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Waterproof Parka (now 30% off below price)

(76 customer reviews)

Sleek and stylish, the Protected Species Parka is waterproof, windproof and completely breathable. With all seams fully taped, this streamline outerwear option includes a generous concealable and adjustable hood. The technically sophisticated high-performance fabric features laser-cut and heat welded details, and each Parka has a 2 year waterproof guarantee. Athletic performance designed for the city.

  • Waterproof and breathability ratings: 15000mm H20/15000gms/m2
  • Fully seam sealed construction with waterproof guarantee
  • Internal drawcord adjusters on the waist and hem for shape
  • Waterproof front and pocket zips for full protection
  • Adjustable and generous hood
  • Made for all-seasons – just add layers
Dark Olive Green
Night Sky Navy
Sandstone Fawn
Storm Dark Grey
True Black
UK 6-8
UK 10-12
UK 12-14
UK 16-18
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The Waterproof Parka is your iconic women’s parka design but with a sleek, stylish and elegant performance twist. With the help of funnel neck details and softly shaped cuffs, this is a ladies’ coat designed to perfectly complement your outfit while also protecting you from the elements. Made from a completely waterproof fabric, this carefully constructed piece of technology is made with precision and an unrivalled attention to detail. With the help of an adjustable hood and zipped pockets, the Waterproof Parka jacket can be adapted through the seasons. With seven colours to choose from including olive, navy, grey and black, it’s never been easier to find a feminine yet functional women’s raincoat to take you from the city to the slopes.

Highly technical fabric

Discover our highly technical performance fabric that stretches softly with movement, creating an effortless feel. Our innovative design ensures impactful style at the same time as giving you practicality and comfort. Multifunctional features include high waterproof and breathability ratings (15000mm H20/ 15000gms/m2) and with fully seam sealed construction, a 2 year waterproof guarantee is included.

Attention to detail

We’ve put lots of detail and technical features throughout the Waterproof Parka from laser cutting and heat welding to funnel neck detail and gently shaped cuffs. The Parka is built for practicality, comfort and style.

Subtle branding

The Protected Species collection features muted tones and style conscious details, with subtle branding and a sleek design to set you apart from the crowd.

Reviews (76)

76 reviews for Waterproof Parka (now 30% off below price)

  1. Julia Johnson

    I love this jacket. This is my second parka and my fourth Protected Species garment. The design is great, the fabric is great. It’s light and so stylish…I’m a size 10 and I found the 8-10 a perfect fit – so for me – true to size. So many of my friends comment on the parka….positively! Very happy.

  2. C Cook

    Love this coat but most of the reviews don’t seem to mention the cut. I’m a pear-y 12, size 2 (10-12) fits my torso well but is very snug around the hips. Size 3 (12-14) is a bit baggy on my torso and still a little tight on the hips. I’m reluctant to try a size 4 (16-18) because I’m also quite short and I think it will swamp me. It does advise to size up if you’re between sizes, but I would also advise to size up if you are an hourglass or a pear build.

  3. Charlotte Matthews (verified owner)

    There is a lot to like about this jacket – the material is great, as is the cut of the main jacket and the hood. Unfortunately, the high collar drives me mad to the point where I have stopped wearing it after just a few days. It rubs against my face as I walk and is constantly in my way – particularly unpleasant when the fabric is cold and wet. I can’t get it out of the way by wearing it unzipped as then the zip grazes my chin. I hadn’t realised how high it was – on me it fits more like it does on the blond model. I kept it as I liked the rest of the jacket and hoped I would get used to it but unfortunately it has got even more annoying with time – an expensive mistake. Looking at the other reviews I seem to be the only person bothered by this, however, so it must just be me….

