- January 29 2012
LOVE THIS COAT!
I searched both the web and the brick and mortar stores for the perfect winter coat. I was looking for something with a removable liner that was very warm and would protect me from the wind and the wet; that fell between my hips and my knees (covering my backside); and that would allow me to hike and to ride horseback without restricting movement. I looked and looked until I finally found this. I read all of the reviews and ordered large, although I am normally a size medium (8). The full price put me off a bit, and it was only after I found it at Altrec at a nice reduction, that I took the plunge. And boy am I glad I did! I opened the package, pulled it out, and could have cried it was so perfect! The large is perfect for me -- I can wear a sweater and layers underneath without it getting too tight, but without the sweaters, it feels fine too. And it nicely covers my backside without being too long. I have ridden horseback three times, with and without the liner, and had no problems with the length. Thank you Patagonia, for the perfect coat.
- January 27 2012
This jacket is great. I purchased it to use for Alpine Touring and it is perfect. I can move in it freely and it is just the perfect weight. I do not get too cold or hot. Also, you can add a thin vest underneath if it is a little too cold. Great purchase
- December 1 2011
VERY slim cut!
I bought this for my wife who is rather petite. The slim style was too snug for her. This is a very slim cut garment, especially considering it has a down liner. It is a great jacket.
- November 28 2011
Stylish and Versatile
This coat is both stylish and versatile! Most coats look bulky in order to give you warmth, but this coat gives you a great lean look and provides incredible warmth whether you are wearing the under coat, the over coat OR both. In addition, you will notice it is not heavy to wear either, so you are not carrying an extra 10 lbs. on you. Another plus of its lightness, is packing it in suitcases where you have minimum weight requirements. You will find that you can pack it tightly and will not be over your suitcase weight limit which is another savings and super versatile! Definitely two great coats that can be worn individually OR together, get two different looks, or the extra warmth and weather protection that you need, so whether it's winter, spring or fall, it's the three season coat for me in the Chicago area.
- November 7 2011
Beautiful three season parka
This jacket is absolutely gorgeous, extraordinary warm, waterproof and wind proof! It has a feminine fit and a slimming silhouette. I ordered first the medium because I have fairly broad shoulders and I am pregnant (not such a good time to buy a fitted jacket I will wear for years..) but ended up exchanging it for the small. The medium was too big in the chest and sleeves and the sleeves were too long. This jacket is cut generous in the shoulders and chest but the waist is more fitted. In the size small the chest measures 20.5 inches and the waist 17.5 (add one inch for the medium and two for large). Also the shell has some stretch so it stretches for about another half inch. You really don't need to layer a lot with this jacket because it is so warm! For that reason I recommend not to size up because it may throw off the proportions of the jacket. Now that I am 8months pregnant I can barely zip the size small (thanks to the stretchy material) with a t-shirt underneath. I hope it will be perfect in another 2 months..for reference I am 5'4" and 125lbs (before pregnancy). On milder days I wear the outer shell alone or it goes also perfect with my Patagonia Merino sweater coat when I want less bulk but warmth (however, even with the puffy down coat underneath this jacket still offers a slim and beautiful fit). I am very happy with this purchase because I really got 3 jackets in one. In fact I will buy it in another color since I like it so much.