Top Outdoor Gear To Get Your Kids Ready for Winter + Snow Dragons Coat Giveaway

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As soon as you have kids, you instantly become aware that you always need to get the best value for the money.  You want their things to be great quality and last, but spending $200 on a pair of designer shoes just isn’t a practical solution for a 3-year-old.  After lots of testing, we’ve come up with our favorite pieces of winter gear that we consider a fantastic value.  No, they’re not all cheap, but in our book these pieces of gear represent some of the best winter gear values around!

Snow Dragons Coats

We are currently in our third season of our kids wearing Snow Dragons coats, and have yet to be disappointed.  We’ve been skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, and even puddle jumping with Snow Dragons without a glitch.  Yes, these have passed the Bring The Kids test with flying colors.  At about $100 new, they are not a cheap purchase, but they have integrated grow-cuffs that extend the sleeves 1.5 inches so you can easily get 2 (or 3) years of good wear out of them.

See our full review here.  (And read to the bottom to WIN ONE).

Rover II Boots By Muck

These boots are truly a 3-season boot.  We use them for snow slush, mud and rain, and think they’re fantastic.  Made of a rubber bottom with a neoprene upper, these boots are 100% waterproof and incredibly warm (all without making my kids feet sweat).  A fantastic boot that will cost about $60.  See our full review here.

Micro Fleece Kids Baselayers by Terramar

Over and over, these are the baselayers that my kids grab for.  They are soft and comfy, and provide a good amount of warmth without bulk.  They also do a fantastic job of wicking moisture and dry incredibly fast.  A steal at about $20 per piece!  See our full review here.


L-Bows Kids Mittens

For 6 years, these have been our #1 gloves for little kids.  They are warm and easy to put on, with a unique design that goes all the way to the child’s elbow.  These are the gloves that never slip off keeping our kids hands warm and dry which is priceless on a winter adventure.  Starting just under $20.  See our full review here.


Want to get your kids an awesome winter coat?  Well Snow Dragons is giving away a kids coat to one lucky reader.

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