Where for children's waterproofs?

(22 Posts)
Mandy21 Mon 18-Jul-11 20:58:01

Looking for waterproof jackets for my children - want them to be a bit more substantial than "cagool" type jackets but not full on anoraks / ski coats. Difficulty is that they're 5 and 6 and growing all the time so don't want to spend too much. Can anyone recommend any brands to choose / any shops to look at?

Many thanks

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 18-Jul-11 21:00:50

We went to Go Outdoors recently and they had good ones for £25. But then I went to the counter and didn't have a current membership card, didn't fancy paying the extra fiver and decided against it.

So the next day I went to Millets and got a perfectly decent pair for a tenner.

EggyAllenPoe Mon 18-Jul-11 21:02:17

Car Boot Sales! i found brilliant outdoors wear - unused - at a big car boot.

Mytholmroyd Mon 18-Jul-11 21:06:53

I like Raindrops - there waterproofs are substantial but very soft and flexible but they might be more than you want to pay I guess:

http://www.raindrops.co.uk/Catalogue/Childrens-Waterproof-Clothing-2/Jackets-All-in-Ones

fivegomadindorset Mon 18-Jul-11 21:07:23

MUddy Puddles.

Icoulddoitbetter Mon 18-Jul-11 21:07:25

My very little DS got a Regatta all-in-one (not padded, just waterproof) from Ebay for about 12-15 quid. I'm pretty sure they do them in all children's sizes smile

wrigglytummy Mon 18-Jul-11 22:02:38

I really rate these Kiba Rainsuits. Good service & price, great quality, seem to last well. I got one for my DS last year and will certainly get another when he grows out of the current one.

MisSalLaneous Mon 18-Jul-11 22:11:45

Elka suits are excellent. Yes, they are a little more expensive, but they last so long. Ds's is adjustable (size: 3 year old), so will last until he is at least 4 (from 2.5 years). Completely waterproof but soft, so doesn't have that plastic sound.

My DC all have Regatta, they are very good and not very expensive.

LieInsAreRarerThanTigers Mon 18-Jul-11 22:17:53

Got a good jacket in Milletts about 10 days ago in their summer sale for £7.49 for my 6 yo ds. Didn't have much choice though and it was the last one in his size. If you've got time to look on eBay or in car boot sales you can get some posh ones at good prices.

CaurnieBred Mon 18-Jul-11 22:20:42

I use the Regatta Outlet store for DD. The jackets and trousers are great.

gov Tue 19-Jul-11 00:16:53

We've got Ocean suits from waterproofworld.co.uk (they are Scandinavian made like the Kiba and Elka suits) and we've been really pleased with the suits and the good service. The Scandinavian rain suits are really waterproof, but comfortable too.

Stopsittingonyoursister Tue 19-Jul-11 00:25:32

We got a good double jacket - a fleece with a cagoul that goes over the top - from Mountain Warehouse store in the sale for about £20. It is really three coats in one.

Also Jojo Maman do a very nice fleece lined anorak in lots of different colours, with matching waterproof dungaree type trousers.

Mandy21 Tue 19-Jul-11 13:23:22

Thanks for all the suggestions, I think JoJo and some of the raindrops styles only go up to age 5 or thereabouts but will get googling!

Thank you!

everyonebutme Tue 19-Jul-11 18:43:16

Keela Simpson jackets are fantastic and have excellent reviews on outdoorsy type websites (can't remember which ones). You can get them from Amazon (about the cheapest place when we were buying). Buy an age more than your actual child's age. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keela-Simpson-Advance-Jacket-Navy/dp/B002DPUF00/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1311097249&sr=8-14

everyonebutme Tue 19-Jul-11 18:43:34
cottonreels Thu 21-Jul-11 14:47:32

spotty otter and muddy puddles

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SparkyUK Mon 07-Oct-13 22:22:41

Decathlon? Online site is rubbish for searching for children clothes but they do sell waterproof separates.

Mum2Fergus Wed 09-Oct-13 18:16:27

Can't do links but google Rain Shine.co.uk I get all DS outdoor and swimming stuff from there

iwantanafternoonnap Sun 13-Oct-13 20:49:03

I get my sons from lidl as they have fleecy bits in both jacket and trousers. They are cheap and fab.

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