Regatta can always be trusted to provide great-value outdoor gear, and this new waterproof jacket is no exception. The Nebulae is made from a robust fabric with a mesh lining for added comfort. The design is fairly standard with two hip pockets and a front zip, single stormflaps on all zips keeping the rain out. There is a hem drawcord too and Velcro adjustable cuffs to keep draughts out and to tidy the fit if you are waiting for your child to grow into the jacket. The hood rolls into the collar and benefits from some elastication and a large peak to keep rain out of the eyes. This is a no-frills design with basic features and a good price. But the features on some rival jackets are a little better. For example others have reflective piping so the wearer can be seen more easily at night. The hood does not have any adjustment and that large peak could easily block a child‘s vision. The fabric on some other designs is rated as more waterproof and more breathable too.
Outer: Isotex coated polyester
Inner: polyester mesh
Fabric waterproofness: waterproof
Fabric breathability: breathable
Sizes: 3 - 12 years (children’s)
Weight: 388g (7-8 years)
Made in Far East
Stores in UK: 478
Verdict: This is a good basic jacket for young walkers, but others offer better features for heading into the hills.