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A winter coat challenge!

(23 Posts)
mummynoseynora Mon 24-Sep-12 19:43:54

I have decided this year I need to buy a proper winter coat and stop stealing DH's various array .... so heres the challenge

It must look nice
It must fit over my gut
It must be warm
It must be waterproof
It must be as cheap as humanely possible (!)

I think I have set myself an impossible task, and I completely understand for a decent weatherproof coat I could and probably should spend a small fortune, but I don't have it - simple!

If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated!

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 20:03:37

bump for anyone up for a challenge!

BIWI Tue 25-Sep-12 20:13:14

OK - starter for 10!

I bought one of these today, in black - it's incredibly light and not quite as 'puffy' as it looks in the photo. Close-fitting, it's actually quite stylish.

But you're welcome to say you hate it! grin

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 20:17:43

hmmmm I would like it if I was tall... I however am not, and look like an oompa loompa in that length stuff.... so as a footnote - it needs to be waistlength or just over! blush

moonstorm Tue 25-Sep-12 20:21:23

Has anyone mentioned the Merrell Haven, yet? grin

moonstorm Tue 25-Sep-12 20:22:12

ps buy from Sportsdirect or somewhere like that - not full price!

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 20:23:24

Just searched it on amazon..... almost fits the bill - however how much?! shock

Def needs to be cheaper! As a hint, I spend all my money on the kids and therefore have next to none for me confused grin

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 20:29:03

What do we think of this

moonstorm Tue 25-Sep-12 21:10:18

Haven here

moonstorm Tue 25-Sep-12 21:11:21

Haven better link

moonstorm Tue 25-Sep-12 21:11:39

try again

hugoagogo Tue 25-Sep-12 21:19:30

Lands end?

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 21:46:39

oooh quite like a couple of the lands end ones whats the thoughts on this one

moonstorm Tue 25-Sep-12 21:50:39

I like that - I thnk will be much warmern than the Next one

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 21:54:58

Thanks moon - any thoughts on colour?! I have darkish brown hair... kind of like the teal one but not sure if its a bit naff!

hugoagogo Tue 25-Sep-12 21:59:11

If you quote 20coat when you order today at landsend, you might be able to get £20 off, if you spend £80 (some of it on coats).

Don't shout at me if it doesn't work please, as I'm not 100% sure it will work for anyone but me. Worth a try though.

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 22:08:00

code doesn't work sad guess it might need to be all on a coat ?!

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 22:08:21

thanks anyway though hugoagogo

hugoagogo Tue 25-Sep-12 22:14:11

Ah shucks, I really wanted it to work for you.

Someone on here posted a 25% off code here the other day, which I used and I wanted to spread the love a little.

moonstorm Tue 25-Sep-12 22:24:08

I love the teal, but tend to go for a neutral coat so that it goes with more (the last time I bought a lovely coloured coat, I kept stressing about whether it wen with my clothes).

mummynoseynora Tue 25-Sep-12 22:27:52

yeah my thoughts too.... although my trousers are always neutral - jeans / black trousers for work

The only other colour I am debating is the dark mahogany - but would that be too much dark sometimes?

couldn't go for the lovely ivory one... DS would see to that being ruined angry

OohMrDarcy Sat 29-Sep-12 15:12:34

Have namechanged but this is OP,
Coat has arrived and I love it! Extremely toasty, comfy and unfrumpy. Full of secret pockets inside the main ones

Thanks for your help all, very happy!

moonstorm Sat 29-Sep-12 19:04:03


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