by | Dec 19, 2019 | Reviews, Winter, Z

Last Updated: Sep 9, 2020 @ 1:49 pm.

The best baby snowsuit has to be warm, easy to put on (and take off) and cost less than a mortgage payment . . . plus being super cute doesn't hurt either. We tested 13 different snowsuit options—from lighter-weight fleece bunting to more serious puffer snowsuits—to come up with these winners.

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Best Fleece Snowsuit

Instagram ready
Super warm, easy on/off, and super cute with ears on the hood! Bonus: also affordable.
$20.62

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Best Fleece Snowsuit: Simple Joys by Carter’s Baby Fleece Footed Jumpsuit Pram

Here in Boulder, Colorado, we know snow and cold. That made for the perfect testing lab to find the best baby snowsuit. We tried 13 different options with actual babies and toddlers, judging each on warmth, how easy it is to put on (and take off) plus overall value.

Fleece snowsuits are great to keep baby warm, yet are lightweight and not bulky. Our top pick is the affordable, yet super cute Simple Joys By Carter’s Fleece Footed Jumpsuit. Here’s an overview.

What We Liked

• Easy to put on and take off. Our testers loved the full front zipper with safety tab that keeps baby from unzipping it.

• Super soft. The hood is lined with fleece for additional warmth.

• Covers hands and feet. No need for separate mittens that can be lost.

• Instagram ready. Those cute ears on the hood, the polar bears on the feet!

What Needs Work

• Sizing can run on the big side. Compared to other fleece snowsuits we tested, Carter’s sizing tends to run on the big side.

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Best Puffer Snowsuit

Warm but not bulky
Great quality, diagonal zipper for easy on/off, fleece lined hood and arms.

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Best Puffer Snowsuit: Columbia Baby Snuggly Bunny Bunting

Puffer snowsuits offer more warmth than fleece options—perfect for an extended outing in cold weather. The challenge: they can be more difficult to put on and take off. After testing several options, our parent testers said the Columbia “Snugly Bunny” snowsuit was the best choice. Here’s more:

What We Liked

 Not too bulky. Some puffer snowsuits can be overkill—this one strikes the right balance between warmth and bulk.

• Diagonal zipper closure. Getting a wiggly baby in and out of a snowsuit can be trying—the zipper design on the Columbia snowsuit make this easier according to our tests.

• Quality brand. This snowsuit will last and can be handed down to other siblings.

What Needs Work

• Sizing. We noticed Columbia snowsuits can run large—our testers thought the “right” size for their baby was too big more often than not.

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Best Splurge Snowsuit

Full body coverage
$109.95

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Best Splurge Snowsuit: The North Face Infant Thermoball Eco Bunting

If you are looking to give a snowsuit as a gift—or just need a higher quality snowsuit because you live in a cold climate, this is our top pick: The North Face Infant Thermoball Eco Bunting.

Yes, there are lots of expensive snowsuits out there . . . but this one topped the others in our Colorado testing. And we know a thing or two about cold weather.

What We Liked

• Full body coverage with fold over mittens and booties. You can fold over the mittens/booties or use your own, which is a nice option.

• Top quality insulation. We researched several synthetic insulation options and Primaloft is the best of the best, based on independent experts we interviewed. This snowsuit’s Primaloft insulation keeps baby warm—plus the hood is lined as well.

• Nylon ripstop exterior resists tearing. 

• Good brand reputation. If you are planning a serious outdoor venture, this is the snowsuit we’d pick based on our hands-on testing.

Sustainable. Primaloft is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester. And it insulates even if it gets wet, which is a big plus.

What’s Needs Work

• Pricey. Well, we said this was a splurge!

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing baby and toddler clothing, including snowsuits, since 1994. We do hands-on testing—we buy the products with our own money and evaluate with an eye toward safety, ease of use and affordability.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Baby Bargains is your independent and unbiased source for expert baby gear reviews.

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