**The products for this review/giveaway were provided by Kidorable. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
Rain gear has come a long way since I was a kid. (Wow, I sound so old saying that!) Rain coats and boots used to be bulky, heavy and uncomfortable. I remember having a rain coat as a little kid that made so much noise when I'd wear it. Every move I made was accompanied by squeaky sounds.
The rain gear my son Cameron is getting to try out, thanks to Kidorable, is on a whole other level of cute and functional that anything I've ever tried for myself.
Kidorable also makes accessories such as backpacks, hats, gloves, scarves, towels and bookends. All their products are made in imagination-inspiring themes so kids can mix or match.
My favorite theme was the froggy and since Cameron is a little too young to have a strong opinion about it, I got to go with what I liked for him.
Froggy Rain Coat
This rain coat is so lightweight, it's amazing! It kept my little one dry without making him hot and sweaty. The sleeves can easily roll up and the snaps are sturdy, yet easy to use. The hood is gathered in the front; a feature great for little ones who otherwise get swallowed up and annoyed by giant hoods. Cameron liked having a pocket on each side to put things in.
I also liked how the rain coat has a cute print on the inside as well as on the outside. On each piece of the Kidorable line there is great attention to detail and everything seems to flow together nicely.
This umbrella is so cute that I kind of want it to rain again soon just so Cameron can use this and again, there's so much attention to detail. The cute webbed handle is easy for a little one to grip and the umbrella is very sturdy overall. Of course, like any umbrella, watch your fingers when opening and closing it. The loaded spring can pinch fingers if you're not careful.
Dragon Knight Backpack
This backpack is so lightweight and perfect for a small child who enjoys moving toys and books from one room to another. My son Cameron has started using it to hold his library books when we come home from a library trip and for taking a special toy to and from the car with him.
The backpack is sturdy enough to hold it's shape, but soft and pliable. The outer coating is soft, not sticky and made out of the same materials as the rain coat. Outer: 100 % PU with polyester lining and nylon.
I liked how the backpack zipper was really smooth and easy to use. The sword attached to the zipper is both cute and functional. It allowed for my toddler to open and close the backpack without my assistance. It also has two outside pockets. adjustable straps and a hanging hook.
The backpack straps are not padded, but since this small bag isn't really meant to carry a heavy load, that seemed just fine.
The great thing about this rain gear is that it can be used for rain gear or as dress up clothing. The fun themes could even be used over other clothing as Halloween costumes for the parents who like to save money by not buying a separate costume.
The Kidorable product line is a great way for kids to express their creativity and for parents to enjoy their kids looking very adorable. The price points seemed very reasonable for these items making them a great gift idea as well.
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