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Arc'teryx Darrah Insulated Coat - Women's

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    16 Reviews


    Lookin' good. Feelin' toasty.

    Whether you live in the mountains or suburbs, even everyday life puts intense demands on your outerwear. The Arc'teryx Women's Darrah Insulated Coat utilizes the same quality design and construction as Arc'teryx's legendary outdoor performance gear while still looking fashionable and chic. Coreloft insulation gives this long coat warmth while body mapping maintains a flattering fit. Hand pockets with hidden zip closures and a zippered internal chest pocket keep your keys, money, hand-warmers, and lip balm secure and easily accessible. 

    In designing the Darrah, Arcteryx knew that your busy life isn't spent standing still, and that's why it included articulated sleeves, gusseted underarms, and shaped sleeve hems with interior gasket detail to give you unrestricted mobility. When the weather turns nasty, pull on the hood, and take comfort knowing that the cotton-hand face fabric isn't just a pretty touch; it helps to keep out snow and moisture. To top things off, the embroidered Arcteryx bird logo shows off your impeccable taste.

    • Coreloft body-mapped insulation
    • Articulated sleeves
    • Gusseted underarms
    • Zippered pockets
    • Water-repellent cotton-hand fabric
    • Shaped sleeve hem with interior gasket detail
    • Embroidered logo
    • Item #ARC006Y

    Tech Specs

    Neilsa (87% polyester, 13% cotton)
    Coreloft (100g)
    Center Back Length
    2 hand with hidden zip closures, 1 internal zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    19.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Warm without the fluff

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

    I bought this jacket as a gift for my mother. She had been trying to find a good, warm jacket to where about town, but most jackets in this category are a little on the fluffy side. But not the Darrah! It provides superior warm without the bulky look of most down jackets.

    Perfect Winter Coat

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    My wife LOVES this coat. She wouldn't change a thing about. Very warm into the 20's if used with another layer and provides good weather resistance on top of that.

    Surprised my wife with this. Loves it!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS
    • Height: 5'1"
    • Weight: 110lbs

    I bought this for my wife. She loves it. It keeps her warm and fits perfectly. My only complaint is that the color looks darker and more subdued than it shows online, but only just a little bit. It blocks the wind really well. She wore it all winter.

    good to about 15F

      This coat is so lightweight I didn't expect it to work colder than 40F. But it does keep me nice and toasty til about 15F. At that temp even moving around it leaves my arms cold. I have the same trouble with the zipper that others describe. That's annoying but not bad enough to make me want a different coat. This has become my go-to for all but the coldest days. I am 5'7" 195 lbs and the extra large fits me well and is actually flattering, which is saying a lot for an insulated jacket with my plumpity. This jacket has turned out to be way better than i expected when I picked it out in summer. Totally a keeper.

      Perfect for my needs

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      As a Cape Cod resident, I needed a lightweight but warm winter coat that would help me during my short, rural commute and also be useful for long walks through conservation lands or on the beach. I purchased this coat before Thanksgiving and it's been perfect so far. I have worn it down to 15/20 degrees and 15-20 mph winds; also 30ish, damp rainy days. I do not get overheated while wearing it on car rides but still find it very warm outside (and wear it with layers on colder days).

      The one small issue is the zipper as others have mentioned. It's sometimes a bit difficult to get the zipper to engage and close, but I have found that I just need to make sure it's fully 'seated' or 'engaged' before zipping. This has been an issue for me with several other well known brands of parkas, so I'm thinking it's a general zipper issue and not related to this brand.

      I love this coat and found the shopping experience to be extremely quick and easy.

      Not quite warm enough for Michigan

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'3"
      • Weight: 112lbs

      I tried this coat in a small in Carbon Copy color. It was a great color and I liked that there was a little multi-grey pattern/texture to the material, making it look more feminine and sophisticated. It seemed more durable than the typical soft, thin fabric of down parkas.
      The hood was a good size (I have a slightly larger head than average) but not detachable. The collar came up to a good height (upper lip). The interior of the collar did not have a soft lining.
      The sleeves seemed a little bit long on me, but I usually wear petite in long sleeves. They were not unlivable. I liked how the sleeve ends were longer where the thumb side of the hand is. A nice tailored touch for added warmth. The upper arms seemed bulky. The chest felt tight at the smallest part of the A-line cut, about 2" below the bra line. If you are thicker here, or wearing several layers, you may find it tight here.
      The pockets are only lined with warm material in the fronts, probably to reduce bulk. The zipper lies a little funky--oscilating in and out from the torso.
      I don't consider this coat to be in the "warmest" category of parkas. Definitely warmer than thin coats and down sweaters, but if you have very cold weather (10's and 20's F) and get cold easily or are standing in one place for a long time, I don't think this would cut it. You might have to layer up.

