It’s a Reima Winter!

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When I was recently asked to review some Reima winter jackets for children, timing could not have been better. The glacial bise had already started to blow mercilessly and I’d been wondering how best to equip my little ones for the winter ahead. The only problem was finding something that would keep them snug & warm AND that they actually wanted to wear!

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© Reima

This is no mean feat as my eldest boy is 8 going on 13 and has recently decided that any item of clothing sporting a Spiderman/Carz/Toy Story/Star Wars design (delete as appropriate) “is for babies”, while my Little Missy is a proper tomboy, an unstoppable force of nature with a penchant for pink & girlie hues.

So, when I received the Brody R-tec+ Jacket in grey melange and the Minnie R-tec Jacket in boysenberry, I was overjoyed to see that both my kids put them on immediately without fussing, and even declared them to be “très cool”!

The Reima Brody  jacket in grey & the Minnie in boysenberry - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
The Reima Brody jacket in grey & the Minnie in boysenberry – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

So cool & gorgeous! The Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
So cool & gorgeous! The Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Tough but with the right touch of "girlie"! Minnie R-tec Jacket - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Tough but with the right touch of “girlie”! Minnie R-tec Jacket – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The Brody R-tec+ Jacket:

I was already familiar with the Reima kidswear brand from Finland and its reputation for excellent quality & durability, but I was blown away by the sheer understated elegance of its perfect cuts, its wearability (which is paramount when it comes to pleasing children!) and superb attention to detail.

My boy was chuffed that his jacket looked very much like those the “older boys” wear, while at the same time being very comfy and practical for all his outdoor adventures. I, on my part, was delighted to verify that this breathable, waterproof jacket featured great details such as stretch panels on shoulders and elbows, waterproof zippers, flat no-scratch velcroswaist snow-lock and lycra cuffs which make it perfect for a day on the slopes as well as a day-out in the city.

Stylish details I can't resist - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Reflective piping & stylish fabric I can’t resist – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Couldn't wait to take the Reima Brody Jacket out for a "test drive"! - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Couldn’t wait to take the Reima Brody Jacket out for a “test drive”! – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Cool details for cool boys - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Cool details for cool boys – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Wrapped up warm and ready to brave the cold - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Wrapped up warm and ready to brave the cold – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The ski slopes at St-Cergue haven’t opened yet so we took the Brody R-tec+ Jacket for a bit of a “test-drive” out on the Nyon lakefront, when the sun was out but so was the much-dreaded bise wind.

My little man & I were very happy that the jacket came with lycra cuffs to keep his hands & arms safe from the cold – the adjustable hood was a very powerful defense too!

Lycra cuffs on the Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Lycra cuffs on the Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
The Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Strech panels on shoulders & elbows - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Strech panels on shoulders & elbows – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

On Nyon's lakefront - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
On Nyon’s lakefront – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The Minnie R-tec Jacket:

This waterproof and breathable winter jacket with cheerful polka dot print pattern and cute, rounded pockets just passed my Little Missy’s test with flying colours. As soon as I got it out of the box, she just couldn’t wait to put it on run outside for one of her “little rascal” missions!

The Reima Play Layers snap buttons also allow mid layer garments to be attached to the cover layer, thus providing perfect protection from the wind & the cold.

The Reima Minnie R-tec Jacket: soft & fleecy on the inside - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
The Reima Minnie R-tec Jacket: well-padded on the inside – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Little rascal on the loose! photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Little rascal on the loose! photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The Reima Minnie R-tec Jacket - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
The Reima Minnie R-tec Jacket – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

I was pleasantly surprised by the Minnie R-tec Jacket very sartorial cut and gathered waist, which made it well-fitted & easy-to-wear for my Little Missy (as she is quite petite, puffer jackets usually swamp her & she hates wearing them). On the contrary she was so comfortable wearing the Minnie Reima jacket that she didn’t stop for a second & truly made the most of our afternoon in the playground.

The boysenberry colour also went brilliantly with her fluo pink GAP skinnies & Benetton boots, who said tomboy can’t be hip?!

The cutest round pockets ever! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
The cutest round pockets ever! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Feeding the birds on Nyon's lakefront - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Feeding the birds on Nyon’s lakefront – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The Minnie Reima jacket passed the test with flying colours! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
The Minnie Reima jacket passed the test with flying colours! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • The Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket comes in grey melange; sizes 98 to 164 and retails at 229CHF.
So cool & gorgeous! The Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket - photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
So cool & gorgeous! The Reima Brody R-tec+ Jacket – photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • The Reima Minnie R-tec Jacket comes in ochre yellow, cherry pink & boysenberry; sizes 74-98 and retails at 119CHF.
Reima Minnie R-tec jacket  - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Reima Minnie R-tec jacket – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

For a list of Reima Kidswear retailers in the Geneva, Vaud & Lausanne area click here. You can also purchase the Reima products online from Kidsdream.ch (the website is in German).

Visit the official Reima website for full details on their products (including skiwear & rainproof garments), design philosophy & latest collections.

Take me out! I'm weatherproof - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net
Take me out! I’m weatherproof – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

We would like to thank Reima for submitting their products for our testing. This is NOT a sponsored post but features our genuine feedback on the products we were asked to test. If you would like us to test any of your products please send us a message at info@genevafamilydiaries.net

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  1. Hello,

    Thank you for your post! We moved from Finland 2 years ago and we need to renew our kid’s clothes. And nothing that we saw so far in the shops here compare to Reima.

    Do you have any idea where we can find Reima clothes in Switzerland/France? Or online?

    Thank you in advance!

    LV

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