I'm starting to buy school uniform for the new school year, so I am also thinking about a new winter coat for DD. There are no school rules for coats, so we are free to choose whatever, I prefer a bright coat for easy spotting and she does not like pink. I like duffle coats, but it will be filthy after one day as she favours climbing the trees/climbing walls and I can't afford the dry cleaning for that! Next usually do a nice bright one, but are lacking this year. Any suggestions?