When it gets cold here. It gets really, really, REALLY cold guys. It’s not unusual to hit -40 or below on some of our very coldest days. So, it probably comes as no surprise that it’s high priority to get the best snow gear for kids in this area.
We live in the north east where temperatures regularly get well below freezing. And, this winter we’re faced with a highly mobile toddler who wants to play outside with her neighbor friends but who simultaneously hates the cold.
Problem? Her snow gear wasn’t cutting it. Like, at all. #momfail
We figured out pretty quickly that keeping this kiddo warm would be a challenge. Not only does she hate putting on snow gear but the gear we had purchased for her from the thrift shop sucked. It simply didn’t cut it when it came to keeping her little toes and fingers warm.
After exhausting our frugal options which included revisiting local thrift stores and putting out a call on local Facebook groups that we were in the market for the best snow gear for kids, we realized that we’d have to bite the bullet and buy a couple of new pieces of gear for Margsy this winter.
Sure, we might be frugal which means we explored our options before dishing out cash. But, when it comes time to buy important things like the best snow gear for keeping our kid warm and dry for the winter, we’re more than willing to spend.
Our first stop isn’t the local shoe shop or clothing store since we look into buying second hand first. But, when we realized that we couldn’t hunt down the right sizes and quality we were looking for we took to shopping online to try and save a couple of extra bucks and stretch our dollar.
Guys- good quality snow gear is expensive. Soooooooo crazy expensive.
Here’s the winter gear we’ve invested in and are more than happy to recommend to anyone who wants to keep their kiddo warm and dry this winter. It seriously is the best snow gear for kids. It’s made for incredibly cold weather, it’s waterproof and as comfortable as comfortable’s gonna get when it comes to wear bulky boots and snowsuits.
We highly suggest you visit your local thrift shop first but if you’re stuck like we were these items are well worth the investment to keep little fingers and toes warm and dry this winter.
The best snow gear for kids
SOREL 1964 Pac Strap-K Snow Boot. Awesome waterproof boot for tiny feet. They are high which keep little legs warm as well.
L-Bow Kids Snowflake Cold Weather Waterproof Elbow Length Mittens. These mittens are the ultimate solution to mittens that fall off resulting in cold little fingers. They zip right up to the elbow which provide extra warmth and stay put!
Columbia Girls Frosty Slope Set I can’t say enough about how awesome this snow suit is. It’s fairly light weight and allows for kids to move freely and easily unlike some more cumbersome and heavy suits. We love it and so does Margs!
Redess Kids windproof hat This hat is awesome. Not only is it lined with fleece it provides a wind shield around the neck. It’s easy to put on and I suspect it will last us a couple of winters! Well worth the investment in our book!
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