While reviewing what was going in the pack for Canada I realised I did not have a waterproof jacket. There was a recommendation to wait till we got to Canada – not sure I want to go shopping for necessities when there are new places to see.
I started scouting around the web. Learned many new things – like that there is a waterproofing measure for rainwear! On a site Mountain Warehouse, an English online store, I found there was a sale on and there was just the jacket for me!
It fitted requirements – a bit longer, but not coat length, good reviews, waterproof. I settled on the Guelder Winter Womens Jacket.
The jacket arrived very quickly from England to Australia. I had a slight concern that its waterproofing level was not as high as I had expected. A heavy downpour the first weekend gave opportunity to test it. Pleased to say it passed with flying colours.