Business casual meets outdoor performance.
Don't let a downpour keep you from looking dapper. The Arc'teryx Men's Keppel Trench Coat combines timeless trench coat styling with Gore-Tex fabric and bike commute-friendly features to keep you dry and looking good when wet weather bears down on your city. Three-layer Gore-Tex offers complete waterproof protection in a highly breathable package so you don't get soaked with sweat while biking to the office. The long fit provides plenty of coverage, while a back vent allows you to pedal comfortably and enhances airflow. When riding after sundown, flip up the back collar to reveal a reflective patch that helps you stay visible.
- Weatherproof performance with classic urban appeal
- Gore-Tex fabric offers breathable waterproofing
- Canvas texture is soft to the touch
- Articulated patterning and underarm gussets for mobility
- Rear center vent for biking comfort
- Reflective back collar for increased visibility
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- Q & A
First pass: awesome
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 190lbs
So far I'm really excited about this jacket. It looks like a very nice overcoat or old-school Mackintosh (which, I guess, it is...) but with the upgrade to Gore-Tex. Not a lot to say on features, what you see is what you get, but it looks great, and the Kingfisher color is a nice inky blue.
The main reason I'm reviewing is to address the sizing questions - I saw a lot of reviews criticizing the arm length and that was my biggest concern. The arms are longer than you'd expect for a typical overcoat, BUT consider it was built with cyclists in mind. That posture requires longer arms to cover the sleeves of your shirt. That said, I do have fairly long arms and the sleeves are still plenty long for me. The cuffs are adjustable, and I don't think the sleeves are so long that they look out of place. Non-issue for me.
6'1", athletic 190lbs, I went with a medium and it fits great. Room enough to layer a sweater or light insulated layer underneath, although it might be tight with a suit jacket.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 170lbs
5'9, 41 chest, 31 waist, 170 lbs, athletic build / purchased Medium/ Color Kingfisher
75% of the time I have to wear a suit to work. I needed a versatile 3/4 length to accommodate a suit underneath. This does the job perfectly and for those times that I don’t wear a suit jacket, it doesn’t look like I am wearing a tent. So this works great for me.
However I am not giving it 5 stars for the fit because I don't think "fit" is a good criteria in helping you decide if this jacket is right for you as what fits me may not fit you at all.
So here is why I am giving it 5-stars:
Finish: Superb, stitching is sharp, straight and doesn’t bunch up the material. The cuts are definitely precise .
Materials: Top notch, high quality Gortex
Style: Crisp, tailored look, modern and yet won't go out of style with next season. I like the fact that there are only two pockets semi hidden outside of the jacket. Any more pockets and this jacket would look a little less formal and more utilitarian.
Versatility: Terrific, wear to a pub and not look overdressed, wear it to work and not look underdressed.
Functionality: The taped front zipper (instead of buttons) are my preference. I am looking for windproof and waterproof: buttons don't stop the wind like zippers do. Front pockets are zippered and taped as well. I appreciate the reflective material on the back collar. The collar also protects my neck really well. It’s amazing how this jacket transforms from one purpose to another. The front zipper is bidirectional: you can open it from the top or bottom if you're at a bathroom stall. There is no insulation in this jacket, just protection from wind and rain therefore it packs easily and weights next to nothing.
Color: Kingfisher is the color I purchased and is a perfect tint of Navy which eschews towards slate (not purple)....
This was a great purchase decision for me.
I usually use XL in Arc'teryx. This time its way to big. I thought it might be sized as an overcoat to go over sport jackets and blazers but the sleeves are to narrow for that. I will exchange for a large and wear it over a dress shirt and tie