Review: Lea Clark’s Rainforest Hike Outfit

Review: Lea Clark's Rainforest Hike Outfit

Hello! Today, I’m going to be reviewing an outfit from the collection of Lea Clark, American Girl’s newest GOTY doll: the Rainforest Hike Outfit.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

The outfit comes with a T-shirt, cargo pants, hiking boots, a belt, a watch, and a headband. It’s priced at $34.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - shirt

The white T-shirt has a beautiful butterfly design on it, described by American Girl as a “watercolor butterfly.” The shirt velcros in the back.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - pants

Lea’s cropped cargo pants are a grayish-green color. There are parallel lines in the fabric, but you don’t really notice them until you look closer.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - pants

There are two nicely sized pockets.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - pants

The pocket flaps lift, and there’s enough space to put something small into the pockets.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - pants

Functional belt loops go the whole way around the pants.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - belt

The striped green belt is not attached to the pants. It closes with a large plastic belt buckle.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - belt

The belt is surprisingly long.

A complaint is that little hands might have trouble feeding the belt through the loops. Also, I’ve found it hard to style the belt. The shirt covers it, and the buckle bulges in an unattractive way. Here, let me show you:

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

With belt.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

 Without belt.

The outfit in the second image is more pleasing, because the belt isn’t making a lump beneath the shirt. I’ll most likely use the Rainforest Hike Outfit without the belt.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

Of course, I could hike (pun intended XD) the shirt up above the belt so that it can be seen, or tuck the shirt into the pants, but I like it better without the belt at all.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - boots

Moving on to Lea’s shoes! They are made of a tough, leathery fabric, with thick plastic soles. The hiking boots have beige, pink, and green fabric on them.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - boots

Side view.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - boots

The boots lace up with a green stretchy rope. In order to put them on, you don’t have to loosen strings or undo velcro or anything like that; the fabric is simply flexible enough to let the doll’s foot slip right in.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - watch

Next up, Lea’s watch! It’s made out of hot pink plastic. Clear plastic protects the watch face. There are bumps on the sides of the watch that are supposed to be buttons.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - watch

A better look at the watch face.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - watch

The watch goes on like the real thing: you have to stick the lime green clasp through one of the holes in the flexible watch strap.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - watch

You can even slip the end of the strap through a hard plastic thing that slides back and forth (such great description on my part! *eye roll* But seriously, does anyone know what this thing is called?)!

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - headband

The Rainforest Hike Outfit also includes a yellow headband. It’s about a centimeter wide, and made of elastic.

 American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - headband

There’s a bow on the headband, but I prefer to style it so that the bow is in the back.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

Overall, I absolutely love the Rainforest Hike Outfit. It looks amazing on Lea Clark, and I bet it would look great on other American Girl dolls as well.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

It’s got a lot of mix-n-match potential! I can see the T-shirt and the cargo pants going with lots of different outfits.

-Loren

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38 thoughts on “Review: Lea Clark’s Rainforest Hike Outfit

  1. Yay, a review! 😀 I don’t really like this outfit, just the watch and headband. XD But, the pictures are really pretty! I like the last one the best. ❤

    And. . . . I looked up what that thing on the watch is called. 🙄 It's called a "free loop" (if it slides back and forth), or a "fixed loop" (if it is attached to the watch band). :mrgreen:

    ~Ms. AGdoll~

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  2. I love the authentic looking hiking pants and preppy belt, while the watch to me is horrifying and ugly, neon color hurts my eyes and it’s quite bulky, honestly looks like it is from a dollar store gumball machine, but my kindergartener loves it. The shirt is just passable-okay, I can see the appeal to children and young women, while headband simple but sweet. The fun hiking boots are cute but wish that socks were included. Who wears hiking boots without socks? Even in steamy Brazil! I still miss the strings on Leah and won’t buy her as a protest. I went to a Valentine’s dance today and got into a big conversation with a group of 12 year old girl AG fans about the lack of the strings. They all prefer the strings!

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  3. Nice review, Loren. 🙂 I wasn’t thinking about buying this, but you may have changed my mind. I think the belt bulge looks like she stuffed something into her shirt. XD Maybe candy to hide from her sisters? 😀
    -Catlover02 🐱

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  4. Thank you for the review. I am definitely adding it to my collection before the year is out. I made mistakes with Grace’s wardrobe and don’t plan to repeat in 2016.

    I like the striping on the pants. A nice detail. Perhaps the belt would work on different outfits instead of here.

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  5. Thank you so much for the review! I was wondering whether or not to ask for this for Christmas, and your review was exactly what I needed.

    I do have one question… Are the pants super tight? Like when the doll sits down while wearing them, do they slide down her bottom? 😛 I’ve seen some AG pants do this and it’s super annoying.

    •Madison•

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