Beth Pinter

Beth Pinter

Beth Pinter

Beth Pinter wrote a review of on January 4, 2009

2 5

What happened to the loft in this coat? You can talk about the number 700 for goose down but if you don't put enough in the coat the number means nothing. Thank the Lord I hung onto my well worn 7 year old chalet coat; the one with loft. Yea, a lotta loft is bulky but it does the job on below 10 degree days. I've ordered several different long down coats this winter and sent them all back because they were all like this; even the new version of the old coat I still wear. Fashion sucks..... I was looking for warmth. Too bad, I liked everything else about this coat - length, fabric, hood with its flip out fur trim and snaps.... It will be interesting if this truthful negative review on this North Face Triple C down coat will be posted for more than 5 minutes in order for anyone to read it. I'll be watching.

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Beth Pinter

Beth Pinter wrote a review of on January 4, 2009

4 5

I am going nuts trying to find a replacement long down ladies coat for a 7 year chalet coat (which they forgot to fill with down in their new version). All of the coats I've sent back are lacking loft/fill. I was beginning to think I was going to have to design my own when I noticed the Ladies Mystique Parka. I hesitate to buy it after I saw it was designed for 1) a movie star who evidently didn't go far from her set or stay outside for more than 20 minutes 2) there are only 2 hand warmer exterior pockets on the outside. Those 2 factors alone are a turn off and could possible keep me from buying this coat in the future. The warmth factor is always a secret until you wear and test it yourself.
The (Canada Goose) Expedition & Resolute coats for ladies look great but the short length requires the use of snow pants with it as you wait long periods for a bus/train or work-out your dogs in any cold northern climate.
Any chance you'll be offering the Mystique in the future that has more serious features... like more exterior pockets? Fashion is also nice but this great coat will be worn for years; long after this year’s tight-fitting/show-off-the-bust style has vanished.
Would you like me to redesign this coat for you - I have a good sense of humor? It would be simple. 1) Relax the fit 2) put on 2 lower bigger exterior pockets 3) Make sure you have the goose down in the coat that allows for zero temps and this would be a sensational coat for any serious outdoor woman and well worth the price; i.e. my ideal coat.

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Beth Pinter

Beth Pinter wrote a review of on January 2, 2009

3 5

I just returned this coat with great regret. Thought it would be as warm as my worn out Chalet Coat that I lived in as a school bus driver and winter car-camper for the past 7 winters. What ever happened to loft??? You can talk about your 700 goose down but it means nothing without 'loft'. Loft means the amount of fill and I found this coat no where near as warm as the old coat. Loft is not there and I've tried several different manufacturers of down coats this winter and they've all gone back. I froze in everyone of them when it got down around zero except for the old war horse I will continue to wear until I can find something, probably very expenseve, to measure up to the coat I bought so long ago. Screw fashion... I'm looking for warmth. So disappointed.... loved the length, the great hood with its snaps, fur trip that pulls out in storms and the look of it. Darn it..... put more down in it and it would be my perfect coat.

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