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10+ Non-Toxic and Sustainable Rain Gear for Adventurous Little Ones

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Looking for the best sustainable rain gear (jackets, pants and boots) for your little ones? You are in the right place. If you know our family, you know how much time we spend in the rain and snow! Most of our time is spent outdoors and we pretty much live by the quote:

There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”

Alfred Wainwright

We have searched long and hard to find the best non-toxic and sustainable rain gear brands around the World. Each brand will have it's location, shipping availability, materials used, and our favourite picks attached. You can also use this list to double check for second hand finds first! This is our favorite rule as a family “Second hand FIRST” – maybe you'll give it a whirl! Just search the brand name in your local online thrift shop database and see what's available.


REI: Sustainable Rain Jackets

Made in the U.S.A. / Ships Worldwide

We have been big fans of REI for some time now, and love their expansion of the pre-loved and rental options for conscious consumers. I don't know about you, but I love a good secondhand find. I also love to rent vs buy when it comes to things like holiday ski trips or sporadic adventures!

Here are a few rain jackets made from REI that we recommend:

REI Co-op Rainwall Rain Jacket – $49.95

Features:

  • For Sustainability it contains materials that meet the bluesign® criteria.
  • Ripstop nylon shell is waterproof and windproof to 60+ mph; sealed seams manage moisture and help block inclement weather
  • 3-panel hood has a rain brim, hook-and-loop adjustment tab in back and elastic on the sides of the opening
  • Elastic cuffs and front stormflap seal out the elements; droptail hem extends coverage
  • Hook-and-loop hand pockets secure essentials
  • Tricot-lined collar is warm and soft
  • Locker loop and a write-on ID label

REI Co-opGroundbreaker Rain Jacket – $39.95

Features:

  • For Sustainability it contains materials that meet the bluesign® criteria.
  • Lightweight polyester shell with 2-layer waterproof/breathable laminate is windproof to 60+ mph; durable water repellent (DWR) finish sheds light rain and stains
  • Seam sealed on the hood, shoulders, and upper arm holes to create a shield against water where it’s needed most
  • Breathable polyester mesh lining adds soft comfort
  • Elastic at hood opening and wrists keeps out cold
  • Hand pockets have a flap cover to keep contents inside
  • Reflective logo on chest helps kids stay visible in low-light situations
  • Sewn-in write-on ID label inside

Puddle Gear : Sustainable Rain Gear

Made in Canada / Ships practically worldwide

Who doesn't love jumping up and down the muddy puddle? A mother of three active kids would not let bad weather ruin their happiness. Thus, Puddlegear was born! Created by a mother who was sick and tired of toxic and ill-fitting rain gear. Puddle Gear is rainwear made out of inert Polyurethane. It is soft, flexible, breathable, wind, and waterproof. Perfect gear for kids who love playing in nature and for a parent who wants to keep their children safe. Good thing is that it is flexible for all four seasons and it can last long, you can even hand it down to your sibling. This stuff is built to last for years! Puddle Gear is almost a one stop shop for a rain gear – they are just missing the rain boots!

Puddle Gear Rain Coat (Red/Blue/Pink) – $70.00

Features:

  • PVC and Phthalate free
  • Wind and waterproof to 8000mm
  • Chemically inert because polyurethane is sealed
  • YKK zippers and Euro Pops
  • Reflective strips for visibility
  • Removable hood for safety
  • Soft fleece around the collar
  • Elastic waist, cuff and a subtile gather at the hip for comfort

SouWester Hat – $34.00

 Features:

  • Redesigned hat. It's larger and it's fleece-lined.
  • Ear flaps and a small reflector on the back. 
  • Comes in three colors: Red Pink and Navy
  • Two sizes 56 CMS and 58 Cms- measure around your child's crown to determine size – it goes mostly 56… ages 0-7 and 58 4-18+

Puddle Gear Rain Pants (Red/Blue/Pink) – $65.00

 Features:

  • PVC and Phthalate free
  • Wind and waterproof to 8000mm
  • Chemically inert because polyurethane is sealed
  • Double knees (square pattern and heat sealed into the seams)
  • Euro Pops to adjust the side
  • Reflective strips for visibility
  • Adjustable straps for those growing kids!
  • Bootstraps that can be used or not
  • A Perfect match for Puddlegear rain jacket, mittens and a SouWester hat!

Oaki: Sustainable Rain Gear

Made in Canada / Ships to U.S.A. and Canada only

Once again, a mother produced adventure gear for her children because she could not find a durable yet affordable suit for them to use on their adventures. Oaki is a “head to toe” outdoor apparel brand for kids with a wide variety of designs and patterns of children's rain gear. Your children will enjoy choosing the style or design that they want without you worrying about the quality and the price. Awesome, right? All Oaki waders are waterproof and come with boots that are already attached to the actual wader. For children's waders, you can choose between the breathable one or the neoprene one. Neoprene acts as an insulator and will keep your children warm, so it is best used during Autumn through Winter, and Early Spring. While breathable waders are best used during Spring and Summer.

