We gave the grown-up version of this light, packable, and toasty jacket a 2013 Editors’ Choice Snow Award, and our little ones agree: It rocks. Our kids seem to get wet even on dry days, and we were impressed with how the synthetic insulation stays warm and dries fast. Ideal for cool temps or as part of a layering system in deep freezes, the ThermoBall is a workhorse that you’ll pass down from kid to kid to cousin.
$90; 6.5 oz. (4T); thenorthface.com