Solus Parka womens
If you're looking for a stylish warm and waterproof jacket, you can stop now.
The Solus is a classic parka, given a makeover in Finisterre's functional yet stylish fashion. As you would expect, both outer shell and filling are part-recycled, which in combination with a PFC free water repellent coating, make the Solus their most sustainable waterproof to date. From these guys, that is some going.
The fully waterproof and breathable Pertex has a matt woven look. Despite the water repellent coating, it looks more like a regular cotton jacket than a nylon waterproof.
The elements are firmly relegated outside, thanks to the 10,000 HH rated shell and taped seams all round. Extra waterproofing duties are handled by a pair of large, and rather fetching, storm-flaps over the pockets along with a poppered stormflap over the zip. Poppers also feature on the cuff adjustments, perfect for cinching tight to stop the wind whistling down your arm whilst hailing a taxi.
Insulation duties are able handled by 40 g/m2 recycled Permaloft filling throughout, including the hood to keep your head cosy. The hood does away with the traditional fur lining, replacing it with a subtle soft peak and rear draw-cord adjuster for those blustery days. An added internal waist draw-cord can be used to pull the insulation in tight, without affecting the line of the outer shell.
Naturally for a Parka, the tail is longer, providing much needed protection from night bus seats and salt lashed pebbles of Brighton beach.
And that's it. Stylish. Sustainable. Simple.
Nature is pleased with simplicity and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes.
Sir Isaac Newton
PS Looking for the men's version?