I cannot tell a lie. This hooded jacket wasn’t on my ‘most-wanted’ list the first time I flicked through Frugi’s Autumn collection. However, I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now and Manny’s barely been out of it!
First thing that surprised me is how substantial a jacket it is. This isn’t a cardy-with-a-hood; it’s thick, warm and snuggly. Perfect for these days where the weather is difinitely on the turn. With a hat and scarf it’s more than enough to keep a fast-moving toddler warm on a dry day in the park.
The colours are great – between the reversible grey and blue and the brightly striped cuffs and trim it goes with almost anything Manny wears. Both sides, whether organic sherpa fleece or organic jersey are super-soft and, as always with Frugi, have remained so after washing. Both sides have pockets, perfect for conkers (and one or two as yet unidentified souvenirs from the park).
I’m also particulaly appreciative of the zip. Having cerebral palsy and poor mobility in one hand, the chunky sized zip and smooth motion makes it easy to fasten, even on a two year old revving up for a dash to the roundabouts. It’s also perfect for little fingers – Manny now enjoys pulling up his own zip!
This jacket really is great. I would recommend it and know of at least one wee cousin who could well be getting one for his birthday!
By G. Baker
Frugi customer and crusader