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Waterproof Parka for Women

  • Fully seam sealed
  • Four way stretch fabric
  • 100% high performance waterproof protection
  • 2 year waterproof guarantee (see details)
  • Generous foldable hood with adjustable drawcord
  • Waterproof centre front zip below button fastening for extra weather protection
  • Waterproof zipped side pockets
  • Welded cuff tabs, pockets and chest flaps (no sew technique)
  • Internal waist drawcord which can be adjusted to fit
  • Internal hem drawcord
  • Stylish shaped cuffs for extra weather protection
  • Foldable hood with adjustable drawcord
  • Large front pockets with waterproof zips
  • Adjustable button fastening cuffs
  • Button fastening front storm flap
  • Internal zip guard
  • Machine washable at 30 degrees

Stowable hood

Laser cut & heat welded details

Cut to fit a woman

Not sure what size you are? Order one item and request an alternative size to try on at home.

See our try on service.


Sizing and specifications

S – UK size 6-8
M – UK size 10-12
L – UK size 14-16
XL – UK SIZE 18-20

S – Eur size 32-34
M – Eur size  36-38
L – Eur size 40-42
XL – Eur size  42-44

S – Eur size 34-36
M – Eur size 38-40
L – Eur size 42-44
XL – Eur size 44-46

S – US  size 4-6
M – US size 6-8
L – US size 10-12
XL – US size 12-14

Jacket specific size guides

In addition to the above, the below size guides give actual jacket dimensions, along with body dimension measurements. For further advice please contact us on [email protected] and we can relate our fit to other brands you may purchase, or, if you think you may be between sizes, do review our try on service here.


We understand that there is nowhere better to try the fit and feel of your jacket than at home, so if you think you are between two sizes, or unsure of what size will suit you, try out our two for one fitting service:

  • Place your order for the size you think you are, following the normal process through checkout
  • Along the way you will come to a section to add any other comments – state the alternative size you would like to try
  • We’ll send you both sizes with no adittional charge (you only purchase one)
  • In your parcel you will receive both jackets and a pre-paid returns slip for the piece you would like to return.

We wear all our styles here at protected species whatever the weather so if you want to discuss your size in more detail, we’re the people to ask. Just drop us a line telling us what size you normally wear and we’ll come straight back with advice – contact us at [email protected]

Reviews (39)

39 reviews for Waterproof Parka

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve had my cityscape parka for around six months now and love it so much that I wear it almost every day. The fabric is beautifully luxurious: soft, stretchy and feminine, yet hardwearing. It is incredibly comfy and stylish, yet hardworking; it really is waterproof & windproof, so it’s great for the school run and running around with the kids as it leaves my hands free (no need for a brolly any more!). It looks great with jeans and for work; the blue is really versatile. It has seen me through the winter with an extra layer underneath, but will equally be great as the weather warms up through spring. I love all the design details which set it apart from other waterproof jackets, so much so that I’m considering investing in the mac as well!

  2. 5 out of 5


    I LOVE my black parka. It’s light weight, stylish and super cosy. It’s been my main winter jacket this season. I find it to be warm without having to layer up. There’s enough room to accommodate a light jumper/cardi and big scarf without looking bulky. The design for the parka is really well thought out, I especially love the funnel neck. The hood is the right size to not have to bother with an umbrella which means I’m free to push the pram/carry the shopping or chase after my toddler!

