5 Spring Essentials for Young Explorers – Our Top Picks

Now that the days are getting longer and warmer (hurrah!), we’re sure lots of parents are looking for the best kit for their children so they can embrace their adventures come rain or shine.

We know that you can’t always rely on the British weather and so having the right kit to hand is key. We’re excited to round up some of our spring essentials to help you choose the most suitable outerwear for your young explorers.

1) Ecolight jackets

ecolight jackets

Our new Ecolight jackets are the perfect addition to your children’s wardrobes, preparing them for any spring adventure. They come in four fun and bright prints and are sure to get your child’s approval. Fully waterproof at 5000 mm, breathable and lightweight, they are ideal for active explorers who love having fun outdoors whatever the weather. Plus, they fold away into their own pocket, making them essential for spring and summer showers. They also have a handy carabiner clip which can be used to fasten on to a rucksack or belt loop. This means you can always be ready for an unexpected downpour without having to carry a waterproof with you.

ecolight jacket

2) Ecolight Puddlesuits

ecolight puddlesuits

To battle the spring rain, our Ecolight Puddlesuits are the ideal item for little mudders. Made from recycled fabrics, they are lightweight, breathable and are designed to withstand outdoor adventures even on the rainiest of days. Not to mention the bold and bright prints inspired by the work of the British Artist, Bridget Riley. These are high quality, long-lasting essentials for your active children. Just like our jackets, they pack into their own pocket and can be attached anywhere thanks to their carabiner clip.

ecolight puddlesuit

3) Puddlestomper wellies

The ultimate wellies for any muddy adventurer, our Puddlestomper wellies are made from high-quality, durable rubber and are designed for rainy days and splashing in the muddiest of puddles. These wellies are cotton lined and are extra tall to keep little feet dry. The padded insoles make them extra comfortable so active explorers can wear them all day and everywhere.


4) Hardshell jackets

hardshell jacket

If you’re looking for a sturdier jacket and extra waterproof protection, then our Hardshell jacket is just the ticket. It offers maximum waterproof protection (up to 10,000mm) with taped seams, double storm flaps for extra waterproofing and is designed to keep children dry and happy even on the rainiest of days. The jacket has a removable hood to protect from the heaviest downpours and features a mesh lining that wicks away moisture and keeps active children comfortable and dry without overheating.

5) Waterproof trousers


Nobody likes cold, wet bottoms and legs – especially not when adventures are high on the agenda! If you are planning lots of family outdoor activities for spring, waterproof trousers are the ideal thing to bring with you. We recommend our brilliant, waterproof Puddlepac or Originals trousers. Designed for even the messiest and muddiest outdoor play, they are super reliable and splash-proof. Thanks to the practical elasticated waist, they’re comfortable to wear and easy to put on and take off. They are unlined so can comfortably be worn over clothing and are perfect for all types of outdoor adventures. 💦🌦️🌳