Don’t let rain keep your active kiddies indoors – with the right raincoat or waterproof jacket, they can stay dry and cosy even on the wettest days. A great kids’ raincoat is bright, waterproof, and perfect for getting children outdoors to play in all kinds of weather.
These waterproof pieces come in a variety of bright colours and playful patterns, keeping little ones (and their clothes) dry in the rain, while also shielding their bodies from the icy cold winds.
So, forget the umbrella and check out Australia’s best designer brands for the coolest kids rain jackets, coats, and suits in our roundup.
Helpful tips for buying a kids’ raincoat:
- Does it easily fit over clothes?
- Are the pockets well-sized (for all those tiny treasures)?
- Is it splashproof or waterproof?
- Is it made with elastic or adjustable wrists?
- Can you remove the hood?
- Is it machine washable?
- Is the lining breathable?
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
13 popular raincoats for singing in the rain
To help you find a waterproof raincoat for your puddle jumper, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below.
In no particular order, here are 13 of their most popular picks of kids’ rain jackets.
This playful collection of stripy children’s rain jackets keeps the winter chills at bay. Designed in Tasmania and available in a range of stunning shades, we love that they come with a full zipper down the front, and a roomy hood to protect little heads from downpours.
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 rain suits. Elasticated wrists and ankles give a snug and cosy fit while the adjustable shoulder straps and stirrups help keep the pants and overalls in place, even during heavy wet-weather play.
Made from recycled plastic bottles, you’ll feel great about dressing your little one in these super stylish jackets. With a removable hood, double-sealed waterproof seams and 100% cotton lining, Brolly Sheets has included all the features you could ever ask for.
Featuring vibrant, smile-inducing prints, Cheeky Chickadee raincoats are sure to inspire impromptu rainy-day dance parties. 100% waterproof and designed with extra length to keep your littlies extra dry, we adore the generous hood with a snap to keep it in place.
Made with OEKO-Tex certified polyester (recycled plastic bottles) outer and 100% organic cozy jersey cotton lining, Grubbybub Puddle Suits come with adjustable velcro wrist and ankle cuff. We were particularly impressed that the under-foot stirrup is adjustable AND removable.
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.
Australian owned and made, the Rainbird STOWaway raincoat helps chase away the winter blues with their unmissable colour. 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.
Your kids will be dancing in the rain with these cosy and colourful raincoats. With a soft faux shearling lining and comfy hood, they’ll be kept dry all winter. We love their range of patterns and loose fit for snuggly warm layering.
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.
Bright, cosy and breathable, Penny Scallan rain jackets 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.
Dress to impress and dance in the rain with the fab and funky kids jackets 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.
Bleak and dreary mornings be gone. Designed in New Zealand, these beautiful rain jackets for kids are both water and wind-proof. Combining performance with fashion, they’re just what kiddos need for taking on a winter adventure.
Add a sprinkle of rain and watch as these coats reveal a magic pattern when wet! From toasty fleece lined to bright, lightweight rainshells, every coat from this eco-conscious brand is crafted from 100% recycled PET fabric.
FAQ: Your questions answered
To help you find the perfect raincoat for your kids we’ve answered some of the most common questions.
What’s the difference between a waterproof and splash-proof jacket?
A kids’ waterproof jacket is made from materials that have a waterproof membrane or coating, which prevents water from seeping through the fabric and reaching our kiddie’s skin. While a splash-proof jacket is designed to protect kids from light rain or splashes of water, but it is not fully waterproof. These jackets are typically made from water-resistant materials that can repel water to some extent, but they are not completely impervious to water.
What does it mean if a raincoat is breathable?
Breathability refers to a raincoat’s ability to allow moisture vapour, such as sweat, to escape from inside the raincoat while still keeping rainwater out. They are designed to wick away moisture from your child’s skin and allow it to evaporate through tiny pores in the fabric.
Know a raincoat we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, the team at Mum’s Grapevine have been collating Australia’s best baby products into handy lists for new mums for over 15 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.
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