Experts for over 45 years...
- Lightweight yet durable
- Safe detachable hoods
- 360° reflectors all round for visibility in the dark
- Pre-bent arms and legs for extra mobility
- Chinguards for extra comfort
- Quality zips
- Strong knees and elbows
- No harmful chemicals (free from PFCs)
- "Anti dirt" finish for easy cleaning
Water resistance is determined by “millimetre water columns” which measures how much pressure fabric can withstand before water starts to penetrate through. A coat, jacket or trousers are classed as waterproof if they can withstand at least 3,000mm.
Much of our outerwear has a waterproof rating of over 10,000mm which means children will stay dry, even if they're sitting in puddles.
To ensure a garment is completely waterproof, the seams need to be taped. Otherwise drops of water can penetrate through the tiny holes in the fabric created by the sewing machine needle. In certain cases, only seams that are particularly exposed to dampness are taped.
Kids' winter clothes need to stand up to all kinds of play. Because of this our waterproofs for kids have been extensively tested to ensure they're the best they can be in all conditions.
We vigorously test our kids waterproofs using a Martindale machine. This is a tough method developed to test workwear. The machine takes the eco-friendly fabric and rubs it hundreds of thousands of times against sandpaper to simulate a child sliding down rocks or wriggling across asphalt. The test is stopped when two threads in the fabric have snapped. The results are then measured in terms of how many rounds of abrasion it took. The higher the number, the more hard wearing the fabric. Some of our kids waterproofs have extra hard wearing materials on vulnerable areas such as the knees and backside.
Our outerwear garments have a durability of at least 5,000rpm/180grit/12kpa.
Translation? They're made of tough stuff! Our kids waterproofs are made to withstand the rough & tumble of an active childhood and can be handed down time and time again
The pores in the waterproof membrane of our coats are too small for water droplets to pass through, but are large enough for water vapour to escape. A fabric’s breathability is measured in how many grams of water vapour the fabric passes out per square metre in one day. The higher the value, the more breathable the fabric of your kids waterproofs are.
Most of our outerwear has a breathability rating of at least 5,000mm which is important for active kids but also the younger ones too.
This means there will be no more throwing their coat at you to hold, as they’ll stay comfortable in their PO.P jacket!
WHAT ARE WINDPROOF KIDS CLOTHES?
Windproof kids clothes help to keep your child warm on those extra brisk days. Although your kids waterproofs may look warm, they may not be built to withstand those blustery days.
In order to test whether an item is windproof, air is sucked through the garment and measured in cubic feet per minute. The lower the number that is outputted from this test represents the effectiveness of the garments windproof cabailities.
In the majority of kids waterproofs a plasic laminate is used in order to stop wind penetrating the jacket, but this isn't the way that we windproof our kids outerwear. Instead, our fabric has been woven in a way to block cold air from getting in, this means that breathability of the garment is not affected
NO PFCs HERE
Perfluorinated substances are often used to waterproof textiles. Research shows that PFCs can be harmful, so instead we use a technology called Bionic-Finish® Eco in our kids waterproofs. Inspired by nature, it repels water without the use of harmful chemicals, so it’s kind to skin and also kinder to the environment. It keeps your child dry whilst still being breathable and easy to wipe clean too.
This water repellent treatment prevents the fabric from absorbing water. Water simply pearls off rather than wets out the fabric. Without this treatment, the fabric would become wet, its breathability would be reduced and this surplus condensation would make your child feel cold and damp
WE LOVE KIDS THERMAL BASE LAYERS
When dressing your little one Polarn O. Pyret would always recommend the three layer principal to ensure that no matter the conditions, a child with ever changing activity levels will always be at a comfortable temperature.
We use the latest eco-friendly fabrics in new season colours to keep kids toasty without overheating. You can read more on adding layers by clicking here.
We recommend that layer 1 should be made of soft wool or silky polyester, this keeps heat in and leads moisture away from the body.
A cosy middle layer of hi tech fleece or wool helps to keep in the warmth, this is great for kids who can suddenly get too hot with a third layer.
Our kids waterproofs and outerwear are designed to withstand any weather. The eco-friendly fabrics are wind and waterproof, yet highly breathable
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MERINO WOOL?
Merino wool can be considered nature’s perfect insulator that keeps kids warm when the weather gets chilly and cool when it warms up. It’s worked for sheep for centuries! As an added bonus, Merino wool when used to make kids clothing keeps its shape too
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PO.P began with the aim to bring working families quality clothes that are easy to care for...
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