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The T-Jack Jacket Brings Fun and Function

T- Jack LadybugT- Jack Ladybug

There is nothing more disheartening for most children than to hear that an adult has brought them a special surprise, only to find out that it is a new garment.  If you have ever seen that disillusioned look in your child’s eyes when he/she opened up a gift only to find there were clothes inside, then you should check out the T-Jack jacket from Convertible Designs.  This adaptable item is part toy, part backpack and part jacket.  It is the epitome of functional fun.

The water resistant, insulated jackets come in vibrant colors and convert into lively animal friends when the jacket is stuffed inside.  With ladybug, turtle, frog and beetle designs to choose from, it should be easy to find one to suit your child’s personal tastes.

T-Jack BeetleT-Jack Beetle

It also comes with a detachable shoulder strap to make the item into a bag.  This feature can be especially handy when you are indoors and your child gets too warm; he/she can just carry it until going back outdoors.  This would also be a great jacket to take on trips, as it would make a handy pillow to use in the car.
 
The jackets come in sizes for children 2-5 years old, which is about the age range that these items would appeal to.  They also feature detachable hoods, longer length in the back and adjustable cuffs to keep your child extra warm. 

Comments
Feb 27, 2010
by Anonymous

My daughter loves this jacket

My daughter at one point really liked frogs and so we got her the frog version of this jacket. When it arrived in it's box it was in the "toy" mode... she opened the box to come face to face with this big beautiful color frog with bright orange eyes looking at her! She immediately picked it up and hugged it and wouldn't let go. My husband and I took note of how gorgeously made this piece is...the fabrics are nice, the embroidery and embellishments are incredible..this jacket looks like a real frog - not a cartoon baby-ish character of one. Very high quality in design and materials. Once we turned the frog into the jacket form, my daughter loved it just as much - it has been her go-to jacket ever since - the only one she wears. No matter where we go, this jacket gets noticed and commented on. Other kids seem attracted to the colors and the bright eyes and they think it is so cool when we convert it to the toy or bag or pillow... adults can stop talking about how nicely rendered the frog is... so many frog loving adults have asked if they make the jackets in adult sizes too. I know I'd wear one!!! Whether you buy this jacket for the jacket, for the toy, for the love of the animal, becuase you think it's cute or simply because you think your child will like it...have no fear - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! And, be ready to tell everyone where you got it, cause trust me - you'll be asked about it everywhere you go!

Feb 27, 2010
by Anonymous

like nothing else out there

I purchased 2 of the froggie jackets for my 2 close friends who both have 2 year old sons. Since they’re packaged in the animal toy form, their eyes totally lit up when they saw them. They ran to them and started flinging the frogs at each other, and throwing them on the floor and then flinging themselves on top, laughing hysterically. Since they’re so soft and durable, it was the perfect plaything for a 2 year old.

The more shy boy made our hearts melt when he actually looked at the frog’s eyes at one point and whispered to it, “I love you, froggie”.

When we finally got the boys to try them on in jacket form, they took one look at each other, and then ran towards each other like sumo wrestlers and started hugging and jumping like frogs.

I’ve never seen anything like it.

I’ve since heard back from one of the moms saying how useful the gift was as a change of clothing when the boy’s current jacket would get dirty, and how practical the construction is with the longer length in the back to keep the boy’s bum warm when he sat on cold surfaces, and how happy he was to run around in it in the snow, and how other parents ask where she got it.

Feb 27, 2010
by Anonymous

I've got 3 frogs !

I bought a frog jacket for a friend's son. He loved it when he received in a jack-tuck-in form. Then after his mother opened it, he thought he got 2 gifts ! It looked so cute on him. My kids outgrew the available sizes, but I was able to buy 2 frogs without the jacket for a cheaper price. They play with them like a stuff animal and use them for pillows. I am waiting for them to come out with the adult version and I will get a turtle jacket for myself.

Mar 1, 2010
by Kim Patterson

Thanks!

Thanks for all the feedback!  I thought these jackets were a great idea when I saw them online and wanted to write about them, but I have not actually seen them in person.  Hearing all of the positive comments I may just have to order one for my daughter or as a gift for someone else.

Thanks again for your comments and for reading my blog!

Kim