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Help me choose a stylish but also long and very warm coat for standing around rugby pitches?

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casacastille Sat 12-Oct-13 17:09:48

Can anyone recommend one? After today, I have realised that it has to cover my bottom (not yet defrosted) but beyond that I can't decide what sort.

I quite like this Zara one

and this one claims to be waterproof

Which do you like best? I'd like a furry hoodsmile

dexter73 Sat 12-Oct-13 18:12:40

Go for waterproof (speaking from experience of cold, wet, windswept rugby pitches!!).

alwaysneedaholiday Sat 12-Oct-13 18:22:32

I don't think you can beat a north face long coat, complete with furry hood. £££ though.

mrgarybarlow Sat 12-Oct-13 18:30:10

I have this Zara one and its so warm. Not worn it in the rain yet so don't know if its waterproof but I love it.

mrgarybarlow Sat 12-Oct-13 18:30:55

Sorry this one

mrgarybarlow Sat 12-Oct-13 18:31:33


mrgarybarlow Sat 12-Oct-13 18:32:50

Give up on the photo. It's Zara navy puffa jacket.

Mollydoggerson Sat 12-Oct-13 18:36:27

I can see the photos, it's lovely.

casacastille Sat 12-Oct-13 20:52:36

Like that. I saw a cream puffer in Zara but that one looks longer. Has it got a hood in that collar?

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 20:55:00

iam a veteran

you need a North face

you need gloves, you need tights under jeans, you need thermal BOOTS

FreeButtonBee Sat 12-Oct-13 21:02:41

I finally succumbed to the aigle Cuckmere. It is DELICIOUS. I love it. Covers bum, big hood, belt at waist, warm as toast. It's worth every penny.

I had a Zara down one before and the zip was always crap plus it moulted feathers all the time. It did convince me that a proper one was worth the money.

casacastille Sat 12-Oct-13 21:07:16

What? Not even a teeny bit of style?

I'd sort of hoped to find a multi tasker for pitchside warmth / depths-of-winter city chic.

Not possible?

ProphetOfDoom Sat 12-Oct-13 21:13:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 21:16:21

it is possibly but dont go to zara - their coats are shit

casacastille Sat 12-Oct-13 21:16:45

Oh can't be doing with dodgy zips. That Aigle coat is lovely. But 300 quidshock

North Face just as £££sad

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 21:16:57

we are all telling you - cool it up with a hat and scarf and not shivering

ShoeWhore Sat 12-Oct-13 21:17:08

That Zara one is much more stylish in the flesh than it looks in the photo. It's belted for a start. I've just bought it in
dark khaki

I don't think the zara one you linked to looks warm enough sorry (although I could be wrong)

ShoeWhore Sat 12-Oct-13 21:17:56

Yes there is a hood in the collar but it's not amazing.

Trifle Sat 12-Oct-13 21:18:31

It's got to be fur, I'll be on the sidelines in my mink coat.

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 21:19:58

i tried to do it with a lands end one

one rugby festival in chippenham on mothers day when i WEPT with cold. and i said FUCK IT and came home and ordered the north face one

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 12-Oct-13 21:20:11

Lands End is your (unstylish) friend smile

(Fellow rugby Mum)

casacastille Sat 12-Oct-13 21:20:47

I have perfect boots at least. Not that I wore them today (error)

So I need to save a bit more cash then.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 12-Oct-13 21:20:48

x-post with Perv grin

casacastille Sat 12-Oct-13 21:21:43

grin @ fur

FreeButtonBee Sat 12-Oct-13 21:22:03

I know. But I spent 90 on a Zara one and it was shitola.

Aigle is strokable. Has a furry hood. Is awesome. I like the north face ones too but since I am not on the sidelines just yet, I went for slightly less utility and a bit more style.

Also heattech thermals are great. Oh and smartwool socks are brill too. Keep my feet warm while sitting beside my twins' cots while they refuse to sleep for hours on end in the middle of the night ina draughts victorian terrace. Should be A-okay for sports watching.

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