Babywearing coat ‘Rainsnow’
You might already know Zoli, if not: Zoli is a French brand which offers babywearing coats and accessories. The company was born in 2009 as the babywearing mama behind this brand started to create babywearing fashion for herself, because she wasn’t pleased with the products that were available for babywearing parents around that time. The company has grown and now it are two mothers working on the products, they are selling a wide range of products, from babywearing coats to hats.
I have two Zoli coats here at the moment, the new ‘rainsnow’ coat & the ‘standard’ polar (fleece) coat. I love the cute design, Zoli coats have coloured details, you can pick from a wide range of colours. The coat comes with a matching baby hat, pregnancy insert and babywearing insert. You can buy a second babywearing insert for tandemwearing. If you need a bigger hat (the hat that comes with the coat will fit from 4 months to 2 years) you can order one in a matching design too.
At the bottom of the coat there is an elastical cord which you can pull tight, I always use that, it keeps the cold wind away from your lower back!
The sleeves are long, comfortably long, I love long sleeves! I am 1.68m and wear EU size 38/40, I picked the size M and it fits perfectly.
The coat has a nice length too. It’s long enough to cover my childs feet and keep the coat from crawling up at my lower back.
The coat is easy to use, you can put the babywearing insert in the front or zip it in the back for a backcarry. There is no hoodie for the baby but that’s solved with the hat. The hat stays in place if you flip the coat over your childs head, for me that’s a very important point for a hat when using a babywearing coat. (I can’t reach backwards far enough to put a hat back on.)
I will definitely try to make a video like I did with other babywearing jackets, to show the coat with and without a baby. But I wanted to put up my review now, to answer all the questions.
This rainsnow coat is a new fabric, to make the Zoli coat more fashionable & even nice to wear on your way to work without a baby.
The fabric is 80% polyester and 20% viscose on the outside, with 100% cotton on the inside. The fabric is less cozy than the polar fleece coat, but I love the looks!
There is one cord on the insert (at the bottom) to adjust the width a little bit. The hole for the head is big enough for my toddler and you can close the collar in the front if you’re wearing your baby in a frontcarry. This way your neck will keep warm too.
I love the washing label, it says you can put it in the washing machine because if you’re a mama you will have other things to do.
I’ve worn the coat with 2°C on a windy day, it kept us warm but I prefer the polar fleece for colder days. The coat doesn’t have a cozy lining and is not padded. It will keep the wind & rain (or snow) away, but on freezing cold days (-5°C or colder) I think I would need to wear an extra longsleeve underneath this coat. Zoli also sells rain hats, to keep your child dry.
I have had so many compliments on this coat, the looks really are great! Even without a baby you will look stylish and people will ask where to buy that coat.
You can start wearing the coat during pregnancy and if you’re not wearing a baby it will look great without a baby or pregnancy belly too.
Switching the inserts is easy, if your toddler suddenly wants to be worn you can easily put the babywearing insert in and wear the coat over your wrap or carrier.
I love the fact that you can get a second insert and use it when you’re tandemwearing.
There’s a hood for mama, it’s attached with buttons and easy to take off.
The coat has two small front pockets, without a zipper or button to close. They are very deep so you could put your keys in there without the risk of loosing them (they can’t easily fall out of the pocket).
It’s best to wash the coat before use, my coat left some ‘fuzz’ (plushy black fluff) on the shoulder straps of my carrier. Washing before wearing would have helped. 🙂
You can order your coat from their website. They also sell babywearing coats for daddy’s and little dollwearing coats for your toddler!