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Inaccurate size information: a wasted purchase
on 14 January 2015
While it seems well enough constructed, the sizing is completely inaccurate. I bought one that was meant to be suitable for a 4-6-year-old. The sizing information says it is for a chest of 71-76cm, and my 3-yr-old has a 66cm chest, and so I thought it would fit well, even over clothing. However, when it arrived we could barely get it done up on him. I measured the vest itself: when it is closed and velcroed, it measures 71cm.
Normally, a clothing measurement indicates the size of the person's chest/waist/hips without clothing (or with minimal clothing). You expect the garment -- especially a piece of outerwear like this -- to be substantially bigger than the chest (etc.) measurement. For a chest of 71-76cm, I would expect a vest like this to be 81-90cm or larger. Here, the vest only just made the bottom end of their chest measurement range. The length and armhole diameter are also only just large enough for my 3 year old.
I think companies like this sell poor quality or mis-sized items cheaply, knowing that customers won't bother to return them because it's not worth the postage. In that case, Amazon should be rigorous in its quality control checks, and bring companies like this to account.