Northern Lights Here I Come!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Cold Seeker from Somewhere Too Hot on Saturday, June 25, 2016
The Marmot Alderbrook Down Parka - 700 Fill Power is perfect! I needed a 'puffy jacket' for a trip to the Arctic this winter and, after listening to the advice of cold weather friends, I knew what to look for in a jacket. This one meets all the points I was told to watch for: It is a jacket, but long enough to cover my hips and bottom - better for keeping me warm! It has a soft, warm lining, also in the sleeves (with 'wrist cuffs') so wind won't get up the sleeves. The neck is high and also roomy enough for me to wear a wool scarf comfortably around my neck. The magnetic flap along the zipper will also add warmth. I purchased a *size larger than my usual size as the jacket does have a snug fit. The larger size allows for layering with ease.

*I first ordered my regular size, but returned it because it was too snug to allow layering beneath. Sierra Trading Post's telephone customer service lady was so nice!! Very helpful and courteous. She made the exchange to a larger size a very easy procedure.

I only wish the jacket had a hood, but having to wear a woolen cap is a small thing considering how ideal the jacket is in every other way.

Another plus: the jacket is incredibly light, so I can easily carry it on my arm on the plane. Or even pack it as it is possible to fold it quite small, if wished.

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