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Attractive, warm coat...but the black isn't exactly black
on February 22, 2013
As a city-dweller of the northeast who has to walk about and wait for the bus in the cold while wearing nice office clothes, I wanted a warm down jacket that covered my butt and didn't look outdoorsy. I also didn't want to get the North Face black down coat, as everyone and their mother wears that coat in this city. I was planning on buying a coat with these specifications from a local retailer, and found the Marmot Chelsea in navy in my size (L). I really wanted a black coat and quickly, so I got with two-day shipping from Amazon. It was fast shipping, just in time for yet another snow storm in the northeast. I like everything about it, except that the black color has a slight blue tone to it. You can't tell unless you are really looking at it under a bright light, so it's not really a big deal. Still, I wish I had known before I had bought it. I would give this coat 5 stars if the black were a little blacker. Had I bought this at full price, I might have returned it, but since I didn't, I'm happy with what I got for the price during what has turned out to be a rather cold late winter season.
The coat is very warm and working well in the snow and wind. The repellent shell material is a great feature during this rather windy week, and I'm really glad I opted for this feature instead of buying coat that just has down. The double zipper is also helpful for when I need to get things from out of my pants' pockets and can unzip from the bottom of the jacket. All in all, very happy with my purchase, would recommend.