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Reviewed by Julie from Wisconsin on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I recently purchased this jacket and am sooo glad I did! Wore it today here in WI, with the wind chills WAY below zero. Had on a just an lightweight fleece top, and couldn't believe it--I didn't freeze! Now I wasn't hiking about all day, granted, but this coat is plenty warm. We'll see how waterproof it is when spring comes and the lining then gets zipped out.

WORD OF CAUTION: "gender-specific cut" means that it is more form-fitting than alot of winter coats. I usually wear a small-size 4--36A chest, size 27 pants,and am 5'4", so I'm not exactly a lumberjack. If I had purchased a small, I would have been sad...A medium fit very well! I had purchased another Marmot jacket, and same deal, so Marmot runs at least a full size smaller (oooh, those European sizings!)

LOVE the color, and that's surprising, because blue is my least favorite color. It's a nice deep blue with a beautiful turquoise fleece liner. Sleeves are a little too long for me, but they velcro, so not a big deal. Length is perfect--covers my backside, unlike so many winter jackets these days. Truly well-made. Nice deep hand pockets, although I wish it had a couple of additional pockets. But for the great price I scored, I'm not complaining.

Am taking it to Eastern Europe in a few weeks; needed a coat for days in the upper 40's with occasional rain (doesn't that sound like pleasant weather?). We'll see how it holds up in Prague, Budapest and Vienna.

If you're on the fence, I highly recommend this jacket...Just remember to BUY A SIZE LARGER!!
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