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warm and practical children's coats- your suggestions please
We don't have a car so I need to get really decent winter coats, especially for the school run at 8am when it's lterally freezing!
All the supermarkets, next etc sell such flimsy, thin coats for winter. Can anyone point me in the direction of good brands that are warm and practical, and if they look nice too that would be even better! I think they would need to be wool or feather filled.
We had H&M coats last winter which were brilliant. Fully wind and waterproof, warmly padded and bright coloured. We bought the ski trousers too for the snowy/ wet weather too which were equally fab. Reasonably priced too.
We always get ski jackets as they are warm, waterproof, hooded, usually washable. Had a vg Trespass one from John Lewis, the ones from Decathlon are good quality for a full winter. Or online try www.littletrekkers.co.uk I'm not sure how washable down is? Good luck!
There's a shop in Edinburgh called Nippers (they mail order too) that does brilliant kids' coats. Really warm fleece duffle coats that aren't too bulky. And lovely bright colours - I have a lovely autumn check one for DS this winter that's gorgeous. Highly recommend. DS has had one each year and been lovely and warm (we live in the north).
I bought the Boden fleece-lined anorak for ds this year and it's great - hardy, warm, waterproof and comes in different colourways and designs. Got it for £28 with a discount code too which is pretty reasonable I think, especially as it'll hopefully do for ds2 as well.
Debenhams have some decent ones that wash well, are long enough in the body, warm without being bulky and have hoods. They are much warmer than the Boden ones we have which are now relegated to the weekend
I can't even find coats on the first 2 websites! I don't think they have any on the nippers website, it is very sweet though, I almost bought some snowboots in the sale in preparation. The Trekkers website is a bit overwhelming, or maybe I'm just tired.
The boden coat wont be warm enough, and I just don't think the vikingkids ones will be either.
Sorry to be so fussy! Do you remember when it was -10 last winter? That's the weather I'm thinking of, all three of us cried for the walk to school it was soooo cold.
I have just bought a coat from vikingkids website a brand called Didrikingdons or something. A bum covering parka that is fully waterproof, wind proof & padded. It is so cozy I am thinking of getting an adults version!
Go outdoors, mountain warehouse, those sort of places. You don't want to pay full price for DCs as they grow out of them. A quick google gets half price and better girls branded jackets. £20 rather than £50
There are outdoor shops in our local outlet mall.
Try asking in travel there are a lot of skiers that will know on line places and brand names to search.
The Gap down ones are washable but you do need a drier to fluff the feathers up again. Down isn't so great for the wet, but it is super warm and super light. 3 of my dc had them last year and they wear really well. The gap regular 30% discount helps! I've bought 2nd hand gap warmest coats and they've still looked pretty good after a couple of seasons with us! Landsend down coats are meant to be even better, but I haven't bought one so far. I think there is a discount out ATM too. I just buy a waterproof for my dc as well and that's worked pretty well for years. I think it's Didrickson's you mean Ispy. Search on MN and they're pretty rated for women's and kids' coats but £££. I think H&M are pretty good for the price, but I find the fit doesn't suit my dc when they happen to need a coat for some reason. DS2 (5.9) has a fake sheepskin coat from Monsoon atm and it's actually really practical, just throw it in the wash and he's v.v.warm in it. Plus he's a dude in it Their coats are very good and the girls' ones have some wool so worth a look?