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Hooded coat for buggy pushing in the rain?

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franch Sun 16-Sep-07 18:28:32

I keep doing variations on this thread, still haven't found anything nice ...

Nothing remotely parka-related please, something pretty

(I have an old black Next duffle coat but am utterly depressed by it)

marthamoo Sun 16-Sep-07 18:32:19

Yup, we've definitely done this before.

It doesn't exist grin

MrsBadger Sun 16-Sep-07 18:32:58

[bangs head on wall]

pretty-coloured parka
pretty but no hood
ditto

to be honest closest you'll get

marthamoo Sun 16-Sep-07 18:35:23

I think the Boden one's closest too - I almost bought one last year but the pattern is just too in-yer-face.

MrsBadger Sun 16-Sep-07 18:48:51

order the ivory and settle in for the 8wk wait

newgirl Sun 16-Sep-07 18:49:25

if boden did those in chocolate or grey or black they would sell zillions!

MrsBadger Sun 16-Sep-07 18:50:20

and for less than £80... hmm

FluffyMummy123 Sun 16-Sep-07 18:50:33

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MrsBadger Sun 16-Sep-07 18:52:27

we should put it in the faq

FluffyMummy123 Sun 16-Sep-07 18:53:35

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FluffyMummy123 Sun 16-Sep-07 18:54:57

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Nbg Sun 16-Sep-07 18:56:01

I think its better just to get wet imo.

No such thing as a nice looking mac.

bran Sun 16-Sep-07 19:05:56

Depending on what type of pushchair you have it's possible to use and umbrella and push. I used to use one of these with my Urban Detour because I could walk sort of leaning forward over the handlebar. I used to hook the umbrella handle under the pushchair handle and then I could wrap one hand around both of them at the same time.

TheBlonde Sun 16-Sep-07 19:07:26

Hooded coat = can't see when crossing the street

What you need is a baseball cap!

MaureenMLove Sun 16-Sep-07 19:10:55

I was just going to make that point! Your head turns, but the hood doesn't! Get youself a range of hats! grin

smoggie Sun 16-Sep-07 20:41:58

I got one......from Zara last year. Black, showeproof, hood, nipped in waist, detatchable inner wooly lining so you can wear from Autumn through winter.
Also saw one similar in Laura Ashley last week. here www.lauraashley.com/invt/ct315darkprussianp&bklist= it's almost identidal to mine(mine doesn't have full belt just side ones)

Now come on - bow at my feet. Isn't this just what you are looking for????

smoggie Sun 16-Sep-07 20:59:54

come on, I know it doesn't have Boden-esque 'fun spots' or 'applique' but isn't it just what you need?
Oh bugger - here I am with my amazing discovery and I've gone an killed the thread.

MrsBadger Sun 16-Sep-07 21:13:07

'shower proof'
hmm

yajorome Sun 16-Sep-07 21:20:28

If you want practical, what about this?

I found the perfect mac for me, on sale but missing a belt so I didn't buy it. I should have bought it, sob. It was last season's and I can't find it anywhere else.

smoggie Sun 16-Sep-07 21:21:08

it's a kind of thick nylon type material that does repel water - admittedly not a torrential downpour.
OK, minor failing that it's not totally waterproof, but it's getting close isn't it?

smoggie Sun 16-Sep-07 21:22:08

yajarome - like it in the red or green.

Pannacotta Sun 16-Sep-07 22:18:26

I bought one of these
www.millets.co.uk/millets.storefront/product/041470.aspx?breadcrumbs=MIL%20SS06%20Womens%20Clothing; MIL%20SS06%20Womens%20Jackets;MIL%20SS06%20Womens%20Waterproof%20Jackets, IMO it looks ok, fitted cut and waterproof and it has a hood....

brimfull Sun 16-Sep-07 22:24:09

cannot believe how many threads there are on this

I have decided to get bravissimo mac ,but I don't push a pram so shouldn't even be on this thread.

yajorome Mon 17-Sep-07 11:02:13

No, no, ggirl, this is the place for you, especially as I'm trying to decide whether or not to get the Bravissimo one. Let me know how it is! I have this one but it's so freaking bright. I'm dithering about whether or not to send it back. Is it too bright? I want something that gives me a waist.

Does anyone know of a good place online to browse rainhats? Those are the sorts of things that need to be tried on, probably.

yajorome Mon 17-Sep-07 11:04:29

I like the Millets one as a proper rainjacket. Maybe we all need a mac for drizzly days and a proper raincoat for really rainy days.

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