For years I've purchased top brand outdoor jackets from outlet villages such as Bicester Village, for daily use, off the peg according to luck and what fits. But frankly the bargains are all gone.. the outlet villages are more like full retail and damned expensive.
So, what I'm after is a solution to my jacket requirements:
Last coats I've had have been Helly Hansen, TOG24 and Nautica, all were sub £50 and all lasted over a year of heavy, daily use, too and from work, holidays, travel etc.
Assuming (wrongly perhaps) that I can't find a £50 jacket, with a hood, waterproof and well pocketed, from a well known brand... which names should I be looking for? Amazon and others are full but I need advice from people who's used and had them.
Stuff like colour I'm open too.. having had a grey/green, a bright red and a cream/white.
This aint a fashion requirement, it's a hard wearing, warm, wind and waterproof jacket, with good pockets, to live my life in.
Any suggestions and links pls?