Rated 5 out of 5 by tmblr LOVE it.
I absolutely love this jacket. Have used in -6F and with just a tshirt underneath and was totally fine. I am 5'4/130lbs and the Misses XS is a perfect fit-- I can still put a couple of thinner layers underneath. The hood is perfect and the drawstrings keep it on well, the hand warmer pockets are effective.
I used it last year in the San Francisco bay area in winter without overheating, as well as snowstorms in Wisconsin :)
The only downside is that for travel, this jacket obviously doesn't pack down small-- I just carry it on the plane and hold it in my lap.
I definitely recommend this jacket to friends!
July 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Leo1993 If only the zipper were functional!
I had similar experiences to those of the other reviewers with this coat. As others have mentioned, the zipper worked as it should for about the first month and a half of wear. One day, the zipper started to split from the bottom; after that, it followed suit every time I wore it. About three months after I purchased it, the bottom zipper pull fell off completely! I utilized the snaps to get me through the remainder of the winter.
The coat itself is very warm and does a nice job of repelling water. I am a teacher and it saw me through many bitter outdoor recesses in spite of the zipper issues. The coat's length, cut, and fabric lend itself to be a dressier coat, one that I can wear to work and more casual evening events in the winter and still stay warm. It's a shame that the zipper is not of good quality!
I will be exchanging the coat for a new one--fingers crossed that the zipper works!
August 19, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by skier96 Disappointed in this Coat
I bought this coat after the brutal winter we had in Boston in 2015, in need of a warmer coat that was waterproof, and also came with a hood. While I had read reviews regarding the zipper, I had faith in the coat and purchased it anyway prior to last winter, as it was such a good deal. Shame on me! At first I didn't have a problem with the zipper much, but as time went on and I used the coat more, the sticking began! It wouldn't be normally be much of a problem, but when I'm getting out of my car in the New England cold, fiddling with my zipper for a few minutes is a big deal.
I also found the coat to be not as warm as it has said to be. I'm not sure if it's me being naturally cold, but even in 20-30 degree F weather and wearing a thick sweater underneath, I still found myself shivering. Disappointed in this coat overall.
August 15, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Skysailor When the zipper gets damp...
It jams. I read the reviews on this coat, and there were concerns about the zipper. But the one I had was okay.. I thought. The coat is sold as being water resistant.. not great, but it is to some extent. The problem comes when it gets damp.. if the fabric isn't stiff it jams and dampness softens the material. To get free of the jam, I had to take the coat off and work the zipper for a few minutes. The coat is going back because of this reason. If you live in a cold desert climate.. it would be great.
July 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by sparkle9152 Nice, but not me
This coat made me look like an old lady. It also runs large so that was a double whammy.
A previous reviewer had commented on the difficult zipper which seemed odd when I read it, but its true. The fabric near the bottom of the zipper gets in the way and it is hard to zip up. The coat is also very long (I am 5'5") so its almost out of reach.
It did seem warm and was made well, but it wasn't for me.
July 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by PersonalStyle Well made but didn't fit my lifestyle
I wanted to just snap and go; but without zipping the zipper, all the snaps came open as I got out of the car. I liked the convenient hood protecting my neck; but I did not like being buried under the low lying top on my forehead.
This year I bought boiled wool jackets and wore them over vintage wool sweaters. With scarves and hats, I had more flexibility as I ran about doing errands.
It will be a lovely coat for the donation bag.
June 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by economyclass Just right for mud season
I wear this coat a lot in the fall and spring and warmer winter days when it's too cold for an uninsulated raincoat, but not cold enough to snow. The hood is a little "shallow", as reviewers have mentioned, but usually I wear a hat anyway. The hood is functional, though, when the weather's not too rough. This is a great in-between coat for New England's famously variable weather.
May 11, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Moose3smc The Zipper!!
This coat is great...but the zipper is extremely difficult. It is on the opposite side than all of my other coats and always gets snagged. I even had other people try to zip me up and they had issues so it's not just me! Such a bummer b/c the coat is otherwise great. I know myself and I won't get used to it so I had to return it...such a bummer!
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cthecow I ADORE THIS COAT
I live in northern MN where the falls and springs are long and cold. I bought this in medium/violet as a fall & spring transition coat to wear to and from the office. It's lightweight, warm, roomy and comfortable/cozy, yet not bulky feeling or looking. The color is incredible; a beautiful true true violet. I love the longer length. There's not one thing I'd change about it and I'm so happy I bought it.
April 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jecgsd SO happy~!
Got this on sale in violet ~ not my 1st choice, but had a great hood. I am SO happy I bought this ~ it's a tremendous coat & I'm reaching for it almost every day. It's much warmer than I expected but I can also use it as a raincoat..which I desperately need. It's spring in Maine - so winter one day & spring temps the next..rain one day & sleet the next and I only need my ONE coat ~~ and the color's great after all..very cheerful.
April 3, 2016