We’re so pleased you found your way here!

This is the place to find out more about our fantastic outerwear – hugely popular with children of all ages and with their parents too.

We explain the ins and outs of the various features. When we label a garment with a symbol, it shows how that garment compares to other garments in the collection. In other words, we aren’t comparing it to garments from rival brands.



Waterproof by Polarn O. Pyret

Is your child irresistibly drawn to puddles? Do they thoroughly enjoy a good downpour and agree wholeheartedly that “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing”? If so, it may be a good idea to check out how waterproof their outer garments are.

All our outerwear items have a water-repellent surface, but to be able to withstand heavy rain and long spells immersed in puddles, the garment must be waterproof and have taped seams.

One drop indicates that the garment is waterproof and that the material can withstand a shower of rain without getting saturated.
Two drops indicate that the garment can withstand rain without water penetrating the material.
Three drops indicate that the garment is waterproof and can withstand long spells of heavy rain and playing in puddles.



Windproofing by Polarn O. Pyret

Breezy days will feel colder if you aren’t wearing windproof clothing. On mild days when you don’t need a coat, a wind fleece is a better choice than a sweater if it’s windy. 

Wind fleece is windproof, but standard fleece is not. Wind blows right through standard fleece, but wind fleece repels wind. 

Two arrows indicate that a garment or an accessory is partially windproof. A hat, for instance, may be windproof at the front and on the ear flaps but not on the crown.

Three arrows indicate that the garment is completely windproof. All our outer garments are windproof.

Garments that are not windproof do not carry any symbol at all.



Warmth by Polarn O. Pyret

People often ask us how warm a jacket or an overall is. But because many different factors impact how warm a garment is perceived to be, this is difficult to evaluate with precision.

We use the thermometer symbol to illustrate the following general guidelines:

A non-padded garment, e.g. a shell jacket, will not provide much warmth by itself. This is illustrated by a thermometer with a low temperature reading.

A jacket with padding and a polyamide or fleece lining will provide a certain amount of warmth and is illustrated by a thermometer with a mid-range temperature reading.

Well-padded jackets provide good insulation against the cold and are an excellent choice on chilly days. This is illustrated by a thermometer with a high temperature reading.

We always recommend the layering principle that allows you to easily add or remove a layer to adjust the level of warmth to the weather or the child’s activity levels.

Shortcut to Layer 1 - Base LayerLayer 2 – Middle Layer or Layer 3 – Outer Layer.


Durability by Polarn O. Pyret

There are times in your life when it’s all about crawling around caves playing hide-and-seek, sliding down rocks and building hundred of sandcastles in the sandbox. And active children need durable clothes.

Clearly, outerwear for babies doesn’t need to be as durable as outerwear for active young children. This is illustrated by the single thread.

The majority of our outerwear garments are really durable and can cope with normal play. These garments carry the double thread symbol.

We set high standards for durability and certain selected outerwear garments have been reinforced to withstand the wildest games. The triple thread symbol on a garment means it has extra reinforcement.


Taped seams

Taped seams by Polarn O. Pyret

A garment’s seams need to be taped to ensure the entire garment is waterproof. Otherwise water could seep in through the holes made in the seams by the sewing machine.

When we talk about the breathability of a garment, we mean its ability to allow moisture vapour to pass through away from the body.

Clothes not intended for use in the rain, such as wind fleece, have untaped seams. They carry the untaped seams symbol.

On garments with semi-taped seams, we’ve focused on taping the most vulnerable seams. Vulnerable seams include those on the shoulders, hood and front/back of the garment. The symbol on these garments has only one of two seams taped.

You’ll find fully taped seams on our shell garments and most of our jackets. On the symbol, you see that both the seams are taped.



Breathability by Polarn O. Pyret

Different children have different needs when it comes to outerwear breathability. A child sitting still will not need clothes with the same breathability as an active child who loves to run around and play.

When we talk about the breathability of a garment, we mean its ability to allow moisture vapour to pass through away from the body.

Generally speaking, thin shell garments breathe better than thick, padded garments, and garments with untaped seams breathe better than fully taped garments.

But what you wear under the garment also plays a big part. Wool, polyester and polyamide lead away moisture much more effectively than cotton, for instance, which tends to absorb the moisture and then chills the body.

The spots on the symbol indicate the breathability of the garment, with the most spots indicating best breathability.