Reviewed by Frances Loves Shoes from cold, windy, wet BOSTON, MA on Friday, February 21, 2014
I LOVE this coat. After searching all during this CCCCCOLD winter for a longer puffer coat at a reasonable price that was NOT down (which makes me sweat!) I found the coat with everything: style, warmth, length, lightweight.... what more could one want!?
Reviewed by treelvr from VA on Friday, January 16, 2015
Bought this coat LAST winter after lots of shopping (both in stores & online, reading all the reviews). I was hunting for a LONGER-styled everyday-winter-jacket; most of the jackets available were only hip-length, &, I wanted one that would be mid-thigh to keep the cold winds out while I went on my daily 1 hr walks with my dog. This jacket is a perfect length for keeping the wind from freezing me - it is mid-thigh. I bought a Large which fits well; I am 5'6", 130 lbs.. For a 'puff'-type jacket, it is relatively unbulky-looking compared to other puff-jackets; it has a more flattering line to it, sort-of figure-shaped without being tight or body-hugging; it is still roomy. The collar is perfect height for keeping out the wind. I usually just wear a hat instead of using the hood, unless it is snowing/wet weather because the hood is cut large - it comes forward too far so it kind of blocks your vision; but, it does the job well of keeping the weather out. My only complaint is the zipper; when you put on the jacket you have to be very attentive/careful about pulling up the zipper because it tends to catch the fabric in it very easily & then takes some finessing to get it uncaught when that happens; you can't just zip-up hurriedly & run out the door without paying attention. It is frustrating/annoying when you're in a hurry. It would have been better to have a heavy-duty zipper with big-teeth instead of this lighter-weight zipper that catches the fabric. The zipper does zip from both directions, which is nice to be able to unzip from the bottom if you are shoveling snow or doing something where you want to free your legs more. The hidden hand pockets also have the light-weight zippers; although they do not catch, the zippers are inconvenient if you like to keep your hands in your pockets. The ribbed inner cuffs are great for keeping the cold out. I got the brown color, which is just beautiful! This jacket keeps me warm without added layers into the 30's. I love this jacket! The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is the zippers.
Reviewed by Buzo the lip from Raleigh, NC on Monday, January 5, 2015
This jacket looks nice and keeps me warm in colder temps (30-40 degrees). The length and fit of the (size small) coat is just right for me (I'm about 4'11 and wear sizes 2-4). I'm glad to find something that wraps the body yet doesn't look like a sleeping bag.
Reviewed by displacedcalifornian from Michigan on Thursday, November 27, 2014
As a California, I have little to no tolerance to winter weather, so this has been the greatest thing to have around for the beginning of winter. I have yet to be cold or uncomfortable. It is warm and is not bulky. I love it!
Reviewed by Kim from Hamburg, NY on Monday, September 8, 2014
I bought 2: 0ne small & one medium for wearing extra sweaters. Had my seamstress replace the usual small zippers with larger plastic zippers as I always do. Perfect length and fit for ease of movement & driving. Very complimentary fit as well. Excellent value. Well made.
Sorry there is not a temperature rating.
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