Snowboarding is an activity the entire family can enjoy. However, children grow rapidly and can easily outpace their parental ability to purchase protective clothing. With that in mind, many clothing companies developed snowboarding jackets that are both affordable and often equipped to grow with a child via the use of adjustable straps and gaiters. They’re crafted to appeal to boys of many age groups and to ensure that they can wear helmets during activity because safety shouldn’t be an inconvenience. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite cost-effective boys’ snowboard jackets so the whole family can hit the slopes together.
1. Wantdo Warm and Waterproof
The 100 percent water-resistant outer shell keeps snowmelt and rain from stealing any boy’s thunder when they’re playing outdoors. The inner lining is soft and warm, crafted to help retain natural body heat and allow kids to keep moving and learning in a winter wonderland. Zippered pockets and elastic cuffs also promote heat retention during play, no matter how low the temperature drops. Completing the ensemble, the attached hood is helmet friendly and will help to deter windburn and heat loss.
2. Uproar Boys’ Jacket by Burton
Crafted from polyester, rayon, taffeta, and fleece for maximum utility and comfort, this boys’ jacket provides superior protection from the elements. A dual-layer exterior is both breathable and waterproof with taped seams to prevent moisture intrusion in even the heaviest snow. The helmet-compatible hood is equipped with a gaiter system as part of the Room to Grow design, and the jacket is strategically mapped with Thermacore insulation to provide maximum warmth out of doors. Zippered handwarmer pockets and built-in gloves help the wearer stay toasty during periods of inactivity.
3. M2C Padded Ski Jackets
For the tiniest players on the slopes, this jacket provides great protection from the elements. Crafted from waterproof materials, the outer layer will prevent moisture intrusion while the soft velveteen lining will comfort baby soft skin. Plus, the coat has a built-in wind barrier layer to help keep young snowboarders snug and warm. An insulated hood with a snow bib protects the face from unexpected flakes and flurries.
4. Boys’ Hooded Fleece Jacket from Wantdo
The 2400 polyester fiber exterior shell is both wind and water resistant to help keep the weather outside where it belongs. A detachable hood acts as a windbreak to help protect skin from exposure. Within, the soft polyester fleece keeps things cozy and works with the elastic cuffs and built-in gloves with thumb holes to retain warmth while permitting a full range of motion. Two zippered hand pockets and a chest pocket provide storage or an alternate way to warm chilled fingers during moments of inactivity.
5. Kids’ Snowboard Jacket by Nitro
Crafted from high-quality alternative fibers, the outer shell is both wind resistant and waterproof. Padded to provide insulation, the jacket itself is hoodless for ultimate convenience. Sleeve gaiters help retain heat and prevent snow intrusion with a perfect and adjustable fit to match the changeable hem and powder skirt.
6. Burton Boys’ Camouflage Fray Jacket
The design may be cool, but this jacket is all about maximizing warmth. An outer shell of durable polyester and critically taped seams create a moisture barrier to prevent snow or rain from reaching the skin. A soft interior fleece layer helps to make the most of body heat, while 120 grams of Thermacore insulation in the body and 80 grams respectively in the collar, sleeves, and hood provide superior protection. In addition to a Room-to-Grow system, the full drop-down hood is equipped with an expandable gaiter to make it helmet friendly.
7. 686 Boys’ Approach Jacket
With a thermal rating of nine, this jacket provides excellent protection from the cold. Explore the slopes with confidence. Fully taped seams and a durable polyester outer shell prevent moisture intrusion, blocking snow or rain. The patented Youth Evolution Multiple Sizing System allows a tailored fit to match growth spurts between seasons on the slopes, and bright hues mean the wearer won’t blend into the background while they play or work out of doors.
8. Boys’ Big Defy Snow Jacket by DC
Red and taupe block colors create a brilliant contrast that will keep boys visible in the winter landscape. The 100 percent polyester fabric is water repellent, and critically taped seams provide a perfect seal against the elements. One hundred fifty grams of insulation in the body and 100 grams in the sleeves help to retain the maximum amount of body heat, and a waist gaiter with the jacket-to-pants attachment system ensure a weather-tight fit.
9. Wantdo Waterproof Ski Jacket
The 100 percent polyester fabric of the outer surface creates a durable barrier against the cold and wet of any winter wonderland. The fleece interior is soft and maximizes insulation. Elastic cuffs with prefabricated thumb holes and a detachable hood help to craft a customizable defense against wind and dropping temperatures.
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10. Kids’ Snowboard Jacket by Nitro
This jacket offers superior sizing and protection. An internal waist gaiter, sleeve gaiters, and an adjustable hem mean that sudden growth spurts can be accommodated as easily as steadier, more expected growth. The powder skirt and snug-fit cuffs prevent snow from working its way to the interior, while the tough exterior and sealed seams provide an effective barrier against moisture. The brilliant orange hue renders boys highly visible against the white of a snowboard slope, even in the fading light of dusk or cloudy afternoons.