Oaki Rain & Trail Suit – $70.00+

Features:

  • Tough nylon/polyester outer with membrane waterproofing 
  • DWR coated for additional water resistance 
  • Waterproof rating: 8000mm 
  • Breathability rating: 3000mvp
  • Fully taped seams
  • Reflective strips
  • Attached hood 
  • Neoprene ankle cuffs for a secure fit around footwear
  • Waterproof center zipper
  • Lightweight and packable 
  • PVC & BPA free

OAKI Kids Waterproof Rubber Rain Boots with Easy-On Handles – $24.99

 Features:

  • 100% rubber exterior resists water and keeps feet dry.
  • Ergonomic zero-drop heel helps children develop strength and stability and encourages good posture.
  • Easy-on loop handles
  • Lightweight design makes walking easier and lets kids keep moving longer without feeling weighed down.

Polarn O. Pyret: Sustainable Rain Gear

Made in the Stockhom / Ships worldwide (please choose your store location when shopping!)

This next brand has clothing for children, from newborn through school children. They make clothing all set for outdoor activities. Created with “hand me down” in mind! The clothing Industry produces an incredible magnitude of pollution, that's why their goal is “three children for each garment” meaning they want their garments worn by three children in succession. To help lessen the pollution caused by the clothing industry, POP reduced its production of clothes by 38% since 2019.

CLASSIC SWEDISH RAIN JACKET – $49.50

Features:

  • *Photo Below* Waterproof and windproof with fully taped seams
  • Removable hood via snap system
  • PFC-free water proof-ness. This jacket is a staple item for outdoor and nature school kids.
  • Fleece lined collar
  • Machine washable and are also easily wiped down to minimize washings

Classic Stripe Rain Boots – $38.00

 Features:

  • Waterproof and windproof with fully taped seams
  • Removable hood via snap system
  • PFC-free water proof-ness. This jacket is a staple item for outdoor and nature school kids.
  • Fleece lined collar
  • Machine washable and are also easily wiped down to minimize washings

Waterproof Suspender Rain Pants – $46.00

Features:

  • Perfect for Waldorf and other outdoor school programs
  • Sizing runs on the very generous side – no need to size up!
  • PFC free waterproof and windproof qualities
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Machine washable and easily wipes clean after muddy play

North Easter Rain Hat – $19.50

Features:

  • Recommended for Outdoor Schools
  • Better visibility than hood
  • Soft fleece at ears and chin ties
  • Reflective tape
  • Machine washable and are also easily wiped down to minimize washings

Faire Child : Sustainable Rain Gear

Made in Canada / Ships Worldwide

Tabitha Osler, designer, steward of Earth, a mother, and founder of Fairechild. She is an advocate of getting outside and loves puddle jumping. Immediate love connection! She knows that there is an urgent need of change in the clothing industry, so she wanted to help parents and kids to enjoy playing, explore and discover the natural world without harming the environment. Because of that, she designed a waterproof garment that will let the kids explore outdoors, whatever the weather, and she did it sustainably. The amazing fact about this outdoor wear is that it is made of recycled water bottles. The outer layer is waterproof, windproof, dirt and mud resistant, and has an eco-repel finish on it. The second layer is made of Sympatex's innovative membrane and the last lining is both breathable and cozy. It absorbs sweat so that your kids will stay dry on the inside as they are on the outside. Another “Wow” factor for this garment is when the garments end their useful lifecycle and cannot be worn, you can send them back to them to recycle again. Sustainable rain gear with a keen fashion sense in mind!

Dungarees – $125

Features:

  • Styled after traditional fisher's pants. Perfect for East Coast weather.
  • Provides underarm and ankle coverage.
  • Has a storm flapped front pocket, bespoke colorways, and striped suspenders.
  • Adjustable suspenders, cuffs, and stirrups
  • 100% recycled
  • Waterproof and windproof
  • Machine washable
  • Breathable and dirt repellant

Anorak Two Tone Waterproof Coat

Features:

  • Wide raglan sleeves. Can be cuffed up to 10cm
  • Deep side pockets.
  • Wide-cut, mid-thigh length, higher neckline, adjustable cuffs
  • Hood is attached
  • 100% recycled
  • Waterproof and windproof
  • Machine washable
  • Breathable and dirt repellant

Little Green Radicals (U.K.): Sustainable Rain Jackets

Made in India / Ships to Most of Europe and the U.S.A.

LGR aims to protect little adventurers every day – no matter the weather. Little Green Radicals sustainably designed their rainwear from recycled water bottles which made their rainwear waterproof and windproof. Children can play cozy and comfortable with its organic cotton inner layer. Manufactured in India, Little Green Radicals collaborates with Deeps, a manufacturing company that prioritizes a zero textile wastage policy to lessen their carbon footprint. Scraps of fabrics are reused to produce another product like face masks or they will be recycled again. What they do is awe-inspiring because they focus significantly on the environment. LGR also supports Fairtrade work to the farmers who produced the cotton that they used for the inner lining. Farmers also receive a premium to support their community!