  3. 5 out of 5


    I bought a mac in grey a couple of years ago and became the proud owner of a parka in black just before Christmas. Both have been a godsend in this dismal Scottish weather. The parka is great on colder days as I can fit several layers under it without feeling uncomfortably bundled up. The mac works better when it’s a bit warmer. Both are easy to cycle in, keep me dry, and still look smart enough once the bike’s locked up for the day.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is my second Protected species parka – I justified getting one in a different colour based on how often I wear it! After reverting to an old jacket for a few days, I really noticed the difference in comfort and really missed the stretch in the lining of my PS parka – it just feels so much nicer to wear. Added to this, compared to other performance rainwear, in my opinion, it’s by far the most stylish – love it!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Absolutely beautiful & practical too. I bought the pebble grey parka on a recommendation from a friend I am so glad I did it takes rainwear to a new level stylish and completely waterproof. Will probably now buy the jacket and will recommend your products without hesitation. Thank you.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Bought this parka after it was recommended by a friend. I am really pleased with the design and look and how comfortable it is to wear. It is hard to find a raincoat that is both fashionable and practical. The price reflects the attention in detail that went into the design. I priced other raincoats of this standard in the market and the princing is spot on. This will be a coat I will wear for years to come.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I put my black parka to the test during a rainy Manhattan day. It held up during a one hour walk around the famed Jackie O Reservoir.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    It is a pleasure to write a review for my lovely grey parka.
    I bought it in the pop up shop in Glasgow 2 years ago this coming Easter.
    Quite honestly, it is the most fabulous outdoor wear I have ever purchased.
    The second time I wore it I fell over some sleeping policemen in a pitch black car park. I went down with such a wham, completely spread eagled. I really hurt. Thought “that’s it my new coat ruined”. Got home, my right elbow was bleeding and battered, but – not a mark on the outside sleeve. It was, and still is, completely unmarked, intact. I truly expected a huge hole in the sleeve.
    It keeps me warm and dry and It’s fashionable. I’ve had masses of compliments and I think you might have guessed, I love it.

  9. 5 out of 5


    The Parka is an essential item to your wardrobe. Waterproof, classic, timeless, cosy. The stowable hood replaces the need to have an umbrella on those rainy days out with a toddler in tow. A good length so you’re cosy and dry after a day of puddle splashing or shopping.

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought my parka at the end of summer and it’s had good use through Autumn and winter. I’m 5’2″ and a size 8/10. Size 1 is a good fit (sure the arms are a tiny bit long but it looks fine and gives a bit more hand protection from rain!), the parka seems really flexible and suits lots of people. Additionally the service was quick and easy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I can’t live without the black parka I bought a while ago! Light and fitted, it keeps me dry and stylish under the permanent rainy Scottish weather and, well over a year on it still looks as new as it was when it arrived – lovely packed, in the post. Efficient customer services too when I needed my questions answered at the time I placed my order.

  12. 5 out of 5


    Was already a Mac owner and loved it so before a Scottish summer holiday I added a parka to my collection. It is great for day to day use, cycling and walking around the sights of the Highlands. It keeps me totally dry and warm no matter how much rain and wind are thrown at it. I am still using the Mac and Parka in the winter months too.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I wear my black parka every single day – school run , work , walking , shopping. Amazing product – warm, stylish and 100% waterproof. I can roll it up and stuff it in a bag and it still looks fab when I need it. 100% amazing 🙂

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Beautiful, shape, colour(blue) and comfort. The nicest outdoor jacket I have ever had. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something with a bit of style for cold wet windy days.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Lovely parka – comfortable and dry and fabulous for protecting you from the elements and I have had so many compliments on the style!

  16. 5 out of 5


    I love my Parka, it us my go to coat. Always smart, beautiful fabric and will take you anywhere in style and always perfectly dry. I wear dog walking, to town and out in the evening for casual effortless style and comfort.

  17. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The Protected Species parka is a truly wonderful thing. It’s light, soft, sleek and totally practical. Looks as good in the city over trousers as it does hill walking with boots and jeans. I bought the grey which is a lovely gentle, ‘expensive’ looking colour I would say. I’m taller than average so for others like me you might like to know this is a very good bet for length both in the sleeves and the body. Excellent purchase, thank you. May well be back for the black!

  18. 5 out of 5


    I absolutely love my Parka and it has received so many compliments. I love the lightness and ability to wear smart to work or with jeans, wellies or trainers. I love the sleeve length and the cut of the cuff which is longer over the front of the hand but cut over the wrist at the back, the zip is seamless and flat to the body and the body length perfect. I love my coat – to the point when I’m not happy if rain isn’t on the forecast. A fantastic investment to my wardrobe.

