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madhector

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Please can people give me some recomendations for a nice warm waterproof coat? I really fancy a Musto Snug training jacket, but is alot of money to spend without being sure...

My last 2 jackets have leaked and when you are riding 12 horses a day in the rain this isnt good!!

Also want something that isnt Navy as always wear navy breeches

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i have a musto snug blouson and mum has more of a coaty style one. We have had ours for probably about 4 years now and i LOVE mine so much. It is not bulky but its plenty warm enough and it has kept me bone dry
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They are about £100 new i think but mum and i were lucky enough to get ours 2 for 1 in a sale ....hence me wearing a cerise coat all winter
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I would have to say Musto. I cant remember exactly what make of Musto my jacket was but it was a short one as I dont like riding in long coats but it lasted me years and years and used to handle 5 rides a day rain or shine. It was £120 new and worth every penny. I has finally had to go in the bin and I cant find another one the same. It was similar to the blouson. I have a premier equine one at the moment which is fine but I wouldnt hesitate to buy another Musto that I liked the looked of. Fantastic
 

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I have a Joules winter one, also managed to get two different thickness of gillet that fit underneath. Has proved very waterproof and has underarm zips for extra air flow. Also have an old Musto Combo, which is brill!!! Even if it does leak like a seive now.
 

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Musto all the way. I have a Musto (dry rider or something), which is a thigh length coat - brilliant.

I also have an old as the hills Togi blouson that's brilliant as well.
 

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I was very pleasantly surprised to find that the Joules jacket, that was half price in their sale, turned out to be the most waterproof item I own
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I work outdoors in all weathers so have tried most makes but not the Musto, never found one in a style / colour I like so can't make a comparison to them.
 

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i've got a great ski jacket from TK Maxx which is totally waterproof and brilliant for riding in. (if you go this route though, make sure you don't get one longer than waist length cos it won't have zippers to open the back out, so it'll keep catching on the saddle, very annoying.) this is the cheap route. some great bright colours too, ideal for being seen on the roads!
otherwise, some Mustos are great (the expensive ones!) but my musto snugs and my yellow skirted musto for riding on the roads are only rain-resistant, and turn into sponges after 3/4 hour of rain. (bitter experience!)
 

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i have a joules blouson, and its super, got it in the sale for less than half price, warm, fits well and is waterproof, i would definitely buy one again
imo i dont think theres much difference between the musto and joules blousons, having had both, so go with joules-there cheaper
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I have a selection - I feel the cold more than anyone I know!!

I have two Rydale blouson jackets, very warm. I have two ski jackets, I think they are Tresspass ones (also have ski trousers for doing yard jobs etc) then I also have a motorway standard fluroescent orange jacket with reflective stripes - very warm, very waterproof, my pony is scared of it. Fab for hacking though.

Didn't pay over £40 for mine by getting them in sales, at shows or from deidicated safety clothing shops.
 

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I'd go with Musto - my current jacket is just brilliant at keeping me dry - I'm not sure what style it is but it's got everything you'd need and is warm and waterproof, and still going strong after 2 years (but only being worn a lot for one of those). The cream bits don't wash up very well though, so don't get one with pale bits near the face unless you never wear makeup when riding!
 

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The two best coats I have had have been non-horsey ones!

My super, uber warm winter coat is an animal ski jacket that I picked up 3 years ago on sale for about £35 and has proved to be waterproof, hardwearing and oh so warm but equally has things like underarm vents that you can open, loads of handy pockets, a clear ski pass holder with is ace for putting emergency contact details in, and a double zip.

My other, newer and probably more favourite is a red Berghaus that I picked up for £32 including an inner fleece that removes (and is showerproof and windproof so makes a great fleece in itself!), reduced from £150 (possibly more) in John Lewis. Its totally waterproof and windproof, acts as a lightweight jacket in warmer weather and then when the temp drops I just zip in the fleece and its nice and snug. Again, its got a 2 way zip and I pull the elastic at the bottom and wear it as a blouson. Its loverly!! Its similar to this one but with a removable microfleece inner jacket which I don't think this one has:
http://www.berghaus.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=1030&Gear=3
 

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If you are talking a serious waterproof jacket, then the only way to go is a decent gore tex jacket - and preferably one thats designed for walking.

I have a dark green Karrimor one, that is lightweight, wind proof and fab.

OH and I do lots of hill walking in all winds and weathers and neither of us has ever been let down by any of the 'walking' brands like Karrimor, North Face, Berghaus etc.

JB xx
 
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