Gear Review

4 5

Nice coat

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

---Edit (2012.12.26)---
I ended up returning this coat because it was a bit too small. Also, once the jacket settled down, I started to feel the coldness on the top part of both arms. The hood didn't provide enough face protection too.

---Original review---
I'm 5' 7" and about 150lbs. Bought a small. Fit is on the snug side,but I don't intend to layer much with it, since I have a warmer coat for subzero days. It still fits fine with a light fleece jacket or sweater as a mid layer.

Pros:
Water proof.
Warm (with only a tshirt at 25F), just enough down in arms.
Classic and simple looks.
Besides the 2 handwarmers, there is an outside and inside pocket.
Handwarmers are insulated.
Sleeves are longer than the chillwave parka (which are very short).
Shell seems to be a tough material, will prob last a long time.

Cons:
Sleeves are a bit tight,circumference wise.
Cuffs can't be tightened.
Bottom part of coat is a tight, need to unzip a few inches from the bottom or it could tear when sitting down.
Hood could be better, doesn't have total face coverage.