- December 14 2011
I bought this jacket (black) in summer. It's only recently that I have been wearing it almost everyday. It's great versatile jacketwhether with jeans or a classy woolen skirt, I look very smart. Whenever I wear it, I get a lot of great comments from friends and colleagues. I'm 5 ft 6 inches and weighs about 128-132 pounds and I bought a medium. At first, I thought it's too big but that's when I tried it on in summer with only a T-shirt. Now the fit is really good and I can wear 2-3 layers beneath. I'm comfortable usually with an Icebreaker 200 and my awesome Icebreaker Black Powder 380. To eliminate the wind chill, I'd wear another layer or drape a shawl around. And it goes really well with my icebreaker woolen scarf. A great investment and a must if you're looking for a versatile medium-length jacket that looks classy, last you several winters, and still looks good.
- January 5 2011
Wonderful classy coat.
This coat not only looks great, it feels wonderful and is warm, too. A few years ago I'd only heard people talking about how great Icebreaker stuff is...Finally I got some Icebreaker stuff and all of their stuff is indeed totally awesome. This coat is no exception, it is wonderful.
- December 9 2010
This is my third winter using this coat and it still looks good as new. These are short Texas winters, and I can tell it'll hold up for years to come and will always be stylish. I still frequently get complements on it. I'm 5'7", 35" bust, with fairly long legs; I take a medium in Icebreaker tops and dresses (I'm obsessed) and this fits TTS with room for moderate layering underneath. It's perfect 3-season coat for Texas and it packs fairly compactly for travel, but when the temp dips below the upper 30s or there's a hard, cold wind, I wear something warmer. The only construction flaw I've encountered (which Icebreaker has hopefully fixed by now) is that the narrow plastic coating along the fabric holding in the zipper began almost immediately to peel and flake near the teeth. This doesn't impact the warmth or appearance at all since the storm flap buttons over the zipper, but it did surprise me.
- December 19 2011
Great coat. Runs Large ...
I bought this jacket for my wife. She's usually somewhere between a US size 2 and a US size 4. She's got a number of other Icebreaker items, all in size Small. So logically I ordered a small. I ended up returning it, and swapping for an X Small. At 5'4'' and about 125 lbs, the small version swamped her. The sleeves were about 2-3 inches too long, there was an extra 6-9 inches excess around the waist. Read the Icebreaker sizing guide in detail and measure carefully before selecting size. If you get it wrong, then you'll have a lot of spare material and 'bat-wings'. Otherwise, my wife loves the X Small. She likes the way it hangs and fits her. It's a tailored cut, seems to keep the wind and rain out, but doubtful it's anything than water resistant. Altrec were great about organizing the return. Just waiting for the refund now on the Small ...
- April 18 2011
So far, I love my jacket. I just recently purchased it so have not tried it out in colder weather. I am not sure how warm it will be in the winter. But for early spring in the Rockies, it is working great. And I love the look. The only negative so far is that the zipper is sometimes difficult to use, you need to get everything lined up exactly.