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ksalyers100037289 wrote a review of on March 13, 2013

4 5

I bought this coat because of the style--slenderizing. The down is on the inside so I don't look like the Michellan Man in it. I also thought the faux fur trim made the jacket look a little dressier than others. The"fur"looks great in the photo, but it's rather cheesy-looking in person. I exchanged the first Brooklyn Jacket because the front part of each side of the "fur" was matted and ratty-looking when I opened the box--looked like someone might have washed it. The second jacket arrived immediately. Each front side of the fur trim was again matted. I like the Brooklyn Jacket so much that I decided to remove the "fur" and keep the coat. The sleeves are nice and long -- not extra long, but not short like most clothing made in Asia. The knit cuffs keep the cold, NY Mountain air out. This coat is really warm! I recommend it. Just know that the faux fur on the jacket you get might look ratty. I think this coat runs a bit small. I wear a Medium in the Transit coat. I bought a Large in the Brooklyn and it's snug. The only reason I didn't rate the jacket 5 stars is because of the "fur" trim.

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ksalyers100037289 wrote an answer about on February 10, 2013

Try tossing the coat into a clothes dryer with a dryer sheet and a damp washcloth. Run on low about 10 minutes. This removes static. Other options: Spray with anti-static mist (supermarkets, drug stores, etc.) or lightly wiping the coat with a dryer sheet. It's so dry here in the Northeast winters that static is everywhere--car seats, carpeting, furniture, in my hair. I lightly swipe a dryer sheet over anything full of static--even my hair.

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ksalyers100037289 wrote a review of on February 9, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had great success with North Face products and Backcountry.com, but... This NF Transit jacket is a disappointment. Like the first review says, there is very little down in it. A lot of the down has poked through the front. I'm a senior who doesn't go out much, so this jacket has had very little wear. I put it on today and I was COLD--arms, shoulders and body. When I got home and hung it up, I noticed many down cells had very little down in them and the down in the remaining cells had slipped down to the bottom of each cell. The shoulder areas were just thin shell and lining. My jacket just turned two years old. I'm going to approach Backcountry about their "lifetime" guarantee. I'm sure the refund price will be prorated. By the way, my jacket does have a sturdy 2-way zipper. I like this jacket because it covers the hips, is figure flattering and doesn't make me look like I weigh 300 lbs. Too bad the down is so thin.

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ksalyers100037289 wrote a review of on February 22, 2011

5 5

I first bought this jacket in a size Medium because that's the size I wear in clothing. But according to the sizing chart, I should have ordered a large. Sometimes a Medium is too large (I' 5"2.5" short and weight 130 lbs.)so I ignored the sizing chart and ordered a Medium. The Medium fit but was snug, so I exchanged it for a Large. Backcountry makes exchanges so easy! The size Large arrived and I love it. It's long (covers my tush a bit, but is not so long that I sit on it), it's figure flattering and slimming. The best feature for me: The sleeves are long enough! Yeah! Three or four feathers poked through the front the first 2-3 times I wore it. It's very warm (it has been below zero here for weeks), but I wish there were knitted cuffs inside the sleeves.I wear a turtleneck and sweater under all my jackets, not just this one. I have only two small complaints: The sleeves do not have knitted cuffs inside, and it's not goose down. I knew both these things before buying, and I'd still buy it again in spite of these.

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ksalyers100037289 wrote a question about on January 12, 2011

I need help with sizing, please. I'm 5'2, 135 lbs. I wear Size 10 in clothing, but according to the sizing chart above, I wear a size 8. Do all he jackets at Back Country run one size large? Is it possibble to find a winter hat that has a knitted or woven attachment that covers the back of one's neck and the ears? Thanks.

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ksalyers100037289 wrote a question about on January 12, 2011

Does the sleeves have either knitted cuffs or an elastic liner to keep cold air out? I've read the comments about sizing but am still unsure which to order. I'm 5' 2" and weigh 135. I'd be wearing a turtleneck and a sweatshirt under this jacket. Maybe the SM would fit my body, but my arms are long. Would the Med be too large? I need a jacket to keep me warm in 20 degree weather while snow throwing. Thanks.

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ksalyers100037289 wrote a question about on January 11, 2011

I'm a senior citizen living near the Adirondacks. We get about 6 feet of snow each year. I need a WARM jacket to wear when I'm out with the snow thrower (takes me 1-2 hours) or walking my dog. I have poor circulation and get chilled more easily than most. Daytime temps often stay in the low twenties,and it's windy here. Does anyone know if this jacket that will keep an old lady warm for up to two hours? Does the zipper have a tiny pull on it, or is the pull large enough to grasp with gloves on? Thanks!

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