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10 of the best kids’ waterproofs: waterproof trousers and raincoats

Keep your little one dry as they make a splash in these cute raincoats, waterproof trousers and dungarees, starting from £5.95

Best kids waterproof trousers and coats raincoats

The British weather is certainly not famous for being predictable and we’re almost as likely to encounter a surprise shower in the middle of Spring as we are to expect a winter downpour – that’s where kids’ waterproofs come in.

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Children’s waterproof trousers and raincoats which can fold into lightweight pouches are ideal backpack staples for unexpected rainfall. More heavy duty kids’ waterproofs and dungarees are best suited to wetter walks, while slip-on waterproof trousers help protect clothes during puddle splashing activities. There are even waterproof all-in-ones to keep them dry from head to toe while they’re messing about on greyer days.

To help you source the best kids’ waterproofs for your little one, we’ve compiled a varied list of our favourites below. Whether you are looking for some lightweight trousers you can fold up pocket-sized or a fully-fleeced coat to keep kids warm on chilly days, we should have an option for you in our selection.

Plus, if you are on the hunt for more protective outdoor clothing to help keep kids warm and dry, have a look over our list of the best kids’ wellies, best kids’ thermals and best baby and toddler snowsuits for some inspiration.

Here’s our pick of the best kids’ waterproof trousers and coats

1. Mountain Warehouse Pakka Kids Waterproof Jacket, from £11.99

Sizes: 2-3 years to 13 years

This functional jacket by outdoor brand Mountain Warehouse is made from special “IsoDry” material. This should be waterproof in light to moderate rain while the breathable membrane still allows moisture out, keeping kids comfortable while they wear it.

Available in 8 different colours and patterns, including pink, purple, blue and camo print, this kids’ waterproofs can be washed in the washing machine as normal. It rolls up into a handy travel pouch when it’s not in use and the hood can be tucked away too.

Reviewers were impressed with the jacket, describing it as “lightweight and waterproof” and “really useful”, adding that it “packs away super small.” Some did mention that the sizing for this option was on the smaller side and advised opting for a size larger than usual, which may be worth keeping in mind.

Available from: Amazon

2. JoJo Maman Bébé Fox Fisherman’s Jacket, £39

Sizes: 12-18 months to 5-6 years

This adordable fisherman style kids’ raincoat, complete with fox pop-up ears, is resistant to water and wind designed with a bonded, breathable fabric.

It comes with extra wadding to help keep little ones warm, as well as handy pockets and a Velcro storm flap for extra protection on rainy days.

Reviewers on the JoJo Maman Bébé site described it as, “warm without being too bulky” as well as “beautiful and very cute” Multiple buyers praised the easy, wipe-clean quality of the coat, too.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bébé

3. Hatley Yellow Fleece Lined Raincoat, from £32

Sizes: 5 to 12 years

This classic yellow raincoat is fleece-lined to keep kids cosy on cooler afternoons. The bright colour should help the day feel sunnier and the outer coating is water resistant so it should be able to cope with a sudden shower, too.

This children’s raincoat can also be chucked in the washing machine at 30º, making it straightforward to keep shiny and clean.

Available from: Alex and Alexa

4. Joules Raindance Printer Rubber Coat, £42.95

Sizes: 1 to 12 years

These kids’ raincoats are created from a waterproof, rubberised fabric designed to keep the rain out. Cute but practical, there’s an attached hood and useful patch pockets for storing gloves or other bits and pieces in.

There are 2 lovely patterns available; navy with unicorns and flowers or a light blue confetti shapes print.

One reviewer on the Joules website, who bought the jacket for their 7 year old, rated the kids’ waterproofs 5 stars. They praised the, “good fit with some growing room in the arm length” as well as the elasticated cuff and colourful print.

Available from: Joules

5. H&M Hooded Windbreaker, £9.99

Sizes: 1.5-2 years to 9-10 years

This H&M windbreaker features a fun and colourful pony print, and comes with some great practical features for an affordable price. There is a lined hood, which can be detached when not needed, and it’s elasticated so it can be tightened during rain showers.

The front zip features a chin guard to prevent chafing and the drawstring round the waist can be adjusted for the best fit.

Reviewers on the H&M website said it was true to size, with one buyer describing it as, “lovely and long” and  “perfect for wet weather!”

Available from: H&M

6. Kids Waterproof Breathable Rainsuit All in One, from £17.39

Sizes: S, M, L (3 to 10 years)

This all-in-one rain suit will keep kids dry from head to toe, so they can puddle splash as much as they like without ruining every inch of their clothes.

The suits are available in 4 different animal themed colours; a pink bunny, yellow giraffe, green frog or a blue koala. The face of each character sits on the hood and after a messy day splashing about, the suit can be machine washed too.

This option is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1000 ratings on Amazon. One parent who bought it said there was “plenty of space for layers” underneath and added that it, “recently got tested in a very very muddy forest school (post storm and fields nearby still flooded kind of muddy) and kept her very clean.”

Available from: Amazon

7. Kuling Leaf Green San Marino Recycled Rain Set, £43

Sizes: 74/80 cm to 146/152 cm

Although pricier, this 2 piece set includes a kids’ waterproof coat as well as kids’ waterproof trousers, so you can get everything together in one. There are welded seams to help secure out the rain and both items are created from recycled materials.

Elasticated shoulder straps and foot loops make it simple for kids to get on, as well as helping the waterproof trousers to stay in place.

The jacket is windproof and highly waterproof so is perfect for a blustery day, plus it can be washed at up to 40º.

Available from: Alex and Alexa

8. Muddy Puddles Puddleflex Trousers, £24.50

Sizes: 18-24 months to 11-12 years

These Puddleflex trousers from outdoor kids’ clothing brand, Muddy Puddles, have definitely been designed with puddle splashing in mind. The trousers are water, windproof and even feature taped seams to make sure no droplets don’t sneak in.

We love the attention to detail, such as the reflective trim for better visibility on darker days too.

Elasticated stirrups should help the kids’ waterproof trousers stay in place and parents who bought these in the past seemed pleased too, rating them 4.9 out of 5 stars from over 230 reviews on the Muddy Puddles website.

“Great addition to the jacket my grandson already has,” said one buyer, while another described them as “great quality clothing.”

Available from: Muddy Puddles

9. JoJo Maman Bébé Pack-Away Waterproof Dungarees, £29

Sizes: 12-18 months to 5-6 years

These kids’ waterproof trousers are styled as dungarees, making them a secure choice which offers extra coverage to clothes. Made from the equivalent of 11 plastic bottles in recycled materials, they are also a more environmentally conscious choice.

The dungarees pack away into a handy bag so you can carry it with you on walking trips. This feature went down with reviewers on the JoJo Maman Bébé website who scored it an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

“So simple to pack and unpack, easy to put on and off, even over bulky snowsuit,” said one parent who purchased the kids’ waterproof trousers. Another praised them for being “packable and really waterproof”.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bébé

10. Regatta Kids’ Stormbreak Waterproof Overtrousers, £5.95

Sizes: 26” to 11-12 years

These Stormbreak kids’ waterproof trousers from outdoor retailer Regatta are a handy addition to any backpack to help kids stay dry on soggy days.

From outdoor retailer Regatta, these Stormbreak waterproof trousers are a handy addition to any backpack to help kids stay dry on soggy days.

There are taped seams and the trousers are also windproof. Plus, they are an economical choice at under £6 for a pair.

Reviews on the Regatta website said they are a “very good fit”, and “well made” from “good quality material.”

Available from: Regatta

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