Lightweight and warm. Not too thick to compress. Good for traveling because it will fit well in a suitcase. Not too puffy. Easy for kids to move around in. Comes in four color choices. Water-resistant. Doesn't bunch up if it gets wet.
Sizing on this coat runs a little large.
Built-in hood. Easy machine washing. Comes in several colors. Works well in mid-range temperatures. Not thick. Easy to move around when wearing. Not the thickest Columbia jacket, but also not the most expensive.
Tends to get wet over long periods of snow play. Not as waterproof as other models.
Can be machine washed if needed. Has inside pockets. Thin and not bulky, but still very warm. Good looking. Runs true to size. Quality workmanship. Several color choices. Built-in hood. Made from feather down rather than an imitation product.
This jacket may be too thin for some weather.
Zippered pockets. Designed to stay warm, even when wet. Solid zippers. Warm and a little thicker than some other puffer jackets. Also comes in a girls' style and color as well as a blue for boys.
This model does not have a hood.
Features 550-fill down with micro-fleece throughout the body. Hood and yoke have Sherpa fleece lining. Chin zip guard protects face. Binding on cuffs and hem to keep cold air out. Meets Responsible Down Standard. Choice of colors and sizes.
Pricey for a jacket that a child will outgrow quickly.
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Kids love to play outdoors in the winter, but keeping them warm and comfortable is a must. Jackets filled with down are ideal, because they have features to make both kids and parents happy. Kids’ down jackets are warm without being restrictive or feeling heavy, and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Some jackets also have removable hoods and spacious pockets. If your child has sensitivities to real down or your prefer non-animal materials, choose a jacket fill with faux down that offers similar features and warmth without real feathers.
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