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Warm, Stylish, Functional, Comfortable
on November 13, 2013
I purchased this coat last winter after extensive research and having returned two others from different manufacturers. This coat was all that I ever hoped for, I could not think of a single thing to make the coat better(aside from a lower price).
Mine is black and it appears matt lacking the sheen of nylon shell coats. It has pockets everywhere, all functional and well placed. The hood would get you through a blizzard, seals tightly around your face, remains rigid holding its shape. Most importantly the down is extremely warm. The collar is also very firm and stands up encompassing your neck while fully zipped. Your chin will be the first thing exposed above the collar.
I was reluctant to purchase a 650 fill rating jacket but it has performed flawlessly. Our coldest day last year was windchills of -24 degrees fahrenheit and at that temperature I was barely able to detect any chill on my upper body. I don't remember what the actual ambient temperature was, likely between 0 and -5F. In my area our record colds are windchills around -50F and I am certain this will keep me warm without even a need for layers beneath the coat.
I recommend this coat to anyone who needs to stay warm in the cold. While it is not cheap, it is inexpensive compared to anything of similar quality and warmth.