13 best kids’ coats
It’s that time of year when kids need to wrap up warm to go outside. Our selection of the best coats for this season will mean they can do so in style, whatever your budget.
1. The Cololo Duffel: £45, loubilou.com
Available for kids aged six months to five years, this classic unisex duffel comes in just about every colour you can imagine and has a range of toggle options. Made from 70 per cent wool, and with extra padding, everything is top quality.
2. Didriksons Tristan Boy’s Jacket: £80, ski-trek.co.uk
This winter coat is so well-made and snug, it will easily double up as a ski jacket. Warm, waterproof and windproof, no weather conditions pose a problem. It also comes in orange and is available from nine to 16 years old.
3. Velvet Sixties Coat: from £36, boden.co.uk
We love this retro-look coat for kids aged one to 12 years old. Medium thickness means it’s great for autumn and it’s machine washable, so you don’t have to worry about outdoor play and youngsters getting dirty. There’s a funky flower-printed lining too.
4. Hatley Boys’ Moose Rain Jacket: £32, johnlewis.com
Here’s a jacket that will keep little ones dry and warm, no matter what the weather. Available from two to eight years old, it’s got a moose design that’s bound to appeal to any child with a love of animals, along with contrasting buttons and lining.
5. Colour Block Padded Coat with Stormwear: from £28, marksandspencer.com
This is great value for a cosy coat that’s also good for rainy weather. The colour combo is cheery, and a nice change from the sea of black and navy coats you usually see, and there are lots of pockets too. Available from age five to 14.
6. Jemima Owl Cape: £60, monsoon.co.uk
This teal coloured wool-blend cape is great for smarter occasions or standing out on dismal winter days. Hand-finished with owl and flower appliqués, along with beaded decorations, there’s a cosy faux fur trimmed hood and satin lining for a nice silky feel.
7. JR Stella Parker: £150, hellyhansen.com
Yes, it’s expensive, but this coat ticks every box for winter, no matter how cold it gets. Waterproof, windproof and breathable, it’s got top-notch insulation, a detachable and adjustable hood and internal waist adjustment for a more fitted look. Available for kids over eight years old.
8. Transport Coat: from £20, mothercare.com
Available for three months to three years old, this is a durable, comfy coat that will see them through the colder months. They’ll adore the vibrant theme, whilst parents will love the reasonable price tag. Handy touches like the elasticated cuffs and lined hood keep it practical.
9. Girls Double Breasted Coat: £39, jojomamanbebe.co.uk
This navy double-breasted coat has a timeless design and a lovely fit. It looks smart and manages to be warm without being really heavy or inflexible. The coat is removable, so you can go for different looks and it washes really well. Suitable for ages one to six.
10. Long Padded Coat: from £32, next.co.uk
This is also available in pale pink, although we think the black is much more classy and practical. Great as a school coat, or for pairing with jeans at the weekend, it’s warm and, unlike so many kids’ coats, the hood stays on. It’s long and showerproof, too. Available from three to 16 years old.
11. Quilted Jacket: from £49.95, joules.com
For a smart look, you can’t go wrong with this traditional quilted jacket with a contemporary twist. It’s surprisingly lightweight, but practical enough for kids who like a bit of rough and tumble. In fact, it lasts so well, it will probably make a good hand-me-down.
12. Fleece Lined Anorak: from £40, boden.co.uk
This comes in eight different designs, both plain and patterned. Available from one to 12 years old, it’s true to size, whilst still allowing room for a jumper underneath, and it’s genuinely waterproof.
13. John Rocha Blue Check Fleece Coat: from £20, debenhams.com
This blue check coat with fleece lined hood looks great and will keep little ones toasty in the winter months. There are two handy pockets and we found it washes really well. Available from one to six years.
Our top recommendation is the Loubilou Cololo Duffel, which is just gorgeous to look at, as well as practical whatever the weather. Meanwhile, our stamp of approval for best budget buy goes to the Mothercare Transport Coat.