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Searching for a coat/jacket for the school run

(25 Posts)
Jellycatspyjamas Tue 28-Nov-17 14:09:42

After freezing my arse off in the playground this morning I realise I do need to give in to the elements and buy a decent coat. Requirements include warmth - don't mind down jackets or faux fur lined type things - a hood, it needs to cover my bum and fit me (size 18/20). I can spend up to £100 on it

I've had a look but haven't found anything I'm that keen on. My usual winter wear is a proper woollen formal coat which isn't really the right thing for my furst year hanging around the playground waiting for my DC to appear.

All suggestions gratefully received.

clatteringhooves Tue 28-Nov-17 19:05:26

How about this one, ? Hugely discounted so not too much to spend if it's not your favoured style and fits your criteria smile

Hippadippadation Wed 29-Nov-17 06:38:08

I have a lovely warm parka style waterproof coat from Tog 24. It was about £90 but really it's paid for itself. Warm without making me sweaty!

It's this one, on offer at the moment for £59.95. I would really recommend it.

JT05 Wed 29-Nov-17 07:54:21

I have a full length down one from Mountain Warehouse, it’s as light as a feather. Half price at the moment. Sorry can’t do a link.

BluebellGal Wed 29-Nov-17 08:30:16

The tog24 coat is lovely

I’m happy with my dark navy padded parka from Dorothy Perkins £65 couple of weeks ago, it has a belt which fastens with a lovely slide buckle. Looks fairly smart for a parka

oldmum22 Wed 29-Nov-17 08:35:20

TU at Sainsburys is your friend. Currently 25% off in their clothing sale .

Smellylittleorange Wed 29-Nov-17 08:42:38

Tried on a gorgeous French a connection one in TKMAXx the other day

mowglik Wed 29-Nov-17 09:26:55

Watching with interest, just had the same realisation this morning in my usual thin woolen coat.

Any particular brands known for their warm coats/parkas?

Jellycatspyjamas Wed 29-Nov-17 09:27:28

I really like the tog24 one, might order that and see how it is. I like Sainsbury's clothes too but hadn't looked at a coat from there.

PickAChew Wed 29-Nov-17 09:31:00

Something properly windproof makes all the difference. The tog 24 coat would likely keep you warmer than a Sainsbury's jobby.

Jellycatspyjamas Wed 29-Nov-17 16:06:56

Yeah, why do they make school playgrounds so bloody exposed - the wind would cut you in two. Tog24 one ordered, thank you!

Fluffy40 Wed 29-Nov-17 16:19:31

Big fan of tog 24 here!

mowglik Wed 29-Nov-17 20:59:00

Ok I got the dot Perkins parka pp above mentioned in aubergine. Picking it up tomorrow, will see if it cuts the mustard for school pick up (1 degree tomorrow oooo)shock

If not I will try the tog24 thanks for the link - OP let us know how the tog24 fares

Dancergirl Thu 30-Nov-17 10:58:35

I like the Tog 24 one, thanks for posting. I've never heard of them before!

Dancergirl Thu 30-Nov-17 11:02:12

I like this Tog 24 one:

BelleandBeast Thu 30-Nov-17 14:39:06


I have the long version and its as warm as toast!

Jellycatspyjamas Thu 30-Nov-17 18:12:42

In the end I ordered this one, the original one linked wasn't available in my size but this looks warm and cosy. I'll post back with how it is when it arrives.

sammy891 Thu 30-Nov-17 22:49:41

Regatta do some nice parka style ones incase that one doesn't work out.

mowglik Fri 01-Dec-17 10:58:41

In case any one was interested I test ran the Dorothy Perkins coat linked above and it was great. Got really warm in the car and barely felt the cold whereas my ears were stinging from the chill. Thumbs up for this coat

sammy891 Sun 03-Dec-17 09:13:08

Is the Dorothy Perkins one waterproof?

Jellycatspyjamas Mon 04-Dec-17 11:10:15

The Tog24 jacket arrived this morning and is fab, nice and cosy warm, good hood - I had a toasty warm school run this morning, thanks.

mowglik Mon 04-Dec-17 19:47:53

Sammy the Dorothy Perkins one isn’t waterproof but was fine in a bit of drizzle when I wore it on Sunday

sammy891 Mon 04-Dec-17 22:01:10


Dancergirl Tue 05-Dec-17 13:57:10

I've just bought this from Tog 24:

Really fab - warm, cosy and properly waterproof.

MrsPeacockDidIt Wed 06-Dec-17 19:07:23

Thought I would add this one for anyone looking. There are a few mums in the playground with same coat. ROANSTAR II WATERPROOF INSULATED PARKA JACKET NAVY By regatta

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