Retail price: $29.95
Specs per manufacturer:
– Dual front zippers for quick, on-the-go changes
– Generous fit allows for layering of clothing and easy movement
– Reinforced with extra-heavyweight nylon for seat and knees
– Elasticized hood with brim to shed water
– All seams are sealed and completely waterproof
– Elasticized wrist and ankle cuffs fit over mitts & boots
– Machine wash cold, hang to dry
Comes in sizes 12 months – 4T
Findings: This thing is great. My crawler can play outside in the drizzle on hands and knees for an hour, and his clothes underneath remain dry. It’s handy for anything – playing in the yard, at the playground, even camping when it’s no longer raining but the campsite is all wet and you want your munchkin to stay warm and dry.
The two long zippers make it easy to get a baby or toddler into it, and easy to get him back out. There’s plenty of range of motion in it, and plenty of room for layers underneath. In fact, with really good layers, I don’t see why it couldn’t work in the snow. The rainsuit also comes in its own little wetbag, made from the same material. This makes it easy to keep it from getting everything else in the diaperbag wet once it’s been worn. The only bummer is the hood. Designers for kids’ rain gear can never seem to get hoods quite right. While it works great to keep him dry, it falls too far down on his face – down to the bottom of his nose, really. I have to keep pulling it back on his head. It could use some elastic on the back of the hood to keep it up off his face. In the meantime, I’ll just create my own fix for that and keep letting my little dude enjoy the outdoors.