I am in need of what I call a slicker. It’s a rain coat. Now… I own several, but none are quite right.
I have an awesome, much-loved red trench. It’s water-resistant, but it’s very much a tailored, nearly knee-length, statement item. I have a high-hip length navy trench too (Land’s End, also no longer available) that is even a summery weight, and I have a turquoise, very high hip slicker that is just all wrong.
I have nearly what I want… a low hip (or slightly longer) not plasticky slicker, but the hood is brim-less, and it’s at least three sizes too large. I wear it to walk the dogs on short walks on drizzly days.
I also have another summer-weight, hooded jacket that is only good for either a heavy mist or a fast sprint to the nearest doorway.
- I want the good, old-fashioned slicker of years gone by… without the plastic feel.
- I must have a hood, either with a brim or deep enough to accommodate a ball cap underneath. (If you wear glasses, you get it. If not, just know they don’t make wipers for glasses.)
- Breathability would be a plus.
- I don’t want to pay a small fortune for it.