A weather appropriate post if there ever was one. Two raingear brands that have caught my eye recently with their quite fabulous rain coats – Swedish brand Didriksons and Canadian brand Nobis…
Proper adults always have a quality mac hanging on their coat stand, and is it possible that I’m finally feeling the pull? I’ve had enough sodden walks in Scotland and wet nights at festivals to have developed a yearning for quality rain protection, that’s for sure.
First up, Didriksons – I’m loving this quite fantastic Stukevik style (above) with denim lining. It’d look perfect over a pair of skinnies and wellies, non? Didriksons has been in the UK for a few years, just under the radar (established in 1913 by a poor fisherman’s son turned businessman) and I think they’ll do extremely well if they tap into the Barbour/Hunters wearing lot – or is that just anyone who goes to a festival these days? 😉 The rest of the range looks really good and I couldn’t resist showing you a cute raincoat for the littles too. I don’t know how much good quality waterproofs usually come in at, but £150 for an adult coat that looks like it’ll last a good while doesn’t seem too outrageous.
Canadian brand Nobis had me at hello with this yellow number (below). A new style for SS13, the Sadie is reversible into olive with an adjustable hood. You always know you’re dealing with premium outdoorwear when you can tighten the cuffs! It also comes in an XXS, which is good news for the little ladies like myself. Pricier though, at £350.
Didriksons and the Stukevik are currently available from Nordic Outdoor and Argyll stockist Nancy Blacks and you can also contact sales manager John Wright if you’re after another style. And Nobis is available from nobis.ca (the Sadie will be available here in the next couple of weeks).