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Alex83 Sun 26-Mar-17 19:18:04

I'm after a new down/padded coat and have been looking and looking but can't find anything that's right. I seem to see people out and about in nice ones all the time though so they must be out there!

I want it to be long-ish (down to thighs), fashionable shape, warm but doesn't need to be 'performance', budget around £100 but higher if it's perfect.

Any recommendations would be great, it's driving me mad!! Thanks.

TupperwareTat Sun 26-Mar-17 19:19:28

Patagonia are lovely.

Im going to treat myself one day.

TupperwareTat Sun 26-Mar-17 19:21:45

Here (Cotswold Outdoor)

The short ones are nice too.

Alex83 Mon 27-Mar-17 14:04:04

Thank you! I'll have a look at that one

KitKats28 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:28:01

Uniqlo Stretch ultra light Down Coat. It's so warm and comfy.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Mon 27-Mar-17 19:30:10

Lands End.

I have their Commuter Down Coat, which is fabulous. Longer than what you're looking for, but IIRC they have it in what they call 'parka' length, which should be right.

in case you are concerned check out if they are 'ethical' as I have read that the down is collected in a rather inhumane way, which is why I went for a cheaper synthetic one that is warm and snuggly, light and washes well, unlike down which is also a bugger if it rains heavily.

Alex83 Tue 28-Mar-17 13:18:43

Thank you, all options I'd not thought of so I'm going to have a look at them online now.

stepaway yes I'm very concerned with animal welfare etc so that would definitely be a big no for me- I'll stick to synthetic I think. Thanks for mentioning it as I hadn't really thought.

Does anyone know about the quality of ASOS padded coats? I quite liked the look of this one but I know ASOS quality can be a bit rubbish sometimes...
m.asos.com/puffa/puffa-oversized-longline-bomber-jacket-with-faux-shearling-shawl-collar/prd/6934493?iid=6934493&clr=Grey&cid=15146&pgesize=48&pge=0&totalstyles=48&gridsize=2&gridrow=24&gridcolumn=2

Monkeybunkey Tue 28-Mar-17 13:23:21

I've got this one: www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_020010850460_-1

bambisims Tue 28-Mar-17 13:30:10

I have this one it's much nicer in RL! https://m.johnlewis.com/phase-eight-alanis-puffer-jacket-black/p/2999264?sku=236482595&s_kwcid=2dx92700016943504876&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CLqz29uZ-dICFUOeGwodXzIDZw&gclsrc=aw.ds

DavetheCat2001 Tue 28-Mar-17 13:37:17

I have a Marmot Montreal padded coat in khaki

www.surfdome.com/marmot_jackets_-_marmot_montreal_jacket_-_dark_olive-143940

i absolutely love it. Had it about 5 years now and it washes really well and is super warm and cosy

mowgeli Tue 28-Mar-17 16:22:49

Moncler

Alex83 Tue 28-Mar-17 17:24:46

These are all great, thank you! I'll have to buy a few to try on and then return them I think.

Moncler are a bit more than I have to spend unfortunately mowgeli though it's very tempting!!

mowgeli Tue 28-Mar-17 17:37:17

Oh sorry Alex I missed the bit about £100!
Uniqlo!! I have a nice little body warmer from there and I wear it all of the time. Don't know if they have a website? I think mine has an artificial stuffing in it but it's very light and very warm.. I can check. It was about £30 2 years ago.

OCSockOrphanage Tue 28-Mar-17 20:32:50

Schneider (austrian make) are very good quality, classic shapes, well made "cityfied" down jackets with some fashion sense for hard winters ( budget version of Moncler really). Mine was above your £100 budget in the sale but will still be in wear in 10 years. Goes in the washing machine, with a little bit of care.

ZiggyForever Tue 28-Mar-17 20:43:47

Berghaus do really nice ladies outerwear - I love this:

MiniMaxi Tue 28-Mar-17 20:46:38

I like Berghaus too, and from what I've read they're committed to responsible down sourcing

BikeRunSki Tue 28-Mar-17 20:49:10

Well over £100, but Patagonia down in ethically sourced.

MiniMaxi Tue 28-Mar-17 20:49:23

I should add I've had one of their longer down coats for about 3 years now and it's still in good condition (and very warm!)

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