Since getting our dog almost 2 years ago we’re finding that we’re spending more and more time outside. It’s easy to find things to do in the great outdoors when you have a rather large dog you need to exercise. With the weather in the Northeast being what it is we need some pretty robust outerwear.
Recently we were asked to review something from the Mountain Warehouse Steve Backshall Range. Squidge is a HUGE Steve Backshall fan (she has all his books!) and was waaay excited when I told her she could chooe something from the Steve Backshall Range at Mountain Warehouse, she chose the Penguin Youth Hoodies in Blue. Squidge is crazy about penguins and I’m all about layering- perfect. When we’re out hiking around the Cheshire countryside the tendency to put on the warmest coat usually leads to me feeling like a pack animal as the family strips off. To stop this from happening we layer layer layer. The top is usually a light waterproof, then hoodie and a tee. I can stuff the waterproofs in my backpack and if it gets warm enough we can knot the hoodie around our waists.
What we thought of the penguin hoodie- the weight of it is really substantial but not bulky and it’s very soft. The blue is a rich colour and the penguin graphic is nice and clear. We’ve already washed the hoodie and it’s held up in the wash and without piling. My only issue with the hoodies is that I would have liked it to be a bit bigger. We ordered the size 12 (Squidge is 10) and it fits perfectly but as I selected the larger size I was hoping for a bit more growing space. A small issue but if you’re like me and like things to last a couple of seasons this is something you might want to take into account when ordering.
The very kind folks at Mountain Warehouse have offered one Squidgyboo reader the chance to win an item of their choosing from the Steve Backshall kids’ range. Yay!!
All you need to do to be in for a chance to win is to let me know what your favourite bit of outdoor kit is- what can’t you do without when your out and about. Bonus entries are available so don’t forget to complete the competition widget. The competition closes on 20 November 2016 at midnight!
Win an Item from the Mountain Warehouse Steve Backshall Range
Terms: Open to UK adults aged 18+. One winner selected at random from all eligible entries after the closing date of Nov 20, 2016. Entry is via a comment on the competition blog post. Bonus entries available. Maximum one entry (plus bonus entries) per household. Winners’ details will be displayed on this website within 7 days of the closing date.