As the name suggests the Patagonia Kids Snow Patrol jacket is designed for cold winter days when snow is a likely occurrence. It is insulated with recycled polyester and feels very warm. The waterproof material is also made from recycled material and is seam-sealed so it will keep both the wet and cold at bay. Draughts are locked out by hem drawcords, Velcro cuff adjustment and the stormflap over the main zip. There are two hip pockets with zips too. The hood is also well-insulated and it can be removed. The hood also gets face drawcords. This is going to be a very warm and cosy waterproof that is ideal for cold winter weather and playing in the freezing snow. But to warrant spending this much money, the child would need to be using the Patagonia Kids Snow Patrol regularly in the cold before they grow out of it! In warm weather the jacket will be too hot so it is has only a small window of use in the UK’s typically wet and relatively mild climate. The weight and bulk are a drawback too if carried by parents ‘just in case’ it gets cold.
Outer H2No barrier on 100% recycled polyester
Inner 90% recycled polyester Thermogreen insulation
Fabric waterproofness waterproof
Fabric breathability breathable
Sizes XXS-XL (kids’)
Weight 822g (kids’ S/8 years)
Made in China
Stores in the UK no info provided
Verdict: The Patagonia Kids Snow Patrol is ideal for regular use in the snow, but not as a waterproof for walking in the UK.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2009