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Every week my daughter goes to forest school and every week she comes home covered from head to toe in mud! To save on money I have been sending her in with her brothers old snow suit but after masses of washing it had finally given up and is now no longer waterproof.We needed a new waterproof suit fast and the lovely people at Nipper Skipper came to the rescue.
The suit arrived really fast and she spent the whole day with it on. It is really good quality and Lowenna loved the bright pink colour. The detail on it is fab.
Nipper Skipper has lots of different suits to chose from, we went for the Didriksons’ Yuki Kids mainly because it was a two piece which is better for a newly trained toilet users and also because it was bright pink!
‘The Yuki range sits alongside a larger range of performance children’s waterproofs that we have chosen to stock from Didriksons (from Sweden). We chose Didriksons as a brand to promote as we felt they are well made, sensibly priced and above all – they perform!
‘The Yuki set are fully waterproof with all seams taped or welded to ensure total protection, keeping little ones warm and dry. They are also breathable meaning that the wearer won’t get hot and sweaty (and ultimately frustrated and grouchy!) when running about outside.’
‘The jacket provides full upper body cover and is made from a 2 layer 100% Nylon Weave with a waterproof finish. Inside there is a comfy net/taffeta lining. The padded jacket also provides a very good heat level.
The trousers provide full lower body cover and again a very good heat level. This ultimately means that they can sit down in the damp, not feel the cold and get on with whatever it is they are engaged with (sometimes best not to ask!). Just like the jacket, the trousers are taffeta lined, windproof and fully waterproof with taped seams.’
The best thing about the Nipper Skipper Didriksons Nylon Weave clothing is that they have extendable sizes, so the suit can grow with your child. The system involves a special inside seam in the arms and legs that can be opened to extend approximately one size which means that along with the durability factor the suit should last a lot longer than the average ones.
- the two directional adjustable hood
- adjustable cuffs
- adjustable hems
- adjustable waist
- chin guard (as there is nothing worse than a scratchy zip on children’s little faces)
- detachable hood; extend size
- glove security loop – so that you can attach their gloves
- inner stash pocket – for all those little treasure items!
- leg width adjustment
- reflective strips for safety
Lowenna went to forest school today wearing her new suit and she came back fairly clean and completely dry.
I’m just hoping that she doesn’t completely trash the suit at forest school so that we can use it on the boat when we launch it next month.