Rated5out of5byskyewatchfromGreat JacketI bought this jacket for a trip to Alaska for the rain. It was great and kept me warm when layered. It was comfortable and looks great, and I love how it blocks the wind and your butt does not get wet if you sit on a wet seat.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated5out of5byGRWhitenightfromFantastic details!!What a surprisingly lovely jacket! The details are extraordinary, and I understand now why the jacket is prices as it is. I bought this on clearance with my dividend; however I would consider paying full price for it - the details are that good.
Fit: I am 5'8" and usually wear a 14 or a 16, so I ordered the XL, and it is great. Plenty of room without looking sloppy. It will work with a sweater or a t-shirt underneath. The sleeves are a bit long, but the snap closure allows for a tighter fit around the wrists.
Style: The style is very flattering. I have an hourglass shape, and the waist has a drawstring bungee to allow for a flattering silhouette. It comes to mid-thigh, and the bottom of the jacket is wide enough to comfortably walk and sit.
Details: The details on this jacket are outstanding! For example, the hood zips off, and when the hood is removed, the zipper part attached to the jacket tucks up into the collar and you can't even tell there is a place for a hood attachment. Also, the shoulder seams have pleating for a softer and more comfortable fit, all of the seams are double-stitched, and the snaps are covered in the same fabric as the jacket for a more uniform look. Finally, the entire jacket is lined - the top portion, with a mesh-type of material to prevent the jacket from sticking to you and the bottom portion with a slick nylon-type of material to prevent the jacket from clinging to you when walking.
The one thing that surprised me about the jacket was the weight. It is much heavier than I had anticipated. I suspect it might be too heavy for a hot summer rain shower; however I think it will be much more versatile for spring and fall rains that can get a little chilly.
Overall, I am thrilled with this purchase!!!
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated1out of5byKQRQfromReturnedThe fit was no good. Too wide and short all over. I ended up taking it back and getting the REI version which I love. The material wasn't as nice of quality as the REI version.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated5out of5byWinevixenfromSo glad I kept itI ordered both a medium and a large, and I nearly returned both. I am 5'7", 148lbs, and 36D in the chest. The medium looked good on but felt really tight across the chest when zipped. However the large was just too sloppy: too long in the sleeves, too baggy of a hood, and it lost all styling.
I nearly returned both, but I decided to take a chance on the medium. I'm so glad I did! I wear it every chance I get, sunny or rainy, and I get tons of compliments. I think the fitted style is something you just have to get used to if you have a chest, because it doesn't bother me now. Oh and the guava color is lovely too.
Date published: 2013-05-01
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