Reviewed by Sleepwalker from Michigan on Saturday, April 28, 2012
We plan to go on an Alaskan cruise next year, and based on what we've read, a jacket like this will be perfect. It's all about the layered clothing, and this is an outer layer that will block moderate rain, cool winds and be attractive as a bonus. I was surprised how warm it is, which is good, because there really isn't room for a thick bulky sweater underneath. It's cut to fit a woman's figure and is slimming. Love the buttery-soft interior and all the pockets.
Reviewed by Sierra Gal from North Lake Tahoe, NV on Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I'm a fan of Lole products. I bought this jacket to add to my mountain lifestyle arsenal, but not necessarily for winter use. Although I intend to use it as another functional layer for travel and in other seasons...primarily for fitness walks, hiking, backcountry camping, and possibly snowshoeing. I tried it on a walk the other day in freezing cold, windy conditions with a couple of sweaters underneath...one very heavy Irish cable knit. The jacket was fabulous. I have no doubt that it will serve perfectly as I had intended. It's good-looking, too. If you want to be able to layer up underneath, however, I recommend going up one size. Also, be aware that the sleeves are quite long. This is a great benefit for protection, layering, and if you use trekking poles (and I have long arms, so I love it) but be forewarned.
Reviewed by cozyotter from santa cruz on Thursday, November 10, 2011
This jacket was just too snug in the chest. I ordered a size M and i am a 38C and can normally wear a size 8-10. The chest pocket is lined in fleece, so you could see the outline of the pocket against the snug fit... absolutely no room for layering. The lumbar pocket just seemed unusable and would make one look like you had an extra fanny if you were to actually use it. This jacket is going back.
Reviewed by AprilA from Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The fit of this jacket is so flattering! It covers the waist line & wrists without swallowing a girl. It's warm without being bulky – perfect for travel, hiking or running. Probably not best for cold, cold climates, but the fit is great for layering. The hood rolls up into the collar so when it's not raining the extra bulk is illuminated. There are tons of zippered pockets, and fleece side panels. The only problem is the front zipper is a little tricky & can get snagged on the inside fabric of the jacket if you're not careful... not a big enough problem to return this gem. I originally bought this for rainy-season travel, but I will be getting tons more use out of it than expected.
Reviewed by JR from Carbondale, CO on Friday, February 25, 2011
Nice and long (I am 5/2"). Covers my hips and is slimming. Sleeves are long too and enough room to add a layer or two. Feels like it will be really wataerproof and probably windresistant. This jacket is quite lightweight, and lined with microfleece, so can't tell yet if warmth will be an issue. There are fleece fabric inserts of about 6" under arms on each side to hem-maybe for breathability? Great fun "fanny" pocket that zips and three others. Not sure that this fanny pocket (called a "security pocket") would be real secure in a crowd, but offers room to stow gloves, hat, etc. Hood folds away easily and doesn't make collar too high or stiff.