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Marmot Chelsea Down Coat - Women's

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    Serious warmth for city denizens.

    City girls need protection from wintery weather, too, but not necessarily in the same style as their country cousins. While a lady in the mountains needs some technical gear to keep her comfy, urbanites need to balance warmth, weather protection, and style, a see-saw act that Marmot's nailed with the Chelsea Women's Down Coat. The knee-length cut is all about the classic trench coat look, but the waterproof 2L MemBrain laminate and fully taped seams provide real rain, sleet, and snow protection, unlike a flimsy coat that can cost just as much. A traditional trench doesn't offer much in the way of warmth, either, but the Chelsea's 700-fill down insulation keeps you as warm as a summer subway car, without all the unpleasant accompaniments. Even the details are designed to keep you cozy; the hand pockets, media pocket, and snap cuffs are lined with fleece, and the down-filled hood features a removable faux fur ruff that helps you embrace your inner femme fatale if you're feeling saucy. 

    • MemBrain 2L waterproof and breathable membrane
    • Polyester fabric
    • 700-fill down
    • Fully taped seams
    • Insulated hood with removable faux fur ruff
    • Fleece-lined hand pockets
    • Internal media pocket
    • Fleece-lined snap cuffs
    • Item #MAR00L5

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] MemBrain (2-layer), [face fabric] 100% polyester, [hood trim] faux fur
    Insulation
    700-fill down
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    knee
    Center Back Length
    38 in
    Hood
    yes, zip-off, insulated, removable trim
    Pockets
    2 fleece-lined hand, 1 internal media
    Claimed Weight
    2 lb 9 oz
    Recommended Use
    casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Great Coat.. Not Good For Me

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    After a TON of research online seeking out the best warm but fashionable coat for a winter in upstate new york, I settled on the Marmot Chelsea. When it got here, the quality of the coat definitely impressed me. It's just as warm and high quality as the reviews and specs suggest. However, it did not fit me well enough to keep. The arms were too short while the body/waist were too big. Also, the hood is uncomfortably tight and pulls down on the top of my forehead. Unfortunately I'll have to return :(

    Hesitated, but glad I bought it!

    • Fit: True to size

    I really hesitated to buy a down coat online. Between fit, feel, etc it isn't always easy, even with reviews (everyone is different). I debated between the Marmot Chelsea and The North Face Tremaya. The Chelsea is what I ended up deciding after thorough research and I'm glad I bought it. Fits true to size, feels great on (not like it's weighing you down...no pun intended), and looks fantastic. Most of the down coats I've tried on make you look like the Michelin Man or the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man. This one is actually flattering. Marmot has won over a new customer!

    I wanted to love it...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XS

    I have owned the Marmot Montreal Down coat for several months now and LOVE it. That is why I decided to get the Marmot Chelsea Down coat as well so that I had a waterproof option. When I received the coat, I was a little disappointed. Although the XS Montreal fit me perfectly, the XS Chelsea was considerably larger and baggier. The coat is extremely warm, and comfortable, however, I couldn’t get past the ill-fitting body of the coat. It balloons out rather dramatically, and lacks the slim, chic fit of the Marmot Montreal. Also, maybe it's just me, but it seems that the Chelsea also has less down fill than the Montreal. Although the quality of the Chelsea is fantastic in terms of warmth and utility, I ultimately had to return this coat. I still love you, Marmot! Maybe next season’s version (or new equivalent) will have a better fit.

    Awesome Coat. Don't hesitate!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I'm so glad I bought this coat and can't say enough good things about it. It arrived the day before that huge blizzard in January (2016) and kept me very warm while snow blowing and sledding while only wearing light layers underneath. The fit is amazing without being bulky. The Medium fits well with out constricting my arms and shoulders. My old coat was the TNF Tremaya Parka and I like the Marmot Chelsea 1000 times better. It's warmer, much less bulky and the fit is way more flattering.

    Great coat!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: Small

    I searched for a long time to find a perfect down parka for Berlin and New York winters. This was a truly great find - its a great length, very warm, waterproof and has a thick outer layer that really keeps the wind out. Its also fitted and flattering, and doesn't look too bulky. I wore this coat during a Berlin winter of -19 celsius and it still kept me warm, although I would say that that is probably the temperature limit for this coat as far as staying warm goes. It is a bit squeaky when you move around in it, but its a very minor issue and otherwise a fantastic purchase, as well as being great value for money.

    For sizing reference, I got a small and it fits perfectly - I am about 120 lbs and 5'5, I'm usually a US size 4 -6. The coat is knee length and has enough room to fit a thick sweater while not being too bulky.

    Exactly what I needed

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I searched far and wide (really--Russia to Tennessee) for the coat that was going to keep me warm walking to/from work in the frigid greater global world. This one was the winner. Flattering fit, not too bulky, blocks the wind, no breeze up the arms, close fitting hood, 700 down fill, attractive overall. It swishes, yes, but I don't find it annoying. And, to make it even better, the customer service I received from the folks at Backcountry absolutely cannot be beat. Needed a quick exchange (from platinum to black) with a sale price and it was all done expertly, with nary a hitch in the process. Ready to board and head to where it is currently -10 knowing I will be warm and dry from the moment I step off the plane. I am sold on Backcountry.

