Rated 4 out of
Nice Product, but Wrong SizeI live in COLD and SNOWY Central NY so I needed a snowsuit that hit several points: water resistant, warm enough to battle being out in relatively extreme temperatures, long enough in the legs to work with a child carrier, and with hand and foot fold-overs to prevent any awkward gaps with dangling arms and legs.
Before doing any research, I thought that the Patagonia bunting was going to be the direction I was headed. However, the reviews were pretty consistent that the legs were way too short for use with a carrier. The other brands were missing the fold-over "mittens" and "booties." And fleece was simply not going to work with what we were intending to use the bunting for.
I had ordered the 6-12 month size for my then 4-month old in October, but received the 3-6 month size (see service/delivery comments for full saga). So the review of fit is based on how the 3-6 month fit him at 5 months (~90% height, 50% weight, 90% head circumference). At that age, the length of the bunting JUST worked with the carrier using the "bootie" feature. I could tell his feet were pretty cramped, but it worked. I think in another few weeks it will probably be too short. However, used on an infant that isn't quite as lean and long it would probably last a bit longer before being too short. There is plenty of room to layer well under the bunting if needed. My only other gripe is that I feel like the hood is overly voluminous. My son's head is massive and the hood still overtook it.
The bunting has been on a quite a few times the last week now that we are finally headed into winter. The shell isn't too stiff and seems like it will be moderately water resistant. It definitely seems warm and cozy and my son was happy being out and about for some time.
Date published: 2014-03-26
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