Saturday, March 21, 2009

Puddlegear by Abeko Giveaway

Albin Jackets by PuddlegearI enjoy trying out new products but getting to try this week's stuff out was extra fun. As soon as I opened the box and took out the rain pants and mittens Puddlegear sent me to test even though it wasn't exactly for me to wear you would have thought it was a new pair of peep toe pumps the way I was clapping with excitement.

With spring coming hot on our heels (speaking of shoes) I'm starting to think about "break-up" gear and getting ready for a summer of camping and fun outdoors and Puddlegear has the absolutely perfect stuff for kids--and I'm not even exaggerating.

They sell rain gear, specifically rain coats, pants, hats and mittens that are "PVC and Phthalate free" but waterproof, warm and toasty for long days of fun whether the sun is shining or not.

Rain Gear from PuddlegearLillian, our tall six year old, received a pair of perfect pink Jesper pants in their largest size (size 130, these are European sizes) and a pair of mittens and the pants have these handy little foot straps to keep them down in the boots as well as these helpful little side buttons for extra room in case you need to wear layers.

Puddlegear's products are made by Abeko, a European manufacturer, and they have a good range of products. There are pants with or without bibs, full suits (they call them "Muddy Buddies" isn't that great?) and even pants with reinforced knees for kids like my boys who tear through every pair of snow pants and jeans they've ever owned ( I only wished they had larger sizes for my boys!) *UPDATE* Apparently they do have sizes up to 160 cm which is 12-14 in the U.S. Great news!

While the pants are sturdy, water proof and tear proof, they're also completely washable and I've been very impressed with their performance. I'm looking forward to being able to give them an even better workout this spring when all that schloppy mess is happening in the yard.

So here's the good news: this week's winner will receive their own pair of pants and a jacket from Puddlegear by Abeko in the style, size and color of their choice. A big BIG thank you to Puddlegear for sharing their great gear, I'm a big fan.

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Monday morning click here to reach the giveaway entry form then enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is open to all readers so good luck!

36 comments:

jacjewelry said...

Waterproof hats and mittens - isn't that fantastic?! These look great!

branda50 said...

These do look so cool..Thanks for a chance to win..

One Mom said...

Oh yes! Spring is coming! We need waterproofing!

abfantom said...

My daughter could use this so much. Please enter me in your giveaway.

abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ari said...

I love free stuffs :) let me fill that form.

deedleweedle said...

My kids love going outside lately, so we could really use this.

Alexandra said...

A quick note from Alex at Puddlegear-

We actually have gear for children up to size 160cm-
from head to toe- this usually means a child 12-14.

We can also order adult gear from Abeko.com (straight into your browser bar)

The Swedes sure know how to outfit themselves in great gear!

Play on North America-
cheers
Alex
puddlegear.com

cndymkr / jean said...

I love the idea of foot straps - someone finally gets it. Kids move around alot and this helps keep the yuck out of their boots. I hate yuck!

Brian said...

Keeping the kids inside is proving difficult. Warm and dry clothes would be great.

ky2here said...

What a fantastic product - please count me in.

cranepuffin said...

I'm a big fan of waterproof anything! Great idea!

chelle said...

Rain gear is a must on our coast! These look so cute!

txterri said...

This would be nice... count me in.

idahomom said...

These would be great for Idaho.

Alison Kelley said...

Great products! My 4 year old is always complaining that he gets his bottom wet on the playground after it rains. The pants would be a great way to make him happy!

susan said...

having something waterproof would be great my daughter is always getting her clothes soiled! and they are so cute!

mmentor said...

this looks like high quality gear

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my grandson.

gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I am not a fan of blogs, but yours is worth following. Keep up the good work, and thanks for the giveaways.

My grandson would say that these are "Rad".

whammyammy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Aik said...

Please count me in!

aikychien@yahoo.com

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Lynde said...

I really love the look of the jackets! & the fact that they are PVC free makes them even better!~thank you

Anonymous said...

Wow-These items look like they are of good quality and water proof mittens!!! I love it.
Diane
Dianesmb@aol.com

Annette said...

This is great! Thanks!

a_estell@hotmail.com

jodene said...

My daughter sure can use this!

Donna R. said...

My grand-daughters could sure use this prize. Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

My 2 year old grandson is always wanting to go outside but never can find his mittens or hat. These would be so helpful!






Bshaw75015@aol.com

dhunt said...

nice!

vboackle said...

my grandson could use this when he gets a little bigger.

Kathy said...

What a great giveaway! I have two granddaughters who cannot resist puddles and mud in the spring!

Pam said...

Thanks!! What a great giveaway and how wonderful to get the complete set!!

banquetbabe said...

very cute like the blue one

Anonymous said...

how cool thanks for the prize.
vivianbl@olg.com

Anonymous said...

It would be fabulous to win waterprood clothes since we live here in Kodiak. We're getting pounded by snow tonight but there's a lot of rain in the forecast later in the week. thanks for the opportunity.
kris

cathirushing said...

I WOULD LOVE 2 WIN THIS FOR MY GRANDAUGHTER