Thursday, 13 August 2015

#BackToSchool with Regatta

When it comes to coats for school there are a few things that they just need to be - good quality, long lasting, waterproof and the ability to be used in all weathers. With this in mind Regatta have sent me some jackets for the children for our back to school feature and I believe they tick all the right boxes.
For Mr C I opted for the stylish Foxworth Jacket which retails at £34, but currently on sale from £14 and available in vivid orange or navy blue. The jacket is inspired by coastal adventures and sailors at sea and the hydrafort fabric is waterproof, windproof and provides adequate protection whatever the weather. It has a great big name label (on all coats ages 8 and under) on the bright orange mesh lining which is perfect for ensuring it doesn't go missing at school.
The zip has a nice piece of fabric attached to it, which is perfect for little hands being able to pull it up and down. The cuffs have Velcro tapes on so you can adjust the cuff to stop drafts getting up their on windy days, on jackets age 7+ there is an adjustable shockcord hem for pulling in the bottom of the coat. The jacket fastens with a zip right up to the chin and the grown on hood with elasticated sides completes the full on weatherproof jacket.
I love how eye catching the jacket is and I think my little monkey Mr C looks extremely cheeky in it, the colour really suits him. Its a really good fit to and the perfect length for him in this hit and miss weather we have been having and in the winter I can just add a fleece layer underneath.
For Miss S I opted for the Esmeralda Jacket as I just loved the polka dot design. The jacket retails at £40 but it currently on sale from £14. Its a longer length rain coat made with the same hydrafort material for ultimate all weather protection.
The jacket has some lovely features, it fastens with a nice chunky zipper and has 2 popper buttons at the top. There are 2 nice big pockets and they have a nice bow like look to them and on the back there is a pleat. The stitching is all colour coordinated and in keeping with the lovely pink colour theme.
The jacket is a really good fit on Miss S and I really like the length of it, it falls below her waist, so its longer than her current raincoat. It looks and feels fab and for the sale price of £14 is a bargain, it will be great for winter with a base layer underneath it, so a solid investment jacket.
Last up is my selection for Mr D and I chose the boys Captive II Jacket, priced at £40 but currently on sale from £16. The Captive jacket is available in a choice of 4 colours. The jacket has Isotex fabric which is waterporrof, breathable and windproof. It keeps water out and rain just runs off the front of the jacket, the Hydrophilic breathable system allows inner moisture vapour to escape.
As with the previous 2 jackets it has some fabulous features on to help make it the ultimate all weather jacket. The hood is concealed in the collar of the jacket, so it can just be taken out when it is needed, it was very easy to pull out and roll back in. The zipper has a pull tab on for easy fastening, this is great for Mr D who has poor motor skills. It has 4 good sized pockets, which is a feature Mr D will love as he is always coming home with pocket treasures. The bright yellow zips really stand out on the black jacket and once you have fastened up the flat closes with velcro. The bottom hem of the jacket has an adjustable drawcord and the sleeves have adjustable Velcro tabs, perfect for keeping the wind and rain out.
This jacket is a really good fit on Mr D, it falls just above his knees, the black colour is perfect for school as it wont get dirty really easy. Mr D himself says its a really cool jacket and that it is really comfortable, I think he looks really smart in it.

You can see these jackets along with others for your whole family on the Regatta Website. You will also find footwear, rucksacks and camping gear. You can also follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
Mandy
xx
*I was sent the above samples FOC for the purpose of review

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