I've just bought the Janelle coat from Seasalt on a whim. Please tell me it was the right decision!

(39 Posts)
CoconutAmericano Wed 26-Aug-15 19:35:30

I must be mad but I just bought the Janelle coat on a whim. Today felt like Autumn and well, I started thinking about the cold weather creeping in.

I am 5'9 so I think I'm tall enough for it (seems very long) and I walk the school run and bus it to work so i am always exposed to the weather. Plus I really feel the cold. Tell me i won't regret it blush

Euphemia Wed 26-Aug-15 19:49:48

I have two Seasalt coats and I love them. I want the Janelle now. Looks lovely. grin

CoconutAmericano Wed 26-Aug-15 19:50:34

It does doesn't it?!

MrsMummyPig Wed 26-Aug-15 22:06:08

Buying anything from Seasalt is ALWAYS the right decision grin
I have a Seaside mac and quite a few tunics from there and they are all lovely.

CoconutAmericano Wed 26-Aug-15 22:12:16

Thanks mrsmummypig. I have never bought from them before. Their light rain coats look fab too. No more money now!

Uphillanddowndale12 Fri 28-Aug-15 23:52:45

I've got one and I'm coming into my 3rd winter with it. I love it! It's great for walking the dog and warm and stylish. I'm 5' 7" and it's a good length.

Murinea Sat 29-Aug-15 06:55:51

I bought the Janelle last autumn and pretty much lived in it the whole winter. I'm only 5'2 and definitely too short for it grin but it is very comfortable and warm.

cashewnutty Sat 29-Aug-15 08:21:31

I have a coat like that, but not the Seasalt one. It is a fantastic winter coat and great for dog walking.

I have a light Seasalt one which has been great in all the rain we have had this summer. Totally waterproof - this has been tested several times!

Shockers Sat 29-Aug-15 08:30:50

I have 3 Seasalt coats, they're brilliant!

TeresaGiudicesForehead Sat 29-Aug-15 10:55:26

does anyone have the Sea Folly one? I really fancy this one.

YoureMyWifeNowDave Sat 03-Oct-15 12:01:50

My Janelle coat bought thanks to this thread arrived this morning and I love it!

mrslebon Sat 03-Oct-15 17:06:31

I have the Janelle and wouldn't be without it for walks across the common in driving rain with my dog. It's like a frickin burka when it's completely done up and wind and rain can't touch me. Right decision.

Knackeredknitter67 Sat 03-Oct-15 17:33:06

I have it, fantastic for dog walks. I'm a smidgen under 5ft 6, and its knee length on me. Love mine

Knackeredknitter67 Sat 03-Oct-15 17:33:49

No slightly longer than knee length actually, just taken it out of storage

CadiM Sat 03-Oct-15 17:40:44

Any thoughts on the Plant Hunter coat? That's the one I'm almost committed to buying.

Frenchfemme Sat 03-Oct-15 17:45:12

Looks lovely - what is the sizing like? I am about a size 17 (ie between 16 & 18) so size up or down? Thanks.

Blodss Sat 03-Oct-15 22:09:12

I also have a coat just like that. Its filled with down but is very light and comes to the knee and is just heavenly on a cold Welsh winters morning,afternoon and evening. Good buy I say.

mrslebon Sat 03-Oct-15 22:28:15

I'd say size up @Frenchfemme

AmethystMoon Sat 03-Oct-15 22:33:31

I pressed checkout on a black janelle on Thursday with the 20% off code. Not arrived yet but good to know it seems popular. Live the like a burka description, that's what I'm after!

Rockchick1984 Sun 04-Oct-15 19:57:29

Amethyst do you still have the 20% code? I'm debating a coat but the discount would be enough to convince me grin

Murinea Sun 04-Oct-15 20:30:09

The code only worked this past Wed-Thu - I used it to buy a Plant Hunter grin but not received it yet.

Barnum Mon 05-Oct-15 20:39:58

The Janelle is fab - I've had one for 2 years now and wouldn't change it. If you like a longer coat it's perfect, warm and totally waterproof. I'm a teaching assistant and spend a lot of time outside in the wind & rain every day - can't fault it! My colleagues all think it's good too and are campaigning to introduce them as staff uniform - lol! Seriously, it's a good coat - you'll be happysmile

FallingGoldfinch Wed 07-Oct-15 14:34:42

Mine just arrived and it seems like a different coat to the one you're describing! It feels very flimsy - doesn't seem like it would be toasty at all. It is also MASSIVE. I like the length - I'm not tall but I wanted a long coat, but it is huge everywhere else and amazingly frumpy. I really need something waterproof and windproof, warm and bum-covering. If I got all of that, I'd cope with frumpy, but this one doesn't seem to have anything going for it. I've ordered the wrong one, haven't I?

mrslebon Wed 07-Oct-15 19:02:00

Mine definitely isn't massive. I'm a size 8 and it's a neat fit. I've pulled in the waist so it's a bit more defined around the edges and I wear it with skinny jeans and brown biker style boots. So, no, not frumpy on me although when it's completely done up (zipped up, toggles pulled tight around the faces, my specs on), I look a right chump!

ThreeFrazzledFandangos Wed 07-Oct-15 19:06:57

Does anyone know of a winter coat that would work on me at 5' 3"?

I like the Janelle but one of the comments specifically says lovely coat but not if you're 5' 3" and those who love it seem to be around 5' 10".

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