Lovely, but Not for Me

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Long Tall Jeanne from Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5' 10", lanky, 145 lbs,, small-busted, broad-shouldered, and the L fit perfectly: sleeves were long enough, fit was fitted without being tight with a sweater underneath. I'm typically a M in tops, 8-10 if sizing, with long arms/legs, but I'm finding a M in this and any similar coat across brands is too snug (perhaps OK with only one layer underneath?). Loved the raspberry color. This coat would be perfect in temps in the teens and above, or in colder temps if needed for going from home to car to work.

HOWEVER, I needed something for walking in single and sub-zero temps and this wasn't it. During my 3-degree dog-walk test, my backside and thighs were chilly (the fleece lining stops around upper hip and it was noticeable), the breeze snuck in at the zipper (the inside zipper placket wasn't enough), and the hood wasn't large enough for the fur to provide facial warmth. This went back and I turned to a men's parka for a big hood, zipper plackets, sleeves to my knuckles, lots of big pockets, warmth to my thighs...I feel like a minion, but I know I'll be warm if I tip over!

Depending on your needs, this would be a lovely coat! 4 stars instead of 5 because of sizing -- my normal size wouldn't fit well over typical winter clothing.
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