Anyway without further a-do my Regatta 'practical' coat:
coat @ Regatta
leggings @ evans
boots @ evans
So where did I road test this beauty you ask?
...a long country walk?...
...a demanding cycle?...
...Hull Fair of course!
Hull fair is difficult to describe and do it justice, it is a simply unique experience. It's Europe's largest travelling fair and descends on the city of Kingston-upon-Hull once a year for one week only. I have been building Hull fair memories for 31 years (seriously since before birth!) my parents even went to Hull fair the first day they met! I cannot do the lights, smells and sounds justice, so I'm not even going to try!
We have a phrase in Hull (aka 'ull -you either love the Hull accent or hate it, whichever you cannot dispute that its one of a kind!) ''ull fir weather' - loosly translated that means 'rainy/cold nip in the air characteristic of autumn' This weekend was the epitome of ''ull fir weather' The crowds make umbrella usage impossible, so you need a good coat, cue fabulous Regatta coat.
This coat has a removable fleece lining and a waterproof top layer complete with a hood. Perfect for eating your pattie(mashed potato and sage breaded and deep fried) chips and peas from Bob Carvers of Hull Market. This is a MUST for Hull fair they have been cooking pattie chips and peas over coal for decades, they are a Hull tradition. (calorifically a once a year event mind you!)
This many people can't be wrong!:
Anyway last night it drizzled, then drizzled some more, then rained. On top I was soaked but underneath I was toasty warm and dry, my I-phone was zipped in the coat pocket all night and despite me being soaked, it was not. All in all pretty impressive water repelling technology! The fit is very good and the quality is great.
X-X-X-X-X-L, seriously regatta 5XL? when is that ever useful information? you bothered to make a plus size coat which is amazing! It is of a fantastic quality which is amazing, you put an actual size number on it which is useful, then you branded 5X's and an L on it! ...just Grr! that's all I'm saying!
Anyway to leave on a positive note I had an awesome night! If you're close to Hull make the effort to go (you have until next Saturday) but make sure to dress for warmth and comfort!