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Extremely warm parka

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meringue33 Sun 06-Nov-16 20:53:49

Thinking of buying this - does anyone have any reviews of it or any alternative suggestions?

I really want something that is super warm, even on the coldest days. Has to cover bum, be waterproof and have hood. Neutral dark or warm colour.

bingohandjob Sun 06-Nov-16 21:35:27

Didriksons parkas best I've had for waterproof warmth. When it's stupid cold,I wear my Uniqlo lightweight down under it and it's held up in -9 cold weather.

For dry cold, North Face Metro parka has got me through February biting cold in New York - worn just over dress/tights, no other layering up needed. Not waterproof though. You can get them in extra long length too - like being coddled in a duvet. Super comfy, super warm. Had mine for 9 years, wash in machine and dry in tumble with tennis balls in to keep its loft bouncy and comes up like new. Expensive but worth every penny if you feel the cold.

bingohandjob Sun 06-Nov-16 21:59:21

Sorry, it's called the Metropolis parka... normally around £200 but you can often pick up deals eg

For warmth, waterproof and bum coverage, I love my

Waterlemon Sun 06-Nov-16 22:04:55

Following as I have been looking for a replacement for one I bought from tog24 about 7 years ago! It is light to wear yet extremely warm but the cuffs are full of holes and it's an old wreck now!

I fancy navy this time

BusStopBetty Sun 06-Nov-16 22:07:29

North face aren't as good as they used to be.

ElzBelz Mon 07-Nov-16 00:08:07

I really rate merrell, I have the isadore (and the oslo boots-both from recommendations on here!) Live in Scotland and have never regretted a penny of the money spent on them and would buy from them again in a second. Don't know the latest names of the parkas but a good place to have a look

MrsCocoa Mon 07-Nov-16 00:11:10

Another vote for Didriksons. Kept me warm when I visited Iceland last winter!

ZaraW Mon 07-Nov-16 16:06:37

I have a 66 North parka it's an Icelandic outdoor brand. Kept me warm in Scandinavia, the Baltics and Iceland in winter.

leedy Mon 07-Nov-16 16:35:30

Yeah, the Metropolis parka is great, I've had mine for ages (but yes, not waterproof).

Their Arctic parka is similar but waterproof, though it's so warm that I only get mine out in the absolute depths of winter.

leedy Mon 07-Nov-16 16:39:19

DAMN I now want one of the 66 North ones. They look like a mobile duvet. You could probably live in one.

meringue33 Mon 07-Nov-16 16:54:34

Thanks all

I like the look of the Didrikson's, but I don't want to wear something else under it, want it to be warm enough on its own. I bought DS(4) a Didrikson's parka this year instead of Columbia and he was complaining of being cold at the park.

Off to Google the other links, thanks!

meringue33 Mon 07-Nov-16 16:58:15

The Metropolis looks excellent but need waterproof. The Arctic one looks amazing but £350!!!!! Ouch!!!!!!!!

meringue33 Mon 07-Nov-16 16:59:49

I don't know what has happened to the price of stuff recently. The Benetton down jacket that I am replacing, it was several years old but I'm sure only cost about £75 at the time 😕

meringue33 Mon 07-Nov-16 17:05:55

Just looked up 66 North <gulp> €1,000!!!!

meringue33 Mon 07-Nov-16 17:06:51

The Isadore looks lovely Elz, how water resistant is it?

oldlaundbooth Mon 07-Nov-16 17:13:40

These are great.

Not sure if they have stores in UK, you might have to order online.

oldlaundbooth Mon 07-Nov-16 17:14:33

Sorry, here's the other link.

BagelGoesWalking Mon 07-Nov-16 17:29:27

What about Rab coats? I still have my 15 year old down one and it's super toasty... cost about £100 back then, don't know how much they are now but a great quality coat.

ZaraW Mon 07-Nov-16 17:30:01

Meringue33 you can get cheaper ones. Mine was less than £200 in the sales.

fairgame84 Mon 07-Nov-16 17:38:45

I've just bought this. I'm one of those people who is always cold. This jacket is very warm, I was nearly sweating wearing it in the house.

han01uk Mon 07-Nov-16 17:45:26

I have a North Face parka in khaki and have been pleased with it. Covers my bum,warm,waterproof and so far has worn well (but only 1 winter down!). Might be worth a look.

FleshEmoji Mon 07-Nov-16 17:49:32

I bought the North Face Artic one for Norway last year and it kept me warm at -13 (with jumper & thermal vest under).

A shame I've lost weight in a way as it's big on me now.

FleshEmoji Mon 07-Nov-16 17:50:35

Oh, and I was recommended Canada Goose, but that makes the Artic look cheap.

PinkSwimGoggles Mon 07-Nov-16 17:53:34

decathlon or go outdoors.
have a look at the hiking coats

Oly5 Mon 07-Nov-16 21:06:19

I have the north face Arctic parka and love it. Very waterproof.
Keeps me toasty though I wear a thermal under it when really cold

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