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I have a fabulous crag hoppers winter coat, it's long, waterproof, quilted lining, aquadry and comes nearly down to my knees. It's long enough to wear with all my tunic dress things as they don't stick out at the bottom and has a huge, fabulous hood with a peak. I hardly know what the weather's doing when I wear it because it's so snug, warm, cosy and huge. It's perfect. I'm now trying to find one for my 7YO DD. I can't find anything like it in chdren's sizes despite there being many in griwn ups sizes. Can anyone help?
Ooh, the Barbour Outlaw one is lovely and would be perfect though the price is slightly in my dreams . Had a quick look on the monsoon website too, lots of wool coats, not sure about wool for filthy Tom boy type! Will go into the shop and check out their long puffa coat. Thanks
Mouse, they do the Eloise puffer coat in red and navy. £50. They got good reviews last year. And monsoon did a 25% off everything offer in November last year. I nearly bought one in jan but thought it was too long! My dd is only 4 tho.
It is hard getting a waterproof knee (or just above) coat for children that is also warm too, they all seem to be ski jackets or long wool. I got dd a long puffer from h&m in the sale (was £30, reduced to £10) and a winter ski jacket from there too. Waterproof & lined trousers for days walking in the wintery rain seem to be the only answer, luckily my dd hardly ever wears skirts/dresses. This is mid length, £90, but because it is geox, I would think it was good quality/waterproof/warm - but you can't tell from the description! This is also mid-length and again no technical specifications.
This Jack Wolfskin looks technically good, but still not very long. If your dd is a tomboy then maybe slightly shorter is better, my dd likes climbing trees and rarely feels the cold like I do, my dd is also tiny for her age, so coats do tend to be slightly longer on her too.
Have a quick look at John Lewis website. I got my dd ( same age) a lovely dark purple padded long coat in the sales for £16. Reg price was probably twice that but it would have been worth it. Lovely not completely waterproof but dealt with the slushy rain stuff quite well.