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When it comes to winter coats, we're firm believers that it's even more crucial for the kids to find great ones. Not only are they the ones who will (most likely) be sledding and snowman building, but they also lose body heat way faster than adults do. When the ambient temperature falls below 68 degrees, the human body begins to lose heat rapidly—and even more rapidly when that body belongs to a tiny human. The right winter coat will help them maintain that warmth, and it'll be versatile enough to get them from school days to snowball fights.
Our point? Your kiddos can't be sporting just any winter coats. To ensure they're suited up in the best of the best this season, we've rounded up a list of the Top 10 winter coats for kids you can buy—all of which will undoubtedly look precious with their scarves, mittens, and pom-pom hats. From chic, fur-lined parkas to pillowy puffer jackets that scream cool kid, there's a warm and stylish coat on this list for every activity, budget, and little one.
How We Found The Best Winter Coats For Kids
To round up this list, we turned to the help of our data-driven algorithm. This proprietary tool factors in best-seller lists, editor recommendations, and rave reviews to find and rank the best products out there. Scroll on to take a peek at the 10 coats that made the cut and shop your favorites.
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Gap Kids ColdControl Ultra Max Puffer Parka
THE LONG COAT
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: The longer length and faux fur trim make this coat so chic, but that's not all it has going for it. Made with Gap's high-performance insulation, it's one of the warmest picks on the list and perfect for the chilliest winter temps.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This parka is made with 40% recycled polyester, so she can look good and feel good.
Nike Big Kids' Synthetic-Fill Jacket
THE SPORTY COAT
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: Featuring chevron design lines that throw it back to Nike’s iconic '78 Windrunner jacket, this puffer practically screams cool kid. To top it off, the quality is unmatched. Made with puffy, pillowy fill, it'll keep your kiddo ultra-warm until they can longer fit into it.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This adorable jacket comes in five colors—brights and neons included.
L.L.Bean Kids' Down Jacket
THE COLORBLOCKED COAT
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: The fun colorblocked details on this unisex down jacket are hard to resist. Available in three colorways (including an ultra-cute mauve berry ) and complete with innovative fill that maintains its warmth even when it's wet, this option truly is equal parts stylish and hardworking.
USER REVIEW: "This has everything I look for in a coat for a child. It's warm, lightweight, and cozy at the neckline, and it has easy-to-put-on sleeves and a detachable hood that’s a breeze to put on when you need it for the coldest days. The adorable colorblock design is a bonus!"
Cat & Jack Boys' Reversible Puffer Jacket
THE REVERSIBLE COAT
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: As if this boys coat couldn't get any cuter, it's also reversible. When he's not wearing the quilted side out, he can reverse it and wear it as a sherpa jacket instead.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This reversible puffer is wind- and water-resistant, made from recycled materials, and rings up under $40. If we were you, we'd pick up a few colors.
Columbia Big Girls Katelyn Crest Jacket
THE SPLURGE-WORTHY COAT
WHO IT'S FOR: If you're dealing with seriously cold weather (unlike us Texas people), turn to this heavy-duty pick. It features a whopping 240 grams of toasty synthetic insulation to seal out cold, plus a water-resistant shell fabric to shield them from the snow and rain. With this jacket, no amount of chilly weather will keep them from having their winter fun.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This big girls jacket comes in seven fun colors and has removable faux fur on the hood for extra warmth (and cuteness) when she needs it.
The Children's Place Girls Puffer Jacket
THE MINIMAL COAT
WHAT IT DOES: Don't let the low price fool you—this girls puffer jacket has so much to offer. With its water-resistant coating and super-warm insulation, it'll keep your kiddo warm and dry no matter the weather.
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: Bonus points for the cute color options. We see you, smoky blue.
Amazon Essentials Boys' Heavy-Weight Hooded Puffer Jacket Coat
THE AMAZON COAT
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Never underestimate an Amazon brand, people. With an almost-perfect five-star rating and over 3,000 rave reviews, this number-one best-selling puffer is a favorite amongst moms. On top of the cute color options, it's also water-resistant, fleece-lined, and has thumbholes for additional warmth.
USER REVIEW: "This coat is fantastic! We usually buy outerwear from Lands End or Columbia, and the quality of this coat is just as good. It has kept my son very warm so far this season. It has wrist warmers with thumbholes to keep the snow out, and it has a snow skirt that will definitely come in handy when he skis! The hood is also nice and roomy, and he can fit a hat underneath if needed. Would buy again."
Amazon Essentials Boys' Light-Weight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Jacket
THE PACKABLE COAT
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: Available in 15 colors and prints (mountains and camo included), this durable, water-resistant puffer is just as warm as it is lightweight. In fact, it's so lightweight that it can pack down into a teeny-tiny size that's perfect for travel.
WHERE TO WEAR: When he's not using it for travel, this jacket will be perfect for school days. Since it's packable, it'll fit well in backpacks and cubbies—no need to worry about it getting lost.
Carters Hooded Parka
THE CHIC COAT
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: We were already sold when we saw the faux fur hood, but this coat has so much more to offer. It also has a sleek profile with functional pockets, and a fleece lining that'll keep him extra warm.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: In case you were wondering, this parka is available in an even tinier size for your toddlers.
Amazon Essentials Girls' Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Hooded Puffer Jacket
THE #1 COAT
WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Amazon's #1 seller in girls down jackets, this water-resistant puffer is pretty impressive. It boasts a zip-up front, front slit pockets, elasticized cuffs, and a lined hood, and it can pack neatly into its teeny carrying case when she's on the go.
USER REVIEW: "We were SO pleasantly surprised with the quality of this Amazon jacket, especially for the price. The quality is top-notch—you can tell just by looking at it and definitely once you feel it. My daughter wanted a thin, packable jacket to supplement her very fluffy and super warm L.L.Bean jacket for days when it is not super cold. Many thin jackets like this feel very cheap, but this one exceeded expectations."