Help me choose a stylish but also long and very warm coat for standing around rugby pitches?

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casacastille Sat 12-Oct-13 17:09:48

Can anyone recommend one? After today, I have realised that it has to cover my bottom (not yet defrosted) but beyond that I can't decide what sort.

I quite like this Zara one

and this one claims to be waterproof

Which do you like best? I'd like a furry hoodsmile

I bought the Taylor. I'm almost keen for it to rain now!

bsc Wed 16-Oct-13 23:05:48

Dearie me... I've just ordered some of those heated insoles dexter!

I always have cold feet! Just worried about them fitting inside my boots now, as I'm only a size 4 hmm

Lands end here too. Only ones that keep me warm. Squall parka for wet weather and a down one for cold cold.
Ive brought a next padded coat which says its shower proof this year as wanted something slightly nicer but im not sure it will be too warm at £50 and polyester filled.

Good hat scarf and gloves are essential. Layers are good. I wear at least two vests under my clothing. I never wear jeans or trousers so black thermal leggings instead of tights. Two pairs of socks one normal pair and then a pair of thermal or those fleecy bed type socks and then wellies.

I went Lyndsey. Olive green.

It didn't come with a lightsaber but I have borrowed DS4s so it's ok.

MissFoodie Wed 16-Oct-13 20:48:57

queen/tea which one did you get???

cardamomginger Wed 16-Oct-13 20:40:36

I washed my Didrikson rain coat (so no filling). I used Tech Wash and it was fine.

www.amazon.co.uk/Nikwax-Direct-Clean-Proof-Value/dp/B001RE3FSW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381952386&sr=8-1&keywords=tech+wash

The purple bottle is the wash-in re-proofing stuff.

horcruxmanzini Wed 16-Oct-13 20:34:26

Speaking of which, has anyone washed their Didrikson yet? Mine is getting a bit doggy, but I'm reluctant to put it in the washing machine in case I ruin it...

cardamomginger Wed 16-Oct-13 19:52:55

Thanks for starting this thread. I have a Didriksons rain coat, which is fab for keeping out the rain but does nowt in terms of cold. I WILL NOT BE COLD AGAIN THIS WINTER!!!!

Lots of useful suggestions. Would LOVE a Canada Goose, may go for a Cuckmere, but will probably find a suitable Didrikson.

I got my Didrikson yesterday too. And the gales this morning meant it got it's first outing this morning too.

I was warm and dry despite a 40 minute tramp across the city to work.

I felt vair Hans Solo. 'twas lucky I didn't pass any livestock - I may not have resisted the urge to grab my lightsaber and pop in a passerby.

Glad I got waterproof now.

Shame it was hot and sunny on the walk home. I was a little sweaty after the walk home.shock

horcruxmanzini Wed 16-Oct-13 17:05:39

Love Laws. I got my Didriksons parka from there, and the service was brilliant.

Thank you to all those who suggested Didriksons. My new coat arrived today, it has already encountered the horror of playground duty in the rain!

So, it is a bit red but very snugly. I feel I need a sign- no ewoks were harmed in the making of this coat! I ordered from Laws, it was delivered yesterday, but taken to the sorting office.

TheMilkyBarsAreOnMe Mon 14-Oct-13 10:20:22

This Marmot coat is beautifully warm and I really reaally hate being cold!

suebfg Mon 14-Oct-13 07:02:41

The Aigle cuckmere is described was waterproof and having worn it numerous times in the rain, it has never let any rain in.

It is very warm - definitely a winter coat - I love mine.

MrsKoala Sun 13-Oct-13 22:09:57

oh and i've just seen there is a feather escaping, so i think it is smile

ProphetOfDoom Sun 13-Oct-13 22:08:14

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TheBeanAndTheBee Sun 13-Oct-13 22:03:27

For those of you with the aigle cuckmere - is it waterproof?

MrsKoala Sun 13-Oct-13 20:06:49

it's also nice and fitted with a waist elastication bit at the back. So being tall and a broad shouldered it's one of the few parkas which doesn't make me look like a yeti in a sleeping bag.

MrsKoala Sun 13-Oct-13 19:59:01

I'm not sure Schmaltzing blush . I just checked the label and it says 75% goose down cluster ?? You'd have to check the website for more info i'm afraid. It is very warm and lovely tho. I got the chocolate brown colour. I wanted the white but i thought it wasn't practical sad

I got it at about £250 in the sale last March and thought it would be for this winter. But then we had a cold snap and snow in April so i got a couple of months wear out of it last winter too.

I'm tall and it still keeps me warm to my knees - which most parkas don't and end just under the arse on me.

I can see it lasting a good 5 years or more, so imo worth the money.

jonicomelately Sun 13-Oct-13 19:45:02

Boots not books!

jonicomelately Sun 13-Oct-13 19:43:01

I do Northface and layers. Wellingtons are too cold even with socks. I do walking books or even Docs. The most essential item for me is a really warm hat. That makes all the difference ime.

ProphetOfDoom Sun 13-Oct-13 19:30:28

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AnnoyingOrange Sun 13-Oct-13 19:28:29

I can recommend ski wear too.

Salopettes, snow boots and ski gloves make a huge difference in conjunction with a warm coat

chartreuse Sun 13-Oct-13 19:28:28

Lands End coats are perfect for this kind of job. Glamorous - no. Warm - definitely.

HAPPY20 gets you 20% off today and tomorrow

nogoodusernamesleft Sun 13-Oct-13 19:22:01

Footie mum here, 10 years in. Have been through many coats over the years but am currently selling my Michael Kors one on ebay, having invested in a Monsoon Ellie puffa, which I've been lusting after for years, can't wait for it to arrive!

MrsKoala Sun 13-Oct-13 19:17:19

i second the northface arctic parka - was up whistler and blaxkcomb mountain in the snow at -6 yesterday and was toastie. I had a vest, topped with a long sleeve tight t-shirt, a sweater and the parka on.

As for feet, i have also tried on the northface knee high, furry boots and they were very warm. these or these are very good.

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