How our kids' coats are rated for warmth

How our kids' coats are rated for warmth – what do the temperature ratings mean?

When shopping for a kids' winter coat, it is important to understand what the coat is made for. Afterall, the job of a kids' winter coat in Texas will be slightly different than the job of a winter coat in Minnesota. As you shop, you'll notice a whole lot of Warmer vs. Warmest. No, we're not trying to play a game of Hot and Cold Hide and Seek with you. Warmer and Warmest are actually our temperature rating indicators. Still confused? Let's take a closer look at temperature ratings. They are a feature listed for every kids' coat, but what exactly are they trying to tell us?

Warmer winter coats.

If your boys winter coat shows a temperature rating of "Warmer" it falls somewhere in the middle. Now the middle isn't necessarily a bad place to be. Even kids' winter coats with a temperature rating of "Warmer" can have a comfort range of -1° to +29° Fahrenheit. Lands' End can help assure your child's warmth with an added degree of confidence because our children's winter wear is specifically tested just for children. The brains behind our children's outerwear develop and test our kids' winter coats using methodology calibrated for the metabolism of children, because their young bodies are unique. Therefore, they challenge our designers in ways that set them apart from adult winter coat wearers.

Warmest winter coats.

When a girls winter coat is marked with the "Warmest" temperature rating, you can bet it is a winter coat that will keep your child warm no matter what winter throws at her. Our Warmest kids' winter coats have a comfort range anywhere from -45° to +7°. Not all regions call for such a winter coat, but if yours does, this is a purchase you'll never regret. And let's face it. The first 40 degree day of the year feels just the same as the last -20 degree day. It takes time for our bodies to acclimate. An overly warm winter coat now is likely just the ticket you'll need later.

What if I just need a warm winter coat?

Lands' End has plenty of coats that meet the warm requirement. Start with a toasty fleece jacket. Super soft sherpa fleece and a kids' down vest might be all your little one needs to brave the low sun months. A light PrimaLoft coat can be the next step up. What you might consider is investing in a great pair of kids' long underwear. It's a handy temperature-regulating layer that works for kids of all ages when unexpected dips in temps happen. Remember, it's all about keeping the core toasty warm.


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