Gear Review: Free Country Kid’s Softshell Jackets

Fall is here! And that means the most reached for clothing item in our closets is our softshell jackets. We have a variety of brands we love, but this is our first time getting to try out a softshell for our toddler. Let’s just say the other kids are a little jealous…

Girls Ice Plaid Softshell  kid's softshell jacket back

  • Test by: A spunky and fun 3-year-old
  • Location: Bear Lake, UT and Wasatch Range
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Best Uses: 32-65 degrees, wind/medium-light rain
  • Sizing: True to size


  • Pleased with the quality of product, stitching, zippers, etc.
  • Rain and water protection so far is great! But honestly, we haven’t testing it out in a pacific NW downpour.
  • Thick fleece lining is very soft and adds a layer of insulation.
  • Decently warm, perfect for fall and spring.
  • Cute patterns that also hide the dirt!
  • Perfectly sized hood. We’ve owned a few kid jackets where the hood was unusable because it was too big or too small.  This one is great!
  • Less bulky than the majority of kid’s winter jackets.
  • Sleeves have a wide opening good for stuffing mittens into, but velcro strap to tighten around wrist.
  • Cost! Free Country’s kid jackets are very decently priced compared to similar products elsewhere.


I really don’t have anything bad to say about this jacket! I love it! It is cute, warm and water-resistant. My only hold up is that I don’t think a softshell style jacket will be warm enough for skiing during our cold winters. Personally, I love skiing in a softshell, but I also produce much more body heat than my three-year old who spends most the time sitting in the snow. Otherwise, I love this jacket!

Free Country Softshell jacket

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