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Waterproof Parka needed....

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Maomoo Wed 13-Aug-14 14:02:28

Wise women of S&B....after getting soaked while walking yesterday I have decides I need a waterproof parka that can be worn as we go into Autumn and through the winter. I've never owned one before and have no idea where to start! Anyone bought a fab one recently that you'd recommend?

SunshineOutdoors Wed 13-Aug-14 14:10:07

I'm very happy with one I just found in TK maxx. It's a label called sosjensen and I got it for £60. It's super waterproof and breathable. Can't believe how hard it is to find an actual waterproof coat.

yazzy85 Wed 13-Aug-14 14:41:22

Ordered this for walking, its good waterproofing.

Maomoo Thu 14-Aug-14 08:10:32

Anyone tried Sea salt? They've got some good looking waterproof coats although I've never heard of the brand before.

westcountrywoman Thu 14-Aug-14 08:32:48

Seasalt jackets are great. Very waterproof and they do some lightly padded ones that are nice when it's not cold enough for a winter coat but a bit too chilly for just a thin jacket. They last well and are well-made. They are heavier than a waterproof "outdoorsy" jacket from the likes of Berghaus, Craghoppers etc but great for everyday wear / walking the dog.

PrimalLass Fri 15-Aug-14 09:12:53,4,shop,1,3511

I've bought this one and love it. It's very flattering and a good length.

Shia Fri 15-Aug-14 09:31:47


Maomoo Fri 15-Aug-14 15:36:05

Like the TK Max one...thanks Primal. I didnt know they had an online store. Could be dangerous.

ZaraW Fri 15-Aug-14 15:43:12

I have an old waxed French Connection one and it is great. Not sure if they still sell them but they sometimes appear on E Bay.

Marmaladecat1 Fri 15-Aug-14 15:45:20

Are they warm enough? I need a waterproof warm one the impossible dream

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Aug-14 15:46:08

Do you want seriously waterproof, mountaineering style?
Or fashiony stylish style which may be a bit less waterproof?

LightastheBreeze Fri 15-Aug-14 15:55:58

I've got a Merrell Wakefield, 'tis very good. The newer version is the Ellenwood

redredread Fri 15-Aug-14 19:46:26

I love my north face arctic parka, though it's cold autumn/winter weight, so not really suitable for summer

SunshineOutdoors Fri 15-Aug-14 19:49:14

Just be aware that the tk maxx one linked says it's water resistant, not water proof. Is quite an important distinction I think.

Marmaladecat1 Fri 15-Aug-14 19:51:03

I really want the north face one...I need to man up to the price and justify it by knowing I'll wear it all winter.

Lagoonablue Fri 15-Aug-14 19:51:28

I second the Seasalt ones. They are waterproof and quite warm, though only autumn warm. For winter I switch to a waterproof down coat.

Marmaladecat1 Fri 15-Aug-14 19:53:51

red I'm a small 10 should I get xs or s?

SunshineOutdoors Fri 15-Aug-14 19:55:17

this is the one I got . It is properly waterproof (3000mm, fabric is considered waterproof at 1500mm I think), also breathable so you don't get dead sweaty in it. Not sure I completely believe the rrp but it's still a great bargain.

SunshineOutdoors Fri 15-Aug-14 19:57:39

The knitted collar is detachable btw

PrimalLass Fri 15-Aug-14 22:10:24

I have a Merrell one for winter but it is far too warm for September/October.

FreeButtonBee Fri 15-Aug-14 22:18:18

I have a sea salt one. Looks fine in town, and at the beach/out walking. They come up big though. I like the fact it has a dipped hem which makes it slightly less dull. Not warm but fine with layers/scarf. I have an aigle down coat for full winter

Marmaladecat1 Fri 15-Aug-14 22:51:54

I'm sold on the merrell one I think.
Are we too early for the shops or am I behind with the times?

bishboschone Sat 16-Aug-14 08:28:07

I bought a Didrikson last year . It's pretty amazing . They make thick versions to keep you warm too. I preferred the shape to north face .

Shia Sat 16-Aug-14 09:23:47

I've now bought another Didriksons. The Thelma. It's beautiful.

Fife country for best price.

PrimalLass Mon 18-Aug-14 08:34:07

SunshineOutdoors Fri 15-Aug-14 19:49:14
Just be aware that the tk maxx one linked says it's water resistant, not water proof. Is quite an important distinction I think.

Damn it, you are right. I didn't notice. Will have to double check.

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