• A storm flap is useful for helping prevent wind and water getting through the zip.
• Adjustable, rather than elasticated, cuffs allow a more precise fit.
• When the hood is up, check it moves with the child's head and doesn’t restrict vision.
• Pockets for hands, gloves and other things are a good idea, and zips to keep contents secure.
• If drawcords appear at the hem or waist, make sure they can be tucked away so they don’t snag or whip in high winds.
Clothing for children up to 7 years of age or 134cm in height should not have drawcords in the head or neck areas under international standards. You can find out more information by downloading this PDF, which also highlights the rules for drawcords on clothing intended for older children.