  4. Amanda (verified owner)

    I bought the true black parka which arrived today.
    It was packaged well and the look, feel and movement of the parka is amazing. The pictures really do not do the fabric and the attention to detail justice. Key features for me:
    fabric – it’s sleek and stretchy
    hood – it’s such a good fit in that it covers your head well and has enough fabric to shield your face in the wind and rain
    collar – this looks great with the hood in or out
    internal drawcord – creates a lovely shape so it’s not just straight up and down

    It is a great addition to any wardrobe and will certainly be well used in the current stormy conditions!
    I did think for a while before purchasing, primarily because of the price, but it really is worth every penny. Thank you.

  5. Lorraine Wade (verified owner)

    Absolutely love my new Parka,, it’s light, stylish and comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble for their amazing customer service team.
    It arrived quickly and beautifully boxed
    Thank you Protected Species
    Lorraine Wade

  6. dawn

    Had mine for about a year. I walk everywhere. So its fair to say living in Scotland I get soaked often.

    Everyone loves my parka. I do too. My only regret is that I bought a colour that completely drains me and does nothing for me. I wish I’d chosen differently. I admittedly tried a few, I found it difficult to decide, but P.S were very good at my new order and returns. It was an expensive mistake getting the wrong colour for me. I love my parka, but the colour makes me feel miserable! I wish there was ‘an exchange’ where we could swap!

    Lovely made garment that part of me is glad it will last for years, but sad due to the colour! The coat can get quite ‘static’ filled. I’ve not found a solution. I’m really pleased I got the 2 way zip, as some didn’t have this feature. Due to the parka length and my fast walking, it would be very difficult to stride easily without being able to open from the bottom. I would definitely need this feature if I ever purchased again.

    On that point PLEASE could you make a shocking PINK parka, or baby blue, or baby pink!

  7. lynseyrodger (verified owner)

    A lovely coat which makes me probably the only person glad for heavy rain in June! The fabric is smooth and breathable and the fit is comfortable. I am well padded and the coat is more snug on my bottom than on the model, but the internal drawstring gives it shape and avoids the dreaded stuffed sausage look. The team were really helpful with fit advice too. Overall a lovely coat which doesn’t feel like a compromise as practical layers often do.

  8. julie3 (verified owner)

    This coat is truly stunning. Eco-conscious which I love and totally waterproof. The finish is faultless and I can’t tell you how much I love it. The pictures do not do it justice. I love slightly fitted styles and so nearly didn’t order this because it looks very straight up and down. However, the drawstring waist allows a little adjustment so it suits me perfectly.

    Now the real nitty gritty! I choose the navy because all the other colours are too warm in tone. The colours that suit me the most are bright and clear and the navy is the only one that really works. A bright cobalt blue would be heaven. I normally wear an 8/10 in coats, depending on the brand so ordered a size 2. When I enquired about the length I found out that the size 3 is 2cm longer so I ordered that one as well to compare. The 3 is a little big but the drawstring waist has solved that problem so that’s the one I’m keeping because of the extra length in the body and arms.

    I do a lot of walking and like to wear a knee-length coat to keep my legs dry with my boots so in an ideal world Protected Species would make a cobalt blue knee length, adjustable waist, coat. Fingers crossed for some point in the future!

    Oh, I haven’t mentioned the foldaway hood which gives more body to the collar and what a fabulous hood it is. I’ve never had a hood that fitted so well.

    And finally, their ethics are superb. Oeko-Tex certified and a wonderful family owned factory.

    Yes, it’s a considered purchase but worth every single penny. Thank you, Rebecca and your wonderful team.

  9. Samantha (verified owner)

    I could not choose between the winter parka and this. I would have loved to own both but as a part time worker, I do not wish to spend more than I need to. I wrote to you and was advised that if I layer up with a light puffer jacket the parka can be for all seasons. What helpful advice! This is so true. I have worn this in heavy rain and also in windy weather. The layering really works well. Depending on the temperature, I layer with a light puffer jacket or a fleece jacket. I feel warm and comfortable at 5 degrees. And I know the parka will keep me warm in colder temperatures too. The hood is designed so well that it has kept my woolly hat dry in the rain whilst still give me good peripheral vision. I am size 8 and did worry that I need to buy a size up but no. The fit is perfect. I love my parka. After I purchased this parka I donated my winter puffer jackets to charity as I am so confident that this is what I need all seasons. The material, design and quality of this parka is exceptional. I love this parka. I spend a lot of time outdoors even in the colder months. I no longer worry about the weather when I don’t have my umbrella. There is only one complaint and that is from my husband. He would also love to own one. 🙂

  10. Lynda Oosterhuis (verified owner)

    OOps made a mistake in last review. Meant to say I am a UK size 18 and ordered in 16-18! but parka too small. Long enough sleeves and length, lovely item but will be returned. Also item was size 4???

