Retail price: $18
Findings: This is a nice, basic base layer. The capilene is really soft, and the suit provides great coverage – ankles to neck. It’s a lighter weight base layer – perhaps for a really active kid, or on a not-too-cold day. The fabric is UPF 50, so my son wears it as his only outfit even in warm weather on sunny outings when a base layer isn’t necessarily needed but sun protection is. It’s perfect for toddling along on a hike, sitting in a child-carrier backpack, or even an afternoon at the park.
The only real problem with this piece is the same for all one-piece zip-up clothes; In order to change a diaper, you have to unzip the whole thing. In colder weather, this can be a real problem. But for the price, about $18 on sale at REI, it’s hard to beat.