LOVE, LOVE, DID I MENTION I LOVE this jacket. Very flattering and very warm. I am always cold, and this jacket is perfect for the hockey mom and to and from the Hot Yoga studio. Wish it available in the deep plum colour, as I would buy another one!!!!
January 27, 2014
Can deal with -40!!!
I live in Ottawa (Canada) where it has been VERY cold recently, and I had gotten the jacket thinking it may not do so well if there are very cold days BUT I was wrong!! This coat keeps me warmer than any other coat I own (there are a few...).
The only downside about the coat is the hood, its kind of awkward. either you have a scarf and don't use the hood or you use the hood but no room for a scarf. Considering I always wear a hat its not too bothersome for me but I could see how it could be a downfall for certain people.
STILL AMAZING THOUGH!!
Thanks lululemon :)
January 7, 2014
Great for Vancouver Winter
I bought this jacket about a month ago after having to return my Right As Rain jacket due to a few arm seams coming apart. I much preferred the fit of the RAR, but it was sold out in black. So I paid the difference and got this- for the type of winter Vancouver has, its perfect. Not too puffy, keeps the damp cold out, and so far seems water proof (or at least very resistant). It is a bit tight around the butt in a size 6, but the 8 was way too big everywhere else. It has gotten down to -8 so far this year (which is very cold when its damp!) and this jacket seemed great with only a flannel shirt under it.
December 11, 2013
Parka, is it warm - Heck yeah.
I, like everyone hesitated on this purchase due to the price. I had originally bought the Right as Rain jacket as a early Christmas gift but when this came out I took the Right as Rain back and bought this. I am glad I did. It is warm. It is not, warm where you can survive an arctic night in -40, but it is a normal southern Ontario winter warm. I love that it covers my behind so that stays warm as well. It is very lightweight yet durable. I love the button up neck for added element protection. I wish I had have seen it for a clearance price but I know this will last me a few good years so it was well worth the money. For reference I am 5' 6" and 145lbs and I got the size 6. Fit is TTS in my opinion. Also love the fuzzy pockets and collar.
December 11, 2013
Yoga instructor and mom
Great coat for the PNW! Not too heavy or bulky. Very feminine for a winter coat! First winter coat I feel pretty in.
December 10, 2013
Superseded my expectations!
This parka is absolutely amazing!! I originally purchased it at full price and was unsure just how warm it would be and returned it. I was at my store a few weeks ago and noted the black on final markdown at $224 and decided to give it another shot as i like the idea of a waterproof warmer winter coat. I have had the chance to test this jacket out the last 2 days in snow and temps around 30 degrees F. And FYI I am the person who is always cold!!
Well, I have fallen in love with this coat these past few days. Keeps me soooo warm. I have only had a sweater under it and seriously felt like it was 50 degrees out. The hood is great and stays up. I am a lulu 2-4, mostly 2 and petite and found the 4 to fit great. I always looove the ability to cinch the waist in. Gives it a more fitted look. The only think i am not crazy about is the buckles from the hood that rest on the shoulder. For my petite frame it overpowers me a bit (feel like a linebacker a bit) but it is a minor detail and I have come to overlook it enough to give it 5 stars!! So, if you have a chance to get one in your size, esp on MD, I highly recommend it!! I would go back and pay full price for it!!!!!
December 10, 2013
Great to-and-from parka
I had been watching this jacket for the longest time but was very hesitant to purchase it, mainly because of the price and because of the variety of good and bad reviews.
I'm 5'3" 135lbs and the size 6 was way to big so I ended up returning it and getting the size 4-- it fit a lot better! This jacket is very form fitting and great for those times you don't feel like bundling up like crazy just to go to the grocery store! I took our dog for a walk when it was -5 with a colder wind, the jacket was great, I wasn't cold at all. I will say that when I received the jacket in the mail I was a little bit worried because it is pretty thin but I'm definitely not planning on running around in -20 weather with this jacket.... That's what a winter jacket is for! I think if you're looking for a jacket to go to and from work/school/groceries this is a great choice! I ended up getting the "inkwell" because the black was sold out, I'm glad I got the inkwell though!! The reason why I gave it 4 stars is because I will have to agree that the zipper does zip up way to high and is also a pain trying to zip up when you're in a hurry. Other then that, I'm very glad I bought it!
December 1, 2013
Warm, flattering, comfortable
I purchased this coat mostly just for running errands, walking the kids to school (from my car to the door haha) and live in Edmonton, where it's horrifically cold in the deep parts of winter. I have yet to test it out in the true cold but so far it's flattering and beautiful and functional. I love it!!!
November 27, 2013
In my opinion, this coat is pretty warm. I live in Syracuse, New York (one of the snowiest cities in the U.S.) and I think it will be great in winter. I will most likely only be wearing it to and from work or out and about running errands. If I were to be out in the snow sledding or shoveling I might use my North Face parka instead. The coat is very flattering. I love the slim fit where as other parkas are so puffy and huge. The one complaint I have is that the zipper is hard to use sometimes and gets stuck - not great while I'm in a hurry to get out the door.
November 23, 2013
Great winter coat
For all you people who think this coat may not be warm.....it is awesome. I live in Atlantic Canada where the winter winds go right through. Trust me, we know cold. Wore this coat today in snow and wind and it was amazingly warm. It is lightweight which makes it so comfortable and it is stylish. I have black and love it. Yes, it can pick up lint so that is my only reason for not giving 5 stars.
November 20, 2013