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Contender for the holy grail of mummy coats?

(23 Posts)
newtoitallmummy Tue 03-Nov-09 15:11:29

Am new to all this mummy business and this is my first winter pushing a buggy. Came on here to search about where to find a warm coat which covers my bum and has a hood and will keep out the rain . . . and discovered lots of threads from mummies already looking!

Best one I have seen so far is here

but it is a bit spendy - would be grateful for your seasoned opinions before I take it to the purchasing committee aka DH!

TIA smile

AlaskaNebraska Tue 03-Nov-09 15:37:00

i likey
belt no good for me though

smokytom Tue 03-Nov-09 15:54:54

I've had my eye on that one- the site I'd seen it on was charging £165 for it though so thanks for the link grin

newtoitallmummy Tue 03-Nov-09 16:09:57

Have googled and found it on another website for £125 which is much better although don't know anything about the company? anyone got any experience?

I have tried it on in Blacks and you can take the belt off although of course are still left with the loops but it looked okay without.

squeaver Tue 03-Nov-09 16:11:45

Please can we call it anything other than a "mummy coat" <boak>

squeaver Tue 03-Nov-09 16:12:32

That is a nice coat, though

newtoitallmummy Tue 03-Nov-09 16:18:06

Of course!

What did you have in mind?

An I-used-to-be-stylish-but-now-I-literally-have-my-hands-full coat?

An I-may-have-a-buggy-but-still-refuse-to-wear-green-gore-tex-coat??


MmeGuisingt Tue 03-Nov-09 16:22:06

ooooooooooh, I like that. I would have to lose 2 stone wear it without the belt though.

Amandoh Tue 03-Nov-09 16:46:51

I have my eye on that one too!

Love furry collar and love hood to keep furry collar dry. Have been shoving the ads for this coat under DPs nose as I really really NEED it for walking the dogs. Very hard to control 3 dogs, an umbrella and be a conscientious dog owner and clean up after them whilst staying dry.

squeaver Tue 03-Nov-09 16:59:22

erm...coat with a hood ???

squeaver Tue 03-Nov-09 16:59:51

Or, non-ugly coat with a hood.

stringbean Tue 03-Nov-09 18:06:44

I bought one of these last week and can def recommend it. Lovely and warm (although I live in the namby-pamby south), good bum coverage, both fur collar and hood are detachable. Sad thing is that I still do the school run, but without a pushchair, so have found 'the coat' too late, but still beats Goretex sad-Mum-anorakgrin.

mimsum Wed 04-Nov-09 18:42:11

how do the sizes run? am thinking of the 12, but not if it's a 'tight' 12 iyswim

stringbean Wed 04-Nov-09 20:02:40

I usually take a 12 and have bought the size 12 (I think it comes as EU 40). It fits me fine around the waist/chest, however if I was wearing a thick fleece under it I would find it a bit tight around the tops of my arms.

NowtonTelly Wed 04-Nov-09 20:03:48


AnyFuckerForSomeParkin Wed 04-Nov-09 20:05:50

me likey

AnybodyHomeMcFly Wed 04-Nov-09 20:09:02

I like it, good idea.

Sadiesmum Thu 05-Nov-09 06:53:09

I got this a couple of weeks ago and can't recommend it enough. It's really cosy without being bulky. Belts don't normally suit me but this one looks fine for some reason. Maybe because it's not too high up as they often are.
I got it on that Sam Turner website and it was a nice speedy delivery.

WshosheBANG Thu 05-Nov-09 07:07:09

I have this one this year.

It is quite heavy, but fits beautifully, and is really warm.

stuffitllllama Thu 05-Nov-09 07:11:01

Am sorry, it makes me reel. Pleased for you that others disagree with me. smile

PyrotechnicToadstool Thu 05-Nov-09 07:28:17

Oh I like it. Pricey though. But then I ahve too many coats that are just not quite right so cannot justify anything other than charity shop bargains.

clairesparkle Fri 06-Nov-09 19:12:58

What do you think of this one? Too short? I quite like it x

clairesparkle Fri 06-Nov-09 19:28:01

Or this..? Looks really warm!

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