The Friday Review – Peter Storm jacket from Millets
This week I’ve been reviewing the Peter Storm Women’s Contour 3-in-1 jacket and thought, where better place to test it out than on a blustery day at the beach?
I’d travelled home to Scarborough for the weekend for a friend’s wedding and whenever I go back I love going down to the beach as I have so many good memories of growing up here.
Although the sun was shining, winter is well and truly here and it was pretty cold outside. So I opted to wear both the polyester fleece inner jacket and the 100% nylon waterproof outer jacket together for extra warmth. (They can also be worn separately.) I am a big fan of layering-up when I’m hiking and I’ll often end up carrying clothes I’ve had to take off as I’ve got warmer. So I love the fact that the two layers can be zipped together so that if you do get too warm you can just carry one jacket, rather than feeling like you’re weighed down by stuff.
The jacket is also available in black and both layers have pockets to ensure that you can keep your belongings safe – the fleece has two and the waterproof has five, including secure inner pockets, an mp3 pocket and a map pocket. The waterproof also has a peaked hood, which can be tucked away when it’s not in use.
I wore the fleece over a long-sleeved t-shirt and, as it’s quite fitted, I could immediately feel it keeping in my body warmth. The outer jacket stopped the wind from coming in so I felt nice and cosy throughout our walk.
Overall I was very pleased with the jacket. I felt like it was very practical, but still stylish. It definitely kept me warm and now I’m just waiting for a rainy day so it can keep me dry!
Thanks to millets.co.uk for the jacket. All views are my own.
I bought the black version of this a few weeks ago but didn’t like it. It was perfectly good quality and worked fine but I just looked stupid in it! Maybe it was too big or the black colour was too boring but it suits you much better than it did me!
Aw, sorry you didn’t like it Ayla. I think that’s why I went for the pink colour. I quite a girly-girl at heart and while I like my travel clothes to be practical and hard-wearing, I still like them to look nice! Maybe try the pink one instead;)
This is a well-informed review 🙂 Thanksx
I just bought the Celia Fleece (Peter Storm) from Millets – size 10…I am normally a size 10 (or even 8) in most things and I wanted this a bit bigger to incorporate x 2 base layers (its cold up on Black Hill Derbyshire for December walking!!) – can anyone tell me if Peter Storm fleeces come up large or fitted? Im hoping its the former as I have a sneaking feeling that the sizing is USA (which may mean this 10 may be a size 8?) Any advice welcome thanksxx
Hi Rowan, I got the Peter Storm jacket/fleece a size bigger than I actually am as I also wanted it to be roomy. I’m not sure about the other fleeces though. It might be worth checking reviews on the Millets/Blacks websites as they’re often very useful:)