Fabric Specifications

The Mud Mates range of New Zealand made products are designed to keep your little ones clean, dry and warm whatever the adventure! Here’s what you need to know about our water-resistant, water-repellent and waterproof clothing for babies, toddlers and young children and our new fitted tablecloths range.

Children’s Coveralls, Overpants (unlined) and Shoe Covers

Mud Mates Coveralls, Overpants and Shoe Covers are made from a water-resistant and water-repellent fabric that is waterproof to 600mm/24 hours (which is a reasonable amount of rain!). This is a breathable, polyester, PVC-free fabric with a polyurethane (PU) coating on the inside and a 3M Scotchguard water-repellent coating on the outside. The fabric is soft and lightweight (yet durable and hard-wearing) which means the garments are comfortable and easy to wear without restricting your littlies movement.

These garments are water-resistant and water-repellent and are perfect for keeping your child clean and dry while playing in the backyard, in the sandpit, at the playground, on the farm, at daycare – anywhere your child could get wet and dirty! They also provide good protection in light rain showers (are great for puddle jumping!) and make great windbreakers (ideal for trips on the back of mum or dad’s bike). Our garments are not seam-sealed and therefore not 100% waterproof after prolonged water exposure.

Here’s what our product testers thought of our new fabric:

“I love how waterproof they now are. Not to mention sand proof, mud proof and glue proof!”

“Waterproof, breathable and wonderfully fitting over trousers from Mud Mates are a hit in my house!”

“We found the Shoe Covers fabric very waterproof. After my daughter had been playing outside in the dewy grass her shoes and socks were still completely dry.”

Waterproof Fleece Lined Overpants

Our children’s waterproof Fleece Lined Overpants are made from the same polyester fabric as our unlined Overpants, then lined with a super soft and snuggly microfleece for warmth, comfort and extra protection against the elements. Perfect if you’re heading to the snow!

Children’s Craft Aprons

Mud Mates Craft Aprons are made from our original water-resistant, PVC-free, 100% nylon fabric. This fabric has a polyurethane (PU) coating and a 600mm/24 hours waterproof rating. It is a lighter weight fabric than our polyester fabric (but still durable) and also comfortable and easy to wear.  It allows children flexibility and ease of movement so it is perfect for arts and crafts, painting, messy play, water play, baking and even eating.

Fitted Tablecloths

Our new Fitted Tablecloths are also made from a nylon parka water-resistant fabric. This fabric is wipeable making the tablecloths easy to clean with a damp cloth.

As our fabrics are lightweight they are great for indoors messy play activities such as painting as well as all-year-round outdoors adventures. Just remember to dress your child appropriately underneath their Mud Mates garment.

Both of our fabrics are machine washable and quick drying so you can be all set for fun, messy play adventures the next day.

Please be aware that frequent washing and the use of strong detergents and large amounts of washing powder may cause the waterproof qualities of the fabric to break down over time. Please follow our recommended washing instructions.

Need more information? Please contact us, we’d be happy to help.

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