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Fall who? We've just got one big jacket season—in the Pacific Northwest, the return to school means rain, wind, and maybe even snow (hey, a kid can dream). Here are some cute and practical options for keeping your little ones warm and dry from the mountain to the playground.


Grundens Rain Jacket, Bootyland Local

$64

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This hardcore rain jacket is perfect for a young fisherman on deep-sea adventures—or just playing in puddles. Pro-inspired orange and reflective striping means you'll be able to see them from the comfort of the great indoors. Pike/Pine

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Core Rain Jacket by Oaki, Chrysanthemum Local

$54

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Available in three cool colors, this packable jacket offers excellent lightweight protection, perfect for fall, spring, or layering on top of a bunch of other coats, A Christmas Story style. A 1 3/4” brim on the hood helps keep little faces dry, too. Columbia City 

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Chevron Short Puffer, Flora and Henri Local

$326

This short, Chevron-patterned water-resistant parka will keep all your kids from six months to six years looking cozy and fashionable over and over again—investment pieces make great hand-me-downs. Downtown

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Windbreaker, Little Bipsy Local

$38

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Every aspiring fashion icon could use a windbreaker. This locally designed pick from Edmonds-based brand Little Bipsy is a water-resistant year-round staple with a zipper protector for tiny chins, two zippered front pockets (for toys and rocks, probably), and style to boot. Edmonds

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Tea Grey Jacket, My Three Little Birds Local

$22

This pre-loved Tea Grey jacket isn't so much for weather protection—it's a stylish piece of back-to-school swag. With statement-making lapels and a School of Rock–approved asymmetrical zip closure, it's a shining example of the unique and sustainable finds available at this local favorite consignment shop. West Seattle

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Kids' Warm Storm Rain Jacket by The North Face, Nordstrom Local

$79

This North Face classic is ideal for PNW adventurers. Warm and breathable, it has a cozy microfleece lining and a waterproof shell that's ready to face the elements—whether those elements are on the trail or in the backyard.

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Columbia Girls Whirlibird II Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket, REI Local

$140

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If a one-and-done jacket is the goal, this Columbia number is tough to beat. With a waterproof shell, detachable warm liner, and helmet-compatible hood, it's versatile enough for any cold-weather activities. Extendable cuffs ensure it'll last beyond winter.

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Kids' Cirruslite Down Hooded Jacket, Eddie Bauer

$70

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Outdoorsy hometown staple Eddie Bauer—literally the inventor of the down coat as we know it—stocks this littler version of its insulated, water-repellent jacket in 10 different colors. If that doesn't get the picky kid seal of approval, we don't know what will.

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