Good, warm jacket

Reviewed by Luke from Beijing, China on Saturday, December 8, 2012
I work in Beijing. This coat has done a good job so far in keeping me warm in below-freezing weather, and it's a good windstopper, too. The weather hasn't yet gotten super cold, but in 20º weather I've been quite comfortable wearing this over a sweatshirt.

The coat has excellent pockets – the outside pockets can easily fit a phone and wallet along with chapstick and other necessaries, and the buttons on the pockets are difficult to undo that you don't have to worry about the pocket coming open or a pickpocket getting you (an unfortunately common worry in Beijing).

My complaints: The coat loses quite a bit of feathers, much more than any of my previous down jackets (expensive North Face coats and cheap no-name Chinese brands alike). Also, the fill sits a bit funny on the chest, making the coat look overly lumpy. Attempts to massage the fill around to give the coat a smoother look haven't been very successful.

In sum: a good coat for a good price, but I worry that it will lose its down too quickly.
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