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Choosing the right coat can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to waterproofing, warmth, and breathability. We understand how important it is for you to stay comfortable and dry in any weather conditions, which is why we offer a range of coats with varying levels of waterproofing.

What coat is best for going out in the rain?

When purchasing a coat, it's important to consider the waterproofing level. This measurement is used to determine the level of waterproofness of a fabric. To test it, a long column is placed on top of a sample of the garment's material and then filled with water. The water level is increased until the fabric starts to leak. Our coats come in three main waterproofing levels: 3000mm (e.g. Beachcomber), 5000mm (e.g. Rebecca), and 10000 (e.g. Outback). Coats with 3000mm waterproofing are suitable for light to moderate rain, 5000mm will cope with moderate rain, and those with the 10000 level of waterproofing will be highly waterproof and can handle most UK rainfall.

Are the waterproof coats warm?

We offer lightweight waterproof coats and also padded/insulated ones. Think of the insulated ones as being warm raincoats. Their primary goal is to keep you dry but they will also offer a level of warmth.

Do I need a coat made of breathable fabric?

Our fabric undergoes a test to determine its breathability, which measures the amount of water vapour (in grams) that can pass through a 1 metre square of the fabric. Most of our coats are designed with breathable material that allows moisture to wick away from the fabric. However, some of our coats, like the Outback and Outrider, are not made with breathable fabric due to their heavy, waterproof nature. Additionally, our padded coats, such as the Savannah, prioritize warmth over breathability. If you are someone who is very active or who becomes warm easily, you may want to consider opting for a coat with breathable material.

What are fully taped seams and what do they do?

The stitching on a garment is usually a vulnerable area as wind and water can penetrate through the small holes. To prevent any leakage in a waterproof jacket, we use heat-shrunk taping on our seams. This method effectively seals the seams and eliminates any possibility of water seeping through. This is helpful when considering a waterproof jacket.

Are your warm and cosy coats waterproof too?

We have two types of coats available - waterproof coats and coats that are designed to keep you warm on cooler, drier days. The latter are water repellent, which means they can keep you dry for a short period if you get caught in some rain. However, they are not suitable for prolonged exposure to rain.