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#197944 - 03/14/17 06:17 AM Well ventilated jackets for kids?
Steadman Offline
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Anybody aware of any well ventilated (pit zips and so on) rain jackets for kids?

I found some Sierra Designs ones with a vent in the back, but that would be blocked by a pack.

The marmot precip jackets don't have vents in the kids models.

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#197954 - 03/14/17 06:21 PM Re: Well ventilated jackets for kids? [Re: Steadman]
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Did you look at REI? They seem to have a good assortment of kids' clothes (my kids are in their 40s, so I haven't looked at price, quality or features.)

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#197978 - 03/18/17 07:05 AM Re: Well ventilated jackets for kids? [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Started at REI and Campmor.

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#197979 - 03/18/17 05:35 PM Re: Well ventilated jackets for kids? [Re: Steadman]
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Not the greatest of options, but if you sew (or know someone who does) could you install pit zips? (I also don't know how much leakproof zippers cost, or if/where you can buy them.)

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#197987 - 03/20/17 01:59 PM Re: Well ventilated jackets for kids? [Re: Steadman]
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Yeah, I think people tend to be more price conscious when buying kids clothes because of the short time period they actually fit them. As a result, it can be hard to find higher end features.

I personally would look for a poncho. You could get the disposable (Coughlin's or similar) ones for a couple bucks (or less). I also found this with a quick search on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Charles-River-Apparel-8709-Pacific/dp/B0057NYC04/ref=sr_1_12?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1490032561&sr=1-12&keywords=kids%2Brain%2Bponcho&th=1&psc=1

It seems a little more durable, though i have no first hand experience.

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#198036 - 03/27/17 02:51 AM Re: Well ventilated jackets for kids? [Re: Steadman]
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I went with the youth version of Frogg Toggs, which is quite breathable, for my son. Since I wear what used to be known as DriDucks (the lighter Frogg Toggs) it seemed like a logical choice.

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