Dressed-up raincoat

Reviewed by Lauren, the suburban trekker from Kansas on Monday, April 22, 2013
I am crazy about this raincoat! It's classically stylish and extremely well made. It has all the sensibilities of raingear designed for serious outdoor enthusiasts, yet it has the style of a department store designer trenchcoat. The fabric is an advanced breathable waterproof material. There is a subtle plaid in the weave. The hood is detachable (zip-off) and the ends of the hood piece slip in little slots locked in with velcro, for a neat appearance. There are external pockets with snap flaps for security, and these pockets are generous. My wallet tucks easily into one of these pockets. There are internal pockets too. It has a two-way zipper closure and snaps. The collar around the neck is lined with a soft thin fleece for comfort.

I purchased a large, and it fit me nicely with a good amount of extra room for bulky clothes underneath. Usually I wear a 12-14. It isn't super-warm, so it's nice for spring and fall. You could wear it in colder weather, but will need heavier clothes underneath.

I have not had the chance to wear it in a downpour, so I don't have personal experience with extreme conditions. It performs beautivully in light rain.
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