A couple of weeks ago Erin was sent a lovely Yellow Puddleflex Jacket by Muddy Puddles to put through its paces. When it arrived I was very taken by the yellow colour of the jacket however Erin was not convinced. She is currently going through a very pink phase and trying to get her to wear any other colour is a challenge. I personally thought it would look very nice on her as did dad of 3 so we set about trying to persuade her to at least try it on.
After a few attempts I finally managed to get Erin to try the jacket on by telling her it was the colour of fairy dust! I was right it looks lovely on her. The inside of the Puddleflex Jacket is lined with striped Polar Fleece for added warmth, perfect for the colder weather. Plus I like the fact the Polar Fleece also lines the hood, keeping ears warm can be tricky.
Earlier this week we went to spend some time in one of the local parks and as the weather has been a bit chilly this week, Erin wore here Puddleflex Jacket. She only had on a short-sleeved school polo shirt underneath but thanks to the polar fleece lining I didn’t have to worry about her getting cold. In fact after five minutes Erin turned to me and said “Thanks Mum, it’s lovely and warm!” We ended a lovely half an hour running around and playing on the slide and rocking toys. It also enabled me to fully take in all the features of the Jacket, like the reflective logo stripes which increase visibility and the elasticed hood which means it doesn’t full down.
The Puddleflex Jacket also features fully tapered seams, taffeta sleeve lining, a concealed storm flap for extra rain protection and 10,000mm waterproof fabric. The jacket can also be machine washed at 30 degrees then line dried. There are reflective strips and logos on the hood, on the chest and on the bottom of the back of the jacket to ensure your child is seen. The is a zipper and then poppers that do up over the zip for added protection from the rain. The jacket is also available in Red and Midnight Navy and retails at £42.00. Out of the three colour choice I actually prefer the Yellow, called fisherman’s Yellow. It’s a lovely bright yellow and really stands out.
Another thing that struck me about the jacket is that the material is really soft. Some waterproof coats and jackets feel stiff but the Puddleflex jacket has a nice soft feel to it which I think children will prefer as well. Erin certainly looked comfortable while she ran around in the park. Usually she will take her coats off as soon as she has a chance but she doesn’t with the Puddleflex jacket, I think that shows how comfortable she finds it to wear. I opted for the jacket in age 3-4 years as Erin is in between sizes and I wanted to ensure it was a good fit. I’m glad I did as it is a really good fit on her and has room for growth too. The bottom of the jacket just covers her bottom which I think is a good length and means she will be able to wear it for a while. The jacket is available in size 18 – 24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years and 7-8 years. I like the fact it’s available in larger sizes too, I am actually thinking about getting one in another colour for Rowan to help keep him warm this winter.
I have not had cause to wash the jacket yet as it has only been worn a handful of times thanks to the mild weather we have experienced until this week. However the Puddleflex jacket is a perfect winter coat and I can see it will be having a lot of use especially as the weather gets colder. At £42 it is on the expensive side for a child’s jacket however with that said now I have seen the Puddleflex jacket for myself and can see the benefit of the polar fleece lining and the added reflective strips to increase visibility especially on the darker nights and mornings, I think it is really worth the cost. It will certainly keep Erin warm this winter, be that on school runs, playing in the park or trips out to the beach. Erin and I give the Yellow Puddleflex Jacket a smashing 5 out of 5.
If you would like more information or to buy your own Puddleflex Jacket you can do so by visiting Muddy Puddles here
Disclaimer: We were given a Yellow Puddleflex Jacket for the purpose of this post however the content of this post is 100% my own.