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Wet Weather Gear For School Run

(11 Posts)
DanJARMouse Fri 12-Sep-08 13:47:38

Ok, I am now a school run mum, and im sick of getting wet!!!

Links to what is best for staying as dry as possible - in particular tips for solving the issue of bottoms of jeans getting soaked!

Fimbo Fri 12-Sep-08 13:50:45

You need a Berghaus jacket type thing. Try TK Maxx they usually have the same sort of thing at a fraction of the cost.

My solution to prevent jeans getting soaked at the bottom. Is to wear 3/4 length jeans with boots or wellies.

WilfSell Fri 12-Sep-08 13:50:56

roll them up and wear boots?

lots of rainproof coat threads lately - my new one is Landsend stadium squall.

DanJARMouse Fri 12-Sep-08 13:53:21

are wellies acceptable in the playground? I have a lovely pink pair blush

do deffo need a jacket though - next time in the next town, ill have a look in TK Maxx

Fimbo Fri 12-Sep-08 13:54:50

Wellies are very now.

DanJARMouse Fri 12-Sep-08 14:02:19

Lovely, well if this rain continues, at least I can warrant wearing the delightful pink wellies on the school run!

shortcircuit Fri 12-Sep-08 14:05:35

I too have raincoat problems, so following on from the raincoat with a hood thread, this has just arrived - 34.95 + P&P

<< waves to wilfself>> are you pleased with your new coat ?

If you wanna stay dry, I think ankle length is the only option, though I might have to have a stiff drink when I wear it for the first time wink )

Louise18 Fri 12-Sep-08 17:48:55

Re the raincoat above:

"The ladies Malvern is a full length, waterproof, check lined coat with a shoulder cape, leg straps...."

What are leg straps on a coat?!

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Fri 12-Sep-08 18:18:44

I wanted to order the cloud mac in red from Boden and it's out of stock for 11 wks.

Will it still be raining in 11 weeks?!?!?

littlestrawberry Fri 12-Sep-08 19:03:00

LOL. I wondered about the leg straps too Louise. Can you walk in it ok shortcircuit? I'm actually thinking about getting oneblush Well its that or waterproof trousers. I think the coat might be the lesser of the two fashion disasters.

shortcircuit Fri 12-Sep-08 22:24:05

yes it's great. It *issed down as I was getting dd2 ready for the school run, so I had to wear it without the stiff drink. I coped. Fortunately by the time I got to the end of the road, there was no rain, so I took it off & draped it over the pushchair.

The leg straps are for horse riding (something I haven't down for over 10 years, but may reconsider now wink)

Actually, it's a decent coat, especially for the money

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