The all-year rounder babywearing softshell
WOMBAT SHELL is an all-year round pregnancy and babywearing softshell jacket. Designed to withstand the elements and ideal for the outdoors, WOMBAT SHELL will protect you and your baby against the elements, keeping you both warm thanks to the polar fleece interior whilst preventing overheating thanks to its breathable fabric.
A 4-in-1 jacket that will fit over any baby carrier or wrap, and it’s suitable whether you are carrying your little one on your front or on your back thanks to the central panel. Like all Wombat & Co. jackets, there is room for children up to 3 to 4 years old. And best of all, you can use it as a normal jacket for as long as you want.
WOMBAT SHELL is shower proof, with a water column of over 10000 mms. Available in four colours: Caramel, Light blue, Cherry red and Camo green.
Available in 6 sizes (S, M, L, XL. 2XL), WOMBAT SHELL offers outstanding value for money, retailing at £154.9 / 169.9€.
£154.90 – £205.00
10,000mm water column means WOMBAT SHELL offers some rain protection for unexpected showers when you are out and about with your little one.
Water column pressure is a way of measuring how waterproof the fabric of a piece of clothing is.
Imagine a long glass pipe placed on the fabric that you fill up with water. The millimetres indicate how much water you can fill in the glass pipe before the water permeates the fabric
ALL ROUNDER SOFTSHELL BABYWEARING JACKET
WOMBAT SHELL is an all-year-round pregnancy and babywearing softshell jacket. Designed to withstand the elements and ideal for the outdoors, WOMBAT SHELL will protect you and your baby against the cold, whilst preventing overheating thanks to its breathable fabric.
WOMBAT SHELL allows for 4-in-1 use: Pregnancy, Front Babywearing, Back Babywearing and normal use.
When you are not babywearing, you just remove the insert and you are ready to go for as long as you want. WOMBAT SHELL is made to last for years!
In the last stages of pregnancy, where you can’t close your jacket anymore, just zip in the insert, and voilà, you have room for your baby bump.
As all the Wombat & Co. London babywearing coats, the WOMBAT SHELL central panel comes with adjustments strings that help adapt the coat to the size of your bump throughout the pregnancy.
As all Wombat London jackets, the same panel allows you to carry your baby at the back. Need to tandem wear? Additional panels are available to buy too!
WOMBAT SHELL allows front babywearing and back babywearing. By buying an additional insert, mums can also tandem war or babywear at the back when they are pregnant.
The insert adapts to the size of your baby, so you can babywear until your little one is 3 to 4 years old.
WOMBAT SHELL is made as a triple membrane. The outer shell offers great rain protection, with a water column of 10,000mm. Watch it, this doesn’t actually mean is water proof, as it’s pouring down, the retained water will eventually get through.
Our beloved softshell babywearing jacket is also wind proof but the porosity of the fabric is made of means there is great breathability, so you and your baby will be dry and comfortable. When babywearing is very important to use transpirable and breathable fabrics, to avoid overheating and sweating.
What does Water column mean?
The water column indicates the level of water pressure that a fabric can withstand before water penetrates it. The waterproof specification of a material is generally stated in mmH2O (water column/millimetres).
The higher the water column rating of a material, the greater the water pressure it can withstand and the greater the level of waterproofness. Our performance levels have water column ratings from 1700 to 10,000 mm. For example, when sitting on wet grass in a pair of waterproof pants, the pressure on the fabric corresponds to a water column rating of approx. 2000 mm.
Pressure is almost always measured in mbar (millibars) or Pa (Pascals). However, in the textile industry, using “mmH20” has become commonplace. This convention originates from the time before analogue or digital pressure measurement gauges were available, when the pressure exerted was read off the level of a column of water in a small tube.
You can take a look through each of the WOMBAT SHELL’s product specifics by visiting the WOMBAT SHELL product page.
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How to measure yourself before buying a Babywearing Coat
We’ve put together a chart with our recommendations for choosing the right size for you. When measuring yourself up, don’t worry about your bump, the pregnancy panel will allow for that extra room.
It’s important to measure yourself at the widest point on both, chest and hips, to make sure you will fit comfortable in your coat. At Wombat & Co. we believe mums and dads can look amazing, be comfortable and look after their little one!
If you are still unsure you can measure one of your existing coats and compare with our babywearing coats’ measurements (below); or you can contact us for help.
Obviously, we’re biased so don’t take our word that the Wallaby is the best winter pregnancy coat & babywearing jacket available. Get a more balanced view by checking out the customer reviews on our Facebook page or the reviews on the sites below.