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Stupid question about a charity shop find

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Gingernaut Thu 20-Oct-16 22:27:56

I've bought a Regatta anorak from a charity shop.

It's great but one thing is puzzling me

There's a small pop fastened loop of fabric at each cuff.

Why?

Gingernaut Thu 20-Oct-16 22:30:57

Like this, see?

Mistoffelees Thu 20-Oct-16 22:32:51

To attach your gloves to so they don't get lost? Bit like having them on elastic threaded through the sleeves but a more grown up version?

sleeplessinselondon Thu 20-Oct-16 22:33:22

To hold gloves?

DianaMitford Thu 20-Oct-16 22:33:31

Probably so you can roll the sleeves up. Is there a matching popper on the outside of the sleeve?

elephantoverthehill Thu 20-Oct-16 22:34:02

There was probably a detachable fleece with it originally.

DianaMitford Thu 20-Oct-16 22:34:30

Forget my reply! To hang things off I would guess

MinnowAndTheBear Thu 20-Oct-16 22:34:41

Isn't it to attach a fleece layer, for a 3-in-1 jacket? Is there another popper near the hood?

doodlejump1980 Thu 20-Oct-16 22:34:42

Is there a missing inner shell/ fleece lining that attaches with loops through the poppers?

FlouncingIntoAutumn Thu 20-Oct-16 22:34:42

Or for if it originally had a detachable fleece lining.

Emochild Thu 20-Oct-16 22:35:12

To attach the fleece liner so the sleeves don't separate

MarvinKMooney Thu 20-Oct-16 22:36:37

It wold have had a removable inner fleece. I've got a north face one. The poppers go through a loop on the fleece to stop the sleeves riding up. Has it got 2 zips, one on the inside?

Gingernaut Thu 20-Oct-16 22:36:42

I was thinking that.

There are no other pop fasteners in the garment but it struck me as odd that an anorak made for adults would have something that looks so childish

Gingernaut Thu 20-Oct-16 22:37:21

Yes. Two zippers.

MarvinKMooney Thu 20-Oct-16 22:37:43

Ah lots of cross posts!

LIZS Thu 20-Oct-16 22:37:48

Yes it would be for a fleece lining to stop the sleeve riding up inside. You may be able to buy an interactive fleece which would zip in and cuffs popper together.

MarvinKMooney Thu 20-Oct-16 22:38:30

The fleece zips into the inside creating a warm lining.

Gingernaut Thu 20-Oct-16 22:40:03

Sorry, I was thinking they were for hanging things from, but the fleece liner explanation makes a lot more sense.

There was blue fleece material stuck in the velcro.

I've just spent about twenty minutes picking it out before washing the anorak

Gingernaut Thu 20-Oct-16 22:41:44

Thanks for replying so quickly.

So.

I'm looking for an interactive fleece?

MarvinKMooney Thu 20-Oct-16 22:42:47

You can buy spare fleece liners for north face jackets. Wonder if you can for regatta? Best to go for the same brand as the zip lengths might be different.

purpleporpoise Thu 20-Oct-16 22:44:45

I got my fleece liner for £10 from regatta factory shop at the factory outlet. It will fasten on the cuffs as well as the zips

MarvinKMooney Thu 20-Oct-16 22:45:14

Having said that the liners are just zip through fleeces. You might be able to pick somethING up that does the job. mine has got a standard zip - nothung special really.

MarvinKMooney Thu 20-Oct-16 22:49:59

Here you go: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161874050491

Gingernaut Thu 20-Oct-16 22:51:51

Thank you all for your help.

Ptarmigandancinginthegloaming Thu 20-Oct-16 22:52:52

For an even more flexible plan u could wear any fleece at all under it, unattached - then u can easily take off one layer at a time if u want!
I'm always attracted to 3 in1 coats, but not sure I've ever been convinced that a separate garments aren't just as good when I've had one

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