The above-mentioned soft-shell jacket belongs to Linda, therefore I could not seize it for a very long time since it is their only babywearing jacket. Well, the testing was not the most intensive or the longest one, but thankfully, the weather was very bad on the day we tried it – drizzle and mizzle, cold wind, but we were warm and cozy with Emilka even without an extra layer. To be honest, I had to get used to the manipulation with the neck protector and Emilka was not very happy about it at first (because it prevented her to get to her direct milk supply by herself); however – it is functional, makes you warm, looks good, does not strangle the wearie – so what would I complain about…?
The insert is well designed, I would say it is a ˈstandardˈ babywearing insert – hoodie, adjusted by elastic cords etc., you certainly know all that stuff – but do not get me wrong, I mean ˈall that good stuffˈ! It can also be fastened very high and therefore you can fasten it high enough while wearing on your back (well, you have to unfasten the insert in front a refasten it on the back, which is a maneuver I hate, but this is only my personal problem, because I am spoiled by the ˈhinged built-inˈ system of my own babywearing jacket). And the possibility to detach both hoods of the wearer and of the wearie, that is just a little sweet cherry on an exquisite cake. It is possible to adjust and tighten the lower hem of the jacket, so that you do not get cold either from down below – I have to say it did not look that good on me and Emilka on my back; I felt (and looked) like a big soft-shell hot air balloon (even in size M which I normally wear and look, well, normal in it). Dwarfs sometimes have a really tough life, duh.
But without a wearie, the jacket is as fashionable as can be, no doubt about that!