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I'm after a waterproof, bum covering, hard wearing yet stylish autumn and winter coat!

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CollectorofCookbooks Sun 18-Aug-13 07:35:17

For a reasonable price. Say, under £150.

I'd quite like a hood as optional due to buggy pushing.

They don't exist, do they?

TinaEl Thu 21-Jan-16 22:03:23

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meabhmag Tue 14-Jan-14 21:06:25 unique stylish and comfortable. Beautiful stylish comfortable waterproof coats in any colour combination!!! perfect for UK weather!!

ArtexMonkey Fri 06-Sep-13 18:57:56

My danefae skagen midseason coat came today, just in time for the pissing rain; i really like it.

primallass Wed 28-Aug-13 11:27:05

I found this Merrell Kedzie in TK Maxx for £60 today. It is really nice, and doesn't look like a 'functional' coat. My only gripe is that the hood does not detach.

BodminPill Tue 27-Aug-13 23:25:55

Patagonia do some gorgeous coats too. They are a bit spendy, but have some lovely rich colours.

TheDoctrineOfPositivityYes Tue 27-Aug-13 00:37:54

Thanks spider!

spiderlight Mon 26-Aug-13 18:42:31

DoctrineOfPositivity I'm 5 ft 5 and a 12/14 and it comes to just below mid-thigh on me. I've just measured down the front of it and it's 78cm (the label says it's a US M, Eur L - think it was the L on the Decathlon website).

TheDoctrineOfPositivityYes Mon 26-Aug-13 09:08:17

Has anyone bought a Didrikson mizzie? I know it's more of a trench coat but that could work well with a suit.

Also, what is the Viking kids returns process like??

Alwayscheerful Mon 26-Aug-13 08:54:10

Gutted I missed the Barbour Parka, I wished I had looked at this thread earlier.

TheDoctrineOfPositivityYes Mon 26-Aug-13 08:29:21

Spiderlight, where does the Arpaenz come to on you? I am 5ft6 and size 14.

TheDoctrineOfPositivityYes Mon 26-Aug-13 01:31:50

Place marking

ArtexMonkey Mon 26-Aug-13 01:30:57

I've just ordered this from the danefae website, postage worked out about £12.

mysteryfairy Sat 24-Aug-13 21:50:46

Munashe - I suggested the Barbours. I don't think that specific one is particularly ubiquitous or criminal, despite it's name. It also doesn't have obvious branding anyway. I live in rural Yorkshire and a whole variety of people still wear Barbours here. That shop is generally aimed at the more mature and affluent lady to describe it politely. Barbours may have enjoyed notoriety but I still think they are foremost a practical outdoor make. Zara has a very close copy of the parka I bought this Winter which is £120 so very little less than I spent and the difference in quality is very very noticeable.

I have a landsend parka which I think had the word squall in the name and it's pretty bad, on me at least. I'm 5ft 10 and a size 10 and the parka in size small is hugely too wide, but also really short with too short sleeves etc. It might be better on someone with a different body shape, but for me the insurmountable flaw for anyone is that the hood is massive and it doesn't stay on properly. I have a big head and struggle to get hats to fit so it's not because of me having a pinhead! Luckily I got it on sale for £40 or so - it was an emergency purchase for a weekend away and hasn't been worn since it's so hopeless. It was very warm though!

The other coat you linked to looks like a bargain price and gets great reviews so I would choose that over the Lands End one (but personally would choose the barbour over that!).

Longtalljosie Sat 24-Aug-13 21:26:32

Here's the 2012 thread:

I bought a Didrikson Naomi after reading it - it's the best coat ever, although it would swamp a short person...

Munashe Sat 24-Aug-13 20:24:10

Sorry my links all got mixed up let me try again
1. Landsend Squall Insulated Parker
2. Barbour Hooded Outlaw Jacket
3. Merrell Ellenwood Insulated jacket

Munashe Sat 24-Aug-13 20:18:09

Oh, I have been looking for this too and I am now debating these three from your suggestions

By the way I am size 14-16 and 5 ft 3 with LARGE hips so I am not quite sure if the Ellenwood would look right.

Bizarrely I am kind of like the second one from Barbour but is it really a crime to be seen in one? I am not sure about the belt too. arggrrr. Just need something nice and warm but not mumsy but have a nagging feeling that all these three tick the mumsy box well.

cerealqueen Sat 24-Aug-13 00:45:11

here you go, they will prob get more colours in but this green is lovely

cerealqueen Sat 24-Aug-13 00:41:59

Lands end chalet is not waterproof but showerproof....but they have an everlasting guarantee which means you can return anything anytime,even after a year so worth checking out to see if it suits? i had one and it got drenched after school run and I had to change coats to go out later in the morning, not ideal, so I returned it!

I think their stadium squall is great, and it is waterproof.

Haveanotherbiscuit Fri 23-Aug-13 23:48:49

Glad you came. I think from the description and a picture from the magazine they sent me its dark grey.

It looks a nice colour.

lazysleepymummy Fri 23-Aug-13 22:23:00

I was recently looking for exactly the same thing, also for buggy pushing and child carrying in the rain. There are a few threads here on MN about the search for a perfect rain mac, and I checked out pretty much all of the brands mentioned but didn't really like anything. I'm quite petite 5'3 and pear-shaped, so most of the Boden or Merrell type of jackets would just swallow me up and left me with no shape + short stumps of legs.

I finally found a really nice trench looking waterproof, fleece-lined black rain mac from TKMaxx. A brand called Miss Sixty which is not something I usually go for but the jacket is amazing. The belt can be tied up to accent the waist. Everything I'd ask for. Has a hood too. was £60 but retail for £150 normally.

Definitely check out TKMaxx. You might just be surprised to grab a bargain on your dream jacket

spiderlight Fri 23-Aug-13 20:15:37

I got this one last year and it's brilliant - Arpenaz 500 - properly 100% waterproof, a good length and warm enough that I barely bothered with my down jacket all winter. It's a nice shape too, not bulky or boxy, and I was very impresed with it for the price.

Tweet2tweet Fri 23-Aug-13 19:43:23

I bought the North Star and it is very, very nice. Had to give to my MIL though as size was tiny and bought from Ebay so couldn't return. I'd recommend it.

muchchocolate Fri 23-Aug-13 18:24:09

that's what I was wondering and I'm pretty sure its grey. I'm trying to decide between that and the blue, does look like it ticks all the boxes! smile smile

gladyoucame Fri 23-Aug-13 18:04:29

Haveanotherbiscuit is the North Star cormorant black/grey/navy? I can't tell on the website. It looks great

Haveanotherbiscuit Fri 23-Aug-13 17:27:09

I searched everywhere last year for a waterproof warm long coat.
I tried the merrell, the duffle style was blurgh and the other one, think its haven was too stiff and box like. Plus I need my wrists o feel warm and there's no adjustable cuffs on them.

I tried the boden rainy day but cuffs again were a problem and its only showerproof so I got soaked.

I ended up getting the seasalt North Star I bought it in navy last year and it is lovely. Completely waterproof and warm with light padding. It comes up slightly small if you want to wear thick jumpers.
I also bought a landsend down coat. This was really warm and comfy. It was also water repellant. Not ideal for walking in torrential rain but fine to and from work in the rain etc.

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