- February 17 2012
Only Patagonia makes the super light down coat. Fits great. I hate to take it off. Coat can be worn anywhere. Love the length as it looks nice with slacks or a dress.
- February 2 2012
Growing up somewhere where the weather never drops below 80, winters have been difficult. I've been hesitant to buy a coat because none flatter my 5'0, 98lb frame, but this coat in XS was perfect. It's a slim fit, so it doesn't flare out, and hits mid-thigh for warmth. The coat is also not too bulky. Unfortunately, the weather has not dropped below 30 yet, but I can say I wore only ONE layer (versus my usual four) under this coat and was as warm.
- January 5 2012
Comfy and Stylish
I bought this jacket as a Xmas gift for my girlfriend, and it's been a complete hit. She already had a longer-cut Patagonia down jacket that she calls her "walking sleeping bag" because it's so toasty and cozy she knows she'll stay warm even in really chilly weather, and she wanted something a little more stylish and less bulky to carry and wear "out". The Downtown jacket turns out to be the perfect compromise. The jacket fits her like a glove. She is size S (5'3"), and the cut of the jacket is just right and nicely contoured. The color is tasteful and different. The hood is roomy, but also wraps snugly around her head to stay put in wind and while being active, while the collar wraps around the neck to provide practical and soft coverage over the lower face. There are lots of little details that make this jacket a winner. You just can't beat Patagonia + Altrec!
- November 6 2011
svelte and warm
I am about 5'6", 135 and the medium fit me perfectly -- so I'd say "true-to-size." The coat fits very svelte and isn't so puffy for such a warm coat. I live in Minneapolis and, like other reviewers, think that it will be great for outdoorsy activities and will also look good being out around town. The hood looks kind of funny when it is up, but I don't think I will really care when it is -20 -- seems very functional and will work well to keep the wind out. You can also fold it down and it looks like a nice rounded collar. Very nice coat -- I am very happy with my purchase.
- October 19 2011
Slimming Down Jacket?
Love this jacket! It is the first down jacket I have ever worn that is actually somewhat slimming! And warm. Great for freezing days at the playground and looks nice enough to wear out on the town on cold nights. Get lots of compliments on it!