Regatta Oki 2008

The Regatta Oki is a simple, functional kids’ jacket made from good material. The front zip gets a single stormflap to keep the worst of the rain out, while hem and cuff adjustment locks out the draughts. The hood is a rollaway design with an elasticated fit and peak. There are just two zipped pockets at the hips. Of particular interest is the reflective piping that extends across the front and back of the body, shoulders and sleeves – which is more than most. But the Regatta Oki’s hood does not get volume adjustment and the peak is large, so make sure it fits without blocking vision. The front zip on some jackets has a double stormflap.

Outer Isotex coated polyester
Inner polyester mesh
Fabric waterproofness waterproof
Fabric breathability breathable
Sizes 3 to 12 years
Weight 412g (11/12 years)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 478
Verdict
The Regatta Oki is a generally good jacket at an excellent price, but some alternatives have advantages.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2008