks, which adds to the reselling value.
Tromssa is a classic, streamlined snowsuit that’s one of Reima’s carry-on overall styles and has remained a strong seller for several years. The design has undergone only minor refinements over time, one of which has been the change of the main material to a bluesign® approved fabric that contains 55% recycled fiber, without losing any of the durability. The overall is available in sizes 92-140 cm.
Reima was also successful in the babies’ snowsuit test: the classic design Reimatec Gotland was test winner in Norway & Denmark and reached second highest score in Sweden. The overall got a score of 9/10, and was claimed “well worth the investment” and “a very durable baby overall for those who want to pass it on to the next child”.
Two other Reima snowsuits were tested, namely Stavanger and Puhuri, and they both got very good scores too (8/10).
The secrets behind Gotland and Tromssa’s success:
High-quality durable materials
The long-lasting Reimatec materials in Reima snowsuits boast high water pillar values, excellent breathability and a PFC free durable water repellent finish that makes parents’ lives easier. The abrasion resistance of the fabrics has been measured using the Martindale standard test with sandpaper, resulting for the Tromssa overall in an impressive value of 50 000 cycles. Gotland has a very good number as well, 40 000 cycles, while the super durable material in Stavanger gets a whopping 80 000. Yet the fabrics are flexible, and the suits are light in use.
Professional fit & smart details
Both styles are easy to dress and cut just right for kids to move comfortably in. The seams are taped for maximum protection against water, and the durable, detachable silicone foot loops help keep the leg ends in place during busy play. The faux fur trim on the hood of Gotland and Stavanger is not only decorative but has a function, too: it retains warm air around the face, helping kids avoid frost bites. For a less wintery look, the trim can be removed. The hoods are attached with snaps and will easily come off, should they get caught on something – an important safety feature common to all durable Reima outerwear.
Bäst-I-Test Guiden is an independent site for product reviews. All tests are performed by experts in the products' natural environment for a long period of time. With over 1.2 million visitors a month, Bäst i Test are by a wide margin Scandinavia's largest site for product reviews. Bäst-i-test.se was started in 2009 and is today owned by PriceRunner.
Reima is a globally leading kids' activewear brand. Founded in Finland in 1944, Reima employs over 400 people. The company’s turnover was €147 million in 2021. Reima’s products are available in over 50 countries. Reima’s mission is to gear up the next generation of happy, active kids, preparing them for the world to come. Our design principles are innovation, functionality, sustainability, safety, and fresh Finnish design. The clothing is approved by the world’s toughest testers: children. Read more at www.reima.com