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A Curates Egg
on 26 February 2013
I bought this coat for walking my dogs, who are suffering from failing sight & need me to be highly visible. And of course the coat needed to be weathproof ie, able to withstand the b..... awful Isle of Man climate.
The coat exceeded my expectations in some respects but is a bit let down in a couple features, which is why only 4 stars. Firstly & most importantly it is weatherproof. I have now used it a couple of times in Irish Sea gales & it hasn't let any water in. It is certainly hi viz, which is important to my use. A real bonus is that the quilted lining is much warmer than I expected.
However, on the downside, the zip is a bit small & fiddly, a heavier guage zip would be better & the zip cover flap poppers are equally fiddly. These would be better replaced with velcro strip. The hood isn't really meant for serious use, which is just as well because it's not very good. Having said all of that the coat is still good value for money.