Polarn O. Pyret Yellow Shell Jacket

It’s no secret that I love a bit of navy but I’ve learned the hard way that it’s probably not the best choice for my kids’ coats!  Ben, Chloe and Amy all had beautiful navy coats last year – they were super smart and really practical (by which I mean they don’t show the dirt!) but when it comes to spotting them in the school playground they are a nightmare!  Believe me, when you’re trying to keep your eye on three kids running in different directions, navy coats are not the one.  I decided that in the future, I would make sure I bought them much brighter winter coats (even though I know I’m going to end up washing them far more often – grubby cuffs are guaranteed!)

As as result, when I was browsing the Polarn O. Pyret website I was immediately drawn to a beautiful bright yellow shell jacket for Amy.  (As well as swooning over a whole array of navy striped items – I know, I know, I can’t help myself!)

Amy in yellow coat

In true Mum style, I ordered Amy’s coat in age 3-4 with the hope that it would be just nicely too big to get plenty of wear out of it and to make sure it would fit over big jumpers and cardigans as the colder months approach.

Amy on climbing frame

I’m pleased to say that it fits exactly as I hoped – there’s plenty of room in it for extra layers (in fact it is designed to work with a Polarn O. Pyret fleece jacket underneath for year round wearability!) and the adjustable hem and cuffs means she doesn’t look like she’s drowning in it, nor will her coat get in the way of her adventures!

adjustable cuffs

Aside from the beautiful bright yellow being really easy to spot in a crowd, the coat features discreet reflective strips for increased visibility which is fantastic for those dreary autumnal school runs – and I know my Grandad would certainly have approved!

Although at first glance I thought this lightweight, waterproof coat was probably more suited to the heavy showers of the autumn and spring, I’m increasingly convinced that it’s going to see Amy right through the winter.  The warm windpoof fabric is breathable and flexible for comfort but also extra durable so I know it’s going to last her for as long as it fits (and still be in great condition for passing on to my friend’s twins!)

Amy climbing

The hood is detachable and features an adjustable tab at the back to allow for the perfect fit, there’s nothing worse than a hood which gets in the way of you being able to see properly.  The small peak and lightly elasticated sides means it’s also less likely to fall down when you’re running home from school in the rain!  (I can’t be the only one who has raced home from school holding hoods to children’s heads!)

Yellow hooded coat

adjustable hood

I guess the only downside is that whilst the coat is machine washable, the yellow is going to show the muck on a major scale – on balance though I think this is a small price to pay in comparison to her being super visible!

Amy yellow coat

We were sent this coat free of charge for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions remain our own

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  1. October 8, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    What a gorgeous coat and lush colour too! Its great! x

  2. Nige
    October 11, 2016 / 8:07 am

    A fab coat and great colour thanks for hosting triedand tested

  3. October 11, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I just ordered a gorgeous soft shell jacket for my daughter but sent it back as it didn’t have a hood!! This looks exactly like the end of jacket I’m looking for. I love the colour too, I’m not a fan of black or navy jackets for children (unless it has to be for school uniform!).


  4. October 11, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I love the sunshine yellow and how perfect for enjoying some outdoor fun. #TriedTested

  5. October 11, 2016 / 8:14 am

    I love this jacket so bright and cheerful!! Great for rainy days. #TriedTested

  6. Faye Morrell
    October 11, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Do they make this in Mummy sizes? Love this. I really want a yellow raincoat for me…

  7. October 11, 2016 / 9:06 am

    really lovely coat – fab colour too! Its handy that it is slightly elasticated on the hood – annoying when you’re trying to stay dry but get wet anyway #triedtested

  8. October 11, 2016 / 9:08 am

    That is a gorgeous coat and I love the colour – definitely will make it much easier to spot Amy! Always good to have a hood that doesn’t keep coming off too! 🙂 #TriedTested

  9. October 11, 2016 / 9:22 am

    I love these yellow fishermen style coats, so cute and makes little ones visible too. I like the extra features such as adjustable cuffs and hood #TriedTested

  10. Louise Fairweather
    October 11, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Oh I do love Polarn O Pyret such colourful designs #TriedTested

  11. October 11, 2016 / 9:42 am

    I’ve not bought anything from Polarn o Pyret for a while, since Athena was really little. I forgot they did bigger kids clothes, this coat is perfect for playground spotting! Love it!

  12. Jodie Melling
    October 11, 2016 / 9:47 am

    This jacket is absolutely gorgeous! I would love one for my little girl but it’s out of my price range I’m afraid. I love this yellow colour it’s definitely my favourite even if you have to wash it more.

    Jodie x

  13. October 11, 2016 / 10:11 am

    How fabulous does Amy look! I love the colour. Yellow raincoats always look so cool! Great photo’s too!

  14. October 11, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I am fellow navy lover too! I love the yellow, its a nice to have a pop of colour in the winter months and it will look fab in your photos 🙂 I haven’t seen a tab to adjust the hood, this is genius, they are always falling down in their eyes. x

  15. October 11, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I love a yellow rain coat, it was my mission to stop buying navy and black coats this season and to brighten up my wardrobe. This one is so adorable, I’m popping over to their website now as I’m looking for my son’s winter gear at the moment. #triedtested

  16. Let kids be kids
    October 11, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Love the colour, though I’m sure you’re right about needing to wash it more frequently. The coat looks fab with lots of great features, especially the hood. #Tried&tested

  17. October 11, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Awww that coat looks fabulous and totally suits her! Awesome colour! Sim x

  18. AK
    October 11, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I love the bright colour of the rain jacket and those little details make it a fab raincoat!!

  19. October 11, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Oh my goodness she is just a little treat isn’t she 🙂 Lovely coat – I love the pop of colour! #triedandtested

  20. October 11, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I am currently on the search of a coat for my little girl so this post comes quite handy actually. It is a beautiful coat indeed and lovely colour!


  21. October 11, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    I am so with you on having bright coats!…a sea of navy sounds like a total nightmare in the playground. Also very pro bright swimwear for them on the beach – like a beacon! Haha. I always seem to buy huge too. I can’t face things been worn for a short length of time, even though I know two more will wear it. I love the snap with the hood up! What a lovely smile! x

  22. October 12, 2016 / 9:32 am

    Great colour and it sounds very durable. I love the look it too – looks very comfy. Our daughter has a pale pink winter coat and it’s great for spotting her in the playground at school run! #TriedTested

  23. October 12, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    We are big, BIG fans of POP and love their outdoor coats because, as you said, they’re so colourful and have lots of adjustable tabs and elements to them. This does look lovely on your girl

  24. October 13, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    This is totally gorgeous!
    I love bright colour coats for children, it’s also easier to spot them in a crowd.

  25. October 13, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Wow this colour really sings out look at me. #TriedTested

  26. October 25, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Oh I love the colour Monkey use to have a one just like this when he was about 18 months old. Such a great colour for visibility, great re the sizing too you always want a coat to last the whole season. Thanks for hosting #TriedTested

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