Hi, I thought I’d ask the MN community for some views and advice on this coat dilemma!
I’m looking for is a coat to cover my bum as a minimum but ideally to about knee length. I want wind and rain proof so that it’s as versatile as possible and can be used in cold and wet weather.
I’ve identified the Barbour Carribena was coat which seems to tick all the boxes (although it could be slightly longer). But the sizing is really weird. I’m normally a 12/14 (European 40).
With his coat the 14 (marked as a European 40) is way too small. The 16 (42) sort of fits but:-
- the sleeves are still on the short side - when I’ve got the hood on it’s kind of too short in the neck - it feels like it pulls down on me and I can’t close the top buttons - the bit where the sleeves start is a little narrow so a thick jumper gets caught when I put it on - at the same time there’s some bulk around the chest
Has anyone else found this with Barbour? Is it worth trying an 18 (I’d feel very weird buying an 18!!!)
Any suggestions for a similar coat that’s better fitting?