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Return of the mac: Must-have coats for the festival season

With Belsonic kicking off Northern Ireland's outdoor gigging scene this week, these high street anoraks will keep you warm, dry and stylish whatever the weather, writes Katie Wright

Compared with, say, a lace dress or ankle-strap heels, the word anorak doesn't quite get our sartorial hearts beating in the same way, does it?

And yet a waterproof jacket is an absolute essential, whether you're heading to festivals here such as Belsonic in Belfast, Harvest in Enniskillen and Westport, or the bigger events in Glastonbury, Reading or T in the Park, for obvious reasons.

But this summer the fashion gods have answered our prayers, because right now there are tons of macs in the shops that will actually have you praying for rain.

Well, not really, but if you do have to pack a mac, make sure it's one of these cool cover-ups.

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