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I'm looking at Seasalt as I have a great waterproof raincoat from there. Most of the coats look quite thin though. Looking for a really cosy winter coat that's genuinely waterproof with a decent hood. Any suggestions? Style not top priority as it's for wet and freezing school run but would be a bonus.
My warmest waterproof is a North Face Arctic Parka - not hugely stylish as such but ultra warm and properly waterproof. I've got a Seasalt Janelle which is longer length and I find warm enough for cold British winters and also fully waterproof.
Merrell did one a few years ago that isfitted. . waterproof and warm with a hood that adjusts. Wouldnt be without it now. They dont do it now but would recommend their coats. I got mine by buying it from.sports direct as was way cheaper than merrell online
Waterproof, windproof, warm (down), soft, long (below the knee), removable hood. Large, useable pockets (often unheard of in women's clothing!). Clever pockets that let you reach into your trouser pockets without undoing the coat. Comfy cuffs that allow you to wear gloves easily. Comfy collar that is already fairly draft-proof without a scarf, yet still allows space for a scarf.
Expensive, but reasonable compared to technical coats, and Lands End do frequent discounts.
Styled like a 'Ladies' Coat', rather than a technical coat.
I've also got a Merrell which I can't remember the name of (possibly the same coat wishiwasacollie). It is incredibly waterproof, the hood has a small wired peak that is adjustable, it is light but warm and was worth every penny. The only thing I don't like about it is the colour which is black and dull but a Sports Direct bargain years ago after following the 'waterproof bum covering coat thread'.
I've got a lovely parka style waterproof one from Tog 24. I can't find a link to it, although we got it from an outlet, so it may have been a previous season's stock. It's like wearing a duvet, but you don't get sweaty. And completely waterproof, I've worn it in tipping down rain and stayed bone dry. It's got a belt too, so a bit more flattering than usual "outdoor" fashions.