As winter is approaching it is time to get out your coats. Ms C has outgrown her old white coat and we were very lucky to try a new website Miioon that allows the children to design their own clothes and accessories.
Miioon is a co-creation site that is all about getting kids getting creative and designing their own clothes (Ruckjack, T-shirt, Swoopercape, and Pyjamas) selecting their own accessories, with some of their favourite characters – e.g. Moshi Monsters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In October, Miioon are also launching a gift card through Asda which makes it a really easy Christmas gift – particularly for god children, friends' children, young relatives etc.
We have chosen to design a Ruckjack. A Ruckjack is a coat that cleverly transforms into a rucksack in four easy steps, making it perfect for rain or shine – ideal for school trips or running around the playground.
The website is fairly simple to use. We went for a red jacket with Moshi Monster inner linen. We picked three characters out of 10 choices for the Oonits which you use it for the zip pulls on her Ruckjack. Each Oonit costs £1.99 extra and is optional. Add in the treasure box and select the size. It come with 5 sizes from 3 to 12 years old. I had a few problems with the free code and I tweeted them at @Miioon1. Within awhile, they tweeted back and help me solve the problem. We received the jacket within two days and it was very nicely packed. I am very impressed with the quick service and delivery!
This is Ms C (aged 4) and Mr K (aged 5) trying on the Ruckjack size aged 4 to 5. It is comfortable, thick and very well made. The colour is very fresh and my children love it. To insert the Oonits, simply push into the rubbery loop. The deep hood can be stowed away. It comes with a Thinsulate inner layer which keeps it warm, with Velcro cuffs and Teflon lining to keep it dry. It is machine washable but we have not had chance to try it out yet. It is also great that it is stain resistant but again, we've not had it long enough to give a verdict on this.
I do love the idea of how it transforms into a rucksack by turning inside out and zipping up. It is quite simple to convert. When it is a rucksack, it is quite small which allows you to carry just a couple of smaller items. They also come with free shoelaces with every purchase. The shoelaces are pictures of the Miioon characters and quite long, which is suitable for older children's shoes.
The Ruckjack costs £29.99 to make plus three Oonits (£1.99 each) and £2.50 postage so the total costs were £38.46. I think it is a bargain for a quality jacket! I would highly recommend them as they are unique and great quality. It would make it into my top Christmas gift list to recommend!
Disclosure: We were given a free voucher to purchase this product to do an honest review.