Remember how I said you might go stir-crazy if you don’t enjoy some sort of snow activity in the winter? That goes for kids too–especially for kids. Fortunately, Greenlea’s usually pretty excited to get outside. Uncle Mike took her skiing last year (she loved it), and she always has fun sledding with her cousins…Auntie Shana even got her on ice skates when we were visiting them in Philly. But even when there’s not any real activity planned, her favorite thing to do in the winter is to just get outside and PLAY — all she really needs is snow. And fortunately for her, we have a TON of it. (See below for photographic proof of just how much.)

Let It Snow: Winter Gear For Staying Warm & Dry

Unlike a lot of other winter activities, the only thing you really need for playing in the snow (snowball fights, making snow angels, building forts and snowmen) is gear to keep everyone warm and dry. And with the exception of Zack’s Sorels–which are totally worth the price, btw–everything below is super budget-friendly. (Because no one needs to buy crazy expensive things to roll around in the snow, amiright?)

For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.

Men’s Winter Snow Gear On Zack

For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.

Outfit Details

coatCAMEL CROWN Men’s Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket (L, tts) – available in a number of colors, this jacket is windproof and waterproof, and comes with detachable hood, warm fleece lining and a ton of pockets.

vestAmazon Essentials Men’s Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Vest, available in multiple colors, this is an easy layer to wear alone or throw on under a jacket for extra warmth. (Zack sized down to a medium so it could fit under jackets.)

bootsSorel Men’s Cheyanne Metro Hi Waterproof Boots, these are Zack’s FAVORITE winter boots right now. He loves that they look like sneakers but are lined with some seriously soft microfleece for extra warmth. Waterproof and available in a ton of colors.

pantsMen’s Water-Resistant Fleece Lined Softshell Tactical Pants with Multi-Pockets, Zack loves these because they’re made for winter, but aren’t huge and thick like lots of snow pants are. They’re stretchy and lightweight. (tts and available in a ton of colors)

hatadidas Men’s Midway Graphic Beanie, available in a bunch of colors, it runs a tad large, but Zack has a big head, so it’s perfect.

Kids’ Winter Snow Gear On Greenlea

For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.

Outfit Details

snowsuitCarter’s Heavyweight 2-Piece Snowsuit, a set of coordinating coats and snow pants in a ton of adorable colors and patterns. Greenlea stayed warm and dry despite the crazy snow and cold. Find the same snowsuit in more colors/prints, here.

mittensSimpliKids Children’s Winter Thinsulate Insulated Waterproof Ski Mittens, I don’t know why it’s so hard to find waterproof mittens, but if she wears those knit ones they come home soaking wet. These keep her hands warm and dry–and in fact, she often complains that her hands are too hot (a very good problem to have, IMO). The animal characters on these are adorable, and there are a ton to choose from.

hatAlepo Kids Fleece Lined Winter Beanie Hat, this one comes in a ton of colors and is available in packs of two or three…I have this same hat in women’s and they are WARM. We love them.

bootsUBFEN Winter Snow Boots Greenlea seems to be growing out of her boots on a weekly basis, and as much as I’d love to just keep buying her Sorels, that’s just not realistic for our budget. These boots have been keeping her warm and dry, and they’re easy for her to take off and put on herself. They’re unisex and come in a bunch of colors and styles.

One last picture, because you KNOW she’s up to something . . .

For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Sorel boots, fleece-lined pants, winter beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.

XOXO,

Scotti

5 COMMENTS

  1. Despite enjoying and respecting many other shopping experiences, there is something gratifying about Amazon shopping. Like a weird treasure hunt! So THANK YOU for an Amazoncentric post. I t may not be applicable to those in warm weather (lucky!) but this MN gal found it right up my alley. Take care TME team.

  2. I am so jealous of your snow! I’m not really an “I-love-winter gal” but we’ve barely had any real sustained snow where I live in NE for two consecutive winters and my 6 year old is missing out on the sledding! I think we’re actually heading to a tubing course next weekend (with snow machines) just to get to do it.

    • Shana is too! She’s coming into home to see the UP200 (the sled dog race) this weekend and her and the boys are SO looking forward to the snow! It’s kind of like the grass is greener kind of thing, hey? And you CANNOT beat sledding. So much fun – definitely worth some snow machines! 🙂

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