Wychwood | Parka and Bib & Brace

Parka – £149.99; Bib & Brace – £119.99 | Online: wychwood-tackle.co.uk

The great British weather can be unpredictable at the best of times, especially in the winter when you can be faced with severe downpours and the worst weather the country can offer. Wychwood’s latest offerings to protect you against the elements ticks all the boxes when it comes to staying dry, warm and comfortable. 

The Parka jacket has taken inspiration from the retro styling of the traditional parka, but with some fine-tuning, such as modern high-performance fabrics to create the ultimate winter outwear piece. It has a nylon outer shell with a cotton hand-feel and utilised specialised membranes to create a breathable jacket which is waterproof, with 8000mm hydrostatic head. A peaked hook folds away into the collar when it’s not needed. 

The inside of the Parka features DPM-patterned diamond quilting, which compresses the lining to the insulation. This means you stay warmer for longer, and with the Parka being longer in length than a standard coat, it ensures even greater protection. It features four generously-sized pockets which are tricot-lined for extra warmth, and SBS zips with storm flaps. 

The Bib & Brace has been manufactured using the same nylon material, with DWR finish for extra comfort and soft touch, which has an ergonomic cut for an even more comfortable fit on the legs. They are easy to get on, featuring an elasticated waistband with fully adjustable webbing straps, and complement the Parka perfectly. They offer phenomenal protection against all kinds of weather you may face on the bank, and in the great outdoors.


Mick Clifford