Active kids need equally-active outdoor clothing, and sometimes that can be hard to find. Outdoor family blogger Melissa Edge offers this review of DucKsday rainsuits, a one-piece wonder that performs well under kid-type pressure.A Belgian company, DucKsday is fairly new to the outdoor apparel market, but already has been taking the world by storm, winning awards and ovations from happy parents around the world, but most particularly in the wet, damp, and cold western and northern regions. Now available in the United States, DucKsday USA is even easier to order. Our family finds these rainsuits to be a favorite, and here’s why:
Easy one-piece. At last, no need to worry about shirts, jackets or coats riding up and leaving bellies or backs exposed. Perfect for layering over fleece.
Windproof, precip-proof protection. No one likes the cold wind sneaking through their clothes, or the uncomfortable feeling of drip, drips of rainwater or melting snow. Taped seams prevent leaks, period. Even though the name of this item is called a ‘rainsuit’ it is actually an all-weather suit.
Stay-put stirrups. No more riding up with this DucKsday rainsuit; stirrups on the legs secure over rainboots, and velcro around the wrists ensure a snug, cozy fit.
Function. The DucKsday rainsuit is easy to get on and off, and it fits over multiple layers. The suit also features reflective strips for visibility, and easy-zip pulls that can be managed even while wearing mittens.
Looks. With myriad colors and patterns to choose from, it’s easy to please even the fashionista in your family.
Room. This rainsuit allows freedom for jumping, tumbling and climbing without restriction, and that’s a good thing.
Price. The suit retails for $69 US. That’s hard to beat if you’re trying to buy waterproof/breathable/windproof pants AND a jacket.
Packable. DucKsday knew what they were doing; this suit is easy to have on hand….just in case you come across snow, or a big puddle.
Drawbacks: There is one minor detail that would make things a bit easier for boys. If DucKsday had made that front fly zipper just a bit longer, then young men wouldn’t have to remove the top half of the suit to answer the call of nature. A minor convenience factor, but rather important when it’s cold and wet outside.
Ollie and Stella Outfitters provides other great outerwear pieces for children, from one-piece fleece outfits to pants, jackets and mittens. They also have a whole swim collection of rashguards, surfsuits, boardshorts and more.
Melissa Edge is a photographer, blogger, and outdoor enthusiast from Utah. She publishes AdventureTykes, a blog focusing on outdoor activities with her family.