With autumn/winter approaching and with Blake starting Pre-School it was important for us to find him a good quality coat. Blake loves being outdoors so a coat that protects him from the elements is essential. When its lashing down with rain and really cold during the coming months I will be relaxed in knowing that Blake will be cosy and dry in his new coat.
So what are my main must's for a coat for Blake:
- Must have a hood
The Regatta Paxon Parka (In surf spray) meets all of these and is a smart looking coat made of waterproof and breathable Isotex 5000 coated fabric. Featuring internal storm cuffs and taped seams, it comes with a durable water repellent finish.
It has two lower patch pockets which are a good size and is lined with polyester with strategic warm fleece panels, meaning that the coat is cosy and warm. The coat is thigh length with a fine quality 'faux-fur' trim hood (which is removable).
We tested out the coat on a visit to our local park, although it wasn't raining that day Blake was eager to wear his new coat and very reluctant to take it off which is a great sign.
The length of his coat is ideal as it covers his bum so I wasn't too worried about the slide being a bit wet from the rain the previous day. I'm yet to test out the durability and how it fairs in the rain however you can tell that the coat is well made and is such great quality.
The material is really thick and I can see it will be long lasting (until Blake outgrows it).
I love the design and how smart it looks, the colour surf spray really suits Blake and the coat over all makes him look so much more grown up. Blake doesn't usually like having his hood up however with this coat I've had no issues, I have a feeling it may do to the faux-fir trim.
Size Wise the coat is definitely a true fit, I usally find some coats to be really baggy on Blake however this one fits perfectly with room to grow. As you can see in the photos the sleeves aren't too long either which I do find tends to happen on other coats Blake has had in the past.
The pockets are a great size and will be handy for when it gets much colder to keep his gloves inside. They also clip closed which is handy so that nothing can fall out of the pockets.