Kids (and kids at heart) know the silver lining to a rainy day is the chance to bust out an umbrella, throw on your slicker, slip into rain boots, and go splashing in puddles. The right rain boots are crucial to making the best out of bad weather: You want something water-resistant, of course, but also slip-proof and comfy, too. As far as rain boots for kids, when when we polled parents about their favorite styles for little ones, no brand came up more than Bogs. The boots have handles at the top that parents say make it a cinch for kids (or adults) to pull them on and off and, as one dad puts it, are so water-resistant that “kids could live in a swamp for days on end.” That dad notes Bogs boots are also warm enough to wear in the snow, too, so investing in a pair can save you money (and closet space) in the long run. For these reasons, Bogs are constantly selling out, but we’ve always got our eyes peeled for when pairs go on sale. Today is one of those rare days: At REI, you can get this rather unisex pair of gray ones with a festive-but-subtle pattern of colorful hash marks for $20 off, or just $70. The boots have a 100 percent waterproof rubber upper, slip-resistant grippy soles, and a flexible shaft for movement and comfort. What’s more, their inside is designed to wick away moisture and prevent the buildup of odor-causing bacteria, so you won’t have to worry about them getting too stinky. The boots are also comfort-rated to minus-35-degrees Fahrenheit, which, as we’ve been told, means kids can wear them even in the coldest months. Sizes, at the time of publication, are plentiful — but given Bogs boots’ appeal, we don’t think that’ll be the case for too long.
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