Rated 2 out of 5 by jstob Shedding
I am disappointed. This item was out of stock online, but my mom was able to track one down at the Freeport store and had it shipped to us. As soon as I opened the package and looked at it, the fleece lining looked funny. I pulled on it, and fleece chunks come out! Packaging for return now:(
December 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DWGtraildog Nice quality but needs hip drawsting to keep snug
This is a great jacket for the price. The blue is beautiful. The only flaw is that it is too loose around the waist because there is no elastic or no drawstring to keep it snug. Arctic Cold air can blow right up my kids back side because there is no way to snug the waist and the cut is a little wide. The wide fit makes it comfortable but the loose waist is a problem.
November 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by beanie617 Great jacket
Great jacket for my son. Keeps him toasty.
November 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by EarlyMusicMom Warm, but messy!
I bought this jacket for my son because it had the warmest temperature rating, and MN winters are cold! The jacket keeps him warm, but I never would have purchased it had I known his shirts would be COVERED in feathers. I no longer have the receipt to return it, but if I had the option to get another jacket, I would. Very warm, but messy!
November 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by electricmeg Color not as shown
We ordered the Gunmetal Grey which looks black in the picture, but it is really blue, which my son does not like at all. He was really looking forward to the black jacket. We're keeping it because there are no other color options and it's a great jacket otherwise.
October 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by lovetoshopformyboy nice coat, but...
I've been buying these down coats for my 10 year old son for several years now and they're usually great. However this year they changed the style a bit with a cuff around the sleeve for which my son does not like. When he takes the coat off the the cuff gets pulled half way up the sleeve now. I will now be returning this coat and the search continues to find something else somewhere else. Sad to say...
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by colecm Great Jacket for Colorado
We loved this jacket! My son lost his and I am ordering another. It was great for walking to school in the winter as well as really cold days skiing. If anything, it is too warm for transitional days. My son loved the fleece lining. Any down jacket will shed feathers. We have many from lots of manufacturers and they all shed some feathers.
August 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TiffanyC The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly...
Bought last fall for my 11 year old son (we chose the gray). We loved it right off the bat - great looking, warm, comfy, great fit. However, it does shed, and shed, and shed, and shed. I was hoping it would lessen over time, but no - little pieces of down all over my car, all over his clothes, etc. Not enough to return, though. However, I recently noticed that the inside fleece (near his mouth/nose when he's 100% zipped up) was getting gross & dirty (his fault - not the coat's). So I figured I'd wash it. I followed the instructions to a T - gentle, cold, tennis ball in the dryer. First of all, it took 3 spin cycles to get the water out of it - it was like a giant sponge! I had to physically ring it out so it was light enough for my washer to finish the job (have never had this happen before with anything). After drying, I was unpleasantly surprised - some of the outside stitching looked worn out, and the down did NOT redistribute - so there are areas in the coat that are empty, and other areas that have a ton of down. It won't keep him warm anymore!!! I would not recommend that you machine wash this coat!
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrandeJete Lasts Long
I already bought two of these, one for each son. They wear their clothes hard, and both coats have lasted beautifully. One looks good as new, even though it's two years old, and sometimes my son even sleeps in it. The first one I bought has lasted four seasons-- two for the older boy, and then another two for his younger brother. The zipper finally just broke, and yes, the down is shedding through a hole. But it has served us so well, for so long, no matter how rough and tumble the treatment. I looked at most of the more expensive brands for a replacement, but my son insisted we get the same one. It's super warm, super comfy (they love the fleece lining, and appreciate the fit of the hood), the pockets are deep, and the zipper works well and is good quality. My boys LOVE this coat. They can wear it over their basketball uniform in 0* and they're still content. I just bought another one, and hope the quality is the same.
March 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ActiveTwinBoys Good Coat but Poor Hood Zipper
I have twin 6 year olds who both received this coat for Christmas. It's very warm and has worked well. We followed the size chart which suggested they need size large, which was perfect despite the fact they wear size 6 in most other clothing and size small in shirts. While I am overall pleased with the coats, I am very disappointed with the plastic hood zipper. Little boys are active, and one tug on his brother's hood broke the cheap plastic zipper. The zipper really needs to be sturdier plastic or metal. And as suggested by others, some of the small feathers do escape the lining.
February 14, 2014