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Paddingtonthebear Fri 07-Nov-14 09:27:45

I've read the looooong coat thread with interest. I think I've narrowed down my search but I wondered if I've missed something.

I have a Merrell Haven coat. It's seen me through two winters. I love how warm and waterproof it is. However I've lost weight and it's now a bit big. I would also like something a bit more stylish.

So, the warmth/waterproofness of a Merrell, but a bit more classuc/stylish?

Ideally in navy blue.

Love the North Face Arctic Parka but it's just so expensive.

I am short so Didriksons and the Scandi brands are all way too long in the arm and length

I don't really like the Merrell Ellenwood

I like the Jack Wolfskin Parka but DH has one and I don't want to look like him grin

Seasalt doesn't suit me at all.

Not keen on Barbour.

Any thoughts?? smile

yazzy85 Fri 07-Nov-14 12:12:55

Have you looked at the Target Dry Parka? They are waterproof and come in a couple of different colours too.

Paddingtonthebear Fri 07-Nov-14 13:15:03

Not keen on the shiny buttons on the target dry grin

BlueEyedWonder Fri 07-Nov-14 13:26:15

Have you looked at Lands End down parka coats? Depending on how short you are, they do petite fit.

Paddingtonthebear Fri 07-Nov-14 14:05:37

Thank you, just had a look but the Lands End stuff defines frumpy for me I'm afraid ��

FruitBasedDrinkForALady Fri 07-Nov-14 21:38:26

I know you said you don't want the Jack Wolfskin parka, but I may never, ever, take my iceguard off ever again.

stickygotstuck Fri 07-Nov-14 21:50:12

I was going to suggest Lands End as well. They have a lot of different models so I don't think you can say it's all frumpy (but then I am not a stylish person and I tend to equate 'stylish' with 'boring' or 'frumpy' will you believe? grin).

I got a black parka last spring in the sale which is technical but doesn't look it, IYSWIM. Wore it today for the first time - 'tis great! I just see no point at all in a non-waterproof coat in this county.

Paddingtonthebear Sat 08-Nov-14 18:23:32

Does anyone know if the Merrell Ellenwood is as warm as the Merrell Haven??

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