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10 Best Kids’ Raincoats

Kids love playing in the rain and splashing in puddles while wearing the best kids’ raincoats. They love the rain and their rain gear just as much. Raincoats designed for children come in cheerful colors with cute designs that appeal to budding fashion plates, but it is important to pay attention to qualities such as waterproofing, breathable material, and the total weight of the raincoat and insulation. It is equally important to give some thought to details such as how easy it is to put on and take off the cute kids’ raincoat, the addition of a hanging loop and presence of pockets for little treasures they may find while tromping in the rain.

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1. Western Chief Boys Rain Coats

Western Chief Kids Soft Lined Character Rain Jackets, Fritz the Frog, 4T best kids' raincoats

Easy-on, easy-off might as well be the other name of these snap-closure boys’ raincoat from Western Chief. The waterproof outer shell is 100 percent nylon while the moisture-absorbent lining uses a blend of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton. The outfit can be hand-washed and hang-dried so that it’s ready for the next adventure in the rain. Tickle their imagination with the cool designs of this breathable kids’ raincoat. They come in unique designs inspired by their favorite heroes and characters, including fireman, astronaut, camouflage and cute frog. These raincoats are affordable enough that you may be tempted to pick more than one, and why not?

2. Columbia Youth Girls’ Switchback Rain Jacket

Columbia Girls' Toddler Switchback Rain Jacket, Pink Ice, 3T best kids' raincoats

When you’re after waterproof outerwear that packs easily, this Switchback Rain Jacket by Columbia is the one. Made from 100 percent nylon, this girls’ raincoat will keep your little princess dry with design features such as zippered closures, elastic on the cuffs and a polyester-lined hood. Reflective details on the logo and the zipper increase visibility of your child even in low-light and limited visibility conditions. This outerwear is suitable for layered dressing.

3. Lightweight Dinosaur Raincoats Kids Detachable Hooded Jacket with Mesh Liner

Boys Girls Rain Jacket, Outdoor Lightweight Dinosaur Raincoats Kids Detachable Hooded Jacket with Mesh Liner (Orange, 4T) best kids' raincoats

It’s lightweight, waterproof and cute. It’s the perfect outerwear for rainy days in spring and fall. This kids’ raincoat is suitable for both boys and girls with extra features, including elastic cuffs to keep the wind and cold out, mesh lining for breathable construction and side pockets. The hood is detachable for easier packing, and the entire rain gear is washable. Style-conscious kids will love the dinosaur-patterned material in cheerful colors.

4. Stephen Joseph All Over Print Rain Coat

Stephen Joseph All Over Print Rain Coat, Mermaid,5/6 best kids' raincoats

This girls’ raincoat by Stephen Joseph makes a bold statement: It’s my party, and I’ll play in the rain if I want to! The outer shell is a soft polyurethane material that promises to be waterproof with a light cotton lining for comfort and warmth. The kid-friendly zip-up closure ensures that your little one stays warm and dry. This will become an all-time favorite with its vibrant mixed-print designs in different color combinations. How can she own just one when they are this affordable?

5. SaphiRose Kids Rain Poncho Jacket Waterproof Outwear Rain Coat

Lightweight Kids Rain Poncho Jacket Waterproof Outwear Rain Coat,Blue Polka Dot,XL best kids' raincoats

For stylish kids, this breathable raincoat is a must-have. The outer shell is 100 percent water-resistant polyester that dries quickly. The loose poncho-style makes it easy to layer on for cold and wet days. The material comes in attractive patterns in different color choices. Each rain poncho is paired with a small bag in matching material for easy packing.

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6. Doubmall Raincoat for Kids

Doubmall Raincoat for Kids Rain Jacket Age 2-5 Cute Dinosaur Shaped Child's Funny Lightweight Outdoor Cartoon Rain Wear Slicker for Boys for Girls[S Size] ... Yellow best kids' raincoats

This lightweight rain slicker from Doubmall is suitable for boys and girls from ages 1 to 10. The style choices define what fun in the rain is all about for the young ones with cartoon-inspired designs and kid-approved colors. All of these rain slickers come with long sleeves, button closures and hoods with visor extensions. Doubmall’s stylish and cute kids’ raincoat comes with a pouch in matching material so that you can easily fold, pack and stow this outerwear to keep them at hand when you really need them.

7. The North Face Infant Zipline Rain Jacket

The North Face Kids Unisex Zipline Rain Jacket (Infant) Caribbean Sea 0-3 Months best kids' raincoats

North Face means business when it comes to outerwear. This insulated kids’ rain jacket is designed with 100 percent waterproof polyester to keep your precious bundle warm and dry in inclement weather. The sleeves feature elastic cuffs to keep the cold out while the jacket hem is pulled together with elastic as well. Rugged zipper closure in a contrasting color ensures maximum comfort and warmth for your child, but this feature also makes it easier for you to handle on your wiggling little one. This cheap rain jacket is perfect for layering for cold and wet weather.

8. Hatley Girls’ Splash Jacket

Hatley Big Girls' Splash Jacket, Red, 7 best kids' raincoats

This sturdy little rain jacket from Hatley is made with 100 percent polyurethane lined with polyester for added protection from wet weather. Snap closures make it easy for little hands to handle. They will love the large-capacity side pockets that close with a snap as well. This outerwear is machine washable and durable as all puddle-play outfits should be. These cute kids’ raincoats are available in color palettes that have been chosen to appeal to your young fashion plates.

9. Columbia Youth Boys Toddler Glennaker Rain Jacket

Columbia Big Boys' Glennaker Rain Jacket, Deep Wave, X-Large best kids' raincoats

Columbia’s Glennaker rain jacket is made of waterproof nylon that offers protection in a drizzle or a downpour. This is the kind of jacket you want your child to carry around for rain protection because it is lightweight, breathable and designed with thoughtful features such as a cuffed elastic on the sleeves and a cuffed hem for added wind protection. Two side pockets are provided to keep hands warm and dry or for the little treasures that kids like to keep handy. Durable zipper closures and reflective details provide added protection and security for your little one.

10. Gigabit Kids Raincoat Clean Rain Coat Jacket Poncho

best kids' raincoats

Gigabit made the perfect kids’ raincoat for hiking, traveling, hiking, watching outdoor sports, camping, exploring theme parks, other outdoor activities. The material is 100 percent waterproof and eco-friendly yet lightweight, soft to the touch and affordable. This transparent raincoat, suitable for both boys and girls, is cut long to provide coverage for the legs. This is one of the best kids’ raincoats especially because the fit is loose and easy, making it ideal for layered dressing because today’s children have busy schedules that may alternate from indoor to outdoor activities.

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By BCR Staff
June 2019

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