For adults, you can get some serious outdoor coats. Fortunately, more brands are making proper outdoor coats for kids these days and the latest available is a new range of Kids clothes from Berghaus. We test out the Berghaus Rannoch Boy’s jacket.
There is a great selection of outdoor gear for adults, and over recent years this has expanded to the kid’s range. It’s great that companies are using their technologies for kids outdoor wear.
If we want to get kids outdoors, they need to be dressed appropriately, so they can enjoy the activity comfortably and want to do it again.
Berghaus have recently launched a new outdoor range for kids, which you can get at Blacks or Millets. We picked out the Rannoch Jacket to try, as it looked a simple and practical jacket for everyday adventures.
- AQ fabric
- Lightweight synthetic insulation
- 70D Polyamide shell
- Polyester taffeta lining
- Brushed tricot chin guard
- Hood with elasticated opening
- Reflective piping
- Contrast panelling
- Lower pockets with reverse coil zips
Our experience with the Berghaus Rannoch
The jacket was a good fit, true to size and looked smart. Little adventurers like to look stylish, and Tom was happy to wear the jacket. The dark colour is a suitable colour for outdoor children, as Tom attracts dirt like a magnet so less visible to see all the muck collected.
The easy-to-open lower pockets were a good size, enough room for gloves and any little treasures picked up along the way. The chest pocket is a useful addition too.
The red trim on the zips adds a nice touch and a flash of bright colour.
The chin guard prevented the zip rubbing on his chin, as this jacket pulls up quite high for warmth.
It was bitterly cold at Blenheim Palace, and Tom never complained that he was cold as the insulation kept him warm and snug. The hood on the jacket is a decent size and fitted Tom’s head well shielding him from the blustery wind.
Tom is a bit of a wild child always on the go, so when we look for outdoor clothes for him, we want something that isn’t going to restrict movement and allow him to explore and discover. The Rannoch allows this as it’s not bulky or restricting to wear.
I think the simple style is what makes this jacket suitable for children. It takes care of the essentials you need for outdoor play – waterproof, warmth and durability.
- Adult coat technology for kids.
- Zipped pockets with toggles for easy opening and closing.
- Chin zip guard to make it more comfortable when zipped up.
- A warm coat but still with a good range of movement.
- Makes him look and feel the part.
The Rannoch jacket more expensive than normal high-street kids coats, but you do get a jacket that is going to last and see your child through lots of adventures. Handing down the jacket to siblings might be another way to justify the expensive.
It gets the Thumbs Up from us.
- A great outdoor jacket, just like the adult ones, but in a child-friendly size.
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Price Guide: 5 things to love about the new Berghaus Rannoch kids jacket