Kids waterproof warm coats?

(33 Posts)
yazzy85 Tue 22-Sep-15 14:48:19

Any recommendations for good warm and waterproof kids jackets? Need them for walking to school, 4 year old boy and 3 year old girl. We had boden waterproofs but recently got soaked all the way through in them and don't want to make the same mistake or winter coats!

yazzy85 Tue 22-Sep-15 14:48:42

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flipdoodle Tue 22-Sep-15 14:51:22

There were some good suggestions on this thread

Wisteria1979 Tue 22-Sep-15 14:55:10

Vikingkids do Didrikson and otherwise PoP is fab for waterproof winter gear.

Clayhead Tue 22-Sep-15 14:56:51

Mine had the Polarn o Pyret for years - get it in red or green and it passes down too - lasts forever!

MashaMisha Tue 22-Sep-15 15:07:42

My children have Lands End Squall coats, and they are really good, completely waterproof, warm but not too bulky.
They have a little thread you can cut in the sleeves to make them a bit longer when they are about to grow out of them, so they last for ages - my DD wore the same coat for 3 winters, and now her sister is getting it for this year.

I personally think they are well worth the high price tag.

My sister swears by Trespass winter coats, but I haven't tried them myself.

Wisteria1979 Tue 22-Sep-15 15:43:46

Meant to say, mine are in PoP hand me downs and in the order they are no 2 and no 4- clothes still going strong

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 22-Sep-15 15:51:13

Another vote for Didrikson (VikingKids website) or Spotty Otter are great too.

Justtrying Tue 22-Sep-15 15:53:57

Got dd a Tresspas one last year with a zip in fleece it's fab, warm, waterproof and washable.

Hopefully Tue 22-Sep-15 16:50:31

Didriksons all the way.

hugoagogo Tue 22-Sep-15 16:55:53

We really rate trespass for value, lightness and ease of washing of course they are waterproof and warm too.

lurkingabit Tue 22-Sep-15 16:56:57

Also have the Landsend squall ones here. They're really good, waterproof and warm. We're going into our second year with them and they are almost like new.

hugoagogo Tue 22-Sep-15 16:58:30

Zip in fleeces can cause problems though;as they tend to get pulled inside out when taken on and off. Then dc struggle to sort them out.

AngelBlue12 Tue 22-Sep-15 16:58:38

Mountain Warehouse are great

yazzy85 Tue 22-Sep-15 17:16:20

Thanks for the suggestions! Where can you buy the PoP and Didriksons?

IAmAPaleontologist Tue 22-Sep-15 17:19:32

Dare 2 b has some great offers on coats at the moment, £60/70 warm, waterproof coats down to around £20.

RiverTam Tue 22-Sep-15 17:21:32

We got DD's from mountain warehouse in their everything half price sale, so £70 down to £35. Did her very well last winter and should last through this one. Waterproof with unzippable fleece lining thingy.

Clayhead Tue 22-Sep-15 17:23:31

Polarn O Pyret - look out for discount codes!

HeisInfuriating Tue 22-Sep-15 17:26:57

Another landsend fan here.

If you wash a coat you should always re proof it.......

m.cotswoldoutdoor.com/nikwax-tx-direct-spray-on-500ml-e2h22011?id_colour=180

Felyne Tue 22-Sep-15 17:27:31

I got a kids 'Dover' jacket from regatta outlet last week. Fast delivery, warm, and (as verified today) waterproof as well. And for a tenner (for the burgundy one, other colours were I think £15)! Bargain.
www.regattaoutlet.co.uk/kids/jackets

wonkylegs Tue 22-Sep-15 17:31:39

DSs winter coat from george /Asda has always held up well in the weather and he's never got truly soaked through even on orienteering courses in yorkshire with grandad (gold standard for getting wet in our house)
This year he's got this one m.direct.asda.com/george/kids/coats-jackets/hooded-sports-jacket/G005055274,default,pd.html
Added bonus is it doesn't cost the earth

VulcanWoman Tue 22-Sep-15 17:32:02

My Son has always had Parkas from Next, never been soaked through and always walked to and from school.

milkmilklemonade12 Tue 22-Sep-15 17:32:31

I've had POP kids bib and brace style waterproof trousers for the past 18 months; you just lengthen the straps and they're brilliant!!

I like the Hatley raincoats. Lined with stripey terry towel and lovely designs. Not too sweaty either (mine is a beast for it!!)

yazzy85 Tue 22-Sep-15 18:10:14

How does the sizing come up for the Lands Ends squall ones? They have a big age range, 4-7 ot 2-4 for a 4 year old boy?

MashaMisha Tue 22-Sep-15 18:37:29

My DD is 4, and she'll be wearing a Lands End Squall parka age 5-6 this winter. It's a bit on the long side for her, probably the size 4 years would fit perfectly, but the 5-6 will do OK. Her sister wore it age 5,6 and 7 and it was getting a little bit short at age 7, so I would say the age and sizes correspond pretty well.

(Having said that, it was bought 4 years ago, so they might have altered their sizing)

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