Kids Snow Suits
Snow suits are designed to protect kids from the elements such as wind, snow, ice, and rain. Key technical features to differentiate snow suits include waterproofing, breathability, and insulation.
- WATERPROOFING: Refers to the ability of the snow suit to prevent water from penetrating through the fabric and getting to your kids’ skin or base layers. Snow suits are typically made of materials and textiles that have been engineered to be highly resistant to water. The waterproofing ability of snow suits is typically measured in millimetres and is referred to as the "waterproof rating." This rating tells you how much water pressure the fabric can withstand before it starts to leak. For example, suits with a 10,000mm waterproof rating means it can withstand 10,000mm of water pressure before it starts to leak. A 10,000mm rating is a suitable standard for snow suits, while suits with a rating of 20,000mm or 30,000mm are extremely waterproof. Snow suits with a high waterproof rating will help to keep your kids dry and comfortable while they are skiing, snowboarding, or playing in the snow. In addition to the waterproof rating, snow suits may also have additional waterproofing features like taped seams, waterproof zippers, and water-resistant coatings such as DWR that help to enhance the suits’ ability to repel water.
- INSULATION: Refers to the material that is used to provide warmth and insulation against the cold weather. Insulation is designed to trap body heat inside the suit and keep you warm in cold temperatures. The amount of insulation in snow suits is measured in grams per square meter, and suits with higher insulation levels will typically be warmer but also heavier. The ideal amount of insulation will depend on the activity level, temperature, and personal preference. There are different kinds of insulation such as synthetic and down. Nearly all snow suits use synthetic insulation made from man-made fibres such as polyester as they retain heat while wet and cost less compared to natural down insulation.