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Unique little sleeves that keep mittens and gloves on children’s hands while protecting their wrists and arms from the cold and snow.

Unique little sleeves that keep mittens and gloves on children’s hands while protecting their wrists and arms from the cold and snow. Read more
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About this project

 

Pre-Order your MittGrips now before it's too late!

This is why I created MittGrips!

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of taking a child outdoors during the winter, you’re probably aware of how challenging it is to keep mittens on their little hands...

Last winter, we encountered this problem for the first time with our daughter who was then two. While she mostly enjoyed her outings, we found ourselves chasing mittens and brushing snow from her cold wet hands.

We tried a number of different mittens and solutions such as clips and strings but the results were the same, cold wet hands. Determined to enjoy our first winter, we set out to find a product that would address the mitten problem. Surprisingly, we found nothing.

Convinced there had to be a better way, I made it my mission to develop something that would keep mittens on and snow out. After mulling over a few concepts I made a pattern, and with the help of an old sewing machine and some activewear fabric, MittGrips were born!

What are MittGrips exactly?

MittGrips are specially designed sleeves that extend the cuff of existing mittens and gloves, all the way up the forearm. Their length and snug fit lock mittens under coat sleeves, keeping snow out and making it difficult for little hands to remove.

They can also be worn over the jacket sleeve and are just as effective in keeping mittens on and snow out.

Here's how MittGrips evolved

Over the past year, we’ve refined the design and tested the product rigorously.  Adjustments have been made to length and width to best suit the various age groups as well as to improve aesthetics.

Color Options

While MittGrips will initially be offered in six colors, only four (4) have been selected. All backings with the option to select a color may pick from the following four (4) standard colors:

These are the four (4) standard MittGrips colors to choose from...
These are the four (4) standard MittGrips colors to choose from...

The two (2) remaining colors will be decided by all those who backed the color vote options via a majority vote. If any backers are unhappy with the two (2) winning colors, they can select one of the four (4) standard colors.

Colors up for vote... the two most popular colors will be available to all who've backed color vote option
Colors up for vote... the two most popular colors will be available to all who've backed color vote option

Here are MittGrips in action!

Since creating MittGrips, our time outdoors is now spent enjoying our daughter rather than chasing her mittens. We have selected a manufacturer and are now ready to bring MittGrips to the world in a range of colors and sizes!

For updates on MittGrips, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Risks and challenges

Leading to this point, the MittGrips project has seen its share of hurdles.The most significant challenge has been finding a manufacturer who understands the product and has the capacity to deliver the volume we're hoping to achieve. Second to that has been finding the time necessary to get us where we are today. As a dad and a full time UX Software Developer, spare time isn’t easy to come by!

But I made the time and now have a great working relationship with a manufacturer who has produced exceptional samples and is able to generate the volume we're expecting. Over the past year, I've taken MittGrips from a concept to a market ready product that I am now ready to deliver.

The only challenge at this point is getting them to you. The sooner we reach our goal the sooner we can place our first order and get MittGrips to you!

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    Thank you!

    This dollar could be the one that get's us there. Every little bit counts!

    Because you've helped us get a little closer to our goal, you now have access to backer exclusive updates and notifications.

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    1 MG Sticker Pack

    One (1) MittGrips sticker pack and access to backer exclusive updates and notifications.

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    1 Pair of Black MittGrips

    One (1) pair of black MittGrips from the first production run will be sent to you as soon as we have them in hand.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $17 USD

    2 Pairs of MittGrips - 1xBlack & 1xColor!

    Two (2) pairs of MittGrips, one (1) black and one (1) in the color of your choice. See main text for color details. These will be sent to you as soon as we have them in hand.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $26 USD

    3 Pairs of MittGrips - 1xBlack & 2xColor!

    Three (3) pairs of MittGrips, one (1) black and two (2) in the color of your choice. See main text for color details. These will be sent to you as soon as we have them in hand.

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    Pledge $45 or more About $39 USD

    ONLY AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER!
    Adult Sized MittGrips for Boarding and Skiing!

    Keep snow out of your sleeves and gloves/mitts during those awesome back country powder days!

    We have plans to develop an adult line but we're not sure when. So if you want ‘em, get ‘em now on Kickstarter!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $43 USD

    6 Pairs of MittGrips in any color + 1 Color Vote!

    Six (6) pairs of MittGrips in the color of your choice PLUS 1 Color Vote! See main text for color details. These will be sent to you as soon as we have them in hand.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $64 USD

    1 MG T-Shirt, 1 MG Sticker Pack & 2 Pairs of MittGrips in any color + 1 Color Vote!

    One (1) MittGrips sticker pack, one (1) MittGrips T-Shirt and two (2) pairs of MittGrips in the color of your choice PLUS 1 Color Vote! See main text for color details. These will be sent to you as soon as we have them in hand.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $86 USD

    1 MG Sticker Pack & 10 Pairs of MittGrips in any color + 1 Color Vote!

    One (1) MittGrips sticker pack and ten (10) pairs of MittGrips in the color of your choice PLUS 1 Color Vote! See main text for color details. These will be sent to you as soon as we have them in hand.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $129 USD

    1 MG T-Shirt, 1 MG Sticker Pack, 1 Pair MittGrips Made by the inventor & 2 Pairs of MittGrips in any color + 1 Color Vote!

    I will make and ship you a pair of MittGrips as soon as our goal is reached. That’s right, the sooner we reach our goal the sooner you get a pair of MittGrips made by the inventor himself!

    In addition, you will get one (1) MittGrips sticker pack, one (1) MittGrips T-Shirt and two (2) pairs of MittGrips in the color of your choice PLUS 1 Color Vote! See main text for color details. These will be sent to you as soon as we have them in hand.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $215 USD

    Bragging Rights: 1 MittGrips T-Shirt, 1 MittGrips Sticker Pack, 1 MittGrips - Made By The Inventor, 4 x MittGrips - All Colors, Color Vote

    I will make and ship you a pair of MittGrips as soon as our goal is reached. That’s right, the sooner we reach our goal the sooner you get a pair of MittGrips made by the inventor himself!

    In addition, you will get one (1) MittGrips sticker pack, one (1) MittGrips T-Shirt and two (2) pairs of MittGrips in the color of your choice PLUS 1 Color Vote! See main text for color details. These will be sent to you as soon as we have them in hand.

    Your name will also be added to the site's list of Backers to thank you for your generous contribution.

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