Customer Reviews Of:
Avalanche Heather Hooded Soft Shell Jacket - Windproof (For Women)
Average Rating based on 9 reviews 4.333333 0 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by bgwick from California on Wednesday, February 15, 2017I have been using this jacket as the outer layer while skiing this week at Lake Tahoe. Love it. Keeps you warm with light layers under
Verified Buyer Reviewed by joe from oklahoma on Monday, February 13, 2017This jacket is great! It looks good on and is warm. I was very much surprised at the quality of the jacket. Love it
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bluff hiker-biker from Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 24, 2017I bought a small for $24.00. I normally wear a women's XS, 5'4", 105 lbs and 32A bust and thin in my upper body, but XS wasn't available. Like other reviews, it runs long in the sleeves and the length. It fits me like the picture shows in the sleeves, a little bunched and falls at the middle of my hand but not awkwardly long. The hemline falls just at the bottom of my butt, just right for coverage especially with low-rise pants and if you're bending and reaching. It is a little too wide around me, but I cinched the hemline with the drawcord and that worked sufficiently. The shoulders fit just right. It does not fit too sloppy over a t-shirt nor did my husband think it looked too big. The hood fits and though it doesn't have a drawstring, if you zip the zipper to the top, the hood stays in place though maybe not if you're walking into a strong wind. Bought in January and have worn it twice over a winter sweater in 35 degrees F for running errands; it was perfect, comfortable and warm. I haven't worn it in rain or snow yet but it did keep the wind out. The zippered pockets are engineered perfectly to effortless stow keys etc. I would prefer the XS for a fall-spring jacket, but for the price it was an easy decision to keep it especially since it worked over a sweater, too. The design, construction and material quality are excellent and for the price it is an outstanding value. I strongly recommend this.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sarah from Montana on Saturday, October 29, 2016Runs small, I am 5'9" 136 lbs and usually wear a Medium, sometimes Medium Tall. The medium was very fitted in the torso and arms and I was only able to fit it over a t-shirt comfortably. I exchanged it for the Large and it's still fairly fitted, but I can wear a long sleeve thicker shirt underneath if I want now. It appears very well made and is warmer than you would think. The material is pretty stiff because of the wind blocking properties, maybe it will soften up over time. The hood is nice, not too big, just the right size. Zippered outside pockets are fleece lined. It's less of a jacket and more of a really fancy hoodie because of the snug fit and micro-fleece lining it's not like you can take it on and off easily.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rosalee from New Mexico on Friday, October 28, 2016Im really pleased with this jacket. I am 5'7" 140 lbs and the jacket fits well on me. I have a very curvy upper body, small chest and wider hips. The shape of the jacket fits my shape very well. The sleeves are nice and long too. The outside material is a nice soft texture, but everything doesn't get stuck in it like a fleece. The inner lining is nice and cozy, so it feels comfy to just have a t-shirt on underneath. Seems warm, although I haven't really been able to test how well it breaks the wind or insulates yet. Only complaints are the pockets could be a little bigger, and the hood (which is pretty well fitted) doesn't have adjusters on it to snug to your head.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Adventuring Nurse from Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 20, 2016This jacket is deceiving. It's light weight and doesn't appear that it would be so toasty. Stops the wind and keeps me cozy. I have to take it off as soon as I get inside. The fit is flattering and the sleeves are long-which usually doesn't happen for me. Awesome price and fast shipping.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Fisher from Wisconsin on Monday, May 9, 2016This jacket is well made with some nice features.
The material is heavy and will block the wind, or keep you insulated against a 40 degree day.
There is enough room in the jacket (sz SM) to be able to wear a heavy shirt or sweater underneath without looking or feeling bulky.
Long sleeves keep your hands and wrists protected from drafts.
It is now my go-to jacket for cooler days.
Reviewed by Fisher from Wisconsin on Saturday, April 30, 2016This jacket has a nice heavy quality feel to it.
The material is only slightly stiff, but it feels like a heavier quality coat, rather than a fleece.
I am 5'2" 115 lbs, and I ordered a small. The fit was good, with a small amount of room for a fleece vest, or heavy sweater underneath. The arm length was just a tad long for me, but I am a tad short, so I just gave the sleeve a slight roll up
The pattern on the jacket in grey is flattering to your figure and the drawstring cinch on both sides of the hem gives you even more control of the fit.
I am very pleased with this jacket. It's a keeper!
Reviewed by Anne from Seattle on Wednesday, September 2, 2015I was unhappy with the fabric and the fit.
Fabric: Stiffer than I had expected/wanted. (Although the brushed face was nice and soft).
Fit: I'm 5'7", 135 and have an athletic build with long arms. It's really really hard for me to find jackets that are slim-fitting and long enough in the arms. I ordered this in small and it was too wide and the arms were way too short.