William A.wrote a review of The North Face Gotham Down Jacket - Men's on December 22, 2011
Everything about this Coat is great except one thing: The zipper is too small and cheaply made.
I live in Korea where the winters can be quite cold and so far this coat has kept me very warm. But that ZIPPER! What was NorthFace thinking to make such a heavy duty jacket, and put a zipper on it that is so small and weak that it belongs on a child's toy - Barbie or Ken maybe. On my first day it separated at the bottom like most cheap zippers. It is also very hard to get started bare handed and impossible to zip with gloves on. I plan on having a better zipper put in once this one fails - which it will in time.
BUT, aside from that one thing, again it is a GREAT COAT and well worth the cost.
The sizes seem to run big. I am 5'11" 190 lbs and ordered a XL because of my long arms. I had to return that one and got a large, which is still kind of big, but works for me for layering.
By-the-Way KUDOS to Backcountry for their great online chat. I had my replacement coat in no time! Wonderful service BC !