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WATERPROOF bum-covering COATS: I am doing the research so you don't have to...

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WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 20:57:11

Can we just have one thread in anticipation of autumn/winter? No, we don't all want a Boden coat because a. they're not properly waterproof and b. EVERY other bugger in the playground has one already. So, I'm after technically sophisticated properly waterproof coats that GO IN AT THE WAIST that are somewhere in between hiker and fashion victim. Inevitably, this means EXPENSIVE usually I'm afraid. Some suggestions below. If you would like to add yours, especially cheaper ones, feel free:

Northface Stella Grace Good good good

Marmot highlander Marmot do some excellent longer waterproof jackets but unfortunately I cannot find lots of stockists in UK

Barbour are doing some nice coats these days [hit view all to see full range]

And even some of their wax jackets are wearable!

Now look here High Fash-hags Creenstone, a dutch company, do some very INTERESTING coats, apparently waterproof and technical... but difficult to find UK stockists or prices: can anyone track 'em down?

That's enough for now. will post more later. Please add suggestions but only ACTUAL waterproof coats please.

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WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 20:58:16

PS I have a Land's End Stadium Squall, but frankly, it makes me look like a bus, and I'm bus-like enough already, thanks.

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Fimbo Thu 19-Aug-10 21:03:47

Damn you WilShelf, now I want that North Face one............... grin

WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:10:01

You can buy all manner of horrifically expensive, waterproof and presumably warm ski/board jackets here. Not to mention in a mad range of awfull colours.

Whatever floats your boat.

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FGM Thu 19-Aug-10 21:10:10

Patagonia rain coat but £££.

moragbellingham Thu 19-Aug-10 21:13:48

Me too, that Stella is great.
I bought a bloody Land's End one and a Boden waterproof last year as I couldn't find the perfect combination of warm and waterproof.

I did buy a North Face Greenland (too small but lovely) and another North Face Triclimate but it was so shiny and black I looked like a WPC.

Keep up the good worksmile

WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:15:59

Oh yes!

Merrell Wakefield looks a bloody good contender to me!

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WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:16:48

Merrell Haven duffle coat also says it's waterproof though doesn't look it

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Clayhead Thu 19-Aug-10 21:20:30

I had an insulated North Face Grace two years ago. It has made me look forward to the cold weather grin

It's fantastic.

piratecat Thu 19-Aug-10 21:21:24

i love that Merrell Wakefield!! where can we see a pic of the olive colourway? plus its cheaper in olive

WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:21:35

bugger,these poncey Norwegian Rain ones are only for men...
I think we should look to our Scandi, Low Countries and US/Canadian cousins who do cold weather with style so much better than us. But who ships internationally? Anyone know?

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piratecat Thu 19-Aug-10 21:23:57

only my ex mil in germany!

WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:28:24

This lot seem to do one weirdy hippy multicoloured raincoat each year

Deffo NOT my cup of tea but might be yours

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MamaLaMoo Thu 19-Aug-10 21:29:33

Got a Merrell Wakefield and it is fab, can push pram and stay dry all at once.

WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:30:42

On a Scandi theme I've no idea if available in/to the UK but I suppose if you're gonna wear a mad print raincoat that isn't Boden you might as well make it an iconic print...

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WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:31:29

God, I hope I get a free bloody coat out of this, or at least a commission, or a bloody byline when all those lazy fashion eds nick my research...

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WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:32:18

And I believe Capes are all the rage...

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WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:33:17

This is kinda cool but is it waterproof? Hmmm...

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Ewe Thu 19-Aug-10 21:36:11

I am going to go for a Barbour this year I think, every year I leave it too late and end up with something shitty I hate. I want to splash out on an investment coat.

WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:39:37

I found Didrikson's in Sweden with some interesting coats but harder to find in the UK

This one is a BIT hiker but quite a fitted shape

This one's quite good...

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WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:45:41

Is this really a properlt waterproof trench coat from Aigle?

Their countrywear jackets are well-regarded I think but I haven't seen this one before.

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curlyredhead Thu 19-Aug-10 21:47:22

Marmot Highland in UK in a sale

This is the thread I have been looking for all my life.... or at least since I had kids in Edinburgh....

WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:48:07

This isn't long enough for me but it's a pretty good jacket, and looks fully waterproof...

And from same shop, another good shorter Aigle jacket

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WilfShelf Thu 19-Aug-10 21:49:31


I know. I have always lived on the West of UK, therefore Very Wet most of life. No more.

Land's End have been good, but jeez, so frickin frumpy...

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hatcam Thu 19-Aug-10 21:59:38

Good discount, and Peak Performance kit is lovely, very technical too. More winter stock in soon.

For cold weather as much as rain:

But I still live in my North Face Parka as soon as it's chilly, in olive green, you can take the fur off if it's not that cold, it covers your bum and is quite fitted into the waist to give a good shape. And it has billions of pockets for all the stones and fir cones my children neeeeeeeeed to take home.

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