    • Anne Muir (verified owner)

      Hi Lynda – a 4 is correct, that is our sizing which is a 16-18 (the others are 1, 2, 3 etc)

  11. Lynda Oosterhuis (verified owner)

    A uk size 18 and ordered this in a 14-16, which is he largest size and its too small. Lovely jacket though with long enough sleeves and length. Sadly will be returned. Also size on jacket is 4???

  12. Pam (verified owner)

    I don’t often leave reviews but this parka deserves one – exceptional quality and have received lots of compliments. Have the storm grey and it looks grey, purple or khaki depending on the light. Love wearing it!

  13. Annelisa

    Oh I am rather fussy about coats- fit, style, colour, wearability. I have the parka in navy and I’m pretty pleased with it. A layering piece which will see me through many seasons.

  14. finnty7 (verified owner)

    I ordered a Parka in the sandstone colour, I love it! I’m 5’3 so it’s a bit longer on me and the sleeves slightly long but not overly so. Beautiful fabric and very lightweight. Haven’t worn it yet as we are having incredible weather, highly unusual for us!

  15. Tina East (verified owner)

    I have been eying up the Parka for about a year and after finally buying it over the weekend it landed on my doorstep this morning!!!
    The quality of the fabric and design is quite simply exceptional. It’s the perfect, lightweight waterproof…I just need this hot weather to pass so I can wear it!!!

  16. Susan Anderson (verified owner)

    I have just taken delivery of this beautiful parka!! I don’t know why it took me so long to order one….the fabric is beautiful and the quality excellent. It is a product that I have recommended to friends….who were equally delighted with it and are going to order also, after seeing mine.
    The City Walker next on my list!!
    Customer services are both friendly and extremely helpful, which made the whole experience a 5 star. Keep up the good work, it’s appreciated.

  17. Tanja (verified owner)

    Just got this in blue. Fits beautifully and feels reassuringly warm but not at all heavy. I have the mac too and have been wearing it every day. Absolutely everyone has commentrd on how beautiful the coats are. Also they really are easy to clean – such a relief!! The best coats I’ve ever bought.

  18. Ali

    There’s something very special about Protected Species. The coats are truly unique, and the pictures simply do not capture the ‘experience’ of wearing one. The fabric is the most amazing luxurious, stretchy material you’ve ‘never’ seen before. The attention to detail in the styling; the toggles, the way the buttons are sewn on, the heat sealed seams, the subtle logo etc, scream quality. The colours offered, quite frankly, gave me the worst headache. They all have a subtle sheen that makes them change in the light, and are so truly beautiful that I wanted every one. They have the uncanny ability to go with everything in your wardrobe. I bought the mac in sandstone, so finally decided on the storm colour for the parka. It’s a dark grey with a purple / red undertone, which looks almost purple in some lights; and it literally seems to adjust colour to compliment the colour of the clothes you’re wearing.

    I’m just under six foot tall, with long arms, and found the parka hit mid thigh, which is perfect for what I wanted. The sleeves are a great length, and are angled so they’re longer at the front. This meant that this is the first non-Tall range coat that actually fits me. It also looks fabulous on much shorter women; you’ll just have that bit more length, and can adjust the sleeve width with the buttons on the cuffs. There are also toggles to adjust the waist, the hem, and the fabulous hood (which actually covers all of your head!)

