Well, winter has truly arrived here in Dunners. Good thing I bought this coat from ASOS shortly after our arrival back from London (since no coat was to be found on our trip!). It was on sale for about $116 NZD (and with free shipping! Thank you ASOS!). It’s a size 8. I usually order a size 10 from ASOS just to be on the safe side (I’m often in-between an 8 and 10 depending on the item), but since the parka is quite oversized, went with the 8. It fits perfectly and I have no complaints (apart from I know the sherpa lining is going to eventually get all matted).
The lining is completely removable, and the outer fabric is supposedly water resistant (I honestly don’t think it’s any more water resistant than any other jacket). I love that it’s a parka, but more of a golden colour instead of the typical olive green.
And the huge pockets are so handy!
For my cold climate readers – how important is it to have a variety of winter coats to choose from? Do you like to have options, or do you just wear the same one every day? How important is it to have a hood (I believe a hood is absolutely essential in Dunedin and will never buy a coat without one)?