n the last week or so, there have been several mornings that I've opened up my front door to a bit of frost on my car early in the morning from overnight lows. As we have a very early morning school bus pick up, the temperature has been as low as the mid 40s when we've walked down to our bus stop. I'm already thinking about winter jackets and I've been shopping around as I may need new coats for both of my boys once the real cold begins. And as many Moms know, the fall is not too early to shop for warm weather clothes - especially because things can be sold out and picked over by the time you actually need them.
Here are a few winter jackets to consider:
the Boys' 3-in-1 Squall Jacket from Lands End
. While the $100
isn't cheap, you can often find coupon codes or sales at LandsEnd.com. My oldest son had this jacket and it lasted until he outgrew it. Use the shell portion of it for skiing or on warm but windy days; use the fleece portion alone, or use both together for added warmth and wind protection. This is a solid jacket purchase and your child will not go cold in this jacket.
L.L. Bean's Snowfield Parka
- keeping the kids warm with Thinsulate but still comfortable in this thin material. Adjustable waist, zip handwarmer pockets and velcro closure.
And North Face
makes any classic and reliable jackets for kids for $50
plus. (This Girls North Face Denali Jacket
is on sale at Moosejaw for $44.99!)