I live in Alaska and we've had below 0 for a few weeks.. With the right layering, I didn't feel cold :) Because it was lightweigt, I never felt too hot, which is easy to do when you layer clothes... Overall I love my new purchase, the colors are beautiful and vibrant!! Great color choices, it's exactly what's in right now and I feel beautiful when I wear it ;)
I bought this coat to wear around town in the mountains as well as in Denver. It is super lightweight but keeps me very warm. I had debated if I thought it looked too "puffy," but I have gotten a ridiculous amount of compliments on it from friends who generally do not like this style of coat. The hood is a bit bright, and yes, adds a little extra bulk, but it is such a great functional coat that I don't care. I also love that it comes with a stuff sack to make it easy to pack.
Feels true to size
Feels true to length
Cold Weather Living
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The coat arrived a day earlier than expected, so that was nice. Unfortunately the inside of the hood is bright sky blue and it was not like this in the photos online. It's too warm to wear this just yet, but I think it would be just what I wanted if it weren't for the hood. I'd hoped this could be a versatile coat that would match multiple scarves for many seasons, and even be work appropriate, but the hood is just not what I was looking for. Will be bringing it back. Thanks, REI for the best return policy out there.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend