Thursday, 10 October 2013

Blacks Outdoor Clothing Review

The nice people at Blacks recently asked me if my kids would like to test drive some of their outdoor clothing.

My kids, being outdoor types were more than keen to give these clothes a go.

Heather, who is nearly 11 is wearing a Peter Storm knitlook fleece for age 13 (£15.00). This is her favourite item and she has worn it pretty much constantly since the time it arrived - she gives this 10 out of 10 as it is 'super comfy and warm'

The hat is her own. We also had coats for both Lola and Heather. Lola's coat was from Peter Storm and the Mystic 3 in 1, for age 7 (£35.00). It has a detachable fleece with a waterproof outer layer. At this time of year when you never quite know what the weather is going to do, it's perfect.

As you can see, they have been wearing their coats to school, and I like that Lola's has the reflective material on the sleeves and on the back, which is re-assuring as the nights draw in.

Lola gave her coat 9 out of 10 and loves the fleece being detachable.
 
The only reason Lola gave it a 9 was because one of the little poppers that hold the fleece in place has broken, which is a bit of a shame, and some of the velcro has become un-stitched.


Heather is enjoying her coat and loves the colour, hers is the Peter Storm Belle Circle Jacket, aged 13 and is currently £15.00 in the sale. I am hoping this jacket will work for her for the whole winter as it is very warm and shower proof. Heather gave it 9 out of 10. 

 It got 9 out of 10 as one of the poppers on the pocket has broken already (she has been wearing it about 2 weeks)
And finally, Lola had a pair of Peter Storm Barnston hillwalking boots, size 13 (£25.00). I love these on Lola and they are really robust, Lola, however, only gave them 8 out of 10 as she didn't like the design and thought the laces were too thick (hard to tie for little fingers).


Overall we are really happy with the out door kit from Blacks, I would say to the Peter Storm people, remember little people aren't very gentle with their clothes so a little bit more care and attention to poppers and stitching would be good, however, they are certainly no worse than other coats they have had and the positives far out weigh any negatives. 

My girls are happy which makes me happy.
 

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