Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Review // Muddy Puddles 'Puddle Pac-A-Mac'

Miss E's love of the outdoors is one of the things I love most about her. It doesn't matter what the weather is like as she loves nothing more than a trip to the park, a doggy walk or an outing to the countryside!  
I'm a firm believer in the saying that there's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong gear so we were super excited to be sent a Muddy Puddles "Puddle Pac-A-Mac" recently for Miss E to review*!

I'm relatively new to Muddy Puddles but they are a company who specialise in wonderfully designed outdoor clothing for children. In their words, their vision "is to inspire kids to get outdoors so they will have amazing memories, better concentration, bigger imaginations and healthier bodies".
The "Puddle Pac-A-Mac" priced at £20 is one of their best selling products and amazingly, comes in eight different designs. After much deliberating, I opted for the red spot design which offers a nice modern twist on a traditional polka dot pattern.

The jacket has a lovely shape to it and when it arrived I was impressed at how lightweight it was and the incredible quality of the fabric and stitching. The jacket features a full length, yank proof zip that fastens fully to the top of the neck. Additionally, all seams have been taped and sealed and the hood is elasticated which will help keep little heads covered and dry! It's definitely going to be an item that can withstand our unpredictable British weather!  

Miss E is of average size for her age (almost 2!) and currently wears a mix of 18-24 month and 2-3 year old clothing. I ordered the jacket in the 2-3 year size so that she would get the most use out of it over the next year or so (all parents do this, right?!).
The fit is lovely on her and as it's nice and roomy, it'll be great in the autumn too with a fleece or a jumper worn underneath it! Admittedly, the sleeves are a little long but the cuffs are nicely elasticated meaning we just roll them up a bit and they stay put.

Miss E has worn the jacket a few times now and always seems super comfortable in it. She's quite the fan of splashing in muddy puddles so it's good to know that the fabric is easily wipe-able and fully machine washable! Waterproof clothing can be difficult to look after so I love that this jacket is so easy to care for.
The fabric is breathable so Miss E hasn't been too hot or sticky when she has worn it. It's also super soft so it's still comfortable to wear when she just has a t-shirt on underneath.

The pac-a-mac is perfect for throwing in your bag on summer days or days out. It's so lightweight, you won't notice it's there! Amazingly, the whole thing folds up into one of the pockets too (no separate bag, yay!) and once folded you'll find a secure carabiner clip so you can clip it to your bag or whatever you like. I love this idea!
It's so small that i'll definitely be keeping the jacket in my rucksack ready for those sudden downpours we so frequently see!

Muddy Puddles Pac-A-Macs" are priced at £20.00 which I think is really good for a product of such lovely quality. It's definitely going to be a super handy item that we'll keep using until Miss E is too big for it! It's so versatile and provides a stylish top layer when the weather isn't so sunny!

As an end-note, Muddy Puddles asked me to rate the Puddle Pac-A-Mac on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor) looking at the criteria below. Here are my scores.... 

* I was sent this item to review but all words are my own


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