How cool is this unisex long sleeved children’s top with it’s awesome outdoorsy tipi pattern?

Plus it’s a subtle hot pink – warm pink maybe, though Reima call it Pale Rose – and comes in other great colours (yellow, black, berry, pink, blue, soft blue and navy) each with a different pattern design.

Image of dark, curly haired girl with pink pattern top and blue trousers sitting in front of flower border which is black and white

I was sent this kids’ Tiptoe top for Caroline, who’s 8, to review. We love everything about it and she’s worn it for months.

Soft, Comfortable & Great Fabric Pattern

Caroline immediately loved the cotton-based jersey fabric because its’s one of the most soft and comfortable she owns.

Post-cancer she has sensitive skin and doesn’t like a high neckline due to the haematoma where her central line was, but the fabric is so soft the neckline doesn’t matter with this top, a real plus for her.

She loves the outdoor tipi pattern and it’s her go-to top for everything as it’s a mid-layer weight.

Girl in pink and red top sitting on blue picnic mat on grass with picnic food laid out

Multi-Activity Top

It’s great for: –

  • sport
  • comfy wear at home
  • popping over a T-shirt on a cooler day
  • warming up at the beach over a swimsuit
  • to play in
  • picnics in the garden!

Play-friendly Design

The Tiptoe top also has a cleverly considered longer hem at the back, great when sitting down.

The strong, flexible fabric makes it perfect for active kids (tree climbing can be frustrating in tight or immobile fabric!)

Image of dark haried smiling girl wearing pink top peering through leaves from branches of a tree

As a Mum I’d also say it doesn’t really need ironing once it’s been hung to dry. It does state re-shape whilst damp but I’ve not found the need so far.

Buy A Size Larger

I’d recommend buying a size larger than usual as it comes in a little small (Reima agree with this). Caroline is a tall, slim, 132cm-aged 8 and wears a size 140cm which fits perfectly.

It will last a year or so at the larger size, a bonus for any thrifty wild Mum!

UV Protective

Lots of Reima clothing includes UV protection and the Tiptoe Top screens out UV up to factor 40+, brilliant for outdoor kids in these sun-wary times.

Image of dark haired girl wearing pink top and wellies with dark leggings among bare trees in hills
Caroline wore hers to climb her first Wainwright in the Lake District

Pros

  • Cool outdoor fabric pattern
  • Soft and comfortable to wear
  • Unisex
  • Designed for activity and play
  • Lightweight
  • Warm
  • UV protection to factor 40+
  • Breathable
  • 61% cotton, 33% polyester, 6% elastane
  • Quick drying after wash and also moisture wicking against skin
  • Easy to wash at 40 degrees and hasn’t lost colour
  • Choice of colours and patterns

Cons

There are none whatsoever after 4 months of regular wear!

At £25 it could be deemed expensive for a top but it will definitely last a couple of years. That’s £12 per year and with the amount of wear Caroline’s already had from hers it will work out at pretty good value.

Image of folded pink and red top with tipi fabric pattern showing laberl stating Reima everyday comfort cotton

Summer Sale Bargain

The Tiptoe top is currently almost half-price in Reima’s 2018 summer sale so get in quick for a superb bargain.

About Reima

Reima is a Scandinavian company designing clothes for active kids aged 0 to 12 years.

Founded in 1944 they design clothes to endure as well as help protect children and the environment e.g. their kids water bottle is made of BPA-free recycled plastic that biodegrades within 5 years of going to landfill. Lots of eco-Brownie points here.

I love their child-centred ethos which they decribe as being “for an active childhood that matters. For discovering that joy of movement that will stick for the rest of life. For every day, every weather, every experience, wherever adventure awaits. Reima is dedicated to all the kids in the world, inspired by them and by that pure joy of movement.”

I’ll buy into that!

Image of child's wrist with black watch-like strap bearing words ReimaGO, with pink sleeve rolled up and grass in background

Why not try the ReimaGo kids activity sensor too, to inspire your wild kids to get active inside and outdoors? Read more in my review.

NB Kids of the Wild received a Reima Tiptoe Kids Top for the purposes of this review. All views and observations are my own (and Caroline’s, aged 8).