Who says dressing for the everyday outdoors has to be dull and untrendy? Quilted jackets are staging a comeback this year combining improved feminine shapes with advanced weather protection so you can look stylish and sensible at the same time!

If you dare to be different there are some brilliant bold colours around, but if you prefer to blend into the scenery there are plenty of traditional shades too. And with the kind of summer we are having so far, they could come in very useful!

The Indica vidar tech down jacket from TOG24 is a high quality performance jacket containing 90% down, 10% feather fill with 600 fill power – this makes it exceptionally warm without turning you into the Michelin man.

The outer fabric is showerproof and the hem is adjustable for enhanced fit.

The Vidar can also has a chest pocket that you can pack the entire coat into so you can fit it in your bag ready to snuggle into the minute the weather turns chilly. 

Available from Debenhams, price was £99.95, now 69.95.

 

Regatta’s Missy Jacket – pictured here in Dark Khaki – is designed with country style in mind.

With adjustable waist belt, two lower handwarmer pockets and back vents with stud fastening, it combines a feminine finish with practical purpose.

Also available in Black, Polar Bear and Dark Burgundy, price was £50, now £32.50. Available here.

 

 

 

 

Stand out from the crowd in this fitted Moredale Quilted Jacket from Joules, pictured here in Gold.

An old favourite, it has been given a new twist by reducing the size of the diamond quilting in the side panels and collar to produce the effect of a highly complimentary shape.

Brass poppers, cord elbow patches and printed lining complete the finish.

Price £89.95. Available in Navy, Gold, Everglade, Dark Saddle and Black – click here.

 

Enjoy a quilty pleasure with the Calverly Quilted Jacket, with elegant country-look tailoring, hand-drawn printed lining, cord shoulder and elbow patches and contrast zip and lining detail.

Price £109 from Joules, available in Navy, England Red or Black – click here.

 

This Quilted Padded Thermal Jacket with Stormwear™by PER UNA at Marks and Spencer is designed to keep you warm and dry in adverse conditions.

Single breasted with a front zip plus knitted sides for a better fit, it is lined and features water repellent technology.

Price £79 available in Stone (pictured) or Navy.

Available here

 

 

 

This Petite Funnel Neck Quilted Jacket with Stormwear™is from the M&S Collection and is perfectly proportioned for women under 5′ 3″ tall.

Tailored to a Military style, it features a funnel neck, epaulettes and panel detail as well as water repellent technology to keep you dry and padding to keep you warm.

Navy. Price £59. 

Available here.

 

 

 

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