The Mamalila Allweather Jacket
POSTED BY BETH | 29.10.17
This is me and schmoochy bear all wrapped up in the Mamalila Allweather Jacket. The jacket in this picture is 5 years old. Looks good as new, right? You bet! The new version is even better - the hood for baby is much bigger and has a better fastening system around baby's front. So why am I showing you a jacket that's 5 years old, and not the new one, I hear you ask. Because I don't need a new coat! This one's gonna last as long as I can fit into it!!
And because I wanted you to see just how awesome these coats are. It's been used for 5 years to carry two different babies.
This coat has seen us through 5 springs, 5 summers, and it's about to see us through our 6th autumn and winter. I've worn it through 2 pregnancies and I've now carried 2 babies whilst wearing it. It has kept us dry, warm, and dry and warm. We run fairly warm, and whilst carrying, the fine layer of internal fleece lining has been enough to keep us toasty roasty, even on the coldest days.
Of course, the technical details are on the website, but I feel there's nothing quite like hearing what a coat is like to wear every day, from someone who's worn it every day. For instance (now keep in mind that we’ve used and tried many other brands), the zippers always work. Every single time on every zip, front, back and pockets. The zippers work every time.
The toggles which snug the coat in at the bottom and at the hoods, work every time, in and out, in and out.
The seams stay dry. Always, even when it' so wet, you've forgotten what colour the sky truly is! And when you give the coat a shake and hang it up, it's dry in a jiffy!
Every time you wear it, it does exactly what you want it to, and performs as well as you need it to. Which is what you need, right? I mean you've already got a baby in a sling; you don't need a coat that takes an engineering degree to work out how to use it, and then performs less than perfect.
And do you know what I really like? I really like that it doesn't look like the bulky cagoule I wore in primary school. It has a tailored look - it cuts in at the waist and out to skim the hips. Even the cuffs are cut with attention to detail. Small things, but when you wear a coat every day, these small things matter.
I wore this coat when I was pregnant, when I'm carrying my baby in a wrap, and I wear it on it's own (well not completely on it’s own - jeepers, that would be both awkward and uncomfortable for anyone who saw me!). I wear this coat when I'm not carrying a baby, and it looks absolutely awesome every time. The thin, mouldable outer has a really high end look and feel, so it's just smashing on its own.
I'll be wearing this coat long, long, long after I stop carrying my babies- it's that good. Yes, it's a considered purchase, most definitely. But one that's absolutely worth it. But don't just take my word for it - it's been our best-selling jacket for the last 5 years, and we're receiving lots of reviews from customers raving about how great it is, from its quality to its functionality.
You can find out more about the Mamalila Allweather Jacket and read the reviews here.
Much love and happy baby carrying!