18 April 2016

Warm and dry with a Trespass coat

When we were recently contacted by Trespass to see if we would like to review one of their products it was an easy decision, 'Yes, please'. We have bought several Trespass items in the past and both myself and Little 2 currently wear their coats and like them. Out of all the items they sell from kids coats to camping gear we decided to chose a coat for Little 1, having gotten a lot taller over the winter she was in need of a new jacket to keep her warm and dry.

We opted for the Skydive girls 3 in 1 jacket in Damson colour  (It was £49.99 but is now down to £27.99). I have had a 3 in 1 jacket before but the Little ones haven't, and with Little 1 having outgrown her winter coat and nearly outgrown her lightweight waterproof as well, this coat ticked both boxes.

The outer material of this coat is waterproof to 3000mm, it is windproof and has taped seams for added weather protection. The coat has a hood that can be hidden away in the fold away pocket and 2 zipped pockets as well as a draw cord hem. Unzip the inner fleece from the coat and you have a stand alone raincoat for those spring showers and a lightweight 240gsm fleece jacket with elasticated cuffs and zipped pockets for those chilly spring mornings, zip the two back up together and you have a versatile jacket suitable for rain, wind and the cold weather.

The 3 in 1 jacket appealed to me as I am never really quite sure what the good old British weather is going to do, take the day we road tested our coat for example...

Off we went to a family farm park, when we left home it was sunny but it is only April and I thought we might just need an extra layer to keep the chills away so in went some jumpers. Showers were forecast for the day so in went the waterproofs too. What did Little 1 need? In went this coat and nothing else, I knew she would be covered come what may... 

When we arrived it was blooming freezing as we were on a hill and it was raining, Little 1 was glad of her 3 in 1 jacket all zipped in together which kept her warm and toasty, it did keep the wind off too. A little later the wind had dropped and after competing against Little 2 in an obstacle course Little 1 was feeling rather warm in her cosy coat, as it was still raining a little we removed the inner fleece and continued with our day. Later on as the sun was going down and the wind picking up, tired and weary after a day out, Little 1 wore the fleece on it's own to snuggle up in the car on the way home. I love how adaptable this coat can be according to the weather situation. 

It will be great for her to take to school too, sometimes it is cold in the mornings on the walk to school but warmer by playtime, Little 1 will be able to zip out the inner jacket so she isn't too hot running around and still have a light jacket to wear if it is raining. 

We bought Little 1 who is 6 and a half her coat in age 7/8 as she had all but outgrown her 5/6 one, the sizing of the coat is very generous and we did have to roll back the sleeves so that she didn't get them filthy at the farm!! After a growth spurt over the summer this coat will fit her well for next winter. I like the fact that this brand of coat come up longer in the length than some, keeping her back and bottom warm too.

The fleece that zips out is surprisingly warm on its own as well, Little 1 wore it on a trip to feed the ducks, it fits nicely and again is a nice long length and has zipped pockets too so that she doesn't lose her gloves, lip balm or whatever she has decided to collect at school! We like the 3 in 1 coats from trespass, I can see us buying more in the future.

N.B We received this coat for the purposes of this review, all views and opinions are our own honest thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. What a great coat..Trespass are such a great brand. My youngest has a coat from there and she has worn it all winter and it's kept her so warm x


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