- Winter boots- these should have removable liners for drying and they should NOT have velcro straps, zippers or buckles that pop open during play. These brands will keep your child warm and can be passed down when outgrown. *I do NOT recommend BOGS for the winter. Even those they say they are rated for -30F they don't seem to keep kids warm enough and I often have to ask that families buy another pair of boots for the snow.
- Neck gaiter- fleece OR wool keeps the frostbite away (nylon and other fabrics don’t cut it)
- Wool socks- here are a few choices. Many wool socks are a blend. Look for ones that are more wool than synthetic. And keep me in the loop if you have/find something you like that I should recommend to others.
- Wool long underwear- 100% wool and so warm on even our coldest days. These would be a great gift from grandparents! PLEASE no rompers/one pieces as they can’t go to the bathroom without taking everything off.
- Rain boots- light, durable, the handles don’t get in the way of a child learning to cover their own boots independently and they have a good resale value. There are others out there but these are my current favorites.
Provided at school but you might consider using at home as well:
(I prefer separates, to one-pieces, so that you can mix and match tops and bottoms during the transitional seasons when you want to mix and match or layer to keep them BOTH warm and dry! This is totally a personal choice but that is my reasoning for not choosing one-piece suits.)
- Mittens- I have finally found a pair of mittens I like!
- Snow pants- notice the boy vs girl cut/sizes are a little different
- Land's End, Kids Squall Waterproof, Iron Knee, Snow Bibs
- Winter Parka- again, notice the boy vs girl cut/sizes are a little different
- Land's End, Kids Expedition Down Waterproof Winter Parka
- Rain pants- I prefer the bib style but these are also available in the pant style. As an outdoor school family you can sign up for a discount on POP products.