Trip I can't do links (my age it's just gibberish when someone explains it!!) I have hawkstone waxed (almost git winter force!!) for winter, flyweight Sapper waxed for spring/autumn and the black parka was a second from outlet I think it was last summer it's a flyweight. Perfect for work over a suit. Also have cream hooded flyweight grace good spring/autumn and quiltted non-hooded international. Want article parka but bought Joules one athalftheprice instead. Itgwr good hooded waxed are Rebel, non waxed Outlaw if you take due off the hood and love winter force parka but I dudn't lIke fleece lining awkwardme
My Barbour(s) have hoods?? I have black international waterproof/breathable parka, olive international waxed both have hoods and liberty print lined one with a hood? You're looking at tge wrong ones!! <disclaimer we have an outlet nearby hidestwomore> I dud only but two Merrell's though restrained
The whole waterproof thing is a nightmare!I do think that is an older style one (liner confirms for me).
But,that said,so many on here buy big padded quilted (and belted on top of that lot,sometimes with fur trimmed hood) things that I see on old biddies too,despite some thinking they are trendy/stylish!!!!
Just make sure you're happy and feel good,look in the mirror etc.What do others wear?
I've been searching for ages and think I'm just gonna wait until Christmas-ish (!) and treat myself to either a Barbour (possibly winter force) or a Helly Hansen Spitsbergen parka-if I can find the original rather than the yuck,boring,short version.
I am with you on the obsession MaryShelley! I was looking for a warm and waterproof winter coat and decided the North Face Arctic Parka was the ONE. (Had found it online myself then saw the myriad of posts on here about how good it was).
Unfortunately for my somewhat imperfect body I'm between two sizes in that coat so didn't buy it.
After hours of perusing online have now decided on the Marmot Chelsea, which looks almost as good as the Arctic Parka. Going to try one on tomorrow and will be gutted if it's not as good as it looks!
I saw that and was all set to buy it, but was late for school pick up and by the time I settled down again with the ipad and a credit card it was only available in a size 10, which sadly I am not. I have read EVERY SINGLE waterproof winter coat related thread on this site, it has taken over my life. Being slightly chunky (14/16 with large chest) makes it even harder as anything too padded or not fitted will make me look like a pillow. I also find it hard to reconcile spending more than £100 on a coat. I'm now leaning towards the Regatta Luna Luv....