I need a new coat/jacket for weekends, we tend to go for a lot of long walks in the country. Avoid towns and cities as much as possible so don't need to look smart at weekends. I Have a waterproof coat (Berghaus) but don't really like wearing it so keep it in the knapsack for proper rain.
Am thinking maybe a fitted, quilted jacket, barbour do one in purple with a black cord collar. Does anyone know if they're warm, and what their sizing's like? Sometimes I'm a 12, somethietimes a 14 on top.
I've got a navy quilted Barbour with a hood and belt and it's smart, lovely and warm in the weather so far this Autumn, does for work and is comfy enough for weekends too. I'm 5' 1" and size 8-10 and find the size 10 just right, fitted style yet roomy enough to get a couple of layers underneath. I look like a pouffe in those big horizontally quilted things, and can't be doing with the lurid colours of a lot of happy hiker type coats. Plan to investigate if Barbour do a heavier weight, or perhaps down filled coat for snowy weather.