  19. 5 out of 5


    As a new mum , I wanted something practical and stylish , I feel like a yummy mummy in my Parker . I have had a lot of compliments when I wear it . It is light , comfy and keeps me dry when out for walks with the pram .
    I got a lot of help getting the right size and style to fit .

  20. 5 out of 5


    I was initially a bit put off by the price but when I bought it I’m not sure how I cope without it!
    Waterproof, stylish, versatile. I’ve worn it to work, for walks, even nights out (when everyone else got soaked). The material is lovely and it’s fantastic quality.
    I’ve given up carrying an umbrella!
    In fact I loved it so much I have since purchased a City Walker as I wanted a short coat in a more summery colour.

  21. 5 out of 5


    I never have my parka off and literally don’t know where I would be without it. It’s good for work, for walking, and just generally everything I do in my day to day crazy manic life. Actually just today got caught in a downpour and wondered where I would be without it. Contemplating another in a different colour! Thank you! Claire, Balloch

  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Best jacket I have ever bought – very high quality, flattering and versatile. I wore it continually throughout the autumn, winter and right up to May. Walking the dog, wearing to the office or standing in torrential rain for 1.5 hours watching my sons play rugby it kept me bone dry!!! Love love love it

  23. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely love my parka! Stylish and does what it’s says, keeps all water out. I’ve received so many compliments when wearing it.

  24. 5 out of 5


    This coat is so versatile, I love it! Practical and water-proof for when dog walking or doing the nursery run. Stylish and water-proof when going to the office. Lightweight, small and water-proof when travelling with hand-luggage only. I haven’t found an occasion yet for which this coat was not perfect. The colours of the new range are beautiful…I’m already considering my next purchase!

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I needed something a bit smarter than my dog walking coat for rainy days in the city and this is perfect. You can see the thought that has gone into this design. The ‘quiet’ fabric’ is genius; noisy waterproof fabrics irritate me. Love it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve had the parka for a couple of months now and it is the most fantastic raincoat I have ever owned, and I only wish I had heard of this brand sooner. The cut and style of the parka are fabulous and the fabric is so soft. In fact I think it looks better on, than in the photos. There are lots of details, such as the way the sleeves are elongated at the wrists that have really been thought through and work so well in the rain. The quality is superb, as is the customer service, I was unsure which size to buy and they were so helpful and friendly, and spot on about my size. Fantastic company , highly recommend.

  27. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought the parka – best coat ever bought! lightweight and comfortable great on these autumn days .. Very versatile seems to work with everything I love it x

  28. 5 out of 5


    I’m a Parka girl and totally love it. Fabulous jacket for the wind and rain (I live in the West of Scotland!). Can wear it walking my dog in the park with my wellies or in the city with my skinny jeans and long dressy boots. Have had lots of compliments and my sister and Mum have both bought one too. Great delivery service and even came with waterproofing washing detergent. Thanks Protected Species…at last a chic looking waterproof!

  29. 5 out of 5


    My husband bought me my Northern Quarter Parka, I have lived a long time in gortex but the rubbing and rustling was really getting to me. I wanted something that was more of a proper coat but could brave the elements. Enter the Parka, I love the softness of the fabric, it’s fluidity and style. I love burying my chin in the stand up neck to keep the wind off and taping up the sleeve to avoid the rain dribbles from my brolly. 5 stars!!!

  30. 5 out of 5


    I can’t review the jackets as don’t own one yet, but will shortly and loved the one I tried on…..however on a different note…and having worked with these guys found them to be professionals, enthusiastic, hardworking and fun. They live and breathe their brand and that should be admired and encouraged. Keep up the good work! Claire.

