- January 30 2012
Better than expected!
I got this coat as a Christmas gift for my wife for our chilly weather in WA. It not only keeps her warm and cozy, but it's also really cute on, and goes with everything (color: Forge Grey). At first she was concerned with the length, but she consistently gets compliments on its longer length, even with boots - She is 5'6". She especially likes the flattering hourglass cut of the waist with mininmal "puff" in the design. Since its Patagonia quality, She expects to get good use from it for years to come!
- January 16 2012
I have gotten a number of coats and returned them. This is a keeper. I love the long length for walks on cold winter days. I like that the down is very light. I do not feel the weight of the coat. I color is wonderful, I like the gray. I may need to exchange it for a medium. I was concerned that I would not be able to put a sweater underneath. I large may be too roomy. I am 5'3 1/2" and 130lb. I have lost 27 lbs and am not looking for a coat that is too big. I overshot with the size. I am still going through a body image change. this fits my needs for keeping warm. Today was 20 degrees and my walk outside was warm and toasty.
- January 7 2012
Excellent Winter Jacket
I purchased this coat to help keep me warm during the Northeast winters and have been extremely happy with my purchase. The coat is a bit pricey but definitely worth it. It's nice and long, reaches down to my calves and fits snug in the waist so I don't look like a marshmallow. I don't like being cold at all and this coat keeps me very warm and blocks the wind well. I'm 5'8" and about 125 lbs and got the small and it fits well. I ordered the xsmall too but liked the small better because I can put heavier sweaters on underneath. It's definitely worth the $$, I plan on wearing it for several winters.
- December 29 2011
The warmest long parka for winter
I went hunting for this long parka...started at other web sites and some said they have it...BUT - ALTREC was the only company that had it especially in BLACK. It is a great parka...I live in NYC and this morning we had 25F and I was wrapped in my parka -it felt like I have never left the bed...funny. I am 5.7 and the XL permits an extra layer of Arcteryx Atom if needed. My only comment is that the hood is a bit loose and they need to improve it a bit to make it more of a tight fit-but otherwise this Patagonia Parka should keep you super warm during the winter. Get it at ALTREC -they have all the choices in colors and seizes.
- December 28 2011
warm, warm, warm
Pricey, not a great color for me (the Prussian Blue is a blue/grey), not the most flattering (let's face it, most down coats look like sleeping bags). But when I put it on all was forgiven because it is so wonderfully warm! The pockets could be a little bigger (especially the interior chest pocket), but that's my only styling gripe. The shawl collar makes it different from your garden variety long down coat and there is a bit of shape in the cut so you still look like a girl (albeit a puffy one). The usual Patagonia attention to quality is evident. I might not be the most fashionable woman on the street, but I will be the warmest!