My Seasalt Plant Hunter coat arrived in my life in December. I first tried this out in temperatures of -3c. No! Brrr! I quickly found this is not a coat for warmth. Even if I'd layered up a puffed waistcoat underneath from the waist down I'd be freezing. The cold cut right through the fabric.
So I set it aside for warmer days.
With temperatures around 10c and air full of drizzle I tried the Plant Hunter once again. This time successfully, hoorah.
With just a light jersey dress and cardigan underneath I ventured to the station in my new Plant Hunter coat. Perfect. It kept the windchill out. I felt a distinct difference between my coated body and upper legs versus my uncoated face.
Next test, New York. Yes, being appropriate for wind and rain and plus 10c it was perfect for that trip. One coat for all adventualities, except snow and minus degrees. Luckily the weather was warmish.
I now use this coat as my go to rain coat, even for work. I'm not sure the financial district of London understands me however. My body and clothes thank me though. A bonus is that with the hood I have abandoned the burden of carrying an umbrella.
As temperatures now rise towards summer I will need to allow the coat to seasonally hibernate and pull out a lighter weight mac.
The Plant Hunter can be found here Plant Hunter It's no longer available in the Pool colour that I have but there is a neutral coal colour available. I can also see this on Amazon so you may be able to get this from there if you are a non UK reader. Note that it's designed to fall at the back of the knee at the back. I'm under average height.