Follow The Sun Waterproof Lined Recycled Raincoat £49.00

Features:

  • Outer layer – made from 100% recycled polyester (from plastic bottles)
  •  Lining – made from 100% organic & Fairtrade cotton
  • 100% waterproof, tested to the highest waterproof rating (20,000mm), perfect for heavy rain
  • Made using fully taped seams & comes with a covered zip to prevent water from getting in
  • Water repellent coating which keeps your child extra dry (PFC free)
  • Zip guard to protect your little one's neck
  • Elasticated wrist cuffs so sleeves will sit comfortably above the hand & keep water out

Falling Water Waterproof Lined Recycled Raincoat £49.00

Features:

  • Outer layer -made from 100% recycled polyester (from plastic bottles)
  • Lining -made from 100% organic & Fairtrade cotton
  • 100% waterproof, tested to the highest waterproof rating (20,000mm), perfect for heavy rain
  • Made using fully taped seams and comes with a covered zip to prevent water from getting in
  • Water repellent coating which keeps your child extra dry (PFC free)
  • Zip guard to protect your little one's neck

Patagonia : Sustainable Rain Jackets

Based in the U.S.A. / Ships Worldwide

“Trade it in and get credit. Keep your gear in play and out of the landfill” These exact words are posted on Patagonia's website Worn Wear. This store sells second-hand gears from their distribution center or their customers. We LOVE the worn wear website. First, it is sustainable – Producing new clothes use natural resources that are already scarce. So buying used clothes means less production and less carbon footprint and we can help lighten the load on our planet. Most apparels are cleaned without water. They used CO2 technology by Tersus Solution. 98% of CO2 is restored in the process. Clothes will be cleaned and there will be less impact on our nature in comparison to natural laundry. The process also captures microfiber which can be harmful to our environment instead of flushing it in the waterways.

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

Features:

  • Outer face is made of premier, 50-denier ECONYL® 100% recycled nylon ripstop
  • 3-layer waterproof/breathable H2No Performance Standard fabric provides a high level of comfort, performance and long-term waterproof durability
  • Reflective tape on sleeves and at center back for visibility in low light
  • Hand-me-down ID label
  • Fair Trade Certified™ sewing means this was made in a Fair Trade approved facility, which promotes safe working conditions and sustainable livelihoods

Mini Rodini Sustainable Rain Gear

Made in Sweden / Ships to the EU and Most of the World

Mini Rodini, a fun and sustainable clothing line (including sustainable rain gear!) for children, was designed by Cassandra Rhodin. She wants to produce clothes that match the children's playfulness, imagination, mood, and creativity. She produced in a way that is kinder to the environment and the people behind it. 99% of their products are made of sustainable materials, meaning they use non-traditional materials and non-toxic chemicals which are not harmful to both nature and human health. With regards to their waste, they either recycle it or upcycle it. They don't stop there, they also take care of their workers by giving them a “True Living Wage”, which means they give an estimated wage that should cover an employee's basic needs like food, housing, clothing, healthcare, and education, and some savings.

Rabbit Rain Trousers – €36

  Features:

  • Adjustable elastic shoulders straps with buckles
  • Snap button at the side for width adjustment
  • Durable adjustable silicone stirrups to place under the feet
  • Reflective print at leg ending
  • Taped seams
  • Waterproof with 3000 mm water columns
  • Windproof shell fabric
  • 100% recycled PU (polyurethane)
  • GRS-certified
  • BIONIC-FINISH® ECO

Rabbit Rain Jacket – €48

Features:

  • Two front pockets
  • Placket covered zip and snap buttons at placket
  • Zip with inside zip protection to keep the wind out
  • Reflective print at the back and sleeves
  • Removable hood
  • Taped seams
  • Waterproof with 3000 mm water columns
  • Windproof shell fabric
  • 100 % recycled PU (polyurethane)
  • GRS-certified
  • BIONIC-FINISH® ECO

Stonz Sustainable Rain Boots

Made in Canada / Ships to U.S.A. and Canada

Stonz started when a mom who loves outdoor followed her dream and produced footwear that would protect her son's feet whenever they go on adventurous trips in nature. Stonz promised to protect your child while they are playing yet they are comfortable to move all around. With Stonz you can explore and make unforgettable memories with your child outdoors. Their rain boots are made of 100% toxic-free natural rubber, so your child's feet will stay dry even it is pouring outside. The soft cotton inner lining will keep them warm. They also made this all-vegan, No animal by-products were used in this product.

Stonz Rain Boots $42.99

 Features:

  • 100% waterproof
  • Toxic-free rubber
  • Warm and comfortable
  • CPMA-certified to help their developing feet
  • Easy to put on, take off & clean
  • All-vegan construction

Stonz Rain Boot Liners $21.99

 Features:

  • Super warm fleece liner
  • Perfect fit
  • Cute furry cuff
  • Machine washable

And that's a wrap!

To be honest, finding non-toxic and sustainable rain gear is quite the feat. So happy to have found the time to create this for our community. If you have any recommendations of your own, please list them below.


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  1. Thank you for the great ideas on sustainable rain gear! I love that some of these come with pants and not just the jacket!

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