Snow Gear for Toddlers

Before I sign off for my holiday break I wanted to share my favorite snow gear for toddlers. We got our first proper snow storm over the weekend and it was so fun to get outside in the snow with Marin. What a difference a year makes! Last winter she wasn’t walking so it was a lot of pulling her around in a sled. This year she’s on the move and we’re going to try skiing and snowboarding with her too. I’m so excited. With snow gear for toddlers it’s all about what will keep them comfortable, warm and dry so they can enjoy the outdoors. Here’s my top picks for snow gear for toddlers.


Patagonia Hi-Loft Sweater Hooded Jacket – This jacket is a total game changer because it’s super warm but it’s lightweight and it’s not stiff so she can easily move around. I went up to a 3T so she has a little room to grow but it’s not overly big. I typically layer this over a base layer and a fleece shirt or light fleece jacket.

Snow Pants/Bibs

L.L. Bean Toddler Snow Bibs – These bibs are great because I don’t have to worry about them sliding down or getting snow under her jacket and in her pants. I’d say they run a little small so I recommend sizing up (Marin is also very tall so maybe they run true to size?).

Base Layers

L.L. Bean Long Sleeve Fleece Set – This is a great long sleeve/pant set to layer under a snowsuit. Marin likes wearing them around the house too because they’re soft and warm. I sized up.

L.L. Bean Midweight Underwear Set – If it’s super cold I will layer this under the fleece set and for days when it’s not as frigid I’ll use this alone under a snowsuit.


Burton Toddler Mittens – These mittens were the find of the season. They have a very convenient zipper that goes all the way down to the thumb so it’s easy to actually get your toddler’s hands in the mitten. They’re long and have a velcro closure so they stay on and most importantly they’re super warm.


L.L. Bean Toddler Ultralight Winter Boots – These boots have been great so far this winter. They keep her feet warm and dry and they’re easy to slip on and off.

**Update** North Face Kids Alpenglow II Toddler – Marin outgrew her Bean boots already (UGH) so I decided to try this pair from North Face and they’re amazing. Super easy to get on and really warm. If you live somewhere super cold and with lots of snow I’d say these are the way to go.


Smartwool Socks – I ordered a bunch of Smartwool socks for Marin to wear when we’re doing anything outdoors. The only downside is they don’t have a grippy bottom so they can’t really be worn on hardwood floors indoors. But for keeping feet super toasty outside on cold days they are great.


Skida neckwarmer – These are great for keeping face and neck warm with a super soft fleece lining. These are nice and thick too. Marin loves these because she can match with me.

Outdoor Research Ninjaclava – For mountain days or when it’s really frigid I put her in this balaclava under her helmet or with her jacket hood up. It’s fleece lined so super soft and warm.


Smith Glide MIPS Helmet – I have the adult version of this helmet and it so warm and comfortable. What I like about this one is the sizing is adjustable so you can get the perfect fit.


Smith Rascal Goggles – These are a great affordable pair of goggles for toddlers. If it’s super snowy or windy these are a must.

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