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Ok, where is the brilliant 'Warm and waterproof coat' thread from last year? I need another one.
I bought an amazing coat by Didriksons last year on the advice of a MNetter here who worked in the industry. She gave the BEST advice but I can't find the thread now. Basically she explained how warm AND waterproof is a hard combination to come by because we're the only country with such a wet and cold climate and no one designs for us. Nice.
I bought the coat for DS but ended up wearing it myself, now I need to buy him one of his own before he gets soaked to the skin!
Dont you love the penis pants tho!!! That was a link copy from weeks ago. V weird!
I like Rebecca but I think something longer would be better, this is my wet weather coat after all, found it for £180 but can't justify that. Naomi is a contender, same price as insulated Merrell Wakefield but charcoal option.
Morris sorry for not answering your question about the feel of it. It's a bit rough in texture but it is quite lightweight material and not inflexible or rubbery like some waterproofs. V hard to describe...it's nothing like the material in my DH or DC's coats - more materially...than plasticy.. I give up on the explanations now ;)
Does anyone know if Didrikson come up on the slightly larger size across all of their women's coats? I'm a curvy 14 but working on reducing said curves slowly but surely ;) I don't tend to wear thick jumpers so won't need masses of room, have reasonable noorkage but not excessive... Think I'm a bit smitten with Naomi
Kiwi - The rebecca is roomy, esp across the shoulders and in the sleeves... BUT i have the waist done on the tightest button and there isn't much wriggle room.. I am a 10/12/5ft6. You could have less waist definition and it would fit a larger size (there is a tab on each waist side with three poppers to adjust according to comfort).
The sleeves are really long with a lovely wrist warmer built in underneath.
It comes to mid thigh on me and dips at the back so longer on the bottom.
Complete outdoors had one in stock the other week when I checked?
Anyone looking for alonger length waterproof with a bit of shape, I'd really recommend this, the Craghoppers Nariko.
I've just bought it from Go Outdoors for £85. I got the brown one but now I wish I'd seen the purple! It's a generous fit, padded so warm and cosy but not too bulky, and it kept the rain out all day yesterday! I'm really pleased with it
Any of you ladies who have bought the Lands End Squall Coat, how do you find the fit. They come in 16-18 and 20-22. I'm a well endowed 18, so not sure what size to go for. I hate when clothes are sized like that.
Penis pants?!!!!!grin where? I have the black I insulated Wakefield by Merrell on Schhol Gatestyle recommendation.......I queued/gossiped with friend by the fish and chip van for 10 mins this eve in pouring NE rain (terrible mother couldn't be bothered to cook for kids........^blows rasbberry and does rude jesture at Daily Mail^!)and was lovely and dry underneath. Best investment ever......and looks chic. Shame the new version doesn't have the pleating detail on sleeve and big popper details.
I have had the Merrell Wakefield for a couple of years now -it is waterproof, fitted, comfy and looks good but just not warm enough for the North East in the winter so purchased a North Face Parka last year - it is sooo warm and cosy though pricey. Would recommend both coats - but love the look of the Naomi also!!!