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wanted - stylish, bum covering waterproof coat

(28 Posts)
shelley72 Thu 16-Jun-11 07:10:23

i know this has been done a million times before, but does anyone know of any stylish, properly waterproof (not resistant) mid thigh length coat? despite hours and hours trawling the web have yet to come up with something in my size, in stock and that doesnt look like something my daughter or gran should be wearing. needs to be suitable for nursery runs, smart enough for work - soaked twice yesterday getting to office from car, buggy pushing, days out etc etc.

i dont mind paying a bit (say £150 - 200 tops) if it ticks all the boxes. shape is curvy, should that make a difference to style. any help gratefully received - am bloody fed up of getting wet!

blabalalalablabla Thu 16-Jun-11 12:13:38

I have two words for you:

Merrell Wakefield

And it's half price - what more could you ask for grin

Seriously though - it is the best waterproof - I have been in serious rainfall and not a drop has got through. The great thing about it is that the water forms droplets on the surface so all you need to do it give it a quick shake when you get home and its practically dry again.

Honestly - get this - there is nothing else on the market that ticks all the boxes.

shelley72 Thu 16-Jun-11 12:43:54

thank you - looks just the thing smile. will have to google though as seems to be out of stock for web delivery. what is the sizing like? does it nip in at the waist? lots of coats look very 'boxy' on me. i must be a weird shape!

BulstrodeTheApatosaurus Thu 16-Jun-11 12:47:48

If you're a small you could get it from here:

bought it last year. FAB FAB coat.

shelley72 Thu 16-Jun-11 12:53:39

i am a 10/12 depending on cut. is that a medium? cancelled trip out this morning cos too wet so i need something soon!

blossoming Thu 16-Jun-11 12:57:14

I have this one. They only have purple left, but makes a change from black. I really like it. It's not too warm, but warm enough because round here when it starts raining, no matter if its June (last Sunday 6C), it's still cold! It has a nice shape to it too.

BranchingOut Thu 16-Jun-11 13:12:03

What colours does that Merrell Wakefield come in?

blabalalalablabla Thu 16-Jun-11 14:10:35

I'm a 12 and the wakefield M is a good fit on me - definitely go for a medium.

Yes - it curves in at the waist - I think it is probably the most flattering raincoat that I've seen.

The hood is very good and has a peaked bit so you don't get a wet face.

I think last year the wakefield came in plum, black and a khaki.

They have the wakefield in black in a medium on amazon if that helps!

shelley72 Thu 16-Jun-11 16:25:59

thank you - have just ordered from amazon in med black for £69, so very happy. hope its going to be good.....
of course it means that now we are going to have a blistering hot and sunny summer grin

Chandon Thu 16-Jun-11 16:34:02

I adore my Aigle one. 100% proper water proof, smart and flattering, hooded and belted and to the knee. Comes up big-ish

tis my dreamcoat, and Half price!

gibba8 Thu 16-Jun-11 18:58:45

Thats a good price Shelley72. I bought the the size 12 in plum last winter and love it. Paid double what you did tho!

Udderly Thu 16-Jun-11 19:29:55

Would you put one of those Merrell Wakefield's on a short apple shape?

shelley72 Fri 17-Jun-11 07:59:17

bumping for you udderly...

blabalalalablabla Sun 19-Jun-11 09:16:49

How appley are you Udderly?
Its quite fitted so if you are a bramley apple I'd probably say no - if you were a coxs pippin then maybe grin

MaeMobley Sun 19-Jun-11 11:32:41

Chandon, I do like the look of the Aigle coat. What colour did you get?

I am rather large breasted and nervous of double breasted coats as I feel they will emphasise that area.

carrielou2007 Sun 19-Jun-11 13:20:07

OOh I remember the thread about these last year, they are so good I bought 3 blush the plum in a L was 140, the m in brown but the thicker version, was fab in the snow, was warm as toast and bought the black in s recently in the sale. As you can tell, after having my ds slimming world has paid off!!!

fotheringhay Sun 19-Jun-11 15:04:31


I just called the Bristol branch of Go Outdoors (0845 112 0138) to ask if they had that Merrell jacket in stock. It was definitely the right number, because the woman said it was the Bristol branch.

I got half way through asking, and the woman interrupted and said "I've got to go, I'm giving my partner a blow job" and hung up!

This seriously happened less than 5 minutes ago shock !!

fotheringhay Sun 19-Jun-11 15:10:21

I want to complain to the manager, but I'd feel really embarrassed to tell them <wimp>

openerofjars Sun 19-Jun-11 15:19:33


Are you sure it wasn't a woman who lives in Bristol & has a v similar phone number to Go Outdoors & just gets really sick of wrong numbers? If not, well, blimey.

Udderley, I'm a 12 on the top and a 14 on the bottom and 5'4", and I got the L so it wasn't too tight over knitwear in the winter. I didn't feel that there would be enough give in the M, esp round my hips. It's fine, maybe a bit roomy, but fine. And damn waterproof.

openerofjars Sun 19-Jun-11 15:21:16

fotheringhay, assuming it was the actual store, I dare you to call back & ask if she's finished yet.

fotheringhay Sun 19-Jun-11 15:30:53

I feel too shy! But I'd love it if someone else had the guts to.

It was definitely the right number.

So bizarre.

TheStallionOfSensibleness Sun 19-Jun-11 15:47:32

how odd

TheStallionOfSensibleness Sun 19-Jun-11 15:48:00

how warm is it

fotheringhay Sun 19-Jun-11 17:38:38

Wish I knew, I never got past the frankly dsturbing sales assistant!

herecomesthsun Sun 19-Jun-11 17:48:48

Re the Aigle, I am 32G and got the 18 (they are close fitting) and the red. I did wonder about the wisdom of getting a double breasted mac but it atually looks quite neat!

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