John Partridge customers feel a kinship with this unmistakably English brand that is rarely found in a product as seemingly mundane as clothing. The company started in 1969, selling its country-inspired clothing directly to farmers in Staffordshire. Now John Partridge duffle coats, quilted jackets, rugby shirts and merino wool socks are sold in some of the finest specialty stores in Great Britain. Fusing wholesome country fashions with a touch of urban style, John Partridge apparel is designed with passion, made with pride, and sought after by ... Learn more about John Partridge customers who love the country lifestyle and the distinctive clothing styles that come with it. ... Less
Reviewed by Deb from New Hampshire on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I have wanted a duffle coat for decades,and this is perfect.
What a price!I got the navy which I am happy with. I am 5'2"115 lb. The 32 short worked-I could not have gone smaller,and larger would have been more baggy which I did not need.Coat hit right at top of my knee and sleeve came to just below wrist bone. Love the horn- toggle front.I was comfortable in a 28 degree windy day where I was standing around- wearing a blouse-no sweater underneath--yeah!
Reviewed by we track in everything... from WNC on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Only reason we did not give this five(5) stars is because husband has not worn the coat yet! Grew up with these style coats in Yankee Land and glad to see them back available to us in the 21st century at such a good price. Wife wears old one from high school(60's) for working in the yard; and that is why husband was envious and had to find one for himself. Thank you, Sierra!
Reviewed by MMHESQ from Baltimmore, MS on Thursday, March 12, 2015
Originally ordered the Navy in 44, thinking that it would give me a bit of room for my size 42 suit/sport coats/heavy sweaters. The 44 was HUGE, and my kids actually fit inside it with me. Was able to exchange, effortlessly, as always for the last camel coloured duffle coat in a size 40. Fits perfectly, not too long, not too short. The quality is super and the value is outstanding, so together you have a win-win. More pockets, perhaps, but then it takes away from the "old school" traditional look and feel of the duffle I wore as a kid too many decades ago to state here. the two outside pockets are roomy and well sewn. I recall reading reviews about the leather fasteners tearing. A word to the wise, when you get into your vehicle, bus, plane, or whatever mode of transportation, unbutton the bottom horn and you have alleviated the issue of ripping the leather. The hood is substantial, though a little Red Riding Hood for me. The storm flap is a nice touch and the 30% blend of nylon etc. adds to the resiliency of the wool and a bit of rain/snow repellant. I found it warm for blustery Baltimore and equally at home in Washington, DC where I received numerous comments on the coat and the colour. It brought smiles to the faces of the "Old Washingtonians" who said things like, reminds me of the coat I wore at Andover and such. I really love the coat for all the reasons above and it true quality and yes, I do relish in the nostalgic feel of wearing one after all these years. My 25 year old green waxed Barbour is finally getting a break this season!
Reviewed by Jon from Mass on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
This is my first duffle coat and it's a great one. I typically wear 38R and usually need to shorten the sleeves. With this coat, the sleeves were just perfect. There is plenty of room inside for a thicker sweater underneath. Recently, we had 10 degree weathers in New England, with below zero wind chill factor. This coat with the hood over my head kept me warm. The only thing that I would ask for is to relocate the inside pocket. Currently, it's in the lower left side. If it's at chest level it would have been great for a cell phone.
Reviewed by Top Mom from Minnesota on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I just bought my third duffle coat, and this is the second one from John Partridge. Because this coat accommodates layers, it serves me well at temperatures at 0 and above. If it had an insulated lining, I would rate it at a full 5 stars, but it is not quite able to keep me warm during the coldest MN winter days. I like the length, the sturdy hood, and the double closure--zipper and toggles. Sizing is accurate, as long as I remember that the coat is made to allow a heavy sweater or blazer to fit comfortably under it.
Reviewed by ploeg from Central NJ on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The most useful way to think of this coat is as a substantial, well-constructed wool-blend blanket with arms and a hood. It's not a parka. It doesn't have a nylon shell to repel wind and rain, and it doesn't have poly-fill to keep you toasty during arctic blasts. It's wool/polyester blend and more wool/polyester blend. Depending on how warm you typically run and how active you are, it's probably good enough to keep you warm to about 10deg Fahrenheit by itself, or to even colder if you wear appropriate layers underneath (and you purchase a size to accommodate those layers).
Size 48 of this coat is 42" from neck to hem and weighs 2kg even (4lbs 6oz). I'm 6'3", and the coat hits my leg just above the knee, and the lowest toggle is approximately level with my navel. This allows me to sit down with the lowest toggle fastened. If I had a shorter torso, I probably would not want to have the lowest toggle fastened when I sit down. The toggles are sewn securely to the coat, but if you break a toggle, it would be a lot harder to replace the toggle than it would be to replace a button.
The hood has no drawstring, so the only way to secure the hood to your head is by using the throat latch. You probably want some form of head covering in addition to the hood (such as a watch cap or beanie).
The coat has two external patch pockets and one internal patch pocket. More pockets would be good.
The sleeves don't have a smooth lining, so your arms don't slide into the sleeves so easily if you have a think layer on.
I don't know that I would call this a $600 value. If you could buy only one winter coat, this is a little too casual to be a good choice, but if you already have a primary winter coat, this makes a nice alternative.
Reviewed by BilliJean3 from Ohio on Sunday, January 11, 2015
I went head over heels for this coat when I saw it on the Internet, so I bought one in the camel color to give him at Christmas. He loves it!! It's a very nice coat that fits that middle space between a heavy jacket and a dress coat. It fits him beautifully. We are both so glad I bought it. I just can't say enough good about this coat. You will love it, too.
Reviewed by Lou Rogers from Andover, Ma on Saturday, January 3, 2015
A fine coat and very good value.
I own three Gloverall duffle coats, which I bought a few years ago from Sierra, and they are all about six inches longer than the Partridge version. I bought the longest Partridge coat available. I am 6'4", and I like the coat to fall below the knee. The Gloverall version does, the Partridge does not. The Gloverall is also a bit heavier than the Partridge.
Much as I was sorry to do it, I returned the Partridge after I received it. Just too short for my taste, but probably perfect for someone else. Beautiful blue color, and very well made. I'm certain it will make someone else very happy. Good luck.