The Lighthouse Clothing jacket that’s great for rainy dog walks

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The Great British weather is unpredictable, but even more wet and windy during the first quarter of the year than the rest. One day you’ll be able to wear a light knit, and the next you’ll have the big coat, hat, scarf and gloves on with your brolly blowing inside out.

One brand that understands that dog walks rarely stop for a bit of rain is Lighthouse Clothing.

Designed in Northern Ireland – who enjoy rather patchy weather forecasts – Lighthouse Clothing believe in living slower and treasuring everyday adventures, and for me, those adventures are with my dogs.

The brand said: “Wouldn’t it be great to worry less about the weather and instead enjoy the moment you are in? Happily you can, because we have you covered.

“To encourage a simpler, more joyful life, we create style led weatherproof clothing for the daily dash, easy coastal wanders and the wild and wonderful everyday.”

Their Lara Down Jacket in the ‘sunrise’ colourway really is a little slice of sunshine on a rainy day – and what will make yours even brighter is that it’s currently on sale.

The down jacket is both lightweight and extremely warm, retaining body heat and keeping out the nip of the wind. Made with a water repellent outer, Lara is the standout puffa jacket of the season, and it matches my Joules bumblebee wellingtons perfectly for a stylish winter walk.

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Down from £74.95, the coat is now available for £29.95, and is complete with an antique brass front zip with leather puller and two matching zip front pockets which blend in with the quilting perfectly. The pockets are the perfect size for keeping hands warm, but also for storing essentials like poo bags and treats, with Lighthouse refusing to sacrifice style for practicality.

Speaking of quilting, the chevron design is very flattering, and it fits snug without being too bulky – with most of the 250 plus reviews suggesting it fits ‘just right’.

Not only that, but owners will know just how mucky a wet walk can be, and so it’s great that the Lara is also machine washable, making it ideal for all weathers and walks. My only wish would be a hood, just to shelter from the rain a little more, as it can be difficult to hold an umbrella while walking multiple dogs.

Lighthouse Clothing’s Lara jacket also comes in ‘deep red’ and ‘night sky’, both of which are gorgeous shades for autumn – and are also priced at under £30 – £45 off their original price.

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