COVERALL GUIDE

Find the right coverall using our coverall guide

During winter you want to feel confident that your child’s outerwear is keeping them warm and dry. Other vital considerations are reflective details and garments that will stand up to lots of outdoor fun and games! Use our coverall guide to find the best coverall for your child this winter.

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Factors to bear in mind when choosing a coverall for your child

Use

In order to find a coverall suitable for your child, think about the situations and weather conditions in which it will be worn. Will it be mainly for snowy activities such as sledging in freezing temperatures or fun splashing around in muddy puddles? Our coveralls come with all the important features described below, but differ in terms of warmth level, durability and extra features.

Size

Measure your child’s height and chest/waist in accordance with the size guide linked to each garment and at the bottom of the website. If your child is between two sizes in height, but matches the other body measurements, choose the smaller size and make use of our Extend Size function as needed. By unpicking the relevant seams you can extend the legs and sleeves by 5 cm.

Fit

A good fit in the right size will allow your child to play unimpeded. Avoid buying a coverall that is too large for your child to move around in easily, because if they’re not running and jumping, they’ll soon get cold. If the legs are too long, your child may trip over the fabric and the rear hems may wear through. Be sure not to buy a coverall that is too small either. When your child stands up in their coverall, there should be fabric to spare in the crotch area, so that they can stretch their arms up or squat without it pulling uncomfortably.

Warmth

In order to adjust the warmth level, we recommend using the layering principle for your child. This provides warmth from the air that heats up between layers, and if they get too hot, you can simply remove a layer. Our Monte fleece is perfect for wearing under a coverall, and if the temperature drops further, you can add our Jadis base-layer set with a top like Monte or Corin over the top.

Features

All our coveralls offer these essential features

The images below illustrate some of the principal features of our coveralls. In addition to these the coveralls also have a loop for attaching gloves on the inside of the adjustable sleeves, so the gloves can be worn either inside or outside the sleeves.

Our coveralls have elasticated and adjustable ankle cuffs to fit over boots, as well as snow gaiters to prevent snow getting into footwear. They have an adjustable waist and a soft protective flap over the zip that won’t chafe against the wearer’s chin or neck.

Hailey is a slightly more basic style that lacks some of the features, so check the product description for the specific features of this coverall.

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Extend Size

Our Extend Size function enables the sleeve and leg length of a garment to be extended by up to one size. If you carefully unpick the relevant seams – hey presto, your child can wear their coverall for another year!

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Foot straps

Avoid snow getting inside winter boots by keeping footwear and coverall legs securely in place with replaceable silicone foot straps. Hailey has elasticated foot straps, and should these wear out, you can replace them with a new silicone pair, available from us.

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Reflective details

During the darker months you can never have too many reflectors on your clothing. Our coveralls with all their reflective details are great in this respect, but you still always need to be careful and ideally use LED safety bands or similar when out in the dark.

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Name tags

Outgrown but still as good as new? Our coveralls have name tags with space for several names so that they can be passed or sold on to a younger sibling, a young cousin, a school friend or someone else.

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Waterproof

Snow, sleet and horizontal rain – wet, wet, wet. Our coveralls have taped seams and a PFC-free water-repellent finish that will keep your child dry in all weathers. If the water-repellent finish becomes less effective over time, iron gently as per the care instructions to reactivate it.

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Detachable hoods

Child safety is our primary concern. Our detachable hoods are a safety feature to avoid accidents if the hood gets caught up somehow while playing. Moreover, it can be nice to go without a hood on days when the weather is a little warmer.

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Our coveralls

Comparing garments

We are often asked which coverall is best, and the answer is always “it depends...”. Below is a comparison of the garments, highlighting their major plus points and indicating their levels of warmth, water repellency and the durability of the materials.

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Zeke

The most hard-wearing, Cordura throughout

 

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Waterproof material and design.

 

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Warm and insulating properties.

 

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Strong, hard-wearing material with extra reinforcement in exposed areas.

Find out more about Zeke

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Polarbjörnen

Our warmest option for long days in the snow

 

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Waterproof material and design.

 

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Extra warm with highly insulating properties.

 

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Made from a hard-wearing material.

Find out more about Polarbjörnen

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Björnen

The classic that has topped independent consumer tests

 

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Waterproof material and design.

 

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Warm and insulating properties.

 

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Made from a hard-wearing material.

Find out more about Björnen

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Tirian

Fantastic breathability for running up and down hills

 

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Waterproof material and design.

 

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Warm and insulating properties.

 

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Made from a hard-wearing material.

Find out more about Tirian

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Cornelius

Like Björnen, but without the cosy faux fur

 

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Waterproof material and design.

 

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Warm and insulating properties.

 

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Made from a hard-wearing material.

Find out more about Cornelius

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Hailey

The lowest price with more basic features

 

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Waterproof material and design.

 

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Warm and insulating properties.

 

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Made from a hard-wearing material.

Find out more about Hailey

Why you should choose Didriksons for your child

In addition to the quality and design of the garment, it can be reassuring to know that we are also working on the following elements in our design and manufacturing process to improve sustainability.

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PFC-free water-repellent finish

The water-repellent finish on our garments is completely PFC-free, which means that it is free from environmentally harmful fluorocarbons. Such perfluorinated chemicals have a negative effect on health and the environment, are hormone-disrupting and non-biodegradable.

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Extend Size function

Our coveralls are designed to be extended by up to one size as needed. By unpicking the relevant seams on the inside of the garment to lengthen the legs and/or sleeves, you can extend its useful life.

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Eco progressive

This symbol is used for products where we are employing new means of producing garments in a more environmentally sound way. This could be a new technique to produce material or fibre mixtures with reduced negative impact on the environment.

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Safety of children’s clothing

We are part of the SIS (Swedish Institute for Standards) working group “Safety of children’s clothing” (SIS/TK 160/AG 5) for European standards.

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