Over half term we packed up the car and ventured up north to Durham for a week of half term fun. Of course going anywhere in the UK we always need to pack warm clothes and rain wear… especially when going up north 😉 Kozi Kidz sent Bugs one of their gorgeous fleece lined rain jackets to put to the test while we were away so we headed to the beach on a cold and drizzly day to try it out 🙂
This jacket is made from phthalate free polyester with a polyurethane (PU) coating and welded seams it is 100% waterproof, making it the perfect outer layer for rainy days.
- 100% waterproof
- Detachable hood
- Reflectors for increased visibility
- Name label
- Machine washable
- Zip garage at chin
Available in sizes for kids aged 1 – 8 years
Until receiving this jacket I actually though all of our rain coats were waterproof (even though they let water in) I just thought that what we had were basically as good as we could get as nothing is 100% waterproof, right? WRONG! This jacket has now seen torrential rain over and over again this past two weeks and Bugs has stayed bone dry while myself and Boo have been soaked to the skin!
The jacket not only keeps him completely dry but also keeps him incredibly warm as it has the most gorgeous soft fleece lining. The only thing he moaned about being cold that day were his legs as his daft mother put him in shorts… don’t worry though I did have a spare pair of trousers and soon changed him 😉
So we have covered the jacket being waterproof and warm the other thing to mention is that the quality is excellent. From the stitching, to the press studs, zips and the general feel of the fabrics it all speaks quality. Not only that but it looks really great too; we have had so many comments from strangers and friends about how lovely it is! I would very highly recommend this rain jacket to you, priced at £45 it is worth every single penny!
Kozi Kidz have a few great tips for you to consider when buying rain wear…
Tip 1: Water resistant is not waterproof
Fabrics cannot be classed as waterproof unless they have a hydrostatic head of at least 1,500mm. This means 1.5cm of water can sit on the fabric’s surface without seeping through… When looking for your child’s next outdoor jacket, check out the label for a diagram or information showing its ‘hydrostatic head’. We would advise choosing a garment with a hydrostatic head of at least 3,000mm, or ideally 5,000mm.
If the label says ‘showerproof’ or ‘water-resistant’ steer clear – these garments are likely not to meet the minimum criteria to be classified as waterproof and you could end up with soggy and unhappy children!
Tip 2: Check out the garment’s seams
However waterproof the fabric is, without welded or taped seams a jacket will still let water in and your child will end up with damp patches around the arms and shoulders. When choosing a new outdoor jacket, turn the garment inside out and check out the inside of the seams.
Taped or welded seams are easy to spot and should look like they are protected by a clear strip of waterproof tape. Choosing a garment with properly taped or welded seams will ensure every droplet of water is kept at bay.
Tip 3: Look out for weak spots
Always remember to check areas like the pockets and behind the front zip for weak spots in the jacket’s weather protection. A well designed jacket will feature a storm flap either in front or behind the zip to keep wind and rain from getting inside.
Also consider the jacket’s cuffs and whether there is any adjustment around the bottom hem – getting a snug fit is a good way to keep wind and rain out.
Tip 4: Take a peek at the hood
A good wet weather jacket should feature a peaked hood – this helps channel rain away from your child’s face and ensures good visibility. Also check whether the hood can be easily detached or not. All Kozi Kidz jackets feature easily detachable hoods which are designed to prevent a child from becoming caught while playing.
All Kozi Kidz Koster Rainwear is 100% waterproof with a hydrostatic head of 5000mm and welded seams that keep every drop of water at bay. If they did adult sizes I would be buying myself one of these right now but as they don’t I’m off to source something just as good quality.
* Bugs received this rain jacket free of charge for the purpose of this post.