Review: ISBJÖRN Husky baselayer range for kids
ISBJÖRN of Sweden sells a collection of baselayers for children that use mulesing-free* merino wool. The company takes pride in its green-credentials and the HUSKY baselayers are environmentally friendly.
The ISBJÖRN of Sweden HUSKY baselayer comprises a long-sleeved top and a pair of matching long johns, made from a blend of 50% wool and 50% polyester.
The blend of materials offer a balance of durability, function and softness. The wool material keeps children warm in cold weather and the polyester blend effectively wicks moisture from the skin.
The longjohns have a soft elastic in the waistline and feature a new design pattern called “Peaks”, which represents both mountains and valleys, while also looking like the teeth of a polar bear (ISBJÖRN is Swedish for polar bear).
ISBJÖRN of Sweden is an official bluesign Trademark Partner and each item is sustainable, made without harmful chemicals and with recycled materials. The new range is more than 90 percent bluesign product approved. The collection uses materials such as:
- Fluorocarbon-free water-repellent Bionic Finish Eco outer fabric
- PrimaLoft Black Insulation Eco, which is made partly from recycled plastic bottles.
*A word about mulesing. It’s a controversial topics but many manufacturers prefer to use wool that is museling-free. read more about what is mulesing?
Sizes: Kids 2-8 year / Junior 9-14 years.
Price: Kids: HUSKY Sweater £40; HUSKY Long John £50; Junior: HUSKY Sweater £50; HUSKY Long John £50
See: ISBJORN of Sweden.
Review: Eddie, 3, tests ISBJÖRN Husky baselayers
My enthusiastic tester is wee Eddie. He was very happy to wear the layers, which is always a good sign.
His mum, Mo, said: “They have been especially handy this winter as we’ve had all the snow to play in.”
Mo is a fan of the unisex style. She said: “So many clothes for little ones are very gendered and these are totally funky for any kid. They are incredibly stretchy, while also fitting snugly to his little body.
“The bottoms fit nicely with and without a nappy underneath, and they fit under any of his clothes while not being so tight that they are uncomfortable.”
Mo and Eddie also like the colour of the baselayers. Mo said: “So often baselayers are a dull black or grey but a little colour goes a long way, especially when enticing Eddie to get dressed.”
Eddie did not complain of being cold when went out into the snow, which Mo took to mean that the baselayers were doing a good job.
She added: “It is difficult to tell what he thinks but I know he was warm enough, comfortable enough and stylish enough. We think these are fab and they double up as comfy clothes to wear to a play gym or messing around in the garden.”