Dedicated to the snow angels and snowball slingers
The igloo builders, sledders, and ski-run shredders
The queens of the mountain and kings of the rink
From crisp mornings at the bus stop to long nights around the bonfire
In flurries and polar winds, squalls and snowmageddon
We stand with winter kids, at home outside whatever the weather

A Brand on a Mission


Our mission is to make a positive impact on families through our products and our contributions to organizations that set out to better our children's future.

We are a proud brand alliance member of Protect Our Winters. POW helps passionate outdoor people protect the places we live and lifestyles we love from climate change.

The Great Northern celebrates our cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate mind and body.


All children deserve to be comfortable and confident in nature. Chopper Mill mittens are made with premium materials including 3M Thinsulate, Hipora, goat leather and cordura performance fabric.

Our product manufacturing is managed by a Minnesota manufacturer who has a United States employed manager on-site in the factory in China. This individual oversees all operations and production of our product. Additionally, the team in Minnesota is in constant contact with that manager to ensure that our high ethical standards are met.

In addition to internal audits, 3rd-party organizational audits are also done throughout the year to ensure the highest quality working conditions. They are there to ensure lawful, ethical, humane & safe manufacturing practices.

All customization is done locally in Minneapolis, Minnesota where we hand cut, sew, and stamp every patch that goes on your child's Chopper Mill mitten.

Designed for Childhood


When our son was 5 years old, he had a very special pair of mittens. They were warm and cozy and fit him perfectly. But the connection went deeper. His mittens were comforting companions. Wearing them, he felt ready for anything and excited to get out and go. He eventually grew out of the mittens. But he never lost his love of winter adventures.

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When kids feel comfortable and confident outdoors, they love winter more—and get more out of it. That’s what inspired Chopper Mill.

We’re building the world’s best mitten company for kids, crafting products worthy of the amazing people they protect.

Our mittens are designed for generations of outdoor fun, made to withstand anything northern winters throw at us.

re/Pair™ Plan


Childhood is too short, and winter is too long, for mittens that can’t keep up. So we created the re/PAIR™ Plan to keep families covered when one goes missing. It’s just one way we help families do winter right. And we’re just warming up.

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Mittens for Life Set

Warm the hands and the hearts of kids of all sizes. Our Mittens for Life Set comes with three pairs of warm-to-the-core Chopper Mill choppers in graduated sizes from extra-little to fully-grown. Made to be handed down, our mittens provide many childhoods of cozy warmth—resistant to wear, water, wind, and whatever winter brings.

The 3-pair chopper set includes The Mitten Thief: A Chopper Mill Storybook. This fantastical tale of winter fun and friendship explores the mystery of where mittens go when they get lost. It’s made for years of reading and re-reading...

(ideally in a warm lap).