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Help me please! Where can I buy a nice waterproof jacket?

(18 Posts)
parachutes Tue 01-Sep-09 20:01:39

I just want something that looks reasonable and keeps the water out, is that too much to ask smile
Any suggestions gratefully received. Thank you.

Klaw Tue 01-Sep-09 20:02:54

[pulls up chair to eavesdrop cos klaw would like the answer to this one too]

parachutes Tue 01-Sep-09 20:05:07

Hi Klaw, it's just too hard isn't it [sobs]

I have PMT tho, so could all change tomorrow.

Clary Tue 01-Sep-09 20:09:38

Boden have a nice raincoat.

Not a jacket tho. And I don't know if it's waterproof.

I got quite a nice raincoat jacket in M&S earlier this year. There's not enough of it tho (IMO now!) to really keep you dry in the rain.

parachutes Tue 01-Sep-09 20:13:01

Hi Clary, which one is it. Can I admit to loving the red patent jacket...unfortunately would only have the confidence to wear it in the back garden grin

parachutes Tue 01-Sep-09 20:13:34

That's the one isn't it. Just read the details, sorry.

bratley Tue 01-Sep-09 20:20:05

very, umm, touristy

Flower one is cute though!

Not really a jacket either but I've been dying to show someone it for a few days now! grin

Sidge Tue 01-Sep-09 20:58:26

Hawkshead are pretty good

Clary Tue 01-Sep-09 21:12:42

ooh yes that patent jacket is rather fine

The raincoat I meant is this one but of course you can't actually buy it unless you like the colour I have (purple pattern) oh and I see they have orange back in stock in larger sizes!

seb1 Tue 01-Sep-09 21:30:23

If I had the money I would be tempted with some of these Gekko

MaggieLeo Tue 01-Sep-09 21:37:02

That urban mac isn't waterproof, I remember people on mumsnet saying that last year. No comments to that effect on their website though.

I bought a Kirsten rain mac. It looks like it would be water proof but it's not. can't believe i was conned.

florenceuk Tue 01-Sep-09 21:55:15

What about lands end: women's coats here

I have a boring North Face parka from Blacks though.

MaggieLeo Tue 01-Sep-09 22:56:46

this is nice actually

landsend

Clary Tue 01-Sep-09 23:45:17

maggie the Boden urban mac says it's showerproof.

Not sure what that means but if it lets in the rain then mine's going back grin

There is a comment about it in one of the reviews I noticed.

Can't get pic of landsend one to appear but it sounds nice!

Not cheap tho are they that's almost Boden prices wink

parachutes Wed 02-Sep-09 13:00:42

Thanks for all the suggestions! I am going to spend some hours trawling through tonight and will let you know if I find anything marvellous smile

TFINaptime Wed 02-Sep-09 13:09:04

God, yes, post if you find anything. I really like the lands end one, Maggie, but I want something with a hood. I'm not sure it is possible to find a nice coat with a hood, but I'm going to try. Ideally, I also wanted dark grey. Do you think I am asking for too much?!

MaggieLeo Wed 02-Sep-09 15:09:04

\maybe if you're stylish, you're supposed to wear one of those jaunty little mac hats. not sure i could pull that off myself, wihtout looking a bit..... cutesy-pie faux francais.

TFINaptime Wed 02-Sep-09 16:01:12

I think I'd look like Paddington.

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