  31. 5 out of 5


    The Northern Quarter Parka is that rare product that lives up to all its praises. I bought online, from across the Atlantic, having to trust the rave reviews, a Guardian write-up and the detailed Protected Species responses to my e-mail queries. (Customer service is meticulous.) The price made me consider for a good while, but details such as the snug wrists with their shaped extended cuffs, the versatile neckline, the car-coat length, and substantial zipper are evidence of truly thoughtful design. It is well finished and works with skirts or trousers. Upon receipt, I wore it for a week long business trip in London, with frequent compliments. The parka held up in wind, pouring rain and was light enough for fluctuating temperatures. It is a joy to wear. Enthusiastically recommended!

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I had been looking for a lightweight but stylish coat for quite some time – and have lots of coats in my wardrobe which aren’t quite right as a result!! A friend introduced me to Protected Species and although for me it was a considered purchase, the 28 day money back guarantee was a safety net and I ordered the cobblestone parka. It is exactly what I was looking for. It’s stylish, waterproof, beautifully designed and the finishing touches are perfect. It isn’t too heavy which means it can be used year round as in the colder months you would be able to layer with a jumper underneath. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this coat and the excellent customer service I experienced. Very pleased!

  33. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought the Northern Quarter Parka in Cobblestone and I love it’s versatility. Perfect for doing the school run in the West Coast drizzle with a pair of jeans and trainers but equally as stylish dressed up for work. It keeps me dry, is windproof but most importantly looks great, fits really well and is so comfortable to wear. Thank you Protected Species for creating the coat I’ve been trying to find for years!

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I recently purchased the Northern Quarter Parka in black and I love it! The jacket oozes quality and is true to its description. I love the way the buttons are stitched in, the contrast grey lining is fab, the hood is just the right size for my head and doesn’t hang down over my eyes. I love the tapered sleeves, it’s so comfortable on and looks amazingly smart. I am a size 10-12 and bought the size 2 – the fit is perfect and I even get away with wearing a micro fleece underneath. I’ve had so many lovely comments since I started wearing it. I’ve tested it in the rain and on a cold and windy day in the scottish hills and it passed with flying colours! I haven’t seen anything quite like it anywhere else and it definitely fills a gap in the market when it comes to smart but practical clothing. I highly recommend!

  35. 5 out of 5


    I love my Northern Quarter! The cut of the jacket is perfect, especially as I am tall, the sleeves and body length is great. It is toally waterproof without compromsing on style. The tapered sleeves and having the toogles on the inside of the waist are practical and well thoughtout. I would defintely recommend this to any woman on the go.

  36. 5 out of 5


    I’ve worn my Northern Quarter for over a week now, both casually and with business wear, and it works every time. Lots of adjustable features let you tailor the look and the fit to suit you and the weather. The coat is made with a huge amount of attention to detail, and the result is lovely.

  37. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve been looking for a jacket to do the school run for a while and am glad I invested in this parka. It’s a decent length so stops my jeans from getting soaked and I do like a funnel neck. The fabric is great- lightweight but surprisingly cosy and the tailoring is v flattering too.

  38. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love my Protected Species parka on so many fronts! I’ve struggled with the whole how do you look stylish, commute and not get soaked (esp this winter) and now all my problems are solved! The coat is true to it’s word – it’s light, “swooshy” and super comfortable to wear. I got the size 1 (6-8) (I normally take a size ten in a top, my North face is a small)and it’s super – even more adjustable then I imagined. You can pull on the inside toggles to nip in the waist (very nifty) and I could comfortably get a light jumper underneaths. The detailing and finish is sublime – I am very in love with the peaked sleeves, everything is just right. All in all I am very happy with purchase. Recommended.

  39. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought the northern quarter parka as I love the neckline on it over the mac and I have to say it really lives up to the promises made on the website! I feel really chic when I wear it – it looks great when I doing the school run with my skinny jeans and boots on but when I wear over my suit when I have an important meeting, it also looks great! The material feels absolutely amazing and living in Scotland I managed to test in the rain on the first day and I stayed totally dry!

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