Down coat for kids?

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Post  Sat, Jan 11 2020, 11:51 pm
Pretty sure I know the answer but...
Is it worth spending $80-90 instead of $40 for a down coat for my DS (age 6) vs a polyester one (company claims its rated for -1 thru 24 degrees, and it has 5 star reviews)?

Lands end vs abercrombie

Also... should I buy now (on sale) for next year or wait for preseason sale next year when I actually need the coat? (I know lands end goes on sale)
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Post  Sat, Jan 11 2020, 11:53 pm
It’s end of season. You should be able to get s gap down coat for less than $50 (I was able to do even better than that a few weeks ago though)
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Post  Sat, Jan 11 2020, 11:56 pm
Get GAP when they have 40% off (which is pretty often)
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Post  Sun, Jan 12 2020, 12:09 am
Zara has now a sale $20!! I think it's 25 percent down 25 percent feathers and polyester
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Post  Sun, Jan 12 2020, 8:31 am
I don't like gap Sad I've had bad experiences with the zippers.
I don't like zara either, had bad experiences with them as well.
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Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 11:49 pm
Use your intuition. If your child struggles healthwise, is the cold type, has seasonal allergies
SPEND on a good coat from lands end etc.

It is more important than making a nicer meal for company.
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Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 12:18 am
My kids are telling me the lands end coats aren’t as warm as gap.
The past 2 years they had the good gap coats. This year they have the expedition lands end ones which is supposedly very warm. But they are convinced gap was warmer. Lands end I do better the very end of the winter season. Gap you can get deals beginning of winter.

The gap coats lasted 4 of my kid 2 whole winters beautifully. Lands end normally gives me similar mileage.

For big kids who spend a lot of time outside waiting for buses I spend on warm coats.

For toddlers or younger kids in and out of the car I go much cheaper. If they need I’ll layer a sweatshirt or blanket in the carriage.
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