Fashion

Superdry SD 3 Parka | Scathing Review Alert!

jodie / 14th October 2014

I’m just going to put this here, incase Superdry refuses to publish my review of this SD 3 parka to their website. It’s not exactly glowing…

Here’s the story behind this post: I bought a coat from Superdry, wore it, got soaked. Not much of a story, but hey, I just spent £125 on a coat that’s neither warm, nor dry, so I’m understandably pissed off.

“Judging by the name “Superdry”, I assumed (wrongly) that this “Superdry sD 3 Parka” coat would be waterproof. I got drenched on the way to work (a 15 minute walk) during a downpour. The coat leaked, leaving my arms not only wet, but also cold because the quilting is rubbish, making the coat poorly insulated. The coat appears bulky and is a little uncomfortable to wear, but still manages to feel thin and flimsy because the lining is terrible.

I checked the website after purchasing in-store (and getting drenched) and there’s no mention of it being waterproof, but still – from a £120+ coat, I’d assume it would keep me a little warm and dry. Sure, it looks okay, but I sought practicality rather than pure style (and I wouldn’t exactly call this stylish). What’s more, Superdry’s returns policy is shocking – you can only exchange or have a credit note, no returns. Poor quality item and service. I’ll probably donate this to charity.”

This is the coat in question: 

 

http://www.superdry.com/womens/jackets/details/48432/sd---3-parka
http://www.superdry.com/womens/jackets/details/48432/sd—3-parka

Basically, don’t buy it. I actually think it’s rather ugly, but I can deal with a little ug in exchange for snug. And dryness. NOPE. No snug/dryness here. If you want a proper coat, go to Blacks, Mountain Warehouse, Northface – anywhere but Superdry, really.


Warmth: 2/10. Id’ get more warmth if I climbed inside a cold sausage roll.

Dryness: 4/10. Okay, it’s not as bad as wrapping yourself in Andrex, but it’s pretty pathetic. Water seeped into my elbow-pits and waistline area.

Style: 5/10. If it’s going to be shit quality, it could at least try to look nice. It’s not completely hideous, but I’d appreciate its practical ugliness if it actually was practical. It’s gained points for the novelty of making me feel like I’m on an expedition to the Arctic circle. 

Comfort: 4/10. So heavy and bulky to wear, but somehow flimsy at the same time. 

Price: £124.99

Overall Rating: 2/10. I HATE THIS COAT. But it could be worse (if it were made of 2 ply toilet roll, for example).