Stocking up for winter isn’t all that cheap. From jackets and snow pants, to winter boots and layering pieces, there’s just more stuff you need in the colder months. And if you’re shopping for kids… forget about it. Expect to repurchase items more often as your little ones grow out of their old gear. So, we want make your life a little easier and help save you money on the things that are necessary during winter, even if you already bought the same items the previous year.
Leave your winter shopping stress behind and explore our list of a few items that are sure-fire hits, both in practicality and budget.
The Obermeyer Fleet Boys Ski Jacket packs a serious punch, at a price point that is virtually unbeatable. For only $139, you can rest assured that your little man will have a properly fitting, nicely insulated jacket this winter. With a lightly treated waterproof outer, this jacket is versatile for on and off the slopes. Extra features include a removable hood, an interior goggle pocket, a fleece-lined collar and adjustable cuffs with inner stretch thumb holes. The jacket comes in five different colors, from a basic dark gray, to a loud, bright orange. Obermeyer absolutely killed it on this one, giving life to a jacket suited for any personality!
The Under Armour ColdGear Freshies Girls Jacket is a comparable girls version to the Obermeyer’s Fleet Boys Jacket. It hits all the same sweet spots in price, durability and warmth. For $129, your young lady will stay dry and warm from the rough, winter conditions. The interior stretch mesh goggle pocket, zippered hand pockets and helmet compatible hood add extra appeal to this no-brainer essential. She can choose from turquoise blue, bright purple, grey and black combo or pink and grey combo to suit her style needs. There’s nothing to lose, and everything to gain with this purchase!
If you make any new purchase this year, long underwear is probably the most important. Layering up in the winter time will keep your munchkins warm, and having a properly fitting piece is the way to go. For boys, check out the Terramar Thermolator Crew Long Underwear Top. This ultra-soft base layer traps in heat when cold and lets moisture vapor escape during physical activity. It’s fast wicking and drying, inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes odor, and even has a UPF rating of 25+. And for the little ladies, the Terramar Thermolator Crew Girls Long Underwear Top will do the trick. It has all the same specs and even comes in a fun, pink pattern. Both pieces ring in at only $30! What’s not to love?
Another must have for your kids as their hands continue to grow is a warm pair of gloves. The Spyder Overweb Kids Gloves come in four different sizes, five different colors and will be sure to keep little paws warm for a price of only $45. There’s zippered heater pack pockets for extra warmth, a pre-curved articulated fit and adjustable wrist straps. And the water-repellent outer fabric will keep everything dry to ensure conditions stay out. Snag a pair of these and you won’t be disappointed!
If you’re a Burton fan, the Youth Vent Kids Mittens are another great option. They come in a cool camo print if you’re looking for something a little different and are only $34.95! There’s a Screen Grab Touchgrip Palm for total touchscreen control, waterproof outer, mid-weight level of Thermacore insulation for warmth and weatherproofing and a pre-curved fit. As if that isn’t enough, there’s also heater pockets when your kid gets too cold, and vents when conditions are a bit warmer. And for the ladies, check out the Burton Vent Girls Mitten if you’re searching for something a little more bubbly.
And there you have it… to equip your little shredder with the latest gear, you don’t have to spend a fortune. To see more affordable gear for kids, head over to our kids section.