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  1. Happy Midsummer!

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    June 16, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The Swedish tradition of holding a Midsummer Party is a lovely way of bringing family and friends, young and old together. In Mid-June, school is out and nature has burst into life. It seems like the sun never sets. In fact, in the north of Sweden it doesn’t, and in the south only for an hour or two. This calls for celebration! Whatever the weather decides to do, the celebration goes ahead all across Sweden on Midsummer Eve which is the Friday closest to the summer solstice, this year it is Friday June 23rd. Swedes love Midsummer, and here we’ll show you how to hold a Midsummer party of your own! Midsummer Pole The essential item, and takes some effort but believe us it is …
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  2. Beady Ready!

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    June 7, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Getting that all essential beach bag geared up with all the essentials can be cumbersome. And forgetting key items, can be a painful experience for all family members involved! We’ve put together a checklist of everything PO.P plus more, that you will need for that grand excursion to the beach. Whether is be a well planned vacation, or just a evening break from the chaos, we’ve got you covered. Most importantly, kids sensitive skin needs to be protected from the sun’s harsh UV rays, especially during the prime hours of 11AM to 3PM when the sun’s rays are strongest. Kids should not only be wearing UPF 50+ sunscreen, but also UPF 50 rash guard swimwear so that they are still protected even when the sunscreen …
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  3. Sun Protection and Swimwear Care!

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    May 10, 2017 by PO.P Press

    Is there anything more wonderful than the first rays of sunlight in the spring? The sun is always a welcome sight after a dark and cold winter. Remember to take care since children’s skin is especially sensitive to the sun, particularly in the beginning of the season when their skin is pale. The best way to protect all of our little sunshine’s is to make sure they are not in the sun too long and to try to keep them in the shade as much as possible. There is also clothing available that can help. SWIMWEAR WITH SUN PROTECTION UV protection factor in textiles is called UPF Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a classification system used for clothing. UPF measures fabric density and shows how …
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  4. SHELL OR TRADITIONAL RAINWEAR?

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    March 10, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Shell or traditional rainwear Shell or traditional rainwear – what’s the best choice? We’ve put together a handy table comparing the advantages and disadvantages of both products. Further down the page, you can read about the different qualities of shell and traditional rainwear in greater detail. SHELL garments are usually recommended for more lively activities because they are flexible, durable and work well with the layering principle. TRADITONAL RAINWEAR Traditional rain garments are usually recommended for more sedate activities, such as sitting in a sandpit, because they are easy to clean and don’t need the same breathability. Breathability Yes. Breathability No. Water resistant Yes. Water resistant Yes. Our most waterproof garments. Layering principle Yes. Work well as one of multiple layers. Layering principle No, lack …
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  5. POLARN O. PYRET TESTS – WATER RESISTANCE

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    March 10, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Polarn O. Pyret takes product safety and quality very seriously. Our clothes should be made of quality fabrics that are comfortable and durable; in other words, they should live up to your expectations. Our products undergo rigorous quality-assurance tests. Only the best garments are allowed to go into production. When it rains Rainproof garments can be made of different materials, which are more or less suitable depending on your child’s level of activity. If your child spends a lot of time sitting still, traditional rainwear is a good choice and if your child is very active, waterproof shell garments that breathe are a better option. To find out more about traditional rainwear and shell garments, please take a look at our comparison here. Our waterproof …
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  6. WHAT ARE WELLIES?

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    March 10, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The Wellington boot is a type of boot that was worn and popularized by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This novel “Wellington” boot became a staple of hunting and outdoor wear for the British aristocracy in the early 19th century. Wellington boots were at first made of leather. However in 1852, Charles Goodyear, introduced the wholly waterproof, Wellington-type rubber boot which became an instant success. The lower cost and ease of rubber “Wellington” boot being entirely waterproof, lent itself immediately to being the preferred protective material to leather in all forms of industry. Farmers would be able to come back home with clean, dry feet. Now Wellington boots, almost always simply called rain boots, rubber boots, billy boots, galoshes or gum-boots, are popular in …
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  7. OUTDOOR GAMES

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    February 22, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    OUTDOOR GAMES In the right clothes, you can play outdoors all year round. Here are tips for three fun games. RUN AND FIND What you need: Pieces of paper, pencils and lots of energy for running Each player gets one or more pieces of paper and writes the name of an object on each piece of paper. The pieces of paper are placed in a pile or in a container if you have one. The players divide into two teams. One person from each team takes one piece of paper; these two players set off at the same time to find the object that is written on their piece of paper. The first player to come back with their object gets one point. Continue until …
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  8. DRESS FOR THE SLOPES

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    February 8, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    What do you need on the ski slopes? You may be lucky enough to be going skiing this spring. But what clothes do kids need on the ski slopes? We have a list of must-haves to keep them warm and dry all holiday long. Further down there’s a quick clothing guide that you can easily capture as a screenshot and save on your phone. Ski slopes clothes list: Layer 1: thermal layer that wicks away moisture. We recommend our wool underwear. Also take thin wool socks that don’t bunch up inside ski boots. Layer 2: a cozy middle layer in fleece or wool terry keeps children warm all day. Layer 3: for younger children, who may not be spending as much time on the slopes, …
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  9. Keep Warm Layer by Layer

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    September 30, 2016 by PO.P Press

    Our range of outerwear is designed with warmth and comfort in mind. Layering retains heat, leads moisture away from the body and keeps rain and snow at bay. Add or remove a layer when there is a change in weather or activity levels. LAYER 1 Merino wool or polyester base layers will lock in warmth next to the skin much better than cotton ever will. Good thermal layers should lead cold moisture away from the skin, and wool and polyester do the job perfectly. Look out for our kids thermals designed to look like everyday clothing, not just underwear, so they can do a good job inside and out this winter. Shop Layer 1 Outerwear > LAYER 2 Made of hi-tech breathable fleece or wool, …
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  10. Pre Season Outerwear!

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    July 8, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    check out our new autumn colors We hope you find something you and your child like! The garments will be available in our stores in late July but be aware that release dates may change. If you have further questions please contact our Customer Service. THE YEAR’S BEST BUY – shell jacket! Wind and waterproof material Durable material Easy to attach together with our wind fleece jackets The hood is removable and fastened with snaps Cuffs are adjustable with velcro Reflectors with 360 degree visibility PADDED OVERALL Wind and waterproof material Good breathability. Elastic ribbed cuffs with thumb holes Adjustable waist Detachable hood Chin guard 360 degree reflecetors PADDED PANTS Wind and waterproof material Good breathability. Bootstrap buttons 100% waterproof Fleece lining Snowgaiter 360 degree reflecetors We …
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