Post by mamared on Apr 1, 2020 19:59:41 GMT -5
Joss wears this sleeveless zip-front wetsuit when she, her friend Sofia, and her brothers surf the big, cold waves at Shadow Rock.
SKU#: GMK21 $24
SKU#: GMK21 $24
This wetsuit is advertised as an AG Rewards members exclusive, and it became available online and in American Girl stores on February 24, 2020. It’s a nicely made wetsuit with light blue color blocks on the front and back, black contours on the sides, and lime green stitching as well as neck and waist accents.
The fabric is thick and spongy like neoprene, and although it looks form-fitting, it’s not at all difficult to get it onto Joss. There’s even enough room for her to sit down in it comfortably.
The wetsuit closes with a zipper up the front, and it has a little Surf Club emblem on the front.
What I like about the wetsuit is the fabric, construction, and color scheme. It looks good, fits well, and coordinates really well with many other pieces of her collection. The price, $24, is also very reasonable.
What I don’t like about the wetsuit is that it’s sleeveless. Especially since Joss supposedly wears this to surf in cold water, a full body wetsuit would be much more realistic. It would also be realistic to wear a swimsuit under the wetsuit, but when I tried this on Joss, the seams were really noticeable and made the wetsuit look sloppy. These pics are taken without a swimsuit underneath. And lastly, just a fact of life with AG, is that form-fitting outfits highlight their brick-shaped bodies. At least the color blocking is well thought out to minimize this.
Despite the drawbacks, I still really like the wetsuit and I’m glad that I bought it. With the limitations in mind, I would still give it an A- (the minus is because it doesn’t have sleeves).