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1. Posted by lonederanger (Budding Member 50 posts) 7y

hi all,

I'm from Australia and havent been to Europe before.
I'm landing in Amsterdam on Christmas Eve and will be in Europe for 5 weeks.
I am traveling SE Asia for 3 months before this so I don't want to carry a jacket around with me.

I'm thinking of buying something from this site and getting it delivered to a cousins place in Holland so I can collect it when I get there:
http://www.sportsdirect.com/Products/Department/Sale/Jackets/Default.aspx

Thing is, I have no idea what will be warm enough. I will be traveling through Poland, Sweden, Scotland etc so I need something wind proof and warm.

Any got any suggestions on what I should buy or some other sites I can buy a jacket from?

Thanks in advance!

Pat

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Jul-2009, at 18:31 by phatpat ]

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

If you got a cousing living in Holland ask the cousin to go to the shops and look for a really warm jacket for you.

For going to Sweden I would not order anything I haven't had in my hand and felt the quality. If I had to order I would do it from the big mail order companies in Europe, the ones where I you can order 5-6 jackets, select one, send the others back and then pay for the one you kept. Moreover I would rather order something from a Dutch company, not a UK one so you do not have to pay for international shipping. Maybe the Dutch people here can recommend a site to order from?

You might want to search for a skiing jacket, a snowboarding jacket or a down jacket.

Tip: To get more replies post a new question, subject "getting a warm jacket for winter in scandinavia in Holland" and select "Netherlands" in the "ask the travel helpers" option.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jul-2009, at 00:17 by t_maia ]

3. Posted by ErolGirl (Budding Member 78 posts) 7y

I agree with t maia, ask if your cousin could buy you one. You don't want to spend loads on a jacket only to arrive and find its poor quality and not warm enough....Good luck! :)