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Lightweight padded coat

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IfIShouldFallFromGraceWithGod Thu 07-Nov-19 21:15:57

I've trawled online and proper shops and they are either too expensive, too long too short or too heavy and bulky
I need a work coat, I'm freezing. I drive around so want a lightweight padded type coat. Not a long one but long enough just to cover my bum
Neat for work, not Michelin man style
Ideally I don't want to spend more than £80 and, after watching a horrendous documentary, I prefer not down
Has anyone got one that meets my requirements. I was sure tkmaxx would have one but they were all long or short

IfIShouldFallFromGraceWithGod Fri 08-Nov-19 16:23:07

Hopeful bump

venezia222 Fri 08-Nov-19 21:01:06

Sainsbury’s have a lightweight one. Not down but padded. Also George at Asda.

Stumpedasatree Fri 08-Nov-19 22:16:36

Try Uniqlo light down coats?

slipperyeel Fri 08-Nov-19 22:51:36

I bought a Tesco one as a stopgap and it’s actually really nice - light and cosy and £29

LightOfAThousandStars Sat 09-Nov-19 15:32:04

Superdry Icelandic Parka

Ithinkwerealonenowtiffany Sat 09-Nov-19 15:46:42

Ithinkwerealonenowtiffany Sat 09-Nov-19 15:47:04

I have this one. Its fab!

Parker231 Sat 09-Nov-19 15:52:35

Mountain Warehouse - they have lots and frequent sales.

LightOfAThousandStars Sat 09-Nov-19 19:18:33

@Ithinkwerealonenowtiffany that's a great deal, might get one myself too. Is it warm enough for winter?

Ithinkwerealonenowtiffany Sat 09-Nov-19 19:21:12

It is. Its not thick but intent to wear a hoody under mine when standing on a football pitch. When walking to and from work its great!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 09-Nov-19 19:24:51

I bought one from Asda a couple of moths ago.
Zip front , long length, not too padded but quite warm.
About £25

And I didn't want down (for the same reason)

FenellaMaxwell Sat 09-Nov-19 19:44:28

Don’t buy the M&S one- it’s lovely at first - lightweight, warm, dry - but within a day or so it’s like you’ve massacred a chicken. Feathers everywhere!

Zinnia Sat 09-Nov-19 23:59:36

Uniqlo ultra light down hooded coat sounds like what you're after. They do a longer version too if you prefer

greenlavender Sun 10-Nov-19 07:25:37

I'd try Uniqlo or Primark. I've seen them there.

BloomedAgain Mon 11-Nov-19 18:52:56

How long is your mountain warehouse coat @Ithinkwerealonenowtiffany ? I'm hoping to fit a light down layer underneath so may size up.

evilharpy Mon 11-Nov-19 19:58:34

I saw some lightweight, packable ones with hoods in Primark the other day for about £18 or £20. Various colours including black and a dusky pink. They were lovely but unfortunately didn’t fit me well, I’m pear shaped and the small was a bit tight around my hips but the medium was enormous.

SpeckledyHen Mon 11-Nov-19 21:47:53

Too chunky ?

Ithinkwerealonenowtiffany Mon 11-Nov-19 22:06:55

I’m just 5’1” so just above the knee. But its great to keep my legs warm at football!

WellTidy Mon 11-Nov-19 22:10:20

Is it very long on your arms Ithink? I am 5 foot 1 too, and generally find coats not in a petite fit very long on the arms.

BloomedAgain Mon 11-Nov-19 23:37:36

Thanks Ithink. Sounds ideal as I'm not much taller.

Ithinkwerealonenowtiffany Tue 12-Nov-19 07:12:48

I find it fine on the arms too.

Mountain warehouse do returns (free returns but they deduct £3 from your refund if you do by post so not really free!)

Do you have a shop local to you?

WellTidy Tue 12-Nov-19 07:36:43

No local shop unfortunately. I think I will take a punt. Thanks!

homemadecommunistrussia Tue 12-Nov-19 07:49:06

I can't understand how many people are suggesting down coats when you have said you don't want down!confused

LightOfAThousandStars Wed 13-Nov-19 21:37:35

OP did you find one yet? I saw some in Asda today that might be ok, very lightweight and not too long.

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