There’s no denying it, Summer has flown and left Autumn in its place. Leaving us to face colder, darker and undoubtedly wetter days ahead. Can you tell I’m not the biggest fan of this season? But even though I’m much happier in Spring and Summer, it doesn’t stop my nearly 8 year old from wanting to be outdoors as much as he can. Whether it be going for long walks, exploring new places or just pottering around in our garden, he’s an outdoors kind of boy. So it’s my job to make sure his clothes don’t get ruined in the process of him having fun and he’ll be keeping dry with Dry Kids waterproofs this year.
Dry Kids are an online retailer offering a range of clothing and accessories for active kids who love the outdoors, so a perfect fit for my son. As he’s going to move on from Beavers to Cubs at the end of the year, I know he’ll be enjoying lots of adventures whatever the weather with them and as a family. I need to know that he’s protected from the elements but can still have lots of fun. So when I looked around the Dry Kids website their range of Waterproof Jacket and Trouser sets were exactly what I had in mind. I thought my son would opt for the red, but he decided on royal blue. He may not be 8 until December but he’s already heading for the average height of a 9-year-old, so we ordered the set in 9/10 age, so it will he’ll be keeping dry with Dry Kids waterproofs throughout this winter and beyond. This particular range covers ages 2-14 years, and as well as red and blue, it’s also available in green, raspberry and navy blue.
Both the trousers and jacket are made from 100% PVC coated waterproof material with taped seams to ensure my son stays completely dry wherever his adventures may take him.
Features of the trousers include a name label, elasticated waistband, popper fasteners at the ankle, making the trousers easy to wear either inside or outside of wellies and pocket access.
The jacket has a fold away hood complete with reflective hood and velcro chin fasteners, hanging loop, chin guard, elasticated cuffs, zipped wide front pickets, a reflective stripe across the the back of the jacket as well as a vented back panel with mesh lining.
For £16.95 I think you actually get a lot for your money and the quality of these Dry Kids garments has impressed me. But of course, I’m only Mum, what would my intrepid explorer think of keeping dry with Dry Kids waterproofs?
We may have had lots of rain over the last few weeks but we’ve not actually been together when that’s happened to put them to the full wet weather test. But Monkey has been enjoying wearing his new Dry Kids Waterproof Jack and Trouser set as he’s had fun in the garden after school.
My son has his own mud pit in the garden, an area where his diggers and dumpers keep him amused for hours. So not only are we relying on his Dry Kids outfit keeping him dry, they’ll also be protecting his clothes from the mud in the months ahead. The jacket and trousers are hand wash only, and they come up well. For mud works, Monkey gives the set a big thumbs up.
Coming from a long line of green grocers it will come as no surprise that my son has been eager to harvest his latest apple crop, and he was fully dressed up for the task on a dull day last week.
He loves everything about the jacket and trousers, although he would prefer poppers on the cuffs rather than them being elasticated, but that’s just personal preference. He’s worn his new waterproof clothes every day after school when he’s been in the garden, so that tells me all I need to know.
To find out more about this particular set and the range of other ranges available from Dry Kids, pop over to their website, for some great bargains to keep the kids dry this Autumn.
disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review