- April 18 2011
This is an attractive coat with feminine styling. Great raincoat for casual to fairly dressed up look. Not heavy although you would need to add layer underneath in cold weather.
- March 30 2011
Very happy with my purchase!
This jacket was a great buy - totally functional but still fashionable. I have been able to wear it over suits for work as well as to a soccer game where our seats were in the rain. I usually wear small/medium sizes and I purchased the medium in this jacket. I am glad I did b/c the sleeves are on the slender side and the medium leaves room for a sweater or jacket underneath. The zipper was a little hard to operate the first few times I wore it, but it seems to have loosened up over time. While the jacket was a little pricey, I am very happy with it and highly recommend it.
- March 4 2011
North Face Stella Grace Jacket
March 4, 2011 The Stella Grace jacket is perfect for transitional weather and is simple and elegant with great features. I live in Chicago and will start wearing mine now. I am 5'3" and 110lbs. I ordered the small in black. The size fits me perfectly and gives me room for a light sweater if needed. This jacket has a lot of class, is very sharp looking and comfortable - form fitted, not boxy and the length is perfect. The zip pockets are roomy and the detachable hood is a good size for those rain days. I also like the belt to define the waistline. The zipper on the cuff is a nice detail. This jacket keeps me dry without giving up style - can go from day to evening. The front zipper can be worn zipped all the way up or can be left open at the neck. After endless shopping for the perfect jacket, the Stella Grace really makes a statement with all the features I wanted. Very happy with this jacket. I also recommend the Transit and Metropolis down coats from The North Face. I own each in both black and vintage white, size small. They get me through the winter's in Chicago. Don't be afraid of the vintage white - it is beautiful and they are all machine washable. The collars keep my neck warm when zipped all the way up. They are very lightweight, and comfortable with roomy zip pockets and detachable hoods. These coats are also form fitted to keep you toasty warm and dry without the bulk. The sleeves narrow at the wrist to keep the cold out. Comfortable while driving and you can get in and out of the car with ease. Love, love these coats. Thank you North Face for making stylish, durable jackets that can be worn year after year without looking outdated. Ordering from Altrec is always a good experience with quick delivery and reliability. There is always a good variety of color choices and sizes available. I also like the idea that I can track my puchases.
- November 8 2010
A Flattering & Functional Rain Coat!
This jacket has been a great investment. I'd been searching for a functional, hooded rain jacket that will keep me dry all day at the fields while my kids play sports, but I didn't want a big shapeless yellow slicker. The fitted silhouette and belted waist make the Stella Grace Jacket more flattering than most rain coats. Because it's long, fitted and black, it looks great with jeans or with the clothes I wear to work. It's not insulated, so it's not warm, but it's more versatile that way because you can wear appropriate layers underneath to adjust for the outside temperature. I live in the Northeast and it's been raining several times a week since this jacket arrived, so it's already gotten plenty of use. Another bonus: it's $100 less than a similar Patagonia rain jacket I was considering.