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Stylish mid length waterproof coat

(13 Posts)
PhoebeMcPeePee Sat 13-Sep-14 15:32:07

I'm after a new coat for my birthday going for ideas from S&B folk.

I need something that will keep me dry doing a mile school run even on the very wettest of days (have a double buggy so can't carry a brolly), at least above knees possibly longer, looks stylish enough to wear into town but robust enough to dog walk in muddy fields. budget up to £250.
I'm 5ft6 size 10 top 12 bottom and would rather not look like a sack this winter grin

pinkfrocks Sat 13-Sep-14 15:36:16

If it's got to be really waterproof then you'd be looking at the 'outdoors' labels, like North Face, Barbour, Berghaus etc?

Ordinary brands won't cut the mustard.

Do you want padded- as in down coats- or just waterproof?

pinkfrocks Sat 13-Sep-14 15:37:02

p.s. Boden Rainy Day Mac always gets votes here but depends on your style.

PhoebeMcPeePee Sat 13-Sep-14 22:39:51

I definitely want more coat than mac & boden patterns aren't really my style anyway. Will have a look at some of the names you mention (had dismissed Barbour as too horsey smile). I'm not wild about overly padded jackets as I was a size 18 last winter so am hoping to find something a bit more streamlined this year wink

RaisingSteam Sat 13-Sep-14 22:50:57

Stylish colleague at work has a dark blue Didriksons coat that I'm always envying. It has a great cut and definitely looks expensive/ a cut above an "anorak" and more urban than country. Looking at their website it might be a Tilde or Thelma or similar.

The best thing I did to improve the appearance of my parka was to get some co-ordinating accessories - a scarf with a bit of colour does wonders.

flowery Sun 14-Sep-14 00:02:55

I just bought a North Face Arctic Parka for £185. It's fantastic, looking forward to wearing it. Last years version, as the new version is much more ££££

DragonfliesDrawFlame Sun 14-Sep-14 01:54:22

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missmartha Sun 14-Sep-14 09:24:23

I've got a Barbour and it really keeps me dry. I love it.

trixymalixy Sun 14-Sep-14 09:27:38

Have a look at protected species coats. They are waterproof, breathable, Seam sealed and stylish.

I have tried on both the mac and the parka and they are both lovely.

Alternatively Aigle do nice waterproof coats, I have one of their macs.

spicelette1 Sun 14-Sep-14 09:40:38

I have a janelle coat by seasalt from last year that I think fits all your criteria perfectly. I believe they are restocking this year but do have a look at their ' rain ' range in general.

Sootgremlin Sun 14-Sep-14 12:12:11

Something like this it's properly waterproof but not as expensive as some of the big outdoor brands. I've got a lightweight raincoat from there and quite pleased with it.

PhoebeMcPeePee Tue 16-Sep-14 10:38:25

Thank you all I've ordered the target dry & janelle coats and will see how they look.

CleopatraCominAtcha Mon 24-Nov-14 04:58:39

If anyone's still in the hunt, there's 30% off Protected Species macs and parkas (usually £179) at the mo. Code MITK30. Not sure they'd fit me but friend has just got one and it's sleeker (but not as warm, obvs) than the Didriksons option.

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