Suddenly it starts feeling like autumn and you feel the need for a babywearing jacket…. I have to say I’ve been amazed by the price of this one ( they offer a more affordable jacket with a frontcarry option only too, priced under 100 euro! )
The webshop is available in Czech, German & English, they ship to the Netherlands from 13 euro, shipping to other countries might be less expensive, like shipping to Germany from 6 euro.
A 100% polyester outerlayer & fleece innerlayer offer a water resistant jacket, suitable for windy & wet autumn & spring weather. Depending on the temperatures I’d say you can also use it during wintertime, with an extra layer underneath. (our winters in the Netherlands are not extremely cold, often rainy and with a lot of wind.)
If you wear it without an insert it’s a loose fitting coat, which can be adjusted at the waist with an elastic on the inside and at the bottom with an elastic too.
The jacket has two pockets with zippers and fleece lining which is nice and warm.
I think it’s not a secret that I love thumbholes, the sleeve length of this coat is perfect and it has thumbholes, yay!
The hood (for the parent) can’t be removed, but has an option to roll to make sure it’s not in the way of a backcarry.
The head support for the child is detachable with a zipper, can be adjusted with elastics and attached to the clips on the shoulders of the coat.
Two elastics in the insert make sure you can size it for your child (at the top and close to the bottom).
You can wear the jacket during pregnancy too, using the pregnancy insert.
I feel like the head support is a bit big, but as it can be adjusted you can make it shorter too. I prefer using an elephant hood or bonnet for Felice and can use the sleeping hood of my carrier for extra support once he falls asleep. According to Jozanek it´s bigger especially for the children who hate head support which are too close-fit.
You can see the clips for the hood/head support here, as well as the T-shaped opening for the insert.
You might be able to estimate the height where you wear your baby in a backcarry looking at this T. Often people complain they can’t wear very high in some coats, but I feel like this one offers a comfortable position for higher backcarries too.
The coat has a detachable ‘flap’ which functions a bit like a scarf covering the skin between you and your child. I have to admit I don’t always use it, depending on what I’m wearing… But it’s a nice option.
I usually wear size M and am 1.68m and have the S/M version. You can find the measurements here.
The jacket is produced in the Czech republic, Jozanek makes carriers , maternity and breastfeeding wear too.
(you can see the nursing top and carrier in the pictures below: )
It’s one of the most detailed jackets I’ve tried in this price range. I do feel like the head support/hood for the baby could be improved. If I don’t roll up the hood (for the wearer) I often end up with the strap standing up in my neck. You can easily tuck this away but an extra button there would make it better. You can snap it on to the buttons of the ‘neck flap’ if you’re not using those.
Not sure what more there is to say, but I’ve been using the jacket over the past few months (yes even in summer we had rainy and cold days and evenings) and have to say it seems to hold up fine. I don’t go out in pooring rain when I don’t need to, but it kept us both dry in light rain.
You can shop the jacket here.