Gear for Outdoor School: The List with Links

School outdoors? Yes!
Here is our list and tips for gearing up for school in all weather, outdoor classrooms.

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First up, the basics: three layers that will get your child through a great year of all weather play. See more on this set up HERE. 

Shop the 1-2-3 setup:
1. Baselayers in Polyester or Wool
2. Quilted Thermals (prefect for dry day play or layered under waterproofs on cold, wet, or windy days) or Fleece
3. Waterproof Outerwear 

Find your child's size here. 

Below are some other things to look at that will help make your child's school year smooth. Click the title links to see each item in our shop. 

Here's the most popular gear outdoor school families return for year after year:

  • Waterproof over mittens - for spring and fall, waterproof over mittens are perfect for playing in damp or wet conditions in spring, fall, and mild winter. 
  • Magic mitts/gloves - available in both cotton and wool blends, these are like socks for hands - super handy, wash up easily, and they tend to get really dirty. Stash them in a pocket or bag and always have them ready.
  • Waterproof winter mittens - We recommend mittens as opposed to gloves for children 5 and under so they can easily self dress. They will figure out dexterity like astronauts - and little fingers will stay warmer too.
  • Winter Hats
  • Tube Scarves and Balaclavas
  • Cotton Beanies - for spring and fall when it's not cold enough for the winter hats, our kids ro ck these soft hats in the woods, on hikes, and everyday. They are an extra level of bug protection too!
  • Wool Socks and Tights and Fleece Socks
  • Footwear
  • Waterbottles - our favorite insulated, leak proof, clip-able waterbottles. Add a name label and you're good to go! We recommend the larger 27oz for kids 5 and up so they can avoid constant refills.child wearing red hat, multi colored fleece, and golden yellow bibbed rainpants, standing in front of a tree.

Feeling overwhelmed? Remember these are all the add ons - you've got the main needs covered with your rainsuit, mid, and base layer combo. You've got this!