Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender
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Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender
Universal Jacket Extender

Universal Jacket Extender

Regular price $129.99 CAD Sale price$109.99 CAD Save $20.00 CAD

Expand the jackets you love. Share them with your belly and baby.

  • Patented universal zip adapter.
  • Adjustable softshell extender (not a classic BellyFit).
  • Removable fleece layer.
  • For maternity and babywearing.
  • Wind, rain, and snow resistant.
  • Lovingly made in Canada from premium materials.
  • Certain Metaluxe adapters now available. See tab below for details.

Metaluxe is the only zip style that does not work directly with the Universal Adapter. See further down on how to identify a Metaluxe zip.


Exceptionally, for Metaluxe zips made by the brand "YKK", we are able to provide additional adapters that would work with our universal extender.

If you think your zip is Metaluxe or are unsure, please email us with the following information: 

  • A clear photo of your zip, including the slider or sliders (if there are more than one).
  • Length of zip
  • Letters / numbers on the back of the slider(s)

With the above information, we will be able to advise you if an adapter is available and how to include it with your order for a Universal Jacket Extender. 

Identifying Metaluxe Zippers

Compare the outside of your zip to the unique saw-tooth shape in the photo below. This shape is what Metaluxe looks like and how we identify it. 

Photo of the teeth on a Metaluxe zip

The color can be silvergold or another darker color. The material is plastic however is designed to look like metal. 

Some brands that may use Metaluxe zippers include:

  • Rudsak
  • Mackage
  • O’Neil (certain models only)
  • Columbia (certain models only)
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Guaranteed to fit your belly and baby.

The Universal Jacket Extender is a softshell extender that expands the front of your own jacket during pregnancy. While baby-carrying with a soft-structured front-carrier, wrap or sling, the extender expands your jacket around you and your baby, for close comfort and warmth while outdoors.

The unique design slides over and secures onto most brands and sizes of zippers allowing you to switch between jackets with ease. For different-length jackets, simply reposition the extender for ideal coverage or fold the top down on shorter jackets. The Universal Adapter can also be used without the extender during early pregnancy and post-partum where just a few extra inches are needed.

  • Warning: Not suitable for Metaluxe zips. See tab above to verify if your zip is Metaluxe.
  • Note: The extender is different from the classic BellyFit Jacket Extender. The results of the Zipper Check do not apply to the Universal.
  • Designed to slide onto most zips, brands and types of jackets (rain, down, parka, long and short jackets). 
  • Long pull-tabs and high quality zips make zipping easier.
  • Plastic snaps and elastic strip to control the width for a better fit. Snaps also help with shortening the top on short jackets and while baby-carrying.
  • Snap-on fleece panel for an extra layer of warmth (included). Simply remove for milder days.
  • Universal Adapter includes stop-system to make sure it stays in place on your zip and prevent any sliding.
  • 27" (70cm) long, one-size fits most. 12" (30cm) wide at it's widest and tapering down to 7" (17cm) at the base.
  • Adjustable down to 24" (60cm) for shorter jackets and can be repositioned higher up on longer jackets.
  • Made from high quality softshell, polar fleece, YKK zips and proprietary clips.
  • Softshell is 3-layer with a micro-fleece lining (98% polyester, 2% Spandex), waterproof and breathable membrane and outer shell with a durable water-repellency coating (DWR).
  • Wash Instructions: Machine wash cold with mild detergent. Hang to dry. Do not dry clean.
  • Lovingly made in Montreal, Canada. Made in Canada

Your baby’s safety is your responsibility. Always monitor your baby or child to ensure adequate ventilation and warmth. The Universal Jacket Extender is NOT a baby-carrier. Always follow the safety instructions of your baby-carrier.

Customer Reviews

Based on 434 reviews
Rachel Leadbeater

Really simple to install and keeps my baby toasty now the evenings are getting colder.

Ann Sagebiel
Love the extender…but needs more accesible instructions!

I love the extender and keep telling people that it is one of the best investments I’ve made during my pregnancy! However, I wish that the instructions were more accessible. The instructions that came with the extender were not clear and I almost gave up installation in frustration. It was also annoying to have to search through the FAQ to find the video instructions. I think it would be super helpful to have the instructions in one and clearly marked on the website, and to clearly identify that link on the instructions that come with the extender. Once I found the instructions on the website installation was a breeze, but do really wish they were easier to find!

Thank you for this feedback :). We hear you. We've recently updated our How-To videos, made them more accessible with direct access on the product page under a How-to Tab and now easier to find in the FAQ.

Eric Dement
Nice option

This adapter is a nice option to have especially when you don't have a lot of closet space or want to buy yet another bulky item. I've gotten compliments that you can't even tell it isn't part of my original jacket event though it's a different color. Only downside is it takes a bit of time to switch it from jacket to jacket so I only end up wearing it with one jacket. So weigh your options f you have room in your closet and only want one jacket then I would just get a maternity jacket. If you want options and also don't have a ton of space then this is a great option. The zipper stoppers are a must and if you don't put them on with your jacket it will slide down. Customer service was extremely responsive and helpful to offer to send me more so I don't have this issue anymore.

Taylor Malcolm
So Worth It

I got this instead of buying a winter coat for pregnancy/baby wearing. I love that there’s 2 parts- I’m 6 months and just needed the couple extra inches but love knowing I can add the extra part when I am bigger/when I will be wearing baby. So easy and quick to attach to zippers and I love that I can still wear all my original coats with each season. Way cheaper than buying a new coat!

Great concept, wish the zipper was smoother

Great concept for making non-maternity coats work throughout your pregnancy and baby wearing days. Wish that the zippers on the extender itself worked better (they're tough to get connected) and that the instructions included in the packaging made any sense (they don't, but the video on the website is very clear). Glad I can now be warm in my third trimester!