Dressing children for outdoor exploring in cold weather is something of a challenge in my experience. My two hate being bundled up in restrictive layers, and while they don’t seem to feel the cold as much as the grown-ups, they do need something practical to keep them warm, and we find that having the right outdoor clothing can really influence how long they play outside for.
We’ve recently been trying out a reversible fleece jacket from Marianne Laker Designs. Handmade in a range of colourful designs, these jackets have a reversible zip and a double fleece layer, making them really practical and cosy.
The first thing I noticed about Lily wearing her fleece jacket was how much movement it allowed her. Because the jacket is made of fleece it stretched with her and didn’t restrict her movement like a coat would.
The reversible element obviously gives you flexibility in terms of the look of the jacket, but it also makes it really warm and windproof and the hood gives you an extra layer of protection when needed. Lily played happily outdoors on a cold day without any mention of being cold or too hot.
The fleeces are really beautifully made and lovely quality. The sizing is very generous to allow for growing room, so bear this in mind when ordering; Lily is a tall four year old and she is wearing age 3-4 years in the photos.
I can see we’re going to get a lot of wear out of Lily’s fleece jacket; she obviously finds it comfortable and loves the bright colourways and the fact that she can choose which way to wear it. I love that it’s well made, practical, washes really well and will fit her for a long time; it’s a great option for kids who love romping around outdoors.
The reversible zip jackets cost from £25 from Marianne Laker Designs, there are various colours to choose from and also a range of reversible fleeces in a pullover design. Marianne also makes a range of girls dresses and baby clothes, check out her website for more details.
I was gifted the fleece jacket for review purposes, all opinions and comments are honest and genuine.