Advanced search

Down-filled coats aplenty everywhere, but need knee-length!

(53 Posts)
CookieTramp Wed 03-Dec-14 12:05:45

I have been looking and looking for a down-filled hooded coat, which are seemingly everywhere, but nowhere seems to have a knee-length one. I wear a lot of tunic-dresses, and with shorter coats they always poke out the bottom and look rubbish! What does everyone else do about this problem? I like the Aigle Cuckmere but am pretty sure it will reach mid-thigh (although they never state the length so it is impossible to be sure!).

I thought it was worth a try to ask on here and see if anyone knew of one. Need black or dark blue, and not too puffa-ish. I am 5"11' so only really proper knee-length will do. I have looked at the

LilithTheKitty Wed 03-Dec-14 12:09:26

Have you looked on ebay? There are a few of different lengths on there. New not used

caramelgirl Wed 03-Dec-14 12:10:31

Uniqlo? Rolls into a bag. Knee length on me but I am 5'7" but my tall friend ordered a longer one.
It has a hood but is not desperately glamourous. Lots of colours too. I have a couple of gilets from there as well. Wash nicely and so very warm.

leedy Wed 03-Dec-14 12:11:56

North Face do some fairly long ones:

AlfAlf Wed 03-Dec-14 12:14:00

Seasalt do really long coats. Mine isn't down filled, but they may have one that is.
I saw some snug long down coats in m&s the other day, don't think they're quite as long as the aforementioned Seasalt coats, but worth a look.

MaryMarigold Wed 03-Dec-14 13:03:34

Barbour Arctic Parka is almost knee length on me (I'm 5'5")

VivaLeBeaver Wed 03-Dec-14 13:06:02

Berghaus do one. Saw it on the surf dome website.

bonhomme Wed 03-Dec-14 13:13:05

The Aigle Cuckmere is knee length and I'm 5ft 7. It's a fab coat - you won't regret buying it.

LeoandBoosmum Wed 03-Dec-14 13:14:06

I think Zara had some (check online). Not too ££ either.

bonhomme Wed 03-Dec-14 13:14:47

Just seen that you are 5ft 11. I'm about a size 10 - not sure of your size but if bigger, maybe bigger sizes come up slightly longer??

Optimist1 Wed 03-Dec-14 13:24:16

Saw several longer ones on Lands End site (when I was looking for a mid-thigh one!)

WillPenn Wed 03-Dec-14 13:24:38

Landsend do a range of long down coats here

I have never bought from them for myself, but DH and DDs all have Lands End coats and they are very warm/great quality.

CookieTramp Wed 03-Dec-14 13:26:28

Thanks, ladies. I am frantically looking up all these suggestions and keep coming back to the Aigle. There's also a but without lengths given it is such a load of guesswork! I might have to take the risk...

CookieTramp Wed 03-Dec-14 13:27:36

Really looks mid-thigh here though :-/

dottytablecloth Wed 03-Dec-14 13:39:26

I love this joules one so much I have it black and navy

Jennys2108 Wed 03-Dec-14 13:46:49

I have the trespass one and it's knee length on me and I'm about 5'6". Fab warm coat though!

listed Wed 03-Dec-14 13:57:28

I've just bought this one

from mango, and I've just noticed it's now in the sale, argh!!

Its very warm and actually longer than it looks on the photo

listed Wed 03-Dec-14 13:58:30

oh by the way I wear tunic dresses almost every day for work in the winter, which is why I went for that coat. It covers them easily.

honjin Wed 03-Dec-14 14:20:58

I'm obsessed with this site where you can exchange your old stuff and get new outfits.

I found this down jacket that costs just £6.75 if you give them your old items!

petitdonkey Wed 03-Dec-14 14:24:57

My cuckmere is knee length on me but I am only 5"5. Can you get to a shop to try on? I love mine.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 03-Dec-14 14:28:11

I've got a trespass short length down coat and I wouldn't buy trespass again.

I know all styles will be different but the fabric behind the zipper doesn't cover the zipper so I can't wear it unless I have a high neck jumper or a scarf under it as it scratches my neck badly.

allmycats Wed 03-Dec-14 14:29:27

I also recommend Lands End.

DarkBlueEyes Wed 03-Dec-14 14:43:00

Second Lands End. Brilliant coats.

bonhomme Wed 03-Dec-14 16:35:46

Is there nowhere you can buy the Aigle with free delivery and returns? I got mine from John Lewis but it was last year.

CMOTDibbler Wed 03-Dec-14 16:38:50

I'm tall, and have a Lands End knee length one, which I love deeply

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now