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onlyconnect Fri 13-Nov-20 12:29:23

I know parkas have been done a lot lately but I have questions.

I'm looking at the Erika, Luna and Nikolina, all in green.
My questions are:
Is the two flake warm rating pretty warm? Would it be ok on a cold day in the UK with jumpers under or do I really need a three flake rating in the winter?
I really don't want to look frumpy. Any thoughts on the most stylish of the three would be very welcome. I'm replacing a Helly Hensen coat I've had for years that looks lumpy and frumpy.

Any thought would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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HCHQ Fri 13-Nov-20 12:51:08

If it helps, my sister swears by her Didrikson parka, absolutely loves it. Keeps her warm & dry on Formby beach in all weathers with the dog.

Hers is the Erica in green.

Have to say it does look good, not frumpy at all but unfortunately for me I'd overheat in one!

onlyconnect Fri 13-Nov-20 14:09:31

Thank you HCHQ. I think the Erika is my favourite.

Ido t suppose anyone knows if Didriksons are like to do any Black Friday deals.

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HCHQ Fri 13-Nov-20 14:18:51

Blacks & Go Outdoors stock them so maybe try there?

BrassicaBabe Sun 15-Nov-20 10:21:48

I've just come across this brand. Saw Helen Skelton wearing this on Friday night telly and tracked it down. Not I'm very tempted. (Really not sold on how they've dressed the model though!)

https://www.didriksons.com/en/women/jackets/parkas/li-women-s-parka-503191-447

HCHQ Mon 16-Nov-20 10:41:30

Check the websites tomorrow ... sales price releases wink

BrassicaBabe Mon 16-Nov-20 17:31:34

I fear its inevitable 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

covetingthepreciousthings Mon 16-Nov-20 17:43:24

Check the websites tomorrow ... sales price releases

On the Didriksons website?

workshy44 Mon 16-Nov-20 18:09:06

Looks like everything is sold out when I checked

LightOfAThousandStars Mon 16-Nov-20 18:57:20

@HCHQ is the Erika coat very long in real life? Wondering if it would swamp me at 5'4.

Mincepiesallyearround Mon 16-Nov-20 19:00:36

They’re on brand alley at the moment

HCHQ Tue 17-Nov-20 10:20:10

Reduced ...

www.blacks.co.uk/womens/womens-clothing/jackets-coats/br:didriksons/

@LightOfAThousandStars - I'd say it would be v long on you. My sis is 5'8 and hers sits is just above her knees

LightOfAThousandStars Tue 17-Nov-20 10:46:02

Thanks that's what I was thinking looking at the pictures too

onlyconnect Tue 17-Nov-20 18:29:55

Does anyone know what Didrikson sizing is like? I'm a 12 in lots of places but thinking it's probably best to get a 14.

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NothingInterestingToDeclare Tue 17-Nov-20 22:04:57

I have a Didrikson Veronica parka (older style now I guess) like this one in green that I have loved for many years www.amazon.co.uk/Didriksons-1913-Veronica-Parka-Sharp/dp/B00QPJ8G2O?tag=mumsnetforu03-21 and sizing wise I’m a 12/14 on the top and I’m comfortably in a 12 wearing 2 layers in it and I’m 5’4” and it’s a good length on me to mid thigh. Re warmth factor I would say if you feel the cold get the warmer coat; if you run hotter you probably wouldn’t need it. I have been known to wear just a T-shirt under it on occasion as it’s def on the warmer side. Re the styles I would go for whichever one is more fitted as that’s more flattering.

NothingInterestingToDeclare Tue 17-Nov-20 22:13:05

Oh to add I would pick the Erica out of the three

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