When it rains, it pours – but that doesn’t mean active kiddies have to stay indoors. A great kids’ raincoat is bright, waterproof and perfect for getting children outdoors in all kinds of weather.
A quality kids’ rain jacket is top of our list as a must-have fashion item for wet weather play. Not only does waterproof fabric keep little ones (and their clothes!) dry in the rain, but many shield their little bodies from the icy cold winds. Most styles either button or zip up securely and come with a detachable hood for extra protection against downpours.
To help you find a reliable raincoat for your puddle jumper, we’ve compiled this list of fantastic brands available right here in Australia to get you started in your search.
Here are 14 of the best children’s rain jackets in Australia
With so many amazing kids’ raincoats on the market in Australia, it’s hard to know where to start, so we asked the HUGE Mum’s Grapevine Facebook community which styles and brands they love. In no particular order, here are the jackets they recommend.
Both water and wind-proof, this Swedish range of rainsuits keep active boys and girls protected from head to toe. The jacket has elasticated cuffs, welded seams, and a detachable hood. While the pants are fitted with handy adjustable foot straps and reflectors for high vis.
Surprise showers are no match for these machine washable rainsuits. Elasticated wrists and ankles ensure a snug and cosy fit while adjustable shoulder straps and stirrups help keep pants and overalls in place during all kinds of wet-weather play.
With detachable hoods, roomy pockets for all those treasures and a very welcomed name label, these super-fun numbers tick all the boxes. Choose from colour-changing styles or timeless classics – all 100% waterproof and fleece-lined for extra warmth.
This playful collection of stripy children’s rain jackets will keep the winter chills at bay. Designed in Tasmania and available in a range of stunning shades, they come with a full front zipper, velcro closure and roomy hood to protect little heads from downpours.
Bleak and dreary mornings be gone. Designed in New Zealand, these beautiful rain jackets are both water and wind-proof. Combining performance with fashion, they’re just what kiddos need for taking on a winter adventure.
Bright, cosy and breathable, Penny Scallan raincoats combine a waterproof PU shell and soft cotton jersey lining for warmth and flexibility in wet weather. We love the roomy pockets and how simple the press stud fastening is for little hands to manage.
They’re the super-soft children’s coats perfect for year-round wear. In a choice of button-style or zip-front, each coat is ultra-lightweight, fully lined in cotton jersey and quick to dry – so little bakers can get back to mud pie making.
Bright and made to last, Cheeky Chickadee coats are all limited editions that feature beautiful hand-painted designs. Each has front pockets, internal lining and a roomy built-in hood with a snap button for staying on little noggins.
Add a sprinkle of rain and watch as these coats reveal a magic pattern when wet! From toasty puffers to bright, lightweight rainshells, every coat from this eco-conscious brand is crafted from 100% recycled PET fabric.
In unmissable pops of colour, the Rainbird STOWaway rain jacket helps chase away the winter blues. Each is seam-sealed for waterproofing, breathable and ultra-soft. And when the rain finally stops, the jacket neatly stows away in the front pocket.
Dress to impress and dance in the rain with the fab and funky raincoats from Monsterthreads. Water-resistant with adjustable pull toggles through the back to keep munchkins dry, the rain jackets are nice and spacious for rainy day play.
Impeccably crafted in Canada, Fairechild wet weather gear is made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET with a fluro carbon-free eco-friendly waterproof coating and fully taped seams. Not only are they windproof, breathable and dirt-repellant, they’re also machine washable.
This exclusive collection of playful raincoats is spot on for eco-conscious girls and boys who like to step out in style. Crafted from waterproof, recycled PET materials, they have front pockets, full hoods and elasticated hems for a cosy fit.
Goldie + Ace
Designed with love in Australia, Goldie + Ace raincoats combine a toasty cotton lining with a lightweight waterproof shell. They have pockets for toting treasures, a drawstring waist and a roomy hood for keeping heads warm and dry.
Do children need a rain jacket?
Yes, a raincoat is a must-have for the wet months, especially for younger ones who love to play outside. It keeps little bodies and clothing dry and protected from dampness and the cold – and it’s less likely to get broken or misplaced like umbrellas so often are.
What’s important in a raincoat for kids?
Look for room to move, a hood that stays on, and if your child likes to tote treasures, some well-sized pockets. Waterproof fabric is a must for keeping children dry and elasticated wrists keep moisture off the sleeves of jumpers. Reflectors are incredibly handy for being able to spot boys and girls playing on grey days.
Do rain jackets keep children warm?
Most quality children’s rainwear is lightweight and thin, designed to keep water and wind out rather than provide warmth. In the cold, it’s a good idea to dress your child in warm clothing underneath their jacket.
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Seen a raincoat we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been collating Australia’s best kids’ products into shortlists for over 14 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.