I promise to update you on my purchases below but this is just a quick SOS for those out there with down jackets. Anyone own a Musto - do you recommend? I need something warm, ideally shower proof but not full length as I do get hot and flustered on school runs! I tried this on in TK Maxx but found it cheaper online at Amazon (come on TK, you're normally fab on your prices!).
|Musto £65.21 at Amazon|
I have tried, without success, a few from Uniqlo. I loved that these had a hood but they came up quite short in the body for me. They also felt very masculine on me as were very 'puffy' (for want of a better word!). At the time they only had the blue and grey with the wool panels down the front which may or may not have contributed to them feeling a little too bulky on me. They now have the plain black back in stock but I am trying not to get too side tracked and remember I did feel it was a little short on me.
|Uniqlo £79.90 down to £39.90|
I've just found this one from North Face but even in the sale at £96, that's more than I wanted to spend on a throw on jacket for school run's.
Any other brands at a good price I've missed? I failed to take a picture of me in the Musto one which is a shame but I think you get the idea from the above. My only reserve on this style jacket (as I have a long knee length down one) is that as the fabric is so thin, they easily hole if caught - especially by cats claws! But on the whole, the warmth from a lightweight jacket pretty much out weighs this.
PS Just as a note to myself (who appears it would seem to have a little coat/jacket addiction at present). This style coat, plus a camel wool coat and potentially a really thick parker with furry hood is all that is missing from my coat department. Nothing else needed. Just saying.