Sister is outgrowing her winter jacket. With Spring just around the corner, I wanted to get her something that she could finish out this year with, and hopefully wear next year, too. It’s hard to believe my little girl is getting so big, and it felt so strange to be shopping girl’s coats instead of toddler coats for her! Her favorite colors (right now) are pink and purple, so when I found this Free Country Sweet Beet Hazy Plaid Jacket, I knew I had hit pay dirt.
I like the jacket because it isn’t bulky, so it won’t interfere with her seatbelt. It is lined with a butter pile fleece lining, which should be uber warm AND feels so soft! The jacket itself is a bonded 3-layer butter pile softshell that is both wind and rain repellant. It has a detachable hood and a high zippered collar.
When we received the coat, Sister was super excited about trying it on. It is a tad bit bigger than she needs right now, so the sleeves were too long. No matter, I just cuffed them up.
Because we have sensitive skin issues in this house, all clothing is washed before bearing. As with all richly colored clothes, I was a bit concerned that the jacket might loose some of it’s color vibrancy with washing. I didn’t need to worry at all. I washed the jacket on gentle with cold water, as instructed, then tumbled dry on low without any fabric softener. I’m not sure, but I suppose the instruction to not use fabric softener is so that it maintains it’s water resistance. Below is the jacket before (left) and after (right) washing it. The colors stayed true, and the lining is just as butter soft after the wash as it was before, and that was without the fabric softener!
While I do generally despise clothing that has special washing instructions, I don’t mind this one because it really held up. Besides, Hubs has some pants that have the same instructions, and now I have a small load of “wash cold, gentle, tumble dry low without fabric softener” clothes.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
***Product sample received to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.***