If you didn’t know by now we love Craghoppers and love to do a Craghoppers review. If you really know me well, you will know I love Autumn and Winter. I love the feeling of being wrapped up warm and throwing on those layers. The weather can be so so much more enjoyable when I am prepared for it, with waterproof boots and a nice thick coat. I had a great waterproof parka coat and loved it, I bought it especially for my first trip to New York in January 2014 and after last winter it had to be thrown out. This led me to have to find a replacement, which wasn’t easy. Until Craghoppers got in touch and asked if we were interested in trying out some of their new Autumn/Winter collection. Here is what we thought…
We were kindly sent 3 items, which unfortunately for Cora, I “bagged” straight away.
Inga Jacket – Thistle
I won’t lie, I was stalking Craghoppers website at the new collection and saw this jacket and fell in love. It was the exact style as my previous coat but so much better. I loved the colour, the large pockets and the style. The coat is much more relaxed and formal looking, which gives me the idea that it is perfect for city life and gentle walks in the park.
My initial thoughts on the coat were cosy, stylish and practical. My wardrobe is quite practical based so I need a coat that is going to be equally as practical. I was impressed to see how well the coat fit and that I could wear it with a variety of outfits.
I love the subtle colour as it fits with a lot of my existing clothes and so I don’t have to save it for a certain outfit. The hood is made of faux fur to give that added softness around the face, which when it is freezing cold I appreciate. The coat has a cosy flannel lining to make it extra cosy, just like getting into bed on a cold night kind of feeling.
I often complain about clothes not having good pockets, there is no need to complain about this coat. There are an amazing 7 pockets on this coat, some are secret pockets and some are to store your headphones, one for gloves and another for hand warmers. The pockets are also big enough to fit in my iPhone 7+ which is always a challenge to fit anywhere and there is room to spare.
Both the hood and sleeves have snap adjustments on to make them larger or smaller to give you a better fit. The hood is very big and roomy, enough for me to be able to wear a bobble hat underneath for extra warmth which I appreciate.
This had to be my favourite item we were sent for our Craghoppers review, the coat is practical, cosy and looks so good on. I can’t wait to wear it everywhere to show it off.
- Thermo Air+
- AquaDry Membrane
- Warmth Rating – 7
- 7 Pockets – 2 Stud fastening waist with zipped side hand warmers, 1 phone, 1 zipped inner and 1 stretch mesh inner accessories pocket
Miska V Half-Zip Fleece – Dove Grey
Truthfully I haven’t worn a fleece for many years, I kind of grew up in fleece jackets and jumpers and then somehow I didn’t need them. I would wear a fleece everywhere and more often than not I would be going walking or playing out so it was needed. I instantly loved the colour of the Craghoppers fleece and tried it on.
The Craghoppers fleece is a great fit and easy to get on and off if you are using it as a layer. We went out for the day with my sister and her kids to a park in early October and found that the fleece kept me very warm. I liked that I could wear the zip right up to my neck or unzipped a little. the best part was that neither the zip or the neck of the jacket irritated my skin and neck as I have experienced before.
My only downside to the Craghoppers fleece would be that there were no pockets. I can understand if it was to be used as a layer under a bigger coat like the inga jacket or under a waterproof layer then there is no need for pockets. I would have liked to see the fleece incorporate a large through pocket for small items to be stored.
- Wash & Wear
- Recycled Fleece
- Warmth Rating – 2
Islay Shirt – Thistle Check
I can now give Cora her shirt back now I have my own. This was the first item in the box I pulled out and put on straight away. Over the past year, I have really got into wearing shirts as a layer. Having a vest or short sleeve top underneath and the shirt over the top has been great. I really like the versatile look of a shirt. You can alter the sleeves to be long, rolled up sleeves, buttoned up or open. I like a checked shirt more than plain shirts as it is easier to partner with a plain t-shirt.
Next item in our Craghoppers review is the Islay shirt. The Islay shirt is the perfect colour to match the Inga jacket and great colour for Autumn/Winter. The shirt has two buttons, one of each side of the chest. Both are fastened with a snap fastening which stops anything falling out as you bend over. The fit of the shirt is lovely as it is a simple fit. It hugs to the body to help keep in warmth and also very cute.
My only downside to the shirt is that it doesn’t have a button nearer the bottom. It looks like it isn’t done up properly. I also think it is a tad short at times. If I were to get another I would get it one size larger to give myself some room as I think this may fix that issue. Otherwise, I was so glad this was included in our Craghoppers review.
- Drying Loops
- 2 Pockets
If you are looking to stay warm, dry and look good. I wouldn’t think twice about checking out the Autumn/Winter collection now. We love the products and quality every time. Let me know in the comments if you have had anything from Craghoppers before and what your favourite item is. Be sure to check out our other Craghoppers review to learn more about the Craghoppers product range.