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South Padded Maxi Coat

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Brand: South / Type: Maxi Coat

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      20.08.2012 21:12
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      Buy on sale - super lightweight and cosy padded coats

      ===Why I Bought This===

      I have been on the lookout for a decent and lightweight maxi coat for a few years now. I use a mobility scooter around our village for trips out, and often like going out in the winter for fresh air, but it can get rather cold and wet.
      I did buy one padded coat from Cotton Traders a while ago but it was quite short and my legs would get freezing cold. As I cannot get out for shopping much I was looking in the catalogues, but all the warm long coats seemed quite expensive - until I spotted these on the Kays website.



      ===The Brand===

      South which is sold by Kay & Co.
      Label states 'Shop Direct Home Shopping Ltd' who supply Littlewoods, Very, isme, K&Co. and Woolworths.



      ===The Product===

      'South Hooded Padded Coat' - available as short, normal or longer lengths.
      Long maxi design with fixed hood.
      Fastens with two way zipper and also poppers.
      2 side pockets.
      Fully lined.
      Made in China.
      Fabric - Polyamide. Lining: Polyester.
      Machine washable up to 40 degress - no tumble drying or ironing.
      Colours: Black, Blue Grey - new coats in current catalogue are in black or bronze/brown.



      ===Variations===

      As well as this maxi style Kays also sell a hip length coat in the same style and material, but different colours.



      ===Cost===

      £50 at full price, but were reduced and I bought my two for £20 each - since then the price has gone back up.



      ===My Opinion===

      I love this coat - and I have it in both the black and the blue/grey which is a great colour to go with jeans.
      These coats are very lightweight but also lovely and warm - being padded like a sleeping bag. I bought the black one first and wore it all last wnter, and lked it so much when the blue one was on sale I bought that too.
      As I like my coats nice and long I bought the 'tall' version so it comes right down to nearly my ankles and is great - so now I use the blue for the 'summer' and keep the black more for winter.
      The coats are padded and over-sewn into channels - there are horizontal channels running around the waist area to give a sort of belt/waistband effect.
      As I use these coats when I am out and about in the elements, and also often in frost and cold winds I bought them a size bigger than normal - so I have room to wear a fleece underneath for extra insulation in the winter. If I had been buying them to just wear around town I would have gone for my normal size.
      I love these so much I hope to get the new bronze colour one as well - especially if it gets reduced in price after Christmas.
      I even use these sometimes scrunched up on the settee to be lovely and soft to lie against - and if you were very cold in the winter you could put one on top of you like a slanket - and much warmer.
      In fact I was wearing the blue one last night for a trip aorund our village - not what you expect to be wearing in August, but it is so lightweight it does not feel like a conventional winter coat.
      These are machine washable and I have washed my black one - which also dries quickly and easily. Also if I have been out in the rain (like last night) all I do it is drape it over a chair or hang it up and by the next day it is dry.
      I ordered a few to try for fit as the width of the coats does vary a little depending on whether they are the 'standard' or 'tall' lengths - and I wanted mine as wide and long as possible.
      The pockets are also great as in the winter I put those little gel hand-warmers in them to keep me cosy.
      Definitely the best coats I have had for years and as long as they keep stocking them I will keep buying.



      ===Star Rating===

      5 stars.



      ===Would I Recommend?===

      Yes.



      ===Websites===

      http://www.kandco.com
      http://www.shopdirect.com

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