Jaclyn Richardswrote a review of The North Face Arctic Down Parka II - Women's on March 23, 2018
Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
I love my new Arctic Down Parka! I was looking for a new warm, feather-filled coat to battle the cold Chicago winter and this coat has proven itself to be a winter warrior. Since the weather is unpredictable, I wanted something that was not only warm but also waterproof because there is nothing worse than walking around smelling like a wet dog when it sleets and pours freezing rain. I love the inside media pocket and conceal my wallet and phone there from anyone that may want to take it (it has happened before). I like that the faux fur is removable from the hood, because fur doesn't seem practical in April snowstorms. The only thing I dislike about the coat is that the bottom button click-clacks when I walk. I solve the problem by buttoning it up or cranking music loud into my earbuds. I got a size Medium, even though the small fit and I'm so glad I did. The extra breathing room during long, packed commutes is a relief and the length is great- I'm 5'4" and the coat goes down to my knees. I definitely recommend this coat to anyone looking for a new winter parka.