School of Living Arts Waldorf Kinderforest

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The following gear is recommended by SOLA Waldorf to help your child make the most of their outdoor experience.

What gear will my child need? 
Waterproof, windproof outerwear that can be used in varied weather and layered for warmth when necessary; insulating thermal or fleece; and warm, moisture wicking wool as a base layer (because it maintains a stable body temperature, wool base layers are good for warm weather too!) We love our classic rain suits for muddy adventures and dry day adventures alike!
New to going potty outdoors? Our technical pair up of Swedish hardshell waterproof jacket and elastic waist pants makes it easy for children to use the restroom or potty tree all by themselves.

Don't forget:
Waterproof, fleece lined mittens and accessories like hats, balaclavas, and wool socks. Find all those right here at

Make it easy:
Purchase the basics in just a few clicks! First, select one of our favorite bundles - our outdoor school bundle 2 layer for the best loved and most economical combo including our classic waterproof set and quilted thermal set, or our technical bundle including top notch jacket and elastic waist pants.
Then, simply put your desired colors and sizes in the comments at checkout. Need help? Just let us know in comments and we'll reach out. You can add on a base layer and any accessories to the same order.

How do I know what size I need?
Sizing by centimeters helps ensure an excellent fit - just measure your child's standing height, head to toe. We recommend children be within 5cm of the next size before sizing up: a child should measure at least 95cm tall to wear a size 100cm suit. In our 2 piece suits, thin to average size children will last even longer. You can see how our kids fit here. 
Please do not order large with the intention of your child growing into their suit, as baggy pants and jacket arms both inhibit play and cause undue wear and tear on the gear. A properly fitted suit will last a long time!

During school order season please allow extra time for shipping. All in stock school orders will ship directly to your school leader for distribution. If you'd like your items shipped directly to you, you must choose PRIORITY shipping at checkout.

Ask your school administrator if you are participating in the Biddle&Bop school program! 

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