    I know I won’t be able to stop at two coats. I am selling the various other coats in my wardrobe as I know they will now just languish there unworn.

    I must also just mention the amazing customer service. The ladies are so helpful, and it really is a personalised service. It’s safe to say I would highly recommend this brand to anyone.

  19. Julie

    I um-ed and ah-ed for ages about buying one of these, even requesting swatches and then deciding not to go ahead. It seemed so expensive and I really really wanted a coat in a lovely bright colour so I could feel more cheerful in the rain.

    In the end, I bought one in sensible black and it’s been brilliant. It feels lovely and comfy on with a luxurious silky feel. It looks great, the hood fits snugly so only a small part of my face gets wet. It has big deep pockets for all my keys, lipbalm, dog poop bags, hand gel and phone.

    Now I look back on the times I got wet when I didn’t need to. If only I’d bought this coat when I first thought of it! I can’t recommend it highly enough. Every time I come in and hang it up, I think I must give them a review and today I remembered to do it at last!

  20. Lucy (verified owner)

    I bought the Waterproof Parka in January and absolutely loved the design and the protection it gives on the interminable rainy days we’ve had this Winter/Spring. Light stylish and surprisingly warm.
    So I was devastated when I noticed that the stitching was coming undone! I emailed Protected Species and within 36 hours had a replacement jacket – certainly before they would have received the return. Unbelievably good Customer Service.
    Lots of companies will tell you that quality of product and service are the cornerstones of their brand but very few actually deliver on promise so quickly and with so much trust. Well done and thank you.

  21. RK (verified owner)

    My search for the perfect raincoat is over, I have lost count of how many coats I’ve owned over the years to cover and protect me from the great British weather, I have never been happy with any. Most have been either an ‘anorak’, so totally lacking any style or a ‘fashion mac’ where you end up cold and wet!
    The parker is so beautifully designed and stylish, everything about it is great. It keeps me completely dry, no sweating and plenty of room for layering. Delivery was quick and service great. Love it.

  22. Mandy Doyle (verified owner)

    I have been looking for the perfect parka for years. My remit was lightweight & waterproof but with contemporary cut – something which is difficult to find as most waterproofs can only be purchased in hiking/outdoors shops.
    My Protected Species parka does not disappoint. I am always warm and dry. I never overheat. I spent a day traipsing about London in the torrential rain. My partner was wet and grumpy. I was smug and bone dry.
    I’m a tall size 16 and often struggle with the arm length on jackets. They always fall short and I spend my life pulling them down. Not with my PS Parka. The sleeves are long and shaped perfectly so any rain runs off and away without soaking the cuffs of whats underneath.
    I could wax lyrical all day about my parka. I love it so much that I’ve just ordered another one in black!!

  23. Pam (verified owner)

    I bought the parka for a 5 day trip to Rome in late February this year. It poured and was breezy for 3 days. On the fourth day it snowed and on day 5 it was freezing. The Parka stepped up to the plate and withstood everything that the firmament chucked at it. I stayed warm and dry with just a jumper and jeans underneath. A brilliant, versatile and smart jacket.

  24. Annie (verified owner)

    Quite simply, where have you been all my life green parka! I first purchased the mac (trench style) in brick red, but the colour wasn’t quite right. So I ordered the parka instead, great choice. First day I have worn it was 4 degrees outside and pouring with rain. I was dry, warm and looked good for the nursery run and then onto work. The most versatile coat I have bought, just dying to buy another style now! Great customer service too, and really easy to communicate with questions. Worthwhile getting the fabric swatches first to help guide you with colour choice.

  25. Julie Pickering (verified owner)

    This is quite simply one of the best jackets I have ever bought – and I’ve bought lots!! There is nothing not to like, design, fit, manufacture, fabric, length, quality – all absolutely 5 star. I just love it. I will be ordering in another colour and am looking at other styles.
    (Want to leave 5 star rating but website wont let me add it )

  26. Jill

    I bought a Protected Species parka five years ago. The parka has been such a brilliant purchase! I wear it all the time. It has withstood so much wear it’s incredible and it continues to look fabulous, so much so that I regularly get compliments on it, even now when its old (but it really doesn’t look it). I can’t praise this parka enough – what a great purchase – I am such a satisfied customer that I’ve now decided to buy another one in a different colour or I might go for a different Protected Species style. Thanks so much Protected Species!

