Not warm enough...
This is sooooo cute! I really wanted to love it, I love my other Patagonia gear. Super light-- perhaps too light. It would work as a layering piece... I would suppose that is the intention. But I really wanted a great everyday down jacket for our baby, and this won't do the trick without fleece underneath and maybe even a shell on top, and even more layers for a weekend hike (she'd be riding in the backpack or sled). Even after leaving it out to fluff up for a week (and helping it out a bit) there isn't much loft in the arms. I just can't see it being warm enough for our western NY winters. Patagonia, how come you don't make a beefier baby jacket... something like the hi-loft in baby sizes? Why not 800 fill power, like the adult versions? We bought a competitor's jacket instead- it passed the at-home warmth test.
Just buy it. You need it.
This is the perfect coat for adults and kids and babies. Spring, fall, and even winter (and even cold summer nights) the baby down sweater keeps kiddo warm. It isn't cheap, of course, but it is an investment. But a little bit big and it'll last for a LONG time. My (large) 2.5 year old has been wearing his 24 month sized one since he was 18 months and it still fits now at 30 months. His earlier versions of this coat are now on their 4th child. Babies and toddlers can really move in this coat, which isn't the case for most warmer jackets. It is easy to put them in a carseat or a stroller or a carrier when they're wearing this because it is so thin. Also it is easy to wash - just wipe off with a babywipe or run through the wash if it is really dirty.
Missed the mark on COLORS winter 2011-12
As covered by previous reviews, the Down Sweater is fabulous, so it gets four stars. One tick off because the colors this season are not. Pink Moon is so light that darker down feathers show through in spots, not to mention the anxiety of such a light color on the playground. Magenta is burgundy in person, and a dark dull version at that, no where near the bright punch of color expected as "magenta," and definitely too drab for a toddler. (The stores are only sorted for Pink Moon of the two pinks, so we learned this by order and waiting and disappointment. At least the store will kindly accept our return.) We would consider the nice Fern green ("boys") for our daughter, but it happens to not go with her skin tone. So, the Baby Down Sweater is a miss for us 2011-12. Oh, well.
Best lightweight jacket
We purchased this sweater in size 12 M for our son and he wore it from when he was 9 mo and just outgrew it at 18 months. He is also a very tall baby (95 percentile for ht. and 75 for wt). We live in Seattle and he wore this acket from fall through winter (as a layer) and summer on cooler days. Very comfortable for stroller, car seat, never hot but warm enough. It looks great on, the blue color is beautiful. We just ordered another one in size 3T color Fire. I think this will be a jacket that we will buy over and over. Great hand-me-down. Even after months of wear, it showed no signs of wear.
This is a must have item!
I have bought my son one of these jackets for each of the 3 winters he's been alive and I can truly say it is one of the only must have items for winter in the southeast. It fits really well in his carseat so it is perfect for those store to store jaunts I seem to be dragging him to all the time. He is a regular sized 2 yr and 3 month old and I bought the 3T to be sure it lasted through the winter, I was afraid it would be too big for now but it looks great!
Best coat for babies!!
This is by far the best coat for babies! As the mother of twin 10 month olds-it is very important to find the perfect product at a good value. This coat is perfect for my boys. Buy it a little big and it can be worn for all three seasons. It is the one coat that we found that keeps the boys comfy cozy in their car seats, without all the bulk. Just get it-I guarantee you will be passing it on to your friends and family too!
We bought this jacket for our son. My husband and I both have many patagonia products. We were worried about getting such an expensive jacket for our 21 month old. But, it has been a perfect fit and it is very warm, but not too puffy. His coat we got him last year (not a patagonia coat) he wouldn't even wear because he couldn't move in it. He has no problem wearing this jacket, and we are excited to use it all winter.
Great Jacket for the Lil' Ones!!
Our son beats the stuffing out of his clothing, and during our 10 day trip to the Pacific Northwest he put the "Baby Down" through it's paces! He wore this jacket from morning 'til night. After all his spills and thrills there isn't any obvious signs of wear. I would recommend this jacket to my friends, without a doubt. I would also recommend going 1 size up to ensure the length in the arms is sufficient.
Adorable but probably not your only winter coat
- This is so cute, without a doubt.
- Very flexible and lightweight. Easy to put baby in stroller, carseat or carrier in this and not feel bulky. Cons:
- It is so lightweight that I wonder if it is warm enough.
- No hood.
- The feathers do pop out here and there, but no worse than any other down that I've owned.
- It is a little awkward fitting around the neck.
Superb choice for a toddler winter coat
Incredibly well-made. Washes SO VERY VERY well. Good as new once out of dryer if you follow the instructions by drying with tennis balls. A bit expensive but well worth it as this will go to our second child as a hand-me-down. Colors are gorgeous. Green is even better in person. My 2 year old looks absolutely adorable in this coat. I'm looking at getting the women's version!