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Kids Jackets


 

Skis.com carries a huge selection of kids jackets. Of the dozens of styles of kids jackets some are designed specifically for skiing, snowboarding and casual wear. Ski jackets and snowboard jackets actually are nearly identical in terms of technical features, however stylistically they differ slightly. Snowboard jackets tend to have a bit baggier fit and are available in brighter colors and bolder patterns. Ski jackets tend to have a more traditional look in terms of the overall cut and accenting. However there are brands like Orage who are spanning the gap between the ski and snowboard looks. Kids Casual Jackets are great pieces that can be worn to and from the resort or perhaps under your child’s ski jacket on very cold days. Kids Casual Jackets simply don’t have the same high quality waterproof and breathable fabrics, insulating properties and skiing or snowboarding friendly features.

 

When shopping for a kids jacket for skiing or snowboarding an important thing to consider is fabric quality. All of the kids jackets available on Skis.com are good quality, however, some are better than others. Waterproofing and Breathability ratings will let you know how well a kids jacket will stand up to the elements. The higher the waterproofing and breathability ratings on a kids jacket the less moisture will be able to seep into the jacket and the more moisture vapor molecules are allowed to escape. An added bonus to choosing a kids jacket form Skis.com instead of the department store is that the higher quality waterproof and breathable fabrics used to construct the kids jackets are more durable for increased wear and tear on the slopes.

 

Additional features to check for in the specifications of each kids jacket include extra pockets for ipods or goggles, wrist closure types, wrist gaiters, powder skirts and waterproof zippers. These features help set the kids jackets for skiing and snowboarding apart from casual kids jackets. Features like wrist gaiters, powder skirts, and one of the wrist closure types are key to keeping snow out of your kids jacket in the event of a fall. Extra pockets are nice features on kids jackets. One of the most popular pockets is the ipod or electronics pocket. This pocket is located on the inside of the kids jacket and has a opening for the cord for the headphones to run through. Waterproof zippers definitely aren’t a necessary feature for most kids jackets, however, kids who are skiing in more inclement conditions or those customers who are looking for the highest quality kids jacket should consider one with a waterproof zipper.

 

Hopefully this information along with the buying and sizing guides available in our Ski-O-Pedia on Skis.com will help you make an informed decision about kids jackets. If you have any questions or want help selecting the perfect pieces of kids jackets for you please ask our customer service team via Live Chat.

 

 

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