  27. Maureen Gillanders

    Don’t know what more to say that hasn’t been said already,I absolutely love my parka so stylish for a rain coat.Very speedy service.

  28. pamconnolly67 (verified owner)

    It’s lovely. I bought mine in black for a trip to Rome in February and it will be great. The lines are sleek and it’s very smart and versatile. I’m going to road test it later today! One small point – I’d love an inner zipped security pocket, for cards etc.

  29. Ali

    I love my parka so much. I went for the black so that it would go with everything and look smart if necessary. The attention to detail is second to none. From the buttons, well fitting hood and the inner drawstring to pull in the waist. The fit is excellent. I’m s size 8-10 and got size 10-12. There is plenty of room for a thick jumper if necessary. The water literally sits on the surface. I’ve also worn it in cold, strong winds and it kept the wind out and me warm despite it being light weight. Yes, it is an investment but as a dog owner and a football Mum I know it will he worth every penny.

  30. Di Trease (verified owner)

    I loved the Commuter style but returned it because the sleeves were too tight for my liking. I exchanged for the Parker jacket, which I also love – sleek, stylish, comfortable, stretchy, waterproof – altogether fabulous!
    Thanks for the very speedy responses to my queries and exchange.

  31. Rosie

    Perfect for a Scottish summer. Rarely had it off since I got it.
    Love the style,comfort and weather protection.

  32. Carol (verified owner)

    I was so excited to discover this wonderful clothing.
    My new Parka is fabulous–so stylish and just different from the norm.
    The fabric feels superbly soft and silky and I shall love wearing it.
    Thank you so much Anne for your advice and prompt delivery.

  33. Fiona (verified owner)

    It’s hard to say anything that hasn’t already been said, but I would echo every positive comment. This is the kind of waterproof coat that ticks every box. The fabric is like nothing I have ever seen. Perfectly waterproof (not just shower resistant) with a slight stretch to it. The parka is beautifully cut and finished; very classy, with subtle attention to detail. It screams quality and while admittedly not cheap, it is something that will be in your wardrobe for ever. Ideal for walking the dog, or taking to a festival, but equally smart enough to wear to work.
    Protected Species are a joy to deal with – and I can only hope they grow, as I would be quite happy for them to design my entire wardrobe!

  34. Susan (verified owner)

    I’m delighted with my parka – It looks lovely and it is great in the heavy rain showers that have been so frequent lately. It’s so comfy and I get compliments on it every time I wear it.
    The quality is excellent – I loved the detail of how the buttons have been stitched on – zero risk that they will detach
    I had to exchange my original order for a larger size and the customer service was really efficient, helpful and friendly

  35. Nikki (verified owner)

    What a wonderful item of clothing! Top notch quality. Beautifully cut. Seriously gorgeous fabric. Superb finishing.
    I love it. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
    Thank you Protected Species, you’re a joy to buy from to boot. What more could you ask?

  36. Cathy (verified owner)

    My parka has just arrived in time for a spot of rain. Performed wonderfully. The stretch fabric is really weatherproof but also light, crease resistant and very warm, although it is thin. This makes it super comfortable as there is no bulk and it’s very flexible and not restricting. Very stylish with subtle features. Love it.

  37. CSW (verified owner)

    Trying very hard to add anything new to the already glowing reviews that the waterproof parka so truly deserves. I can only gush about how much I love it. It’s sleek, stylish, comfy, waterproof and just perfect – no bad points whatsoever. If the price puts you off, don’t let it – it really is worth it. This is timeless and will be worn again and again and again – It really is the ultimate parka . Customer service is spot on too. Could not be more helpful or passionate about their product and making sure you are happy. Seriously, Protected Species have got it spot on in every way – what a gem of a find.

