Sabina Y.wrote a review of Black Diamond Cold Forge Down Hooded Jacket - Women's on February 8, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
This jacket is awesome! My Marmot Ama Dablam is worn out, so I needed a warm winter coat that would hold up in rain, snow and cold temps. I looked at a TON of down and synthetic coats, but decided I wanted down for the warmth. Then I found the Cold Forge Hoody, with its water resistant shell and down/synthetic blend. I was skeptical when I ordered it, and even more skeptical when I got it because it looks wimpy. I assure you, it is not! We got hit with a north Idaho blizzard with temps below zero and tons of snow the day after I got it. I run cold, but this coat kept me comfortable standing outside in 10 degrees (with a sweatshirt on). The fit is awesome, trim and flattering with room to layer under or over it, the hood is nice and deep and cinches down, and the SLEEVES!! The sleeves are what tall girls dream of. Super long, even reaching overhead with my crazy long arms. The pockets have fleece on the front liner but not the back, so they are cozy-ish but do let some cold leak in. I've worn this coat for 3 days and love it but can't speak for its longevity. At 6' tall, 155 lbs the large is perfect on me. (I also wear a large in Patagonia jackets).