Living in New England a winter jacket is a daily necessity from October through April and between the rough and tough outside play and growth spurts we have been through a number of winter coats throughout the years. Most recently, Jacob decided to have a growth spurt mid season and ll of his pants and shirts are becoming too short and his arms are too long for his winter jacket. A winter jacket is a must have around here, especially with the foot of snow we got this past week, so we started looking for a new winter jacket when I was introduced to Free Country.
About Free Country:
Since 1990, Free Country has manufactured casual outerwear and active wear inspired by a modern, active lifestyle and has emerged as a power in the apparel industry with a look and spirit that stands on its own. We take a different approach to outerwear by creating compelling designs through a fusion of active performance and fashion.
Before last month I had never heard of Free County and I honestly never thought about ordering children’s jackets online, we usually shop in store for the boy’s clothing. I knew right away I wanted a boy’s jacket for Jacob, but I took a peak at their men’s, women’s and girl’s section as well to see the variety of fleece, lightweight, midweight, and heavy coats available.
Their website was very easy to navigate and after browsing their inventory I was able to quickly narrow down my search for a winter jacket for Jacob. Having the ability to select a size, 5/6, made searching quicker and easier as I didn’t have to look through a list of jackets only to find out that they didn’t have the correct size.
The selection for children seemed to be limited in compassion to the women’s and men’s section, but I was happy to see that the coat Jacob liked was available in his size, the Camo Bubble Jacket in Electric Blue. Seeing the words “bubble jacket” made me a little hesitant, I’m not a fan of puffy jackets and was hoping it wouldn’t be puffy for Jacob, as I knew he would have to wear it to ice skating and would need to be able to move around freely.
Once the jacket arrived, I was very happy to see that it is not “puffy” at all and I instantly fell in love with the color, electric blue. Besides being a little big, which I figured it would be since Jacob is just starting to get in size 5, it fit well. The Camo Bubble Jacket comes with a detachable hood, multiple pockets not only on the outside but the inside as well and a camo fleece lined neckline and hood that is soft and keeps his head warm during the cold New England winter. The FCX fabric provides warmth and comfort with a lightweight design, allowing Jacob to move around freely in the jacket.
An issue we had with two of Jacob’s previous jackets is the low quality velcro on the front, no matter how many times we would velcro the front it would always come undone. Having the velcro issue I wanted a button up front in addition to the zipper, but the Camo Bubble Jacket has proved me wrong. I’m happy to see that after a couple of weeks of wear and going through the washer machine, we have had no problems with the velcro.
One feature of the hood that impressed me is the ability to hide the velcro, there’s a spot where it can get tucked in. When Jacob is snug in his car seat, being able to tuck in the velco is convenient and I don’t have to worry about it rubbing against his chin.
Jacob has been wearing the Camo Bubble Jacket everyday for the past couple weeks and has no complaints so far, he loves his new jacket and how comfortable it is. This Extreme Performance Series jacket is perfect for our active preschooler, he has worn it on everyday outings, playing in the snow, and ice skating.
Right now the Camo Bubble Jacket is priced at only $35, which is a very affordable price for a durable winter coat, regularly priced at $75. It is available in two colors, electric blue and orange.
Disclosure: The product and information have been provided by the representing PR/Sponsor. All opinions are my own personal and honest thoughts.