Reviewed by Customer Care from Unknown on Thursday, April 04, 2013
Yes, I know, I should have listened -- listened to the other reviewers who said this zipper was difficult. But I've used 'em all my life and what could be so tough about the zipper on this coat? Well, whoever designed this one is a fiend with a sick sense of humor and they are probably having a good laugh as they read this review. I put on the coat and found that I could not get the zipper started -- i could not zip the coat when I was wearing it! I had to remove the coat to zip it. I thought about taking the coat to my tailor for a new zipper but changed my mind. A shame about the zipper, because otherwise the coat is a beauty.
Reviewed by Lahinch02 from Kentucky on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Others said the zipper was horrible. They were actually complimentary ... I do not know an adjective to describe it. Only took a flyer on it knowing that no merchant is better about standing by their sales than Sierra Trading Post. As always, they were swift with my refund!
Reviewed by Native NY'er from NYC on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Great coat - with one deisgn flaw - the zipper. The zipper is too long e.g. starts at bottom hem and runs to neck line - one would need monkey arms to reach down to properly start the zipper in its tracks. Ideally - the zipper should start about midway. Also zipper is narrow - ideally should be a fat zipper with wide track that can be navigated with gloves and cold fingers.
In any case - coat has buttons as well - so zipper is not so important. I love the fit and finish and have gotten compliments on this coat. Will keep it - will last a lifetime.
Reviewed by shacke from Georgia on Friday, February 17, 2012
I agree with most of the posters that this is a top quality coat which is well tailored with quality materials and build. If I did not purchase it at such a large discount however, I would have returned it simply due to the zipper. For one, the zipper is lower than you can reasonably reach. In addition, the zipper itself is incredibly difficult to align indoors. Outside on a cold day with numb fingers, or gloves, would be conditions prohibiting most people from zipping it altogether.
Best Uses: Warm winter business coat
Cons: Sub standard zipper
Pros: Quality build, Quality fabric, Warm, Well tailored
Reviewed by nancyk from Western PA on Friday, December 23, 2011
Bought this as a gift for my son and he did not like the fit. A bit bulky under the arms for him. For some, wanting to wear it with a sport jacket, it would have been a plus but not 'trendy' enough for him. Beautiful fabric.