Kids, they grow up so fast don’t they? One minute, they’re as tall as a remote control car. The next, they’re as tall as a real adult-sized car. So when purchasing kids’ down and insulated jackets, to keep the young ones warm this winter, you need to approach it slightly different to the way you’d approach the buying of a coat for yourself. For example, how durable is the coat? Will it be able to cope with the unique stresses and strains your child will inevitably put on it?
Another thing to consider, and something we’ve already sort of touched upon, is how quickly the fit of it will become useless if your kid hits a growth spurt? You obviously don’t want to fork out £200 on a jacket for them if it’s useless within six months of purchasing as they’ve already outgrown it. To help you navigate this obstacle course, that’s unique to parents, we’ve compiled together this collection of six of the best down and insulated jackets for children. From very young to young adult, from cheap and cheerful to something a bit more pricey, we think you’ll find here something to suit your kid’s needs.
Jack Wolfskin Coat Zenon
Not only does the Jack Wolfskin Coat Zenon come in at a very reasonable £60, it’s also one of the most widely respected insulated jackets for children. Seriously, this thing has racked up more five star reviews than the film director Stanley Kubrick.
Robust, durable, and with extremely good insulation at minimal weight; the Zenon will keep your child warm on even the coldest of winter walks. Getting technical for a second, the insulation is made from two different types of synthetic fibre. It won’t flake out at the first sign of trouble, and it’s insensitive to moisture – meaning that even if it rains, performance won’t be negatively impacted upon. The hood is insulated, for additional head warmth, while the pockets provide great storage solutions for whatever your kids like to carry around with them. It comes in a variety of different styles and sizes.