For much of the year, it’s important to keep your child warm when they’re on and off the bike. Cube Bikes have realised this and therefore have a warm kids sized hoodie in their clothing range. They kindly sent us one to test out – here’s our Cycle Sprog’s verdict on the Cube Junior Hoodie.
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Review of the Cube Bikes Junior Hoodie
The Cube Junior Hoodie is basically a miniature version of the adult ‘After Race Series’ top and is a great item to pull on after a good ride, or just generally when a warmer layer is required. The pattern on the front and the colour options change each year, but the sizing and fabric remain the same.
Construction of the Cube Hoodie
The hoodie is made from 100% cotton that has been brushed on the inside to give it a lovely soft feel against the skin. Externally there is a large front pocket big enough to accommodate both hands comfortably, or alternatively a broad selection of sweets/sticks depending on mood. The cuffs are long and fairly tight fitting so a) the arms don’t hang over the hands and b) cold air doesn’t make its way up inside.
The finish is excellent with all stitching clean and with no stray ends evident. The single green colour option is complemented by a lovely dark blue lining to the hood which is close fitting to the head.
Across the front, the geometric bike design is in a vibrant yellow and the Cube logo sits on the shoulder in the same colour. Against the green, it’s really striking combination that works well and looks great.
We requested the hoodie in size 122/128 with the intention of it fitting a 6/7 year old, however, it is generous all round and so will certainly give some growing room. We also tried it on a 9 year old tester and it fitted well in the body but only just in the arm length.
This top has gone down a storm with tester T, who so much so that he’s been very keen to wear it at any opportunity. However, it is a sumptuously warm and thick item and so making a grab for it in the middle of the day at the height of the summer is probably not the perfect time!
It has been put to use during summer evenings when the temperature drops and would be ideal as a layer for use during spring, autumn, and winter.
How robust is it and how well does it wash?
Tester T is not what you would call a delicate child, so it’s always fair to say review items that he has tried out are given a good once over. First wearing of the Cube Junior Hoodie top resulted in a serious coating of mud and grass which worried me somewhat as I hadn’t taken any photos of it in its pristine condition for the review article!
I needn’t have feared though as having extracted it from the washing machine it had reverted back to its original colour. And so it has been every time. The top comes in covered in who knows what, it gets chucked in the machine and comes out good as new. It has held up remarkably well to the outdoor adventures of a lively six year old!
Verdict on the Cube Junior Hoodie Review
A well made hoody that is beautifully soft to the skin and robust enough to withstand the adventures of a fun loving Cycle Sprog. Recommended.
Where can I buy the Cube Junior Hoodie?
The Cube Junior Hoodie can be purchased from Tredz.
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The Cube Junior Hoodie was provided by Cube.eu for review.