Ok, where is the brilliant 'Warm and waterproof coat' thread from last year? I need another one.

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CuttedUpPear Sun 23-Sep-12 20:46:11

I bought an amazing coat by Didriksons last year on the advice of a MNetter here who worked in the industry. She gave the BEST advice but I can't find the thread now. Basically she explained how warm AND waterproof is a hard combination to come by because we're the only country with such a wet and cold climate and no one designs for us. Nice.

I bought the coat for DS but ended up wearing it myself, now I need to buy him one of his own before he gets soaked to the skin!

sarimillie Wed 31-Oct-12 20:38:41

Pippi, that looks just the kind of thing. Will keep an eye out for a deal ...

pongysticks Thu 01-Nov-12 20:34:18

I did it - I read the reviews tried on the North face parka, bought it in Black wore it in the mirror and decided snow and rock could have it back!!

and then Have just blown a zillion pounds on the most amazing cozy, olive, waterproof coat!!

www.barbour.com/womens-clothing/jackets-coats/quilted/lifestyle-womens/peninsula-down-jacket

Pippil, thank you smile how warm is it?

After ordering and sending back the Naomi and Wakefield I think I've finally settled on the seasalt northstar. It's padded but not overly so hopefully I can wear it spring time too but still warm for winter and it comes to 5 inches above my knees plus its properly waterproof. I have a lands end dwn coat for cold and dry days.

Here it is if anyone is on the look out for something similar.

[[ http://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/m/women/clothing/jackets_outerwear/northstar_coat_stone.htm]]

Gillian43 Thu 22-Nov-12 11:09:32

I bought a didrikson coat online from here (took some finding!)
www.lawskirkcudbright.co.uk/index.php?option=com_opencart&view=home&Itemid=13

I love mine.
Gill

Lukethe3 Thu 22-Nov-12 20:27:31

Wow, that's an excellent price Gill. I paid £160 for mine. I absolutely love it.

Bluestocking Wed 28-Nov-12 21:43:37

I bought a Land's End Stadium Squall and although it's not elegant, it is very comfortable, warm and waterproof without being bulky or sweaty. I am a size 12 and about 5'4" but bought a petite because my torso is short and I wanted the waist to be in the right place. The petite is OK but I think a regular might have been better - but I was so glad to have a warm and waterproof coat for my walk to work that I didn't return it, and it'll do for this winter.

Soodles Thu 06-Dec-12 12:49:57

Cheaper side of things, with warmth, try mountain warehouse. They always seem to have really good deals on and are MUCH cheaper than most of your outdoorsy shops. Got some brilliant waterproof walking boots there the other week. I got a long padded coat that is waterproof from here a couple of years ago, still going strong.

Gwithianrocks Fri 07-Dec-12 14:16:42

Hello... Ordered a Merell Ellenwood insulated from Gear for girls earlier in week for £119... Arrived this morning and looks smashing although they have sent the wrong colour and size. However, top customer service from them means that they have sent out a replacement already to arrive before 1pm tomorrow. Am looking forward to getting the right coat and finally being warm and dry!

nanbar Thu 03-Jan-13 05:34:12

70 yr old grandmother. Want a warm waterproof below knee coat.
Confused by too many choices.

marieinkent Mon 07-Oct-13 10:11:53

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