Rated 5 out of 5 by Exquizzy Versatile jacket
I love this jacket so much - it's perfect for running around town or layering up for a weekend in the woods. The shape is casual and flattering, and the gore-tex makes it just right for spring/fall in Ontario.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ap7yogi Great jacket, lots of pockets.
I was searching for a cute rain jacket for an upcoming trip to France, and this fit the bill. I originally ordered in maroon, but returned it for the navy. The small fit everywhere except around my hips, so opted for the medium. You can cinch the waist, so sizing up wasn't a problem.
I've had this jacket for a few months now, and I LOVE it. I live in Los Angeles, so it doesn't rain often, but I wear it all the time anyway. Nice and warm. So glad I bought it. Def worth the price.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy64 My daughter loves it!
My daughter had been wanting a parka that would also do double duty as a rain jacket. I saw this at madewell.com and it was available in XS. It' fits her perfectly with a little extra room for a sweater. It's great as a year round jacket for our west coast climate. It is very well made. Turned out to be the perfect Christmas gift.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mo12 Just what I wanted
Shipped and came quickly. Was just what I expected!!!
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lilmi Excellent product, consider size issues
I love this jacket. Got a burgundy in the spring when it was backordered and it was worth the wait. I wanted a lightweight jacket that could still withstand the elements (rain, cold winds) and this is perfect. After reading the reviews, I sized up to a Small and am glad I did. For reference, I am 5'5" and around 115 pounds and usually wear an XS in Madewell clothing. My hips are the largest part of me, and that is where this coat fits the tightest, so I am very pleased with the Small. I can layer underneath comfortably, and cinch at the waist for a more body conscious fit. It's a coat that will last me for years and years, has many functional elements #hood, quality fabrics, pockets, double zipper# that do not come standard on most cheaper, contemporary jackets, and is stylish to boot.
Oh, as others have said, the zipper can be difficult. Just takes a few wears to get used to. It's not flimsy but it just needs to be lined up correctly as it's a double zipper.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ihatewinter Perfect winter coat
I've been looking for a winter jacket for the longest time, but I feel like there's so many styles out there for working women and none that really fit me. I love love love Madewell x Penfield. It's the perfect amount of stylish but versatile and age appropriate (i'm in high school). I got this in small/Navy and it runs true to size (5'7/120 lbs). There are drawstrings on the inside that let you cinch the waist so it's not so boxy. And the flannel interior is to die for. Some people complained about the zipper but as long as you aren't really careless or harsh with it it works fine. Ugh can't wait to wear this this winter.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by allgrownup Cindy
I had trouble picking a color, but am so glad that I got the maroon jacket! I have received so many compliments on it. I love that the maroon stands out from standard jacket colors, yet still looks classic and timeless.
This jacket goes with almost everything. You name it! Work attire, silky dresses, skirts, leggings, jeans (light-colored too!), and shorts...
Oh, and this jacket is a perfect fit. I got XS. I'm 5'5 and ~115lbs...120lb on heavy lunch weeks. ;)
It is very cold where I live and I wish this jacket were slightly heavier, but this jacket is great for layering. I can easily wear a tank + tee + thin jacket or sweater on the inside and still move my arms normally. The only trouble I had with this jacket at first was getting the zipper unzipped -- it was stuck. But a little windex helped the zipper off.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frankie06 Perfect multi-season coat
I got this coat last year and it has not disappointed. After having worn it for three seasons already, I am very happy with my purchase. I am 5'7'' , 130 lbs and purchased a small and the fit is perfect. I am able to layer bulky sweaters underneath.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by adjpodge Practical and flattering
I had been having a lot of trouble finding a good winter coat. That is, until I happened to pop into Madewell and saw this one on the rack. It's a bit pricey but from what I know of this brand it should last me quite a while. What I really love about this jacket is that it is warm without being bulky or unflattering. And there is plenty of room to layer a sweater underneath, so it should be versatile in terms of what weather you wear it in. The pretty flannel lining and many pockets are also a plus. (For sizing reference I am 5'5", 140 lbs. and got a M.)
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CFC88 Size up!
This jacket is so great - very stylish, flattering, and practical at the same time. It's pretty light weight, and is perfect for fall weather.
Like other reviewers, the jacket ran a little small on me. It is narrow in the hips, so when you sit down the jacket has to come up over your hips (leaving your bottom on whatever cold surface you may be sitting on). I'm 5'7", 135 lbs - originally bought a small, but exchanged it for a medium, which fits much better and doesn't have this problem.
October 25, 2013