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By George! It's a smart coat for a smart price!
George Hooded Duffle Coat
Member Name: Lbird99
George Hooded Duffle Coat
Advantages: Lovely, Snuggly & Smart Coat
Disadvantages: None for Me
When Little Man started full time school I decided it was time to get a new winter coat for the school run. I didn't want anything too mumsy, but I needed something with a hood as I am normally juggling Little Man with either his wheelchair or crutches, which doesn't leave a spare hand for a brolly! After what felt like an age looking I finally found this one in Asda for £25.
My coat is actually a dark grey colour, not the burgundy in the picture, which I think looks really smart although I am tempted to go back and get the burgundy one as well as I like this coat so much! The outer of the coat has a wool feel to it but is very soft, as a lot of the ones I tried were quite scratchy. The coat is only 3% wool, although I was surprised to find any wool for such a bargain price - the rest of the outer is made up of 60% polyester, 24% acrylic, 12% viscose & 1% nylon. The lining is 100% polyester in a dark grey.
The Jacket is fastened with 3 poppers which I was concerned may pop open. I only use the button two poppers as I hate anything around my neck, and they have not yet popped undone. There are three buckles across the chest which also fasten with poppers, which I think look much smarter than the toggle design and gives it a bit of a trendy military feel.
The Jacket washes really nicely too - I recently brushed up against a freshly glossed door and thought I had ruined it, but a bit of stain remover spray and a standard 40 degree wash and it was as good as new. It says to iron on the reverse but I just hung it damp overnight and it was ready to wear in the morning. The coat cannot be tumble dried.
I bought my coat in a size 18, so that I can layer it up if I want to. I am 5 feet 5inches, and the coat sits mid-thigh on me which is a great length as it covers my bum! It looks really smart with leggings and boots and I get lots of complements on my lovely coat - no one believes what it cost! I am normally quite a warm person so this coat is plenty warm enough for me, even with only a t-shirt underneath, so I think it will be fine for the winter for me. Although it is not billed as a waterproof coat, it has managed to keep me dry despite some of the awful rainstorms I have been caught up in!
As you can probably tell I really love this coat, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonably priced smart jacket. I do find that the hood feels a bit big on me, but I think this is more because I'm not used to wearing a hood rather than it being a fault with the coat! It is available in Asda stores and from George.com in sizes 8 - 22, with a smaller version available in purple and red for little girls too!
Summary: Great Coat for a Great Price!