Rated 5 out of 5 by Cfourteen Have to order a second one!
This is my go to spring jacket. I love it, it's so comfortable, fits well, and all you have to do to correct the pocket issue is take a needle and thread and tack it to the edge of the zipper. Pockets then hold down. I would recommend it to anybody with no doubts, and have had several compliments on it.
May 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kalgary Thick Fleece
While I like the concept of the poncho, I'm not sure I like it in this thick fleece. It is quite stiff at the bottom end, but as it is still new, I can't comment on whether it may loosen up after a few washes. I think it is a bit short, too, but now that I look at the picture again, I can see that it looks similar on as it does in the catalogue. I won't return it as I use it when I watch TV in our cooler basement.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KackyW Definitely proportioned for a shorter build
I love this poncho and it's now my go-to jacket for spring and fall. But I am quite short (4'-11") so it falls to my hip in the front and a little lower in back. The sleeves are short enough that I can use my hands without digging my way out of the folds. I'm an experienced seamstress and I am not noticing anything odd about the front pockets except that in many garments of this design, they would be nothing more than a flat slash, whereas these are a roomier pouch.
March 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by kycountrygirl Hangs Akwardly
I am 5'3" tall. I ordered the size medium in poncho. I felt it was too short and hung strangely, looking very wide - nothing like the picture. It runs very large. The material is nice and colors attractive, but due to the way it looked on me, I returned.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrsAnnie Great for maternity wear.
My pregnant daughter loved this as she had a hard time finding a comfortable jacket. Full relaxed fit was great for her and her growing "passenger", soft and easy to move with comfort, long enough to look neat and modest coverage. The pockets were oddly placed and probably could be eliminated. Wish it came in more colors.
January 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SueJ124 Love it but...
I love the feel of the poncho and the material used but I also had the same issues with the pockets that others mentioned. And I know it's meant to be a poncho but I felt it didn't hang properly (perhaps it would have looked better if it was longer - I'm 5' 7") so I took it to a good seamstress who fixed the pockets and sewed the sides shut, almost to the buttons and now I love it! It drapes much better.
I sit in front of a computer a lot of the day and it's perfect to keep me extra warm when I need it?very cosy!
January 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Limestone Fit not flattering
I bought this poncho on line. Frankly, had I tried it on in a store, I would not have bought it.
Perhaps if I were statuesque vs "not quite 5'5", it would be a more flattering wear. I have worn it a couple of times & have come to refer to it as the Clara Barton cape since somewhere in the recesses of my mind, I remember stories of Civil War era nurses in similar garb. With all due respect to those heroic women, this is not a compliment.
I will keep it since I don't want to spend any more on it to send it back. I expect it will retreat farther & farther into the back of my closet until one day I retrieve it to donate to a coat drive.
January 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BarbsBeans Love it - but mis-sewn
I love the fabric, the fit , and the fact that the sleeves come just below the elbow, allowing me to comfortably sit here in the office and type this.
I used to sew frequently and I can see now that the issue with the floppy pocket lining others have mentioned is a sewing error. I am relatively sure that the edge of the pocket lining was supposed to be sewn into the zipper seam (as it is by the hem) up to where the pocket lining starts to curve. The solution is to push the pocket lining under the seam and hand tack the pocket lining to the zipper tape. Hopefully the next time they make this item -- and I hope they do continue to make it -- the factory will be careful about getting the pocket lining carefully positioned before sewing in the zipper. I would give it 5 stars if the pocket had been put in properly.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by llspark Great Poncho
I purchased this poncho from the daily mark down. It is beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone. The relaxed fit is stylish and not sloppy looking. Wish I had gotten several to put back for gifts.
January 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mountaindogmom Wilderness Beast
As soon as the poncho arrived, I tried it on, looked in the mirror and my first thought was, "wilderness beast." It's entirely too large, there's too much fabric, and it's just not flattering. I wear the larger end of my size range, so I ordered my regular size, thinking that since it runs large, it should be fine. There is just too much fabric in the width of the poncho, so it gathers in unflattering folds. The front hangs awkwardly because it is heavier than the sides because of the pocket fabric that is part of the front hem. Plus, the poncho is just too short. Another 6" in length and it would have been the perfect length (I'm 5'7"). While it's made well, there are some design issues that just don't work for me. Oh well... I'll live to shop another day!
January 2, 2014