The website is really simple to use, my 3 1/2 year old was able to do it with only a little help from me, and that was only because he can't read yet. You select which product you want to make, be it a t-shirt, cape, Ruckjack or gift card, then you add the personalisation.
My son was making a Ruckjack, so the first choice to make is which colour for your coat, red or blue? Next we chose which lining we wanted? This was when he got really excited, Moshi Monsters or Animaru? Our final choice was whether to have any Oonits - zip pulls! There were 9 different Oonits to choose from, and you can choose anything from 0-3 in whichever combination you fancy. My son spent ages choosing his favourite Moshi Monsters.
When the jacket arrived the first thing that struck me was the quality. I must admit I was expecting something that was a little more style over substance, a bit gimmicky - not at all. This is a proper coat, it's warm and waterproof and really nicely designed. It has a 3M Thinsulate layer for warmth and Teflon lining inside for waterproofing.
Along with the jacket were a gorgeous pair of free shoelaces which are too big for my small boys shoes just yet, but perfect for my teenager's boots and caused quite a stir. There was also a card with our chosen Oonits..
The Ruckjack is really impressive. To turn it into a rucksack you need to turn it inside out. The jacket is actually reversible and can be worn this way anyway if you wish...
The fixings for the rucksack are neatly enclosed in little 'pockets' within the jacket..
Changing it into a bag is a little tricky, but there is an online video here, and once you have done it a couple of times it's really easy..
My 3 year old has always been reluctant to wear a coat and I spent most of my time walking around holding one for him , the Miioon Ruckjack is something he wants to wear, he is excited to put it on and wants to show it off to his friends at nursery. He's really proud of it and feels it's very special.
|The day it arrived - we didn't have time to put on the Oonits before the school run!|
He's 3 1/2 and a little smaller than average. I bought him size 3-4, which fits perfectly with a bit of growing room.
It fits really well and sits really nicely on my son's shoulders even when it's unzipped. We've had it 2 weeks now and it's been worn in the pouring rain, it's been turned inside out umpteen times and it's been washed in the washing machine and it looks every bit as good as it did before.
The Ruckjack currently retails at £29.99 and each additional Oonit is an extra £1.99. Ruckjacks come in sizes to fit youngsters from age 3-12
We were sent our jacket free of charge to review