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Superdry and Superwarm Windcheater!
Superdry Men's Windcheater Jacket
Member Name: FrostBite
Superdry Men's Windcheater Jacket
Advantages: Warm, Stylish, Big pockets,
Disadvantages: Fiddly zips
I always like to be prepared for every season so in the summer I have a waterproof light jacket, blazer type jacket and an all purpose coat. For the winter I needed something to go with my smart duffle coat and my snowboarding coat (this one is great for the icy winds!). I wanted a coat that wasn't too thick but would provide a reasonable amount of protection from the coastal winds and guard me from the rain. I had heard of the Superdry jackets from other people being told they were great at keeping them warm, so I decided to look at them, initially the price was offputting but I do not regret the purchase.
I looked on the Littlewoods website where I found Charcoal, Black, Grey, Pink, Blue and then choices of stitching colours including jade, orange, blue and white. I opted for the grey with green stitching as I thought it looked a little different with most people buying black; I also found this colour in the sale at only Ģ59.99 so was very pleased as they are often upwards of Ģ79.99 in most high street and online retailers.
Superdry are a British clothing retailer part of the Supergroup PLC which actually shocked me when I found this out as I thought they were Japanese due to the labelling in the clothing. Their aim is to combine American style clothing with Japanese style graphics; they have been producing clothing since 1985 and have branched out worldwide. Obviously any brand name synonymous with Bieber and Becks is likely to be popular but the price tag is mid range along with other brands such as Hollister and Diesel.
My jacket arrived in the usual plastic see through bag then inside an opaque bag. I was a little disappointed as I expected the more expensive clothes to be wrapped a little better, and equally not left behind my bins! However, I opened the parcel and the coat seemed to have survived the journey.
I immediately tried the jacket on and found that it come up a little oversized but this is fine for the winter as I like to wrap up warm with jumpers etc. I bought a mens coat as they usually are less fitted for the purpose of being warm and got the coat in a size S (I am a ladies size 10). The outer of the jacket is the charcoal colour with stitching across the shoulder blades and the superdry logo on the shoulder. The outer material is 'ripstop' nylon which rustles when rubbed and feels rather scratchy but you don't notice it when worn. There are two zip pockets with mesh polyester lining, the lining matches the stitching colour which is green; they are very spacious fitting in wallets, smart phones, lip balm and keys. The inside of the jacket matches the pocket lining and is the same mesh which is very soft and comfortable to wear even when in a t shirt.
The cuffs have an extra elasticated layer inside the sleeve shell which is thick and soft designed to keep the wind from going up your sleeves, there is also a thumb hole in each for extra warmth and style. On the outer cuff there is an orange rubber Superdry logo stiched with clear wiring type material. The same material is also lining the collar which makes the coat soft and warm when the zips are pulled to the top and the collar would come over the mouth. The outer collar is slightly padded but there is no hood on the coat which makes it look better and more suited to wearing a hoody underneath.
The most unique part of the coat is the method of fastening, there are three zip panels! I think the three zip panels allow the coat its windcheating feature. There are two zip panels one over the other then one offset to the left, somtimes the feature can be a little annoying and I end up zipping the wrong panels together. It often causes problems when I am at work and in a rush but for the windproof factor I do find the coat very useful and I am always warm.
I have had the jacket about six months now and of all this time through the gale force winds and snow I have been very warm and toasty. The jacket does not let the chilly wind through and I only find my face and legs wanting to fall off through the chill. I find the cuffs fit nicely with gloves to trap the heat in and with a scarf on the coat does not have to be zipped up your face.
After my cat getting into bother and having to rescue her with the coat on I have put it in the washing machine and the coat has not changed at all; the colours are still as bright and the material just as good as first bought.
The coat looks great and is very stylish; wherever I go people always ask about it and some laugh at me due to the zip issue. The zips are a little fiddly but they are fit for purpose, also the coat does give way in a downpour but only venture out in the showers and you should be okay.
In the sale at Ģ59.99 is a price that can't be sniffed at!
Summary: A fantastic stylish and warm coat well worth the money when found in the sales.