TOP 5 KIDS SKI JACKETS

10/02/17

TOP 5 KIDS SKI JACKETS

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In the past kids had to wear a one-piece until they could fit in an adult-sized jacket. Thankfully those days are long gone and now most ski companies produce a range of children’s jackets and pants featuring the latest in-trend colours and styles, incorporating many of the premium fabrics and tech found in adult garments.

To give you a flavour of the great choice now available, we’ve selected five of our favourite ski jackets that will keep your kids warm, dry and comfortable on the slopes.

Didriksons

Zoe Jacket



  • Detachable hood
  • Chin guard
  • Adjustable waist
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Inside elastic cuffs
  • Adjustable hem

The Didrikson’s started out producing functional and hard-wearing workwear for Swedish fishermen back in 1913. Since then they’ve been refining their garments and technology whilst manging to maintain their Scandinavian style. The Zoe jacket is no exception with a classic parker design providing high levels of waterproofness and warmth.

Made with faux-fur, synthetic down and PFC-free waterproof outer the coat has environmental ethics in its DNA, which is by no means to the detriment of function and form – it’s an excellent jacket on and off the hill.

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Spyder

Leader



  • 10k/10k snowproof and breathable fabric
  • Waterproof hand and chest pocket zippers
  • Interior stretch cuffs with thumb holes
  • Brushed mircofibre collar
  • Snowskirt with snap back feature
  • Adjustable cuff tabs

Designed to handle all the rough and tumble a young boy gets involved in, this moto-inspired jacket has an impressive build quality, which is evident in the construction of the waterproof ‘easy-pull’ zips and ‘Desco' overlay film that protects the breathable fabric from abrasions and cuts.

On the slopes a bright and bold colourway continues into the useful ski orientated features Spyder are famous and will satisfy young-skiers fashion, whilst making it easy to keep an eye on them.

Stretch nylon inner cuffs prevents snow getting up sleeves, a microfibre collar rests softly against the face and a handy goggle pocket makes carrying gear a breeze.

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Quicksilver

Mission Colourblock Youth



  • Driflight 10K snowproof fabric
  • Super warm, low bulk 120g insulation
  • Critically taped seams
  • Snow skirt, pass pocket
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Wrist gaiters

With 10K waterproofing, underarm vents and a jacket-to-pant system, you could be fooled into thinking this was an adult’s jacket and the features don’t stop there… it also comes complete with powder skirt, lift pass arm pocket and wrist gaiters.

So whether it’s blowing a hoolie or a perfect bluebird, the jacket can handle it all - making use of ‘Warmflight’ insulation for heat and a breathable shell to regulate temperature.

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The North Face

Boundary Triclimate



  • 2L DryVent waterproof and breathable fabric
  • Adjustable draw cord at hem
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Pass pocket
  • Snowskirt
  • Media pocket

Whatever the conditions this jacket has an answer. Composed of a waterproof shell and a detachable insulated mid-layer, it’s three jackets in one. If it’s warm put your kid in the waterproof/breathable shell and they’ll stay dry and cool, on a cold day connect the insulated jacket to the shell and add warmth to the equation, then in the evening they can wear the inner jacket by itself - on the walk to the restaurant.

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Roxy

Mini Jetty

  • Driflight 10k snowproof fabric
  • Critically taped seams
  • Removable hood
  • Snap-Away snow skirt
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Lift pass pocket

Sized for girls aged 2 – 6, the Roxy Mini Jetty is a funky little coat that is waterproof and breathable, but how can a jacket fit a two year old or a six year old? The jacket uses a ‘Sprout Up System’ whereby the length of the sleeves can be adjusted and locked into place.

On cold days, synthetic insulation in the body (200g), arms (140 g) and hood (60 g) keeps your child warm. The varying weights 200g, 140g and 60g enable a large range of movement, aiding progression and stopping them from looking like a marshmallow.

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For more info about ski clothing have a look at our buying guide or drop into one of our stores.

 

About the Author:

Pete Fletcher - Outdoor Expert

Pete grew up hiking most of the trails in the Lake District before being introduced to skiing. A few decades later and you're most likely to find him snowboarding, skateboarding, or making a mean coffee.

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