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Why oh why didn't they think to attach a hood?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2014
A lightweight outdoors jacket with lots of cleverly designed features - and a glaring omission. The size corresponds to age 4, but I feel that's misleading as it's still slightly too large for my son (who's 6), especially the length of the sleeves. The inside label gives a height reference of 104-110 cm, which gives a better indication as to what size is the correct one for your child. This powder-blue version comes with neon-pink and neon-orange zips (difficult to see in the photo), which wouldn't exactly be my first choice when buying a jacket for my son, but he doesn't seem to mind. There are two outer and two inner pockets, as well as a reflective stripe at the front and back, and the sleeves have velcro tab closure cuffs to ensure a snug fit. The outer material feels almost like a wetsuit and is, according to the manufacturer, breathable, and the inside is microfleece-lined and very soft, and no doubt he will stay warm and cosy in it. But as this is being marketed as particularly waterproof (a water column value of 8.000 mm - what does that mean?), why didn't anyone think of attaching a hood? Without it, the jacket can be as waterproof as they come, yet he'll still get wet as I can't see him running around with an umbrella. If I'd seen this in the shop, I wouldn't have bought it.