The Best Kids’ Winter Gear of 2021
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The North Face Infant Nuptse One Piece ($160)
Extra-wide baffles and bold color blocking make the Nuptse a true micro fashion piece. That flair comes with plenty of warmth from 700-fill down and a DWR treatment that allowed our toddler tester to double her snow-angel time.
Hestra Ferox PrimaLoft Gloves ($55)
Hestra’s Ferox is both warm and dexterous. The Neoprene wrist cuff keeps it from falling off during flailing, and the premium PrimaLoft Gold insulation maintains warmth in tiny digits for hours.
Deuter Kikki Backpack ($50)
With its cartoon fox likeness and just-right eight-liter capacity, the Kikki bridges the gap between cute and functional. The cinch top was so easy to use that young testers were able to pack and unpack the bag themselves.
Sunday Afternoons SnowFlip Hat ($20 and up)
This unfussy cap delivers solid neck and face coverage, along with midweight fleece insulation. An unstructured upper means it can be stuffed into a ski-pants pocket.
Julbo Boomerang Sunglasses ($40)
The polycarbonate lenses in the Boomerang thoroughly protect little eyes from harmful snow glare and face plants. The look says shredder in the making.
CamelBak Eddy+ Kids Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle ($23)
Innumerable drops were no problem for the stainless steel Eddy+ Kids, but here’s the best endorsement: this 12-ounce vessel was so leakproof and easy to drink from that our mini tester wanted it permanently in her crib for late-night thirst quenching.
Atomic Savor Visor Jr Helmet ($150)
The Savor boasts an impact protection rating that’s 30 percent higher than industry standards require. Atomic also built in a high-quality reflective lens, so you can protect your child’s head and eyes at once—it’s one less thing to lose.
POC Loft Parka Junior Jacket ($360)
Kids look like suave adults in the Loft Parka Junior, with its mid-thigh cut and steezy minimalist profile. It features a rugged DWR-finished nylon face fabric and ample synthetic insulation, and it’s machine washable.