It's that time of the year again when we pull out our winter parkas. If yours is past it's best then here are some fabulous new ones to tempt you!
Let's start with the most expensive one first. This is the Hillsdale Parka from Columbia and the hefty price tag reflects the fact that this is down filled and waterproof - a unique combination. Coming in at €329.99 this is definitely an investment piece but it's fabulous on! The fur is removable, it has a two-way zipper to make getting in and out of the car easier, thermal reflective lining to keep you extra cosy and luxurious comfort cuffs. It's also the longest of all the parkas we stock. Fab!
Next up is the Carson Pass Interchange Jacket, €220. This is a three-in-one jacket which consists of an insulated liner jacket that can be worn independently or together as it zips into the waterproof outer shell. This makes it highly versatile.
The Women's Trevail Parka, €249.95, from the North Face is the kind of piece you will have forever! It's down filled, super slimming on, has a hood and the zoned baffles are loaded with 800-fill goose down to give you serious warmth.
Coming in at €169.99 this next parka offers serious value for money. The Icy Heights II Mid Length Down Jacket is crafted from a water-repellent shell fabric that protects you from wet weather and its toasty 450-fill down insulation make a serious statement when it comes to battling cold weather. It's longer length makes it a perfect match coat and the hood is removable too.
If you're looking for a brighter colour then look no further than the Women's Long Belfast Winter Jacket from Helly Hansen for €160. It's fully waterproof and insulated too, but it's not as heavily warm as the ones listed above- definitely light-weight insulation. Perfect for an Irish winter!
Along the same lines we also have the Hikestellar Insulated Parka from the North Face for €190. This comes down to just below the bum and is fully waterproof and lightly insulated too. The lining is a lovely, bright turquoise.
The Powder Lite Mid Jacket €139.99 from Columbia has got a great cut to it, the baffles are narrower around the hips to help create a really pleasing silhouette. Crafted of a durable water-resistant shell, with 100% polyester insulation, and Omni-Heat™ Reflective lining for extra warmth, this lightweight jacket is ready to take on winter. Featuring a flattering mid-thigh length, 2-way center front zipper, protective hood, zippered hand pockets, and interior security pocket to stash valuables.
Last but not least my own personal favourite, The Boyne Parka €189.95 from Helly Hansen. I just love all the pockets! It's fully waterproof and has 60g of insulation, so again not as warm as the big down jackets above but perfect for an Irish winter.
There are lots more jackets and coats in-store too so pop in and visit us on the Bandon By-Pass to see the full range.