Thursday, 6 August 2015

THE PERFECT FESTIVAL COAT // Ft. TRESPASS


If you follow me on Twitter or read The Dress Diaries, it's probably nothing new to you that I LOVE a good music festival. So you can imagine how excited I was to have the opportunity to work with Trespass, a UK based store who provide anything and everything a festival goer would need for camping.

My mum being a Guide leader, she's no stranger to camping equipment and we've grown up with Trespass tents, sleeping bags and outdoor clothing for many ventures. It's always great quality and good value so naturally, I expected great things. They kindly sent me something I've been in need of for a long time - the perfect festival coat.

It's all well and good wanting to look like Alexa Chung fashionable but let's be honest, if you're heading to a UK festival the chances are the weather is going to be temperamental and that cool denim jacket just won't cut it. Trespass have a huge range of waterproof jackets you can take a look at here.

I've had a parka style coat from ASOS I've worn before but sadly, a few years down the line it's a looking a little weathered. Oh, and it wasn't completely waterproof so it had to be accompanied by an emergency poncho. Very cool.



Trespass sent me this wonderful number. Not only is the style to die for but it's actually super practical. The outer layer is completely waterproof and taped seams make sure no water gets through - trust me, I have tested this in a downpour!

The Tres-Tex membrane allows up to 3 metres (!!) of water to be held by the fabric before it would leak. That's pretty impressive and although I'm not planning on being submerged at Leeds Festival, I guess you can never be too careful...

I did read the reviews about this on the website and a couple of people said it was too slim and to order a size bigger. I went for a Small (size 10) as I'm normally a size 8/10 and it was a perfect fit. I love that it's a slim fit style, all too often a parka can drown a person in material and fur trim.



As I sometimes have the pleasure of working a night shift at festivals (joy) it's a necessity to have something that will keep me cosy. Trespass have coat options that are '3-in-1'. Other than being waterproof, it comes with an extra fluffy, removable fleece jacket inside which you can opt to wear or not, depending on the weather. It will be perfect for when I need it at 3am in the middle of a field and it's also going to make a toasty layer to sleep in.

This particular coat comes in two colours, khaki (as seen pictured) or a beautiful sandy colour. I was torn between the two but practically, I'd struggle to keep the other pristine in the inevitable mud!

One final thing, this coat has so many pockets that I'm not even going to have to wear a trusty bumbag. It's handy to be able to store your money/phone/camera/whatever safely at a festival and the inner fleece has zip pockets to keep it secure. Although the external pockets may be velcro, they're huge and definitely come in handy when storing your snacks, glow sticks and the cheeky can of whatever drink you enjoy - you know exactly what I mean.



If you're searching for a festival coat or something in preparation for Autumn/Winter this year, take a look at this particular coat here. Whilst you're at it, check out their camping gear and alternative waterproof jackets because they've got some brilliant stuff AND a lot of it is on sale - what more could you ask for?

Check out the Trespass website here.

Do you own Trespass gear already, or want to try it out?

leanne

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This post features products sent to me for review.
All opinions are unbiased and my own and I'm hugely appreciative to get to work with a brand I've used before and genuinely rate highly.
Bring on the field!