A couple of months ago, I started to notice the Tiny Trolls of Norway brand on social media. I was impressed. Their outdoor clothing for children aged 1 to 8 years old looked so warm and comfortable that I was a bit jealous they didn’t make it for adults.
A few weeks ago, Tiny Trolls of Norway got in touch to ask if I’d like to review some of their clothing. Sadly, they hadn’t started making it for adults, but the girls were keen to test it out. All of the tiny trolls clothing looked such amazing quality that I struggled to decide what to go for. But the garments that really stood out for me were their winter suits, so Tiny Trolls were kind enough to send one each for the girls to review.
Tiny Trolls of Norway Lille Olle Bolle Winter Suit
The Lille Olle Bolle winter suit is designed for children aged 1-3 years old. It is water resistant, breathable and incredibly warm. The padding in it is enough to ensure that children stay warm but it doesn’t restrict their movement at all.
Lia’s suit is light pink with a fun troll design on the inside. It does up using two zips at the front and has elastic foot straps so it doesn’t move about when they’re playing. It also has a warm removable hood and several small reflective strips for safety when it’s dark.
When Lia wore this suit on a relatively mild winter’s day, she found it a bit too warm. When the temperature dropped and she wore it again, it was perfect. There is plenty of room inside the suit so she’d manage to get several layers on underneath it too. This would make it ideal for cold winter days, playing in the snow and even skiing and sledging.
Tiny Trolls of Norway Trollemor Snuggly Balaclava
Both girls were sent one of these fab, light cotton garments that can be worn three ways. You can wear it around the neck, as a hat or as a hairband. I don’t allow the girls to have a scarf as I think they’re too dangerous for young children. So they have been wearing their Trollemors as neck warmers most of the time.
They’re also perfect for keeping their hair out of the way or using as a hat. I love the versatility of these and I’ve had a similar thing myself in the past. Being able to put them around the neck or just use as a hairband is perfect for when they get fed up of wearing them as a hat. I can’t stand being loaded up with extra hats to carry!
Tiny Trolls of Norway Trollungen Winter Suit
This suit is designed for children aged 4 – 8 years old. It is fastened with a single zip at the front and it’s easy to put on and take off. Libby thoroughly put her Trollungen through its paces in cold weather, mud and puddles. She climbed trees, ran around, played on a rope swing and explored. She stayed warm and cozy and her clothes stayed dry despite all the mud on her suit.
The Trollungen is lightly padded to allow free movement, as well as being both waterproof and breathable. Libby got a bit too warm on both occasions when she was wearing it. She is a child who runs around constantly and can’t keep still so she is prone to getting quite warm. I’ll be sending it in for her to wear during Forest Schools on cold days after the holidays. I like the fact that I know she’ll be warm enough even on the coldest of days.
The suit has zipped pockets and reflective strips on the arms and legs and around the pockets. The hood is detachable and the suit is purple with troll illustrations on the inside. There are silicon foot straps to stop the suit from riding up when she runs around. I’d definitely put Libby in this with some light layers underneath if we were going skiing or sledging, it’s the perfect cold weather outfit. It also has plenty of room so I think it will last a couple of years.
Tiny Trolls of Norway Bukkene Bruse Hat
This is a light cotton hat with a cute little knot in the top, designed for children aged 1 to 3 years old. As the Bukkene Bruse is made from light cotton, it’s fine for slightly milder weather, or to wear as an extra layer with the winter suit if it’s really cold. Lia’s hat matches her winter suit and it’s just cute as a button!
Tiny Trolls of Norway Trollefar Cotton Cap
Libby’s Trollefar hat also matches her suit and is made with from light cotton, making it suitable for mild weather. When she wore it with her winter suit, she soon got too warm and whipped it off. As it’s so light, it fitted easily into her suit pocket so I didn’t get lumbered with carrying it around. Perfect!
The Magical Tiny Troll Book
Along with their clothing, the girls were sent this cute hardback book. It follows the adventures of Tiny Troll Orik when he ventures into the magical troll forest. The book is clearly translated from Norwegian and the tenses are a little odd. That said, it’s a cute story and the slightly imperfect English is very endearing and authentic. The girls have asked to read it a few times and they adore Orik and say that he’s the troll from their clothes!
Please note, we were sent these Tiny Troll items free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. All views, opinions, images and toasty warm children are my own. We had lots of fun getting outdoors to put the clothing through its paces and take the photos for this post.