NipperGrip is a kids Ski Harness with easy grab handles on the front & back
- I spent weeks trawling the internet for ski aids for children with special needs, all to no avail. I eventually changed my search criteria and came across the Nipper Grip Ski Harness. The harness was not specifically designed for special needs, but seemed to tick all the boxes. - Mountain Gecko
- ...bought the NipperGrip on the recommendation of a friend. The grab handles on the front and the back make it really easy to pick up when he falls down (plus they also work as a brilliant set of reins!)" "The Nippergrip is fabulous, particularly on chair lifts. It helps get them on, keep them safe while they ride, and lift them off at the end. - LittleSkiers.com
- We used this on both our 2 & 3 year olds and plan to use it for a few more years to come. Great for when they ski between your legs to save you backache and can see how reassuring and handy it will be next year when they will be ready to start using ski lifts for the first time ...also helps you pick them up off the floor when they fall over! Not tried the reins but the harness alone works well for us. - Amazon.com
- This is just the ski harness we have been looking for to help teach our kids to ski. Easy to put on and remove. Fantastic! - Amazon.com
- The essential gadget for skiing with children. The NipperGrip is a must for any family going skiing with young children. - Families Magazine
- All-in-all, this is a really simple idea, that's well executed and I won't be surprised if resorts are full of kids wearing them this winter. - Iglu Ski
- The well-thought out design allows control of speed and direction with reins while the front and back handles make it easy to pick the children up. - Planet Ski
- ... especially if you have a bad back. Picking the little ones up off the snow by a handle at the front and back. Easy! - Ski Club of Great Britain
- I used this harness to teach my son - 5 years old, how to ski. It was great for helping him get comfortable on the slopes, before letting him loose with other instructors. Also in the afternoons, after his lessons, we could do a bit more skiing with the comfort of being in control - ebay.co.uk
Help them up whichever way they fall
Control their speed
Chair & Drag Lifts - No Problem
Easy to put on and take off
Why Use a NipperGrip
Skiing with young children is a joy, most of the time! As a parent you'll know how difficult it can be to keep them pointed the right way and focussed - especially if they are easily distracted. The sights and sounds of a mountain full of snow never fail to delight and distract most all children. When on skis, most of the time, kids slither to a stop and promptly lie down often at the most inopportune time and inappropriate place.
It's difficult to coax them back to their feet under their own steam, eventually hauling them up by the scruff of their Ski Jacket is the only option! With gloves or mits on this is a haphazard approach, made worse if it's cold, snowing, the light is fading and it's the "end of a lovely day".
The NipperGrip Kids Ski Harness solves ALL of these problems.
"Why do I need to use a NipperGrip ski harness?"
Faced with our young family on the slopes we developed it for three reasons:
- Teaching kids to Ski
- Keeping kids safe on the Slopes
- Picking kids up when they fall over
"How does the NipperGrip help me do that?"
Teaching my kids to Ski
The NipperGrip has a handle on the back (as well as the front) and a set of detachable reins. This allows you to guide your little one between your legs or a couple of feet in front of your skis. You can control their speed and direction, building their confidence in small steps. The advantage of the NipperGrip is that you can do this without bending double to hold them under the arms or allow them a degree of freedom at the end of the reins.
Keeping my Kids safe on the Slopes
My middle daughter cannot sit still, usually with the excitement of the slope just done or the hot chocolate to come. This can prove to be a trial on a chair lift. It is every parent's nightmare to have their kid slip off the chair. Using the handle on the back of the NipperGrip you are able to guide them during the queuing process, keep a firm (but subtle) grip during the chair ride and take some of the strain from them on the dismount and getting away at the top.
We have had extensive use on the stairs up to and down from Cable Cars and mountain restaurants. The stairs never seem to be child friendly and the handle on the back is invaluable in preventing head in step type accidents that can ruin a good lunch.
Also using the handles helps children walking in deep snow or in slippery conditions (wooden entrance floors in the snow, what were they thinking?).
Again you can help your little one without you having to be bent double and risking your lower back to do so.
Picking the Kids up when they fall over
The NipperGrip is the only harness with a Handle on the FRONT as well as the back of your child. This means that no matter which way they fall, sit or lie you are able to help them back to their feet without taking gloves/mitts off and gripping a slippery ski suit.
"Sounds Impressive Is there anything else?"
The NipperGrip is the only harness with a tabard design. The clips are at the side which has two significant benefits:
- It's easy for you to take off when your little one needs to answer the call of nature NOW.
- You can undo both clips and lift it off over their head which makes taking off ski jackets/all in ones much easier
Any harness that does up with the catch at the front is relatively easy for a child to take off. Something you really don't want if you are picking them up as they will fall out and hurt themselves. We designed the location of the clips to make it very difficult for young kids to open them; they don't have the requisite strength in their hand and can't use both hands at the same time on the same clip.