I got this for my son for a 6-week camping trip to the Canadian Rockies and rainy Alaska and believe me this little jacket got a workout! Never a leak, never a split seam. These are fantastic! The only nit I would pick is that they are not at all warm. If you will be in a place that is cool (or cold), get a size larger so you can wear layers underneath. As a straight rain jacket in warm weather, it's perfect!
We bought 3 - one for each kid. They're lightweight, easily compress for stuffing into a book bag, and keep the rain off. They also have held up to the general rough-and-tumble exposure that any child puts clothing through.
I purchased two of these coats, one for each of my boys. I have a 9 year old and 13 year old. I purchased one size larger than I normally would buy them so they had a little room to grow. However, even the larger size was too small for both of them. I had to send the larger one back and give my 9 year old the coat I purchased for my 13 year old.
I love love love the coat itself and would give this purchase 5 stars if the sizing wasn't so different then everything else I buy for my kids. It is light weight, great looking and really protects my son from the wet weather, and I live in Seattle so that really means something. :)
We spent 2 days of consistent rain during a recent cub scout event and this jacket kept my son dry throughout the weekend. The rain was constant but not crazy heavy, winds were moderate (10mph). I would buy this jacket again.
This coat is great! My son is a large nine-year-old (about the size of a typical 10 year old), and the size Large fit him perfectly, with a little room to grow. It is warm and waterproof. Very sharp looking, too.
Love these Jackets. VERY good quality. I bought 2. Kids stayed warm and DRY. Rolling and going crazy in the snow. Major snowball fights. Jacket worked perfect! Also thin so we can use during warmer weather too. Packed in the suitcase easy.