    We had to break up...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I really wanted to fall in love with this coat. It held so much promise with its waterproof outer and down inner, it sounded perfect for the mixed-bag winters we get here in Ohio, but in the end, we had to go our separate ways. I'm still giving it 4 stars (although 3.5 is really about right), because overall it seems like a good, functional coat. We just were not going to be soul mates. Maybe you'll find true love here... But I did not. What I did like about the coat was the high quality of materials and workmanship. True to Marmot, this coat is very well made. Loved the feminine styling and flattering fit. The material overall though was somewhat stiff and uncomfortable, limiting my movement slightly and it made a weird sound when I moved like I was wrapped in thick plastic. It was like a very thick raincoat sound. I could have lived with the sound, but its other annoying personality traits quickly put an end to our relationship. The collar when zipped all the way up was extremely stiff and uncomfortable and definitely limited head movement. Maybe some fleece lining here would have helped, but all you have is rough fabric and zipper. Maybe it was just the way it fit on my neck/head, but it was so unpleasant that I knew I would never zip it up all the way, which really defeats the purpose. The warmth in the arms seemed like it might be lacking a bit. The core section seemed fine, but even on milder 30 degree days, I could feel the cold through the arm just a little. I think the fill in the arms could use a little more down. Also there was nothing to prevent wind from whipping up underneath the bottom of the coat. With its wide, flared bottom, that was definitely an issue for me because Ohio winters are windy. The outer material wrinkled very easily as well. Sit down in it once and it looks like you've left it crumpled on the floor for a week. I was hoping this would be a great technical coat for hikes and whatnot with the dogs, but also work well for walking in the city and look nice for going out. The wrinkles ruined its flattering style and class unfortunately. I had the red color; maybe the wrinkles would be less prominent on other shades. I found the pockets for the hands lacking. They go in front of the down, so all that is between your hands and the elements are the waterproof layer and some very thin fleece. I'm the type that sometimes doesn't bother with gloves and likes to be able to stick my hands in the pockets to keep warm. I had to use gloves with this coat because of the pocket design. The fit overall seemed to run a bit small, this wasn't a problem for me and I liked how the medium fit on me, but I'm mentioning just for informational purposes here. I'm a pear shape with a smaller bust and full hips. I usually wear small tops and medium bottoms- usually a size 6 in tops, 6 or 8 in bottoms (thin waist, bigger in the bootie/hips). I ordered the medium so that I'd have room to layer. The fit was fine with thinner shirts and sweaters on underneath, but I'm not sure a big, bulky sweater or fleece would have fit in the upper chest/arm areas. A size small would definitely have not worked for me. Also, I have short arms- the length of the sleeves was almost too short for me, and that is saying something. Usually the sleeves of a coat hit me about the lower third of the palm. This one hit just ever-so-slightly shy of the wrist. That is something to consider if you have long arms. One final thing, another internal pocket for scarves etc would have been a nice touch. There is only one small internal pocket. Overall, I would recommend this coat if you really need the waterproof feature. It felt like a really beefed up raincoat made for colder rainy days, but maybe not for the coldest days. If that is what you are looking for, maybe none of what I found annoying will bother you. For the price, I just expected more. I've decided to look into coats designed for skiing and outdoor activities so I get more freedom of movement and hoping I can still find something with a flattering fit/style for my city life as well.

    Perfect winter coat for the Northeast

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    This. Coat. Is. AWESOME. I have been rocking my North Face 'Metropolis' parka for the past decade. And while I love that coat, I was in need of something waterproof. I tried at least 50 coats, from cheaper alternatives at TJMaxx, the North Face Arctic Parka and tricliamte jackets, Patagonia's 3-in-1, and ridiculously overpriced $800 Canada Goose coats. I chose the 'Chelsea' because it had everything I was looking for - longer length, fleece-lined cuffs and pockets, detachable hood (bonus - faux fur trim), lightweight but seriously warm, metal zipper, waterproof, and flattering! Yes, it does make crinkle/swish noises. Yes, they are a bit louder than other coats. I personally find it to be a small price to pay for an otherwise perfect coat. I am 5'6" and 150lbs; I usually wear a size 8. I bought the medium in red and it fit perfectly. There's enough room for a heavy sweater or hoodie, but it isn't so roomy that it looks shapeless. For those looking for a slightly shorter coat, the 'Geneva' was equally comfortable and flattering.

    It comes just about to my knees in the front. It has a contoured back that dips down lower which looks extremely flattering. I also have a long torso and the length is fine. It's longer than a lot of the other coats I tried that were similar in style.

    Like wearing a fashionable sleeping bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I work in northern Michigan, where the wind whips like nobody's business, and this coat has been a saving grace. Worn this out adventuring on brutally cold days, and to the office when I need style + warmth. It's pretty to look at and the shell layer over the down keeps the wind out. I can't think of a single thing I'd change about this - it's warm, stylish enough for wearing with dress clothes, and durable enough to venture out to the ice caves on the big lake.

    does it run large or small