Snow Gear for Toddlers

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By Jess
7 Nov 2022
Snow Gear for Toddlers

I’ve been getting a lot of messages with questions about winter gear for little ones so figured it was a good time to update this post from last year. Snow and frigid temps will be here before we know it. We really make an effort to get outside as much as possible in the winter, and Marin LOVES the snow. As long as she has the right gear she can last a pretty long time and it makes the experience much more enjoyable for everyone.

I’m so excited to get Marin on the mountain again this year as she was just getting into it at the end of the season last year. With snow gear for toddlers it’s all about what will keep them comfortable, warm and dry so they can enjoy the outdoors. Here are my top picks for snow gear for toddlers.

Snow Gear for Toddlers


Patagonia Hi-Loft Sweater Hooded Jacket

This jacket is a total game changer because it’s super warm but it’s lightweight and it’s not stiff so she can easily move around. I went up to a 3T so she has a little room to grow but it’s not overly big. I typically layer this over a base layer and a fleece shirt or light fleece jacket.

Snow Pants/Bibs

L.L. Bean Toddler Snow Bibs

These bibs are great because I don’t have to worry about them sliding down or getting snow under her jacket and in her pants. I’d say they run a little small so I recommend sizing up (Marin is also very tall so maybe they run true to size?).


Kuling Snowsuit

I absolutely could not resist this snowsuit for Marin this year. The print is so adorable and I really like that the hood and faux fur trim are both removable. It has a water and dirt repellent finish, fleece lined, and it’s made with recycled materials. There are a ton of cute styles by the brand.

Base Layers

L.L. Bean Long Sleeve Fleece Set

This is a great long sleeve/pant set to layer under a snowsuit. Marin likes wearing them around the house too because they’re soft and warm. I sized up.

L.L. Bean Midweight Underwear Set

If it’s super cold I will layer this under the fleece set and for days when it’s not as frigid I’ll use this alone under a snowsuit.


7 A.M. Enfant Benji Mittens

I just got these mittens for Marin and they are so awesome. Very easy to get on, they have loop straps to keep them on toddler wrists, super cozy fleece lined and water repellent. These are great for cold days where you need an easy throw on mitten.

Burton Toddler Mittens

These mittens were the find of the season last year. They have a very convenient zipper that goes all the way down to the thumb so it’s easy to actually get your toddler’s hands in the mitten. They’re long and have a velcro closure so you can put them on first before you put on their coat, and they stay on. Most importantly they’re super warm and perfect for snow days.


UGG Bolden Boots

I got these boots for Marin mainly because of the zipper but they have a stretchy panel on one side too which makes them really easy to get on and off. They must be comfortable because she loves to wear them! They’re also waterproof. I think these run a little small but I always size up so they fit longer.

See Kai Run Gilman Waterproof Insulated Boots

I got these snow boots for Marin and she insists on wearing them everywhere. I can only assume they’re very comfy which is why she loves them, and she can easily put them on herself so that’s a win in my book. They’re specifically designed to promote healthy foot development in kids. Waterproof and very lightweight too.


Smartwool Socks

I ordered a bunch of Smartwool socks for Marin to wear when we’re doing anything outdoors. The only downside is they don’t have a grippy bottom so they can’t really be worn on hardwood floors indoors. But for keeping feet super toasty outside on cold days they are great.


Skida neckwarmer

Made in Vermont! These are great for keeping face and neck warm with a super soft fleece lining. These are nice and thick too. Marin loves these because she can match with me. Machine washable too.

Outdoor Research Ninjaclava

For mountain days or when it’s really frigid I put her in this balaclava under her helmet or with her jacket hood up. It’s fleece lined so super soft and warm.


Carhartt Toddler Beanie

You can’t beat the price on the Carhartt Toddler Beanie and Marin wore hers all winter. Very warm, great quality, stretchy and not itchy. Comes in a bunch of really cute colors too.


Smith Glide MIPS Helmet

I have the adult version of this helmet and it so warm and comfortable. What I like about this one is the sizing is adjustable so you can get the perfect fit. We can also take the lining out for warmer weather and Marin wears it as a bike helmet.


Smith Rascal Goggles

These are a great affordable pair of goggles for toddlers. If it’s super snowy or windy these are a must.

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