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It’s Back to School Time … soon

When I was of school going age many moons ago, I used to hate the Back to School posters appearing in the shops way before the end of the Summer holidays. But with less than 2 weeks before the schools go back, I think its safe now to publicise our own Back to School range of waterproof coats. 

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Shown above are two of the coats in the PuddleDucks Raincoat range:

Jake is wearing the Waterproof Fleece Lined Coat on the left and Shayla is wearing the Rose Petal Raincoat on the right.

You can see the complete range of our raincoats on the PuddleDucks website here.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays!

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New Packa Jacket at PuddleDucks

Just too late for Oxegen, but in plenty of time for Electric Picnic we have introduced the Trespass Packa Jacket to our adult range. It’s what we call an “occasional use” waterproof jacket that  packs away into its own stuff sack ready for use when needed.  Easy to carry, this waterproof, wind resistant & breathable jacket does everything it needs to. It’s ideal for that music festival, camping trip, family day-out and numerous other outings. It’s priced at €29.99.

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See all the details on the Packa Jacket here.

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New Girls Raincoat on PuddleDucks

We’ve just added a lovely new girl’s raincoat to the PuddleDucks website. We’ve called it the Rose Petal Raincoat. 

Rose Petal Raincoat

Rose Petal Raincoat

It comes in sizes from 100cm (3-4 years) to 130cm (7-9 years). It costs only €26.50 and you can get all the details and buy online here.

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PuddleDuckers Out and About 4

The next in the series of PuddleDuckers Out and About comes from Sorcha Healy from Co. Cork.  Sorcha posted the photo on our Facebook page and has kindly allowed us to post it here too. The photo shows Sorcha’s children Eibhlin and Ruairi having fun on the beach in Garretstown, Co. Cork, wearing their PuddleDucks Extra Tough Jackets and Dungarees Sets.   Sorcha takes up the story:

We were at Garretstown beach and it was bright but windy and the tide was out.  Ruairi (age 2 1/2) rolled danced and generally marinated himself in the salty sandy/water.  Eibhlin danced and jumped and splashed and many people out walking admired the outfits and commented on what a great idea they were!

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 It was such a pleasure to let them play to their hearts content and – never mind the dirt- not to get wet and cold and miserable!. Since then the gear has met the acquaintance of the garden hose and the muddy vegetable plot in the back garden with perfect protection. Well done on quality products and I’m always delighted to support quality Irish businesses.

Thanks Sorcha and thanks too to Eibhlin and Ruairi for your great modelling of the gear.

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Don’t be a Dark Horse

Hurray! Spring seems to be here at last. These are the days to get out and about and enjoy the great outdoors. It’s also a good time for a reminder for anyone out cycling, walking or riding on the roads. Make sure you are visible on the roads!  

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Be Safe Be Seen

High visibility gear can literally mean the difference between life and death. It allows a driver travelling at 50kph a further 3 seconds to see you – that’s an extra 60 metres to react and avoid a potential accident. It’s just a short distance – but one that could potentially be enough to save your life.  Spring mornings and evenings can be quite hazy and even on bright days ensuring that you are as visible as possible is a simple way to help protect yourself. And how often does the weather change while you are out. You head out in nice sunshine only to return in dull and hazy conditions.  

 These days many councils provide High Viz Vests free of charge for adults and we, of course have our own High Visibility Range for children.  See the range here.

So don’t be a dark horse!  Get some high visibility gear and help protect yourself and other road users.

— Suzanne

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PuddleDucks on Pix.ie

 Inspired by an talk by Krishna De at a seminar last October, I set up a PuddleDucks page on the Irish photo-sharing website pix.ie.

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The idea was that we could show off the lovely gift wrapping that Suzanne does for customers wishing to send our PuddleDucks waterproof gear as gifts to friends or family.

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Suzanne takes great care and pride in the gift wrapping and I think the photos of them look good when collected together. Click here to see all our photos on pix.ie.

The gift wrapping service costs an extra €3 (gift wrap) or €5 (gift box) and can be selected as an option when ordering online. A complimentary card with the message of your choice is also included.

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Our new Wellies – you can’t eat ’em…

..but they smell so good!

Introducing our new Smelly Wellies.

We’re often asked if we sell wellies but up to now we haven’t as we we couldn’t find wellies that we really liked.  But we’ve been searching far and wide and finally have found them!  Top quality welllies that are designed for little feet and have an extra fun aspect to them… Strawberry Pink and Chocolate Brown Smelly Wellies!   

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As well as being fully functional – great quality, both soft and hard wearing – they also have a unique extra feature – they smell nice!  The pink boots smell just like strawberries and the brown wellies smell like chocolate! The smell comes from a non-toxic food essence that will last for ages.

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They cost €17.50 a pair.  Head on over to the PuddleDucks website and check them out here.

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Free Waterproofs for Pre-School Kids

Unfortunately only in Scotland!

 I came across this report from the Scottish TV website.  

More than 4,000 pre-school children at Highland nurseries are to receive all-weather play suits. Highland Council’s “Rain Starts Play” initiative will allow school staff to take children out in all weather conditions by supplying every pre-school facility in the region with waterproof suits and wellington boots.

The all-weather clothing is to be paid for by funding from a Big Lottery award. The project was one of the groups that competed in the People’s Millions contest on television. Viewers from across the Highlands voted in the Scottish regional contest allowing the project to receive £80,000 funding. The all-weather suits have been arriving at pre-school facilities over recent weeks and many groups of children dressed in red rain suits have been seen enjoying the snow in Inverness, Resolis and elsewhere throughout the Highlands.

Image from STV

Image from STV

 Councillor Bill Fernie, chairman of Highland Council’s education, culture and sport committee, said in a statement:  “The beauty of this all-weather equipment is that it will allow our children to play out of doors all year round no matter what the weather.

A fantastic initiative – it would be great if it could be emulated in Ireland. I also like the idea that local communities can vote on how parts of the lottery grants are distributed. True people power!

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High Viz Video

This is our latest Animoto video showing our range of high visibility waterproofs.

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To see details of our high visibility range click here.

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PuddleDuckers Out and About 3

The next in the series of PuddleDuckers Out and About comes from Mandy Berkeley from Co. Wicklow. The photo below shows Mandy’s little girl, Faye wearing her PuddleDucks All-in-One Suit while attending Rally Ireland a few weeks ago.

Mandy left this note on our Facebook Fan page:

Just back from the rally. Just wanted to let you know that the all in one was fantastic, it lashed rain all weekend and my little miss was perfectly warm and dry. Thanks so much for getting it to me by Thursday we wouldn’t have been able to go without it. The picture is of her getting her lunch and it was pouring down. Thanks so much and we are delighted to be a fan.

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Thanks Mandy for sending on the photo and feedback.

If any other customers have photos they’d like me to feature here, please email me at info AT puddleducks DOT ie.

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