Winter coats for boys range from hard-working parkas to classic peacoats, with features and looks to suit a variety of tastes and needs. Here are eight stylish and functional coats that will keep kids warm and dry so they can enjoy all the fun that winter brings, from long walks through the park to week-long ski trips.
© Mini Rodini
When the weather warms or playtime moves into high gear, kids can detach the sleeves of this down insulated jacket to convert it into a vest, gaining air flow and mobility. Glossy sheen and a hip color combo lend a modern
vibe to a classic padded silhouette. Patch pockets provide a handy place to stash treasures.
-Snowball fighters who need an unrestricted throwing arm
© Canada Goose
Although this high tech parka is built to protect through extreme cold (to 30 below!), kids don't have to be exploring the arctic to appreciate the thoughtful features.
The innovative construction utilizes down insulation technology to keep the parka lightweight and a structured hood provides protection from high wind. Hidden fleece lined hand warmer pockets and a removable fur ruff are other well-considered details. Be sure to look through the rest of the youth collection for more gear for winter entusiasts.
© Finger in the Nose
This asymmetrical light down jacket has a biker jacket vibe that will be a hit with edgy (link to edgy boy article) boys. The jacket has a medium down fill for moderate mid-season conditions.
© No Added Sugar
The buttons, upper arm patch and lining of this double breasted wool coat all sport No Added Sugar's bunny and crossbones logo, lending a punk edge to the tailored silhouette.
-Punks and young gentlemen
© J. Crew
This classic hip-length peacoat is a charming option for everyday wear or more formal occasions. The point collar, anchor buttons, and back belt details add to the traditional appeal. Thinsulate lining provides extra warmth. Choose from heather charcoal or navy.
With a forearm pass pocket, powder skirt and antimicrobial hand gaiters, the Code Jacket from Orage is made for fun on the slopes. Waterproof, breathable fabric is designed to keep warmth in and moisture out, so he can spend the day in comfort. The bold design will perk up cold and rainy days as well. Quieter types may prefer one of the solid options.
Planning long days of winter fun? Check out the mid and base layers for added warmth.
-Winter mountain sport regulars
© Lands' End
The Squall Parka from Lands' End is designed to keep the snow out, from SnowGuard wrist cuffs with clever thumb holes to taped and sealed waterproof seams. Other thoughtful features include Grow-a-Long sleeves that allow for over an inch of growth, and easy pull zippers that kids can handle even with mittened hands.
The squall parka comes in several colors. Buying with the intention of passing down the coat? Choose a color that all the kids will be happy with.
Rudsak's relaxed pongee parka leather jacket is a luxe and edgy unisex coat option that will stand up to years of handing down between siblings. The hidden center zipper keeps the look streamlined, and the hood is removable to suit individual tastes