I love functional clothing. So when I was looking around for a classy coat that wouldn't make me look out of place at the office, I knew I wanted something that was also USEFUL against the weather. This Jacket fit the bill, on paper.
-Merino wool makes me happy inside.
-Liner ISN'T merino wool, and thus goes on and off smoothly.
-Overall quite warm.... if it isn't windy
-Description claims this jacket is highly wind-resistant. In reality, it blocks about as much wind as the seat of my pants after a hearty Mexican dinner.
-Fit is SNUG. I had to return XL for XXL, although I wear XL in virtually every other brand on the planet (6'1" 230 lbs).
-Holy heck it's expensive.
-Terrible at resisting wind (did I mention this yet?)
So overall, it's a fantastic, classy-looking jacket that doesn't quite live up to its claims, but I kept it anyway for work because I keep getting complimented on looking sharp in it.
DISCLAIMER: This review is copy-pasted from my review for the 2012/2013 model (view it here: http://www.backcountry.com/icebreaker-legacy-coat-mens-ice1061#review-atg83262). I was annoyed to see this new model did not show my review, because seriously, for the money they're asking and the wind-resistant claim they're highlighting, potential buyers need to know the truth: this thing is NOT wind-resistant. If I wasn't using it for professional attire, it would have been returned a long time ago. I have confirmed with [presumably] an Icebreaker rep that the only difference between the old and new models is sizing, and not materials or construction (see conversation on this page).