Boys' Padded Coat
Great value school coat
I recently bought this coat for my 10 yr old son to replace his previous similar one from M&S, which he'd outgrown, and was happy to stick to the same style as the old one had performed so well. Like other reviewers, I would agree that it does come up quite small, and it's good advice to buy the next size up. The only gripe I have is that the pockets are open - adding either a zip or velcro would be a great help in making sure gloves stay safe - my son's previous coat did have velcro on the pockets. His only complaint is that there are no inside pockets! Overall I think this is a great school coat for the price and would be happy to recommend it.
31 January 2011
I love this coat - I bought it for my 7 year old and am about to buy it for my 5 year old.
Perfect for school. Great value!
(The lining inside the coat is light grey not blue as shown in the picture)
11 January 2011
Don't wash this coat!
I bought this coat in September, 3months ago. It fits well, looks great, but there is one serious manufacturing flaw: the wadding is not held in position at the shoulders, hem or sleeve seams. Today my son had a nosebleed, so I washed the coat (delicates cycle) and the wadding has shifted in several places, leaving some bits overbulky and some with no padding at all! My husband has managed to work most back into position, but it's still not evenly padded. I am very disappointed. I bought M&S because I wanted something that would last and now I'm left in the middle of a very cold winter with a sub-standard coat and most other places sold out! If you can find something else to buy instead, do!
06 January 2011
A great winter coat
Warm, easy to take of / put on, lovely fleecy lining. My son loves it! He has just turned 6 and about average height and slim. The size 5-6 was too close fitting to last beyond this year so got the 7-8 and it is excellent.
14 December 2010