Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 4 out of 5Â by Lucy24 Love It - Small Fit Dilemma
I am 5'4", 115lbs, and generally wear an extra small, or 0/2 in pants. I was uncertain what size to get based on comments made about the hem being a bit tighter - and I am SO glad I got the small. I am small but have a bigger-than-the-rest-of-me hips/butt section, and there is no way an extra-small would have fit there. The rest of the jacket is a bit loose, but the style is so relaxed/casual that it doesn't matter. The sleeves are also a little long, but look good rolled.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nahaidyl Quite nice! Thin- it's a fall jacket, so layer underneath for winter
This jacket is just as nice as everyone says it is, and it really is of fantastic quality. The pockets are numerous and hidden in interesting places- and the design in general is classic. One thing I would say is that the jacket actually ran big on me- I'm 5'3 and 118 pounds, and the small was actually too small for me. Perhaps I just like a fitted look, but I'm going to exchange it soon for an extra-small.
I got the maroon- precisely for the reason that it's a break from all the other navy coats that I have. The color is true to what's shown in the picture, and is nice and rich.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ames110 Terrific Rain Jacket
This is a terrific, well-made parka jacket; it was clearly made to last a long time. It's more heavy duty than a windbreaker but not so much that it's bulky. It rolled up and fit nicely in my carry-on Longchamp for travel, with plenty of space left in the bag for my other things. I especially love the details on this jacket - many of which you cannot see just from looking at the pictures. For instance, the pockets where you put your hands are fleece-lined, which was a pleasant surprise and a major perk! The zipper is a bit cumbersome, but the buttons/snaps are nice. If you are on the fence about this jacket, buy it before it's sold out! I know this will be in my closet for years to come.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sheselectric Love at first sight! Great detailing!
I absolutely love this jacket, it's perfect! The detailing is amazing. I love the zipper, pockets, plaid lining etc.... It fit a little bigger than I expected but I don't think a smaller size would have made a difference ( I usually wear my jackets super fitted). I purchased navy in xs .... I've owned this jacket for less than a month and have received several compliments.... I'm definitely happy with this jacket!
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by EE88 Has great pockets and very nice in the rain
This coat is great. Very adjustable in every area and tons of pockets.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by furmanmcd Great for tough weather
Not extremely warm, but it is great for wind and rain. The zipper is a little tough, but the snap buttons are really convenient and I use those more often than the zipper anyways.
December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by clock Superb
This jacket exceeded my expectations. The materials are noticeably heavy duty and there are tons of hidden details. It's obvious that Penfield expects you to own this piece for a lifetime. Why else would they provide extra snaps and rivets? This jacket doesn't just look great but is fully functional. Well worth the price even at full price.
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pmoney excellent!
i have it in the burgundy! protects from wind and cold and the rain! i love it so much! i'm looking to snag up the red one because i'm afraid they won't make the red anymore (its a new color this year) and i know this will be my go to parka for years to come.
December 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lydiacrash love love love this coat for a rainy climate!
thoughtful details, great colors, classic-modern fit.. i want another one already!
November 4, 2014