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    Need winter gear but can't find what I need...long barn coat?

    I have set of bibs and a coat, and they're great for when its going to be super cold and I'll be outside for awhile (stalls). But when I need to just run out and check on the horses, do light cleanup, etc., I want something long, knee length, and would prefer it to be heavy-duty (I could easily just pick something up at TJ Maxx, but I'm worried it won't stand the test of time)

    Anyone have something not super expensive ($150 or less) that they have as a "barn coat"

    #2
    Check out longer length ski jackets--uber warm, washable, wear like iron, pockets out the wazoo.

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      #3
      I have a patagonia puffer parker for just this (it started out as a going into the real world parka). I got it on their worn wear website, so while I'm not sure if it was under 150, it was def under 200.

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        #4
        Originally posted by spacytracy View Post
        I have set of bibs and a coat, and they're great for when its going to be super cold and I'll be outside for awhile (stalls). But when I need to just run out and check on the horses, do light cleanup, etc., I want something long, knee length, and would prefer it to be heavy-duty (I could easily just pick something up at TJ Maxx, but I'm worried it won't stand the test of time)

        Anyone have something not super expensive ($150 or less) that they have as a "barn coat"
        You get what you pay for. LLBean has good stuff that lasts. Here is one for under $150; they have more expensive ones, and you can always shop online for used gear.

        https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/7040...e%20the%20Knee

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          #5
          Here is a Columbia jacket for $139. I saw the same one on Macy's website on special for $200. It's called a Suttle Mountain Long Insulated Jacket. Doesn't look super warm but it's the length and price you were looking for.

          https://www.columbia.com/womens-sutt...vD_BwE&start=1

          I've seen Columbia brands at discount outlets like Nordstrom Rack, Marshall's, etc. so when you are near those stores, make a point of searching for a long jacket and you might luck out.
          "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

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            #6
            I use a long north face puffer - as others have, I found it on clearance (and in June), so under $100 for a really nice coat, and there is nothing like a sleeping bag to keep you cozy!

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              #7
              Originally posted by PeteyPie View Post
              Here is a Columbia jacket for $139. I saw the same one on Macy's website on special for $200. It's called a Suttle Mountain Long Insulated Jacket. Doesn't look super warm but it's the length and price you were looking for.

              https://www.columbia.com/womens-sutt...vD_BwE&start=1

              I've seen Columbia brands at discount outlets like Nordstrom Rack, Marshall's, etc. so when you are near those stores, make a point of searching for a long jacket and you might luck out.
              i have this type and it's so warm and amazing. it is perfect for the job at hand.

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                #8
                I have used a Lands' End Squall Parka as a barn coat for 20 some years. it is still usable. It is mid-thigh in length. (It also comes in knee length.) I have replaced the zipper foot once or twice and finally replaced the whole zipper. Here is the current model https://www.landsend.com/products/wo...&dysku=4996976

                They are having a sale now - 50% off. Here are other coats that might work https://www.landsend.com/shop/womens...20180820-_-txt

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                  #9
                  Look on ebay or your local fb marketplace! I refuse to buy new for barn chores, except boots of course lol!!!

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                    #10
                    I looked everywhere online for a knee-length coat (I just needed a waterproof shell) and finally discovered Uhip in Europe; they have gorgeous stuff at a decent price with the exchange rate. I bought the Excalibur trench coat from https://ofw.one/welcome and it's really great quality.
                    thebaybondgirl.wordpress.com

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                      #11
                      I have something like this (same brand) but it is quilted. It's very long, light weight.

                      https://www.nobleequestrian.com/coll...formance-parka

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                        #12
                        The smartpak trainer/coaches jackets and horseware Fifi are both longer padded jackets, in that price range.
                        Ive been trying to find a long one for *riding* that has a rear split instead of being pleated, but no luck- so recently got the horseware one even though it’s not super long

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Scarlet Gilia View Post
                          I have used a Lands' End Squall Parka as a barn coat for 20 some years. it is still usable. It is mid-thigh in length. (It also comes in knee length.) I have replaced the zipper foot once or twice and finally replaced the whole zipper. Here is the current model https://www.landsend.com/products/wo...&dysku=4996976

                          They are having a sale now - 50% off. Here are other coats that might work https://www.landsend.com/shop/womens...20180820-_-txt
                          I have been debating that coat to replace a 20 plus year old coat. Does the waterproofing last? Thx!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by suzyq View Post

                            I have been debating that coat to replace a 20 plus year old coat. Does the waterproofing last? Thx!
                            I live in a high desert climate, and the snow we get is fairly dry. So, I'm not the best person to attest to longevity of its waterproofing! I know I have refreshed the waterproofing a few times with Atsko spray.

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                              #15
                              One of the instructors at our barn found a nice long coat on Land's End. She needs a "long" because she is 6 feet tall. The one she bought had a review from someone who said it was too long. Fits her perfectly. It's a nice coat and Land's End always has 40-50% off.
                              "With hardly any other living being can a human connect as closely over so many years as a rider can with her horse." Isabell Werth, Four Legs Move My Soul. 2019

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by BayBondGirl View Post
                                I looked everywhere online for a knee-length coat (I just needed a waterproof shell) and finally discovered Uhip in Europe; they have gorgeous stuff at a decent price with the exchange rate. I bought the Excalibur trench coat from https://ofw.one/welcome and it's really great quality.
                                Hello there. I was searching for Uhip recommendations. I am in the USA. You ordered from Europe? Or did you find a dealer closer by?
                                "Friend" me !

                                http://www.facebook.com/isabeau.solace

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                                  #17
                                  Columbia makes a very warm coat w this reflective silver sheen inside to make you warmer.

                                  https://www.columbia.com/womens-heav...RoCN2oQAvD_BwE

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                                    #18
                                    Swim parka?

                                    https://m.swimoutlet.com/swim-parkas-c13565/
                                    The Evil Chem Prof

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                                      #19
                                      I pinch pennies until Abe Lincoln weeps
                                      My best barncoat was DH's & this may be its last Winter after 20+yrs of wear.
                                      Nylon shell with thinsulate lining, so incredibly warm while being lightweight.
                                      No-name brand, bought from Spiegel catalog or I would get another in a heartbeat.

                                      Replacement will come from Goodwill.
                                      If my timing is good, it will get bought at the monthly 1/2 Price Day.
                                      Probably also a man's coat, both for length & roominess.
                                      For a coat that is going to do chores, I want to spend as little as possible.

                                      Here it is, 6yrs ago:

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                                      Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                      Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post

                                        Hello there. I was searching for Uhip recommendations. I am in the USA. You ordered from Europe? Or did you find a dealer closer by?
                                        I was only able to find them in Europe; I ordered from a website called Outdoor Functional Wear which I believe is in Sweden.
                                        thebaybondgirl.wordpress.com

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