I 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.
Lillian, 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!