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Can anyone recommend a really warm coat for this weather?

(25 Posts)
hownow Thu 04-Dec-14 15:08:01

Maybe quilted?

Not short but not past knee length (and I'm petite)

Less than £150

SAHM lifestyle but something non-frumpy!

Any recommendations?

I am freezing!!!

slalomsuki Thu 04-Dec-14 15:11:54

I bought a Lands End lightweight down parka last week and its great. Waterproof too and warm. Cost £89 but they had a sale on but I think they currently have 25% off.

hownow Thu 04-Dec-14 15:15:21

^ thanks for the recommendation but I've tried lands end before & their size 8 isn't a true size 8 so swamps me.

Shame as the quality is good.

lentilpot Thu 04-Dec-14 15:16:31

I have a great coat from seasalt - waterproof but not shiny and quilted but not frumpy. It's the snowdrop coat but they have others that are even warmer!

slalomsuki Thu 04-Dec-14 15:18:17

They do a petite range now and remember they size large as the conversion from US to UK sizes are not quite accurate.

Also try Centigrade via QVC as they had some earlier this year.

hownow Thu 04-Dec-14 15:19:12

Any good Zara coats this year?

What about jack wolfskin?

SorrelForbes Thu 04-Dec-14 17:21:38

Have looked at the Merrell Haven II?

SuperDuperJezebel Thu 04-Dec-14 17:21:57

I have a lovely down coat from Zara, it comes just above my knees (5ft3). Will see if I can find a link!

SuperDuperJezebel Thu 04-Dec-14 17:23:37

this one!

LeoandBoosmum Thu 04-Dec-14 17:38:15

This is 95cm, so you'd have to measure where it would reach on you if interested:

Not suere what your size is but available in black or stone. £179 BUT if you use WHNOV before midnight tonight you can get 20% off. If you get it delivered into store that's free.

LadyintheRadiator Thu 04-Dec-14 17:39:23

I have the same coat as SuperDuperJezebel smile I love it, it's sooooooo warm. Quite neat fitting too, I got it to replace an old Zara one that felt too puffy and michelin man-ish.

Twinklestein Thu 04-Dec-14 18:38:15

I've got a Marmot Montreaux coat. With 650 fill pure goose down it knocks all High street puffas into cocked hat. And it's far warmer than brands like Lands End or North Face. I have literally never been cold since I bought it and I used to freeze every winter.

It comes with a detachable hood with a horrible faux fur thing but you can detach the fur thing too so I binned it.

specialsubject Thu 04-Dec-14 18:40:00

layers will work far better as they trap air. Thermal vest, shirt/t-shirt, fleece or two, windproof jacket/coat.

SuperDuperJezebel Thu 04-Dec-14 19:15:10

Agree LadyintheRadiator - I love that it's got the belted waist. Probably I just love that I've lost enough weight that I can wear Zara now!

slalomsuki Thu 04-Dec-14 19:17:20

There is a tog 24 coat in the sale just now with a battery operated heated back to it as well as being waterproof. Bet that's warm!

Norfolknway Thu 04-Dec-14 22:55:04

I have a lovely coat from esprit

it was £125 last year, I.think.

I'll try and link

Miggly Fri 05-Dec-14 22:51:02

Just attempted a reply but posted in completely different place... Have you looked at craghoppers? I'm 5'1" and 8/ 6-8 and their size 8 is a proper size 8. It's just below thigh length on me, v warm, waterproof, slightly fitted and not at all frumpy. Think I paid around 125, possibly from surfdome? I love it. Not been cold on school run since it arrived.

yazzy85 Mon 08-Dec-14 10:13:47

SuperDuperJezebel & LadyintheRadiator I like the look of the Zara one. Have never ordered from them before. What size would you suggest for a size 10 in other shops??

SuperDuperJezebel Mon 08-Dec-14 13:25:19

I'm a 12, very occasionally a 10 and I got a medium. I tried on the large and it felt roomier but way too big around the bottom (just wanted to check as it was a tiny bit snug, not uncomfortable at all but I carry most of my weight around my tummy).

Paddingtonthebear Mon 08-Dec-14 13:31:01

I've got this Jack Wolfskin 5th Avenue coat. Ive got the navy one . It's warm, stylish and fully waterproof. I got it here, they are £225 on the Jack Wolfskin website and in the Cotswold outdoor store (where I tried it on in black before looking online for it cheaper and finding the navy colour). This website was a bargain

yazzy85 Mon 08-Dec-14 16:32:42

Paddington that's a great deal. I think it might be a bit shorter than what I'm looking for. I tried on the Jack Wolfskin Icegaurd and it was too big in the smallest size, loved the quality though!

Paddingtonthebear Mon 08-Dec-14 19:08:17

I'm 5'4 and it's mid thigh and bum covering on me. Very different fit than the ice guard IMO, I didn't like that one

yazzy85 Mon 08-Dec-14 21:14:21

Thanks Paddington it looks shorter in the pictures, I'm the same height as you so should be ok. How is the sizing? I'm a 10 normally, should I order a small or medium?

Paddingtonthebear Tue 09-Dec-14 07:11:38

I've got a small, I would say its a size 10

LadyintheRadiator Tue 09-Dec-14 07:13:48

Yazzy I am a 10/12 and have the M too (the Zara one).

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