When Vertbaudet got in touch and asked if we'd like to review something from their winter range, I mentioned that Juliette had a school skiing trip coming up and that it would be fantastic if they could send me an item that she could use for that. We were over the moon when a huge package arrived containing a whole skiing outfit to keep her dry and warm, but also looking fabulous, when she's falling over in the snow !
The first thing she tried on (and has barely taken off since) is this wonderfully soft and warm purple fleece. Juliette was already totally in love with it on the fluffy plush side, then she realised it's reversible and also has a funky pink side covered with purple stars. Two for the price of one and less space taken up in the suitcase !
On top of this, she pulled the salopettes which offer lots of padding and waterproof protection for the inevitable falls. Juliette loves the elasticated braces but they can be removed if you prefer. They are the perfect fit because they have an elasticated waistband along with a zip and press-stud fastening. Other cool features include the numerous handy pockets and adjustable hems.
The matching ski parka is wonderfully warm and is also waterproof coated. It has lots of handy features to make getting youngsters bundled up a little easier - touch 'n' close tab cuffs and sleeve edges with thumb holes, an elasticated snow skirt with press-studs at the hem and sleeve loops for attaching the clips on any Vertbaudet gloves or mittens. All things that I'm sure her teachers will appreciate when they have about thirty children to get dressed with the right number of gloves before heading to the slopes !
The hood looks huge in this photo but it was Juliette demonstrating that she'd have enough room to put it over her ski helmet ! The faux fur trim can be removed and reattached with press studs. The gloves are also great, offering lots of padding for warmth and protection while not hindering dexterity, as you can see in the photo, where Juliette is munching on a custard cream !
I think receiving all this skiwear has suddenly made it seem more real for Juliette so she's getting quite excited now. (Although her face has more to do with a custard cream that has just disappeared into her mouth than a look of excitement !) I'm excited about the number of things I can tick off the list of things to buy too !
Here's what we received and the great news is, it's all in the sale at the moment so there are some bargains to be had :
Ski Salopettes, £29 (currently 50% off - £14.50)
Reversible Fleece, £19 (currently 25% off - £14.25)
Ski Parka, £44 (currently 20% off - £35.20)
Ski Gloves, £15
Disclosure : We received the products in order to write an honest review.