Marc S.wrote a review of The North Face Arctic Parka - Women's on April 21, 2013
I bought the Mountian Hardwear Downtown Coat Dec 2011. I wore it for 1 season and the coat ripped on the outside seem of the pocket and down came pouring out. i wrote Backcountry.com ( not knowing there was a no questions asked return policy) and they were wonderful when I asked to exchange the coat. So now for the coat review...The coat is SOLID. Well put together. I pretty much walk my dog and go to the market in my coat and this coat will last me years. I almost knew I should have picked the North Face coat at first and I was upset I hadn't. it's very warm. Not sure if it's as warm as the mountian hardwear yet because it hasn't been that cold since I recieved the replacement coat. The Northface stays clean. The material is rugged. The down part on the inside keeps me warm (so far). I am xl right now and only had a choice of the Large coat, so I can't wait until next season when I am med-large again and this coat fits me correctly. It's very comfortable and cozy considering. I suggest ordering a size larger to accomodate a sweater or layers underneath. Overall: GREAT COAT!