- January 22 2012
Lightweight but warm coat
I have not owned this coat very long, but love it so far. The coat is extremely lightweight, but very warm. I wore to an outdoor mall with temps in the 20s and was comfortable. I ordered a medium--I am 5'4" and 125 lbs. The sleeves are a touch too long, but not long enough to bug me. I usually wear a medicum in Outdoor Research, and and small/medium in Patagonia and North Face (for comparision purposes). I like that the coat keeps your backside warm, but doesn't feel like you are wearing a sleeping bag. The hood is detachable, so if you are not a hood person, you can remove it. I would recommend this product, both for daily use and travel as it is so lightweight.
- December 19 2011
Great, classy, lightweight down parka
My husband purchased this coat for my birthday in November. He owns an Outdoor Research 700 down coast and loves it. He had many options, Patagonia, Northface and Columbia. But he kept saying, Outdoor Research makes great quality products, at a lower cost than the others. Since receiving I have worn my coat in weather that has been as warm as 60 degrees, to as low as 10 degrees. The coat just wears well, and is beautiful to look at. The length is appropriate for activity, but also looks well for more formal dress.
- March 28 2011
This is a great coat at a great price. I'm about 5'4" 130lbs and the Small fits perfectly and is extremely comfortable. I have noticed that if I have something in my pockets the coat poofs up a bit around my middle, but it doesn't bother me too much. I was hoping to find a smiliar coat with better rain protection. Since this is down I can't wear it when it rains. However, it is very warm and comfortable and for the price it can't be beat.
- March 24 2011
great coat but runs too large.
This is a great coat-it is designed beautifully and is a perfect length especially for someone who is not too tall like me. BUT It runs large-I feel it should be alot smaller and streamlined in the fit especially in a long "down" type coat where you do not want to look big. I would have kept the coat if it was 2 sizes smaller. I bought and XS and I am 5'3, 103 lbs. and there was no way I could keep the coat(althought I did love the looks of it) as it just was too big. I hope OR makes an adjustment to size for next year and then I would buy the coat!
- February 22 2011
Warm, light, soft material and walk-friendly
I found the cat to be a perfect fit, and since I tend to get very cold and walk around a lot, I needed something that would keep me very warm but also not get in the way of my feet. This coat is just that. The material is soft so it is a pleasure to feel, and it is so lightweight I forget I am wearing a coat.