  38. Pauline (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!

  39. Neeta

    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!

  40. Elaine Wilson

    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.

  41. Susan G (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!

  42. Rosie Davis (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.

  43. Karen Ronney (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.

  44. Daniella (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.

  45. Jacky (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.

  46. Amanda Robertson

    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.

  47. Kate (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.

  48. Elf (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.

  49. Julie Mclean

    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.

  50. Meg (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 🙂

  51. Cathi Goldinger (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.

  52. Jayne C

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

  53. Kirsty Steen

    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.

  54. Joanna Robinson (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!

  55. forstamy

    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.

  56. Jennifer Inglis

    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 .

  57. Claire

    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.

  58. Claire wilkinson

    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

  59. Gillian Bickerstaff (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

  60. Liz Marshall

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

  61. Flavie Tedder

    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!

  62. Katy (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.

  63. Cathy (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.

  64. Fiona Gordon (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

  65. Linzi Harrow

    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!

  66. Julie C

    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!!!

  67. Claire wilkinson

    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.

  68. MR

    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!

  69. JojoH (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!

  70. Beckie Greene (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!

  71. Yana (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!

  72. Victoria Paterson-Mackie

    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.

  73. Judy

    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.

  74. claire wylie (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.

  75. Cara (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.

  76. Caroline (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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Sizing and specifications

Dual sized jackets







6-8 32-34 34-36 4-6
10-12 36-38 38-40 8-10
12-14 40-42 42-44 10-12
16-18 42-44 44-46 14-16


Single sized jackets







6-8 32-34 34-36 4-6
10 36 38 8
12 38 40 10
14 40 42 12
16-18 40-42 42-44 14-16


For dual sized garments,  the fabric handle and many adjustable parts used for shaping the jacket, means that each size will fit both sizes indicated. for example, size 12-14 will fit a standard UK size 14, with a slightly looser feel on the size 12. If you are between sizing, for example you are normally a 14-16, we recommend choosing the larger size. Our products are all true-to-size to generous to allow for layering (they are suitable for all year round use).

For single sized jackets we recommend choosing your regular size.

For fuller size guides please click on links below

Parka size guide Mac size guide Commuter size guide City Walker


Product Care

We recommend using Grangers products with our garments. They are a brand, like ourselves, dedicated to keeping you dry no matter what the weather. As a technical garment, your Protected Species jacket will need a bit more TLC than your regular clothes. Using the recommended products will keep your jacket performing well and ensure longevity of your Protected Species garments. (Note – regular washing powder can affect waterproofing and repellency)


Grangers Performance Wash is what we recommend for washing our garments as well as preparing them for reproofing. Performance wash will clean, remove odours, optimise breathability, and maintain existing water-repellency. It also provides all garments with a clean, residue-free base for optimal re-proofing.

Grangers Performance Wash is designed to work at 30°C (86°F). Simply place the product in the washing machine’s drawer before washing. Ensure the drawer is free from detergent residue. Afterwards, drip-dry your Protected Species garment (don’t tumble dry) – it will look as good as new once dry.

Click here to watch a short video on how to use.


All waterproof jackets need reproofing from time-to-time as DWR coatings wear off with day-to-day use as well as washing. You will know to reproof when the fabric on your Protected Species starts to “wet-out” and the water doesn’t roll off it so easily. Note – this doesn’t affect the waterproofing. We recommend Grangers Clothing Repel on our waterproof garments. This is a fluorocarbon-free wash-in waterproofer to replenish the durable water-repellent finish on your jacket. The product will also enhance breathability. Grangers Clothing Repel is designed to work at 30°C (86°F). Simply place the product in the washing machine’s drawer before washing (ensuring the drawer is free from detergent residue). Grangers Clothing Repel does not require heat activation therefore garments can be drip dryed (don’t tumble dry your Protected Species jacket). Ensure garments are completely dry before use.

Click here for a short video on how to reproof