As the night’s draw in and the leaves fall, it’s time to start thinking about winter coats. A jacket is pretty much all I’ll be seen in between now and spring, so I need a high quality insulated everyday coat that is stylish but will keep me warm and dry. Read this Helly Hansen Aden Winter Parka review to find out if it fitted the bill!
My usual material, tailored coat looks great on a crisp winter day, however, as the inevitable rain falls, I end up dragging out my battered waterproof. But not this year! I had invested in a practical waterproof and insulated jacket, that not only looks great but will keep me dry through the wet, windy and cold British winter.
Put simply, I love this Women’s Aden Winter Parka by Helly Hansen. My first time of wearing it was dashing out in torrential rain on the school run. Despite battling high winds and an onslaught of rain I arrived at the school gate completely dry.
My daughter, who refuses any kind of practical wear, had a bedraggled appearance by the time we got home. This was a stark reminder how trying to do stylish without adequate waterproofs is a losing game in the British autumn let alone winter.
The large, adjustable hood in the Aden can be adjusted for a perfect fit. Saving me the battle on many a morning to sort out my hair before heading to the office. Even cycling to the office in a full storm, the jacket withstood. Colleagues were left wondering, as I took my helmet off, how I defied the inclement weather.
The other great feature of the Aden is its warmth. It will certainly keep you toasty on a cold British winters day. Moreover, it’s breathable too, so despite feeling warm it never gets uncomfortably hot. Which is great when you’re dashing up hills on the school pick up, or frantically cycling across town late for a meeting.
As I’ve experienced with other Helly Hansen products, for a tall woman the fit is great. It’s an excellent length down my arms and body. It is fitted, but in a way in which means you can still wear a chunky knit underneath and not feel restricted.
During this Aden Winter Parka review, I found that despite it being very warm, it isn’t too bulky. In fact it’s sleek stylish look models how you can combine practical with fashionable.
The fake-fur trim is an additional nod style, giving it an added bit of glamour. And the fur is easily removed, so for really wet days it doesn’t cling round your face like a wet squirrel’s tail.
It has two large, zipped pockets for carrying your phone/wallet/keys. But it might have benefitted from some internal ones too.
There isn’t much to critique this winter parka and it has already become my winter staple. And yes, even as the skies cleared, and the sun shone I found I wasn’t reaching out for my fashionable fabric jacket but my stylish insulated everyday coat by Helly Hansen. For comfort, warmth and style it really can’t be beaten.
I set out to replace my battered waterproof jacket with something that would keep me both dry and warm this winter. But I have ended up bettering my non-practical but ‘trendy’ coat too. Wearing the Aden Winter Parka I feel chic but also know I will stay dry and be kept warm.
It’s allowed me to navigate the outdoors whatever the season has thrown at me. From gale force winds, to torrential rain to freezing temperatures – and all three at once – the Aden by Helly Hansen has excelled. Moreover, functionality hasn’t meant sacrificing style so feel I have really nailed it this winter.
I hope you found this Helly Hansen Aden Winter Parka review helpful. If you are in the market for a women’s insulated everyday coat I thoroughly recommend it! I will even take it away on France skiing holidays this winter as my evening jacket.