It's 5 Below Zero Outside Right Now

Reviewed by UP North Michigan from UP North Michigan on Monday, December 16, 2013
Honestly, it's -5 degrees in NE Michigan this morning and guess who was toasty warm on the way to work? Me! Out of a possible 5 stars, I give this coat 10. It's as warm as my sheepskin, but without the weight and bulk.

In the past couple of years I reached a weight loss goal which left me with size large coats and a size medium body. With the large coats I was experiencing loose collars and a cold neck, loose at the bottom of the coat sent the wind whirling up and freezing my mid-section. I was just plain cold. So, I went shopping at my favorite "go-to" website "Sierra Trading Post" looking for a size medium warm coat. This coat had good reviews and I trusted them and bought it in the medium size.

Let me tell you what I like about this coat. Usually the first thing I do with a hooded coat is unzip the hood off the coat. I didn't do that with this one and I actually use the hood--and it FITS, WOW. The hood keeps your head and ears warm without having to wear 180's or a knit hat under it. The collar is high and tight to my neck, no drafts even with 25 mph winds and wind chills of -18. I love the length, it falls just about at the knee and once again, no wind or drafts are coming up and chilling me. The sleeves have really nice cuffs that keep the wind out. The medium size fits perfectly, I'm 5'6" and 125 lbs. It is definitely waterproof, I tested it by walking my Lab's in a snow storm. I must admit, I didn't know this name-brand and was skeptical, but was so pleasantly surprised when it arrived and am beyond words now that I've worn it for a couple of weeks in the coldest December that I've known.

All the large coats in my closet--they're being given to charity.
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