Darinwrote a review of Patagonia Puff-Ball Reversible Jacket - Toddler Boys' on January 30, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
First of all, we're NOT Patagonia people. We tend to be value-oriented, function over fashion gear buyers, and I don't feel like Patagonia typically meets these criteria. However, due to lack of other options at the time, we did purchase one of these jackets for our oldest boy when he was about 1 year old. We fell in love with the design of the jacket. Specifically, the sleeves are awesome. While they are a bit baggy, their smooth material easily slides over long-sleeved clothing, and the elastic cuffs stay put right at the wrists. On and off, on and off, all day, every day. Easy. The hood fits perfectly when zipped all the way up, which is great, because toddlers don't always want to wear hats. The fabrics are good enough for our PNW winters, and the jackets easily compress and stuff into pockets and diaper bags. Car seats are a breeze.
This first jacket was worn by our oldest boy, and then by our younger boy. It still looks new. We recently purchased 2 more of these in staggered sizes(2T ,3T) and we will continue the chain. These jacket work and wear so well, that we look forward to handing them down to someone else when the time comes.
The fit is on the larger side, but the elastic cuffs successfully keep things manageable. I wouldn't recommend "sizing down".