The Deluge is a new children’s jacket from Tog 24 that boasts plenty of great features to keep children dry in the outdoors. The material is waterproof and breathable, and it benefits from reflective piping on the front and back to make walks in the dark safer. The main front zip gets an external stormflap to keep the worst of the rain out. There are two zipped hip pockets, and these have fleece linings for extra warmth and comfort. There is a smaller chest pocket too. The hood can be zipped off when not required. On the head it benefits from having no flappy panels to blow around in the wind. It also has a Velcro volume adjuster and elastication around the face. Generally this felt like a good waterproof for children. But the small chest pocket has a very short zip, and getting items out of the base of this pocket is very difficult. There is no hem drawcord, so the fit could be improved if this was provided as it is on others. The jacket is slightly heavy, bulky and high-priced compared to others of similar design.
Inner Tricot mesh
Fabric waterproofness waterproof
Fabric breathability breathable
Sizes 1-2 to 13 years
Weight 508g (5-6)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 50
Verdict: The Tog 24 Deluge is a very good kids’jacket, but the weight and price let it down compared to others.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2009