Well, it was only a matter of time. I had to make my son another winter jacket. I've used this pattern for a raincoat (which is lost at the moment!) and a winter coat last year. This is made of XALT breathable laminate with a layer of Malden Mills Polartec 200 on the inside for warmth. I lined it with Malden Mills sweat shirting fleece. It adds another layer of warmth and it's kind of slick for ease of wear. I added a reflective strip to the arm. I also added a few inches to the cuff. He has to roll them up but the next time he grows we'll just roll them down a bit.
This is a great pattern. The cuffs sort of look dorky but if it keeps his wrists warm, I don't care. He's an outdoor kid.