      Cold Girlfriend Lives to See Another Day

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: small
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 125lbs

      This coat has helped my endlessly cold girlfriend survive the mornings. She says it's perfect for work as it's a bit dressy and fitted (not your standard puffy coat) yet still keeps quite warm.

      Zipper issue

      • Size Bought: Lg
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 143lbs

      Great fitting coat! The hood & neck are snug, no loose gaps. Coat is flattering, lightweight & warm. The two-way zipper is heavy duty and tends to get stuck at the bottom. For this reason, I sadly returned the coat.

      My wife loves it!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      I read all the reviews and they really are spot on. I purchased the carbon copy in medium for my wife (5'5" 155lbs) and it looks fantastic.
      She thinks it has a great fit with the articulated arms and perfect length to keep your bum warm. She has used it in a variety of weather, traveling in the NE and loves the warmth and comfort it has provided. She rolls it up in her bag when traveling and it takes up very little space for a coat this warm.
      A big plus for me is that the coat does not use an animal product from some poor tortured creature, those down feathers don't just fall from the sky.

      Comfort poof

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

      I nabbed this jacket on sale in the mustard color (sold out in mustard). Im normally a small but xs was left and i couldnt pass up the screaming deal. This jacket does not disappoint. The cuffs seal in heat for the arms as well as a little flap at the neck. Gusseted arms allow for good movement. Feminine shape, ample hood, good with rain and wind along with being lightweight and durable. No issues at all with the zipper. I love the dual zipper-since i got xs i unzip the bottom zip when driving and i am in comfort all the way. I did add my own fox fur ruff to add some warmth-see attached pic. I would buy this jacket at full price-worth it! if i were to buy again- i would chose my normal size small. i am not uncomfortable in the xs but i think a little more room would just make this about perfect.
      UPDATE: just got back from NY and it was literally 1 degree with a wind chill that felt like death. My face was good with the fur i added but i was rather cold on my body-i ended up buying a longer wool jacket to toss over my coat. Since i bought this in XS rather than small i think if i had had a more room for a bigger sweater/more layering i would have been FINE! but all i really layer in the XS is base layers and a thin vest really. again, got it too small since the price was cheap-for seattle weather its perfect. never really gets that cold here.

      Comfort poof

      Love it!

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

      I tried this one on and immediately fell in love with it. It fits great! I got a size Small and it's perfect when I wear a sweater underneath it. It's very light weight and warm.

      Soooo cozy

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      Fits like a glove! A more plasticy texture than my atom hoodie, but I'm hoping that means it's more rain proof! True to size, I'm 5'10 150 lbs and medium was perfect.


      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'4"
      • Weight: 153lbs

      Okay, I had some serious trepidation about this coat. I'm moving from FL to WA just in time for it to get chilly and I didn't want to blow a bunch of money on something that didn't do the job.

      I haven't had a chance to weather test it yet, but I will say that it looks and fits great. The sizing is weird. My measurements are 38-30-40 and usually that's a size 10/large. I knew I'd be swimming in the measurements listed for the large, so I went for the medium. It's listed as a 29" waist but there's definitely plenty of room for me and a thick sweater in there.

      Note: The zipper is super sticky. Make sure to work it all the way to the bottom and go firm but gentle. Took me a few attempts but it works.

      was tired of being cold!

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

      The staff at backcountry recommended this coat . I was looking for something to walk my dog in this winter with my friend from germany who is suited up from head to toe in warm performance gear! The coat fits great, I have an althetic build and I can actually lift my arms up in this one and I dont look like sponge bob because it curves with my body!

      Unanswered Question

      I'm returning this jacket because of poor workmanship. If I exchange for another, could someone inspect the jacket before sending it to me?
      Thank you,