Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Convertible Designs T-Jack: Review and Giveaway

With fall in full swing, and winter just around the corner, I have been on the hunt for jackets for my girls. I don't ask for much but do want jackets to be fun, functional and affordable.

Recently, I discovered a company that combines all three of these needs. If you are looking for a jacket for your children this season, check out Convertible Designs! They also carry a great line of clothing, accessories, and toys.

About Convertible Designs:

Our journey started with a single prototype of the turtle jacket and an idea of convertible clothing for kids. The memories of magical times of our childhood and watching our kids grow up rapidly made us want to create unique things which would capture kids’ imaginations and bring back the feeling of discovery to the grownups that care for them. 

Our T-Jack collection of kids’ jackets was inspired by nature and the idea of transformation. We have meticulously designed every detail to emphasize beautiful natural colors and realism. Our T-Jack line of clothing and accessories is different from others because it has been made to mimic the real frogs, turtles, and beetles. 

To compliment our convertible products, we have designed four original characters: Lovely Ladybug, Tough Turtle, Fearless Frog, and Busy Beetle. We hope they would gain momentum and offer an alternative to the other time-tested character designs like Hello Kitty. 

We invite you to join us in the world of the frogs and ladybugs where things are simple, colors are beautiful, and smiles are plentiful.
The Jacket:

Our T-Jacks are made to mimic the real living things with details and forms translated with embroidery and special fabrics.  The eyes of the animals are simply mesmerizing.  The blues of the bugs and yellow of the turtle and frog, they are beautiful and magical.   Studies have shown that convertible clothing like the T-Jack can foster creative thinking, problem solving and hands-on development in children. T-Jack is a patented, animal-inspired jacket that transforms into a toy/pillow or a bag. It provides fun and fashion for kids, and function for parents!

T-Jack Beatle Jacket:

Convertible T-Jack Beetle is a fully insulated unisex jacket that transforms into a colorful stuffed toy/pillow or a bag. For children ages 2 to 5 years.

  Colors: light blue with navy blue and light green accents accents
  Water-resistant nylon/polyester with poly fill and quilted lining
  Will keep your child warm and dry in temperatures from 14 to 50 °F
  Machine washable

Beetle Calligrapha was a prototype for this jacket. The bright blues and iridescent lime green colors and embroidery work of the Beetle makes this jacket an instant attraction for kids and adults alike. Convert the jacket into a soft pillow toy with a help of the bottom half and a zipper, and enjoy its large appliqué of the Beetle wings with semi-detachable head, beautiful blue eyes, and detailed legs. Resemblance to the real Beetle makes this T-Jack suitable for both the boys and girls and favorite for collectors and lovers of the Beetles.

Each T-Jack has multiple uses:
  Transform the jacket into a bag while at the mall or museum to enjoy your activities while keeping hands free
  Use the jacket as a toy to create a world of imagination for your child
  Convert the jacket into a pillow in warmer weather and let it enhance the décor of any child's room
  Or simply keep the T-Jack as a childhood memoryOther product highlights:
  Detachable hood, inseam pockets and droptail hem
  Adjustable cuffs and hidden zipper front with black contrast bands
  Stand-up color and inner rib cuff for the wind protection
  Detachable shoulder strap for bag transformation

My Review:

We were very excited to be able to review the T-Jack Beatle, as seen above.

This jacket is absolutely adorable, with bright colors and we loved the beetle design! I absolutely love the turquoise blue and green combo of colors, and so does my daughter. I love that this jacket is completely machine washable, and also very easy to spot clean (as evidenced when my daughter dropped her  cup on it!).

 We received our T-Jack Beatle in size Large (4-5) and it has a great fit. It has a little extra room, which will accommodate heavier shirts or sweaters. Being slightly big on my four year old will also hopefully mean it will last through the fall and winter seasons! It is a thicker poly/nylon material which means it will really warm for winter in Alberta! I am all for that! And with Makayla's younger sister waiting in the wings to wear this jacket, I know we will get a number of years of wear out of it. 

Not only will my girls get to wear this jacket for at least the next two years, but they will be able to PLAY with it. The jacket was very easy to convert into the toy/pillow/bag and only took a couple minutes to do so. My daughter loves to carry the bug around the house, and one two occasions when I have needed to convert the bug back to a jacket, I have found all kinds of treasures hidden in it! Too funny!

All of my customer service correspondence has been done through email, but I am very happy with the great service I have received. Shipping was quick and all questions were asked in a timely manner. Very important for me!

If you have a little one in your home that is in need of a new jacket, I highly recommend Convertible Designs T-Jack's! 

These jackets would be the perfect unique gift for birthdays and for the upcoming Christmas gift giving season!

BUY IT: You can purchase Convertible Design T-Jack's online, directly on the Convertible Designs website for a special price of $75 (reg. $85)

WIN IT: Five (5) readers will win a special code to receive 50% the regular price purchase of a T-Jack Jacket!

TO ENTER: Head over to Convertible Designs and tell me what jacket you would purchase if you win!


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***I received a complimentary T-Jack Beatle Jacket from Convertible Designs, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and have not been influenced in any manner. I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. the jackets sound awesome; if it was for half off a t-shirt I possibly could afford it but with 5 grandkids(2 families) it would be impossible(sorry). Just wanted to let you know the jackets are so cute.