Our reviewer loved the durability of this "luxurious and high-quality" coat and enjoyed exploring the countryside in it
I tested the Farlows Ladies Cotswold Field coat in a size 12. My first impression of the coat was just how luxurious and high quality it was. The coat is very weighty and is made from a lovely, thick Scottish tweed and lined with a comfortable silk, adding to its premium appearance.
What I love about this coat is that it is naturally water repellent and features a fully waterproof drop-liner — making it the perfect companion for when you’re out and about in the countryside. The tweed is also very hard-wearing and I have found that it does not snag either, again making it ideal for venturing across all sorts of British terrain.
It is important to note that the coat does comes up quite large and isn’t particularly fitted. However, the coat is constructed with an inverted pleat to the back for movement and a “half belt” back to allow adjustment to the waist — so there is some flexibility here. It is a great length and I have found that the sleeves are also a good length — something that is surprisingly rare.
The attention to detail on this coat is also superb. As it is a shooting jacket it features two very roomy, buttoned pockets, which are a must-have in a good jacket.
It is also roomy on the inside, meaning there is plenty of storage for whatever you may need to take on your adventures with you. In addition to this, the pockets are lined with a contrast fabric, which is a nice touch. The coat features both a zip and buttoned front and has fabric cuffs that are great for keeping the wet out and also add that extra bit of comfort.
Overall, this is a very practical and nicely made coat that would be great for following the hunt on foot, going shooting, fishing or even walking the dog.