When looking for a rain jacket for kids there are a few things to consider, first off what level of rain are you preparing for, what is the weather like other than wet, and cost vs. quality. In general most stores only stock rain gear and other jackets seasonally, in late August is generally when the swim suit section turns into the jacket section. Here are the options that are available online this time of year.
If you are looking for a serious cold and wet weather jacket than Lands’ End Kids’ Sports Squall Jacket is for you. They have both girl’s and boy’s versions. This jacket has a temperature rating of -10°/35° Fahrenheit. This is also windproof, has a DriOff finish to sheds water and has a warm fleece lining. It has a hood and reflective trim. This jacket hits at the hip. It has a 100% nylon shell and 100% polyester fleece lining. This jacket is machine washable. They are priced around $60. Found at landsend.com http://tinyurl.com/m3hsde
A jacket that is good for slightly warmer weather is the Land’s End Kids’ Rain Slicker. This jacket has a temperature rating of 15°/40° Fahrenheit. It is very soft and flexible and has a cotton lining. This has an attached hood with a visor and reflective piping. This slicker avoids the stiff plastic feeling yet stays waterproof. It is priced normally at $35 but is on sale for $25 it is also found at landsend.com. http://tinyurl.com/n95j72
For a jacket that is not designed for anything other than keeping off water is the classic, plastic and cheap Disney Characters Rainwear for Girls and Boys available at Target. If you live in a warm climate, or a place where it rains year round this is a decent option to keep dry even if you don’t need to be warm. It is a hooded slicker made of 100% Vinyl and snaps closed. Being priced at $7.99 it’s a really good deal for kid’s who probably won’t really wear it anyways. Available at target.com http://tinyurl.com/n24wbp
An in between stage rain coat is Rainwear with Plaid Liner available at Target. This is available in both Boys and girls styles. This combines your standard vinyl rain coat with a full lining to add a bit of warmth. It also snaps closed and has flap pockets on the front. It is priced at $16.99 and is also available at Target.com http://tinyurl.com/mgyx2o
Available from JC Penney is the Misty Harbor Rain Slicker it was originally priced from $18.00 to $20.00 but is now on sale from $12.99 to $14.99. This is a slicker that has a hood and a snap zip front with zippered pockets. It has a polyester lining and a PVC shell. This is also an in between weather type jacket. http://tinyurl.com/mphmya
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