Reviewed by MM81 from Ohio on Saturday, May 11, 2013
Other than the color and general appearance, the picture is misleading .This jacket is very fashion forward and figure flattering. The fabric is part of that - it is a glossy black. The picture does not do it justice. It wear an 8 in this brand, and ordered an 8. It will look good with a lighter sweater. If you want to wear a heavy sweater, you should size up. On sale, too. What a deal!
Reviewed by Michigander from Northern Michigan on Friday, January 20, 2012
As most of the other reviews noted, it doesn't look like the picture at all. The color, fabric, and fit are much different. I loved the tapered fit, and it is flattering. At 5'8" and 130 pounds, I usually wear a size 4. The size 4 is very short in the waist and sleves. I can't put my thumbs in the inner liner as designed because it is too short. The picture shows the coat down to her hips, but it isn't that long at all. I am afraid that getting a bigger size for length would make the the body too big, so I think I am going to have to return it. Too bad, becuase I feel that it is a very nice coat. It is lightweight but felt warm although I didn't wear it outside. I also should mention that the hood does not come off, so it can be bulky around the neck. Also it does not have pit vents which may be an important feature for skiing. I said "yes, I would recommend this to a friend," but I would only recommend it to a short friend!
Reviewed by Amos73 from Southeast Michigan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This jacket looks so cute online. I was looking for a light but warm winter coat with a feminine cut and thought this could be it. The pictures online do NOT accurately show this fabric. The best description I can give is that the exterior fabric looks like recycled black garbage bags. It was awful. It also fit on the smaller size. I would have had to size up if I wanted to keep the coat. I can't comment on how warm it was or wasn't since I never wore it outside.
Reviewed by Lostinaspen from Colorado on Saturday, February 05, 2011
Just wore this jacket for a Colorado ski trip in weather that ran from below zero to just under 20 degrees above zero and stayed nice and warm. I wear a size 8 on top and 6 on the bottom and am 5'8" and it was a perfect fit even with a baselayer and ski sweater underneath. I have long arms and the sleeves were plenty long. The turquoise color had just a soft muted luster and was not "shiny" as other reviewers had described. This is a very figure flattering, nice looking jacket that keeps me plenty warm and I'm glad I bought it.
Reviewed by Snowlover from Wisconsin on Monday, January 31, 2011
I'm 5'8" and a 6-8 bottom and 10-12 top. Decided on the size 14, and it's maybe a titch big, but a 12 would have been slightly tight across the chest I think. I have received numerous compliments. The zipper is a 2 tone and sparkly. Just a little bling to class it up. It's very warm and comfortable. Wore it hiking in the snow and it kept me toasty.
Reviewed by Al the dog walker from Boston, Ma on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This is a very nice coat. It covers the back of your neck when fully zipped. There is an optional shell hood, and the sleeves have a cool fleece lining from above the wrist down that you can use as a fingerless glove if you so choose, which will keep out snow and cold. I don't ski, but I think this coat would be very good for winter sports. I had read that this coat runs small, and I disagree. IF you have a body type like mine (apple shape) and are bigger in the middle, than order a size up because it is fitted. But if you are a pear shape, or really fit, order your normal size. My one complaint is that I did not interpret "a luster as bright as the glistening snow" to mean that the coat is shiny, and it is. It gave me pause when I first tried it on, but the coat has so many great attributes I am keeping it!
Reviewed by Great Lakes Girl from Erie, PA on Tuesday, November 09, 2010
I was not able to bond with this jacket. I normally wear a 6 in Skea and this jacket was so tight I couldn't pull up the zipper. Definitely order up a size. I did not care for the lacquer look on me. I thought it looked plastic. I am conservative and prefer classic looks. With that being said, I know it is a very warm jacket and had nice zipper features on the sleeve. It just wasn't for me.
Reviewed by rocky mtn luke from Edwards, CO on Wednesday, October 06, 2010
I love Skea down ski jackets because they are really warm and have all the right, and accessible, pockets. This one ran smaller than my others, which didn't run true to size. I needed a size bigger, but I love the flattering lines and slightly longer fit of this one. I also wanted the particular color, turqoise. Just wish you'd had it in a 6! I had to return it.
Best Uses: Cold Weather, Skiing
Chest Size: Feels true to size
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Fit: Feels true to size
Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Good zipper, Great pockets, Lightweight, Warm, Windproof