Rated 5 out of 5 by AliciaM Great Coat!
Bought this coat last year in the Navy and loved it so much I just bought the jacket today in the blue. I wear the coat to work and plan to wear the jacket during the cold months when I am walking my dogs in the rain and snow. Can't wait to get it. Fits great and is light weight which I love.
November 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MsZZ Not As Warm As Hoped For
Now that I've worn the coat awhile, I can make an honest review. The coat is not as warm as some of the other reviewers claim. If I wear a sweater under the coat, or I stay active, then the coat keeps me warm. But I typically stand at a bus stop for about 10-15 minutes at 6:00 a.m., and that's when I really need the warmth, but don't have it. It is nice to have the two-directional zipper, but it can somewhat tricky to operate. When I try on a coat in the stores and I find that the zipper is troublesome in any way, I don't buy the coat.
The bottom line, if I had tried on this coat in a store, I would not have bought it.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mommycozy gorgeous purple color
This coat is quite warm with a fleece layering. The royal purple color really pops.
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TrixieG Need patience...
I purchased the coat in petite xs in pacific blue. I'm 5'2 and 123 lbs. Fits perfectly. Nice and warm and room for extra layer underneath if needed. Love the color. BUT the zipper is driving me insane! I've actually given up sometimes trying to zipper. Like another reviewer stated - it's embarrassing. Today I was next to a toddler while we both tried to zipper our jackets. She beat me. Probably should have returned it but with this long winter we are having in Philadelphia I am enjoying the warmth of this otherwise beautiful coat.
March 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Westerby Needs Improvement
This coat is soft inside and has zippered pockets in all the right places. It also has some issues.
Major Issue: The sizing did not allow for additional layers. I selected the correct size measurement-wise, but there is absolutely no extra room. Since the comfort range assumes additional layers, this -35* coat offers little warmth even at temps in the teens.
Moderate Issue: The primary (double) zipper is relatively small and difficult to feed. As a grown woman, it is pretty embarrassing to stand at the train station fumbling forever with my zipper.
Very Minor Issue: The hood's seams aren't very flattering, and pulling the cords only makes it worse.
Just a Note: The Pacific Blue color is quite dark. My computer screen made it several shades lighter and brighter.
March 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CambGirl needs removable hood
Almost perfect, but desperately needs a removable hood. I am returning because this lack of flexibility is driving me crazy.
March 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by lovebulldogs Nice coat, but not as warm as expected
This coat is perfect for cool days 40 degrees and above, but not for cold days. I expected it to be much warmer, because it was rated to -35 degrees. I wore it several times when it was between 30 and 10 degrees and It did not keep me warm for even a few minutes. I am disappointed. Definitely not for cold climates.
March 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by AlisonCA Disappointed
I bought this coat hoping it would keep me warm. The description says it keeps warm to -35 degrees. But this winter was unusually cold with many days in the teens. The body of the coat and the hood did keep me warm but the arms did not. The description says "Thinsulate? Insulation polyester added in the sleeves for more warmth." But they did not feel insulated. Also the inside sleeve cuffs did not keep the wind out as they were not tight around my wrists.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LivLovesBean Warm and Cozy in Rainy GA
I ordered this jacket to survive the rainy, cold winters we have in Georgia. While we may not get feet of snow, the constant drizzle and cool air has been tamed by this great coat. For me, its super warm and the hood helps me stay dry while walking the dogs.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BUDDYGIRL Just what I wanted!
This coat fit perfectly. I am a 10-12 and I bought the Large, regular. The pockets are deep and warm. It's perfect for jumping in and out of the car on cold, windy, snowy days. The fabric is crinkly but I'm used to it now. It is also water resistant. People have complained about the zipper. It is backward from most women's zipped coats. (The tabs are on the left.) The trick to the zipper is this: Make sure the bottom zipper tab (it's one of those 2-way jobs) is ALL the way down to the bottom left position. Place the top zipper tab on top of the bottom one and make sure it's snugly in place. Only then, do you place the the right zipper bottom into the tabs. It will fit perfectly and will zip up the way it should. I learned the hard way, trying to dislodge the zipper with the tabs not in the bottom
positon and the same with unzipping. All tabs need to be at the bottom for zipping and unzipping.
February 26, 2014