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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Everything is well-done except for the low down fill
on December 21, 2012
I wore the coat for the first time tonight--35 degrees with a wind off the Hudson River. When I first put it on, was impressed with the zip-up vest (not down), and then the zip-up coat itself on top of that. The nice cuffs and warm neck--none of them down-filled , just seemed like icing on the cake.
Then I walked outside with my dog and after I had walked for a while, I zipped up the collar all the way and pulled up the hood. By the time I got home, I was not warm--the way I had been on the same kind of walk with the old down coat that I was replacing. I am thinking that the vest, cuffs and warm neck are all camouflage for the fact that there is not too much down in the coat itself.
It's hard to place a number of stars on the coat because it's long, the neck is high and the cuffs are long. It just might do if you can fit a very warm long sweater inside it. So, if you like it, I'd go up a size and do just that. It's well-priced and looks fine--just not too much down inside.