Little ones growing before your eyes – Didriksons’ Extend Size to the rescue!

Little ones growing before your eyes – Didriksons’ Extend Size to the rescue!

September 8, 2016

So you’ve bought the best set of waterproofs for your little adventurer (from Nipper Skipper naturally!) and they’re the perfect fit. But then when you come to try them on again months  (or even a year later) you find that your child has shot up like a green bean and the arms and legs are too short…grrrr. Handily, if you’ve purchased any of Didriksons kid’s range of nylon weave waterproof items you’re in luck as they all incorporate the amazing ‘Extend Size’ system.

Didriksons Extend Size Waterproofs kids sailing ski forest school

Didriksons Extend Size system at Nipper Skipper – making kids clothes last longer!

The Extend Size system involves a very clever little special inside seam in the arms and legs that can be opened to extend approximately one size. There is a special red seam on the inside lining of the arms and legs which can be unpicked to extend the length of the garment by roughly one size. This allows the garment “to grow” normally at the same rate as the child and in most cases in size over a full season or more. Remember to use a seam ripper when you loosen the stitching so the fabric will not be damaged. How clever is that? It’s one of the reasons that we choose to stock Didriksons performance clothing for children – great quality at a sensible price with a commitment to working in an economical, social and environmentally sustainable manner. You can find out more about Didriksons and sustainability HERE

Here’s a little short that illustrates what we’re talking about:


Come and take a look at the full range we stock in our WATERPROOFS section

Nipper Skipper - Extend size Didriksons waterproofs kids

Didriksons’ clever system that extends as your child extends!

Didriksons waterproofs sail ski Nipper Skipper kids

Didriksons at Nipper Skipper


We offer functional and fashionable clothing for outdoor adventurers 2-10 years throughout all seasons, and specialise in providing reliable, high quality waterproofs. Nipper Skipper supplies Forest Schools, Kindergarten and Nurseries and we are happy to discuss bulk requirements (please email).
We also offer practical sailing kit and technical safety gear, for children aged 0-10 years who enjoy messing about in boats or sailing.

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