October 1, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret
What Makes Our Windfleece Jacket so Special?
We get the inside story from our designer Susan Pang.
The wind fleece jacket is one of our most popular garments we make and specifically design to be comfortable for a child to wear. The fact that it’s windproof makes it ideal as either a warm middle layer or as a jacket in its own right in milder weather. It’s essentially a 2-in-1 jacket that can be used all year round. It’s just as perfect on a windy autumn day as it is on a cool summer evening.
The wind fleece fabric consists of three different layers and materials: the outer fleece, a windproof and waterproof layer underneath, and a soft, brushed jersey fabric on the inside.
We’ve updated the design slightly this year by adding a chest pocket and reflectors are placed both in the front and in the back. Furthermore, the front collar has our usual extra-soft fabric to make sure the zip doesn’t chafe the child’s chin.
The jacket also has slightly longer cuffs with thumb holes at the ends. They not only help to keep the child’s hands warm, but can easily be folded up or down to adapt to the size of the child. Last but not least, we’re especially proud of our smart snap solution that makes it simple to attach to our shell jacket.