The material is transparent and lightweight - like the plastic you might hang over your doors if you were having a ceiling plastered. I returned it without even trying it on my child.
1 reply from The Coleman Company team - 7 months ago
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My son used this on a camping trip. He’s 11. He said it worked well for him. He liked it much better than the poncho style we bought last time. That was too light weight and the hood kept blowing off his head. This one has a bit more weight while still being very lightweight. In other words, this is not made out of the cheap plastic like the bags used in the produce section of a supermarket.
I say this is a great coat. It seems durable enough - definitely a thin material, but movable and large enough to layer over a winter coat (we bought the XL size for my 11.5 year old to wear to camp, and it worked well and probably will fit her for a few years). It will rip if something snagged it; it isn't a durable rubber. But because it has arms and a zip and pockets and isn't a cumbersome poncho that could potentially limit outdoor activity because of the arm-less nature of it, I give it five stars. One thing to note: we ordered this light blue color and a bright kelly green came. Just a note worth taking into consideration.