Women's Classic Marinac Jacket
Liked the previous version better
Have had this "same" jacket for several seasons and loved it. I walk at 6A in all weather and this jacket, alone or with a light layer underneath has never let me down. I was a bit disappointed to find that this newer version does not have the extended inner front lining or the inside zippered pockets. I'm keeping it but I'm not sure that I will like it as much as the previous version. Not cold enough yet [TX] to test the lack of wind break lining. Why oh why did you change perfection?
March 2, 2014
if they made other colors, I would buy them too. nice balance of light weight, warm, soft.
February 1, 2014
Sleeves are waaayy too long
I haven't worn my new marinac yet. It had to be returned because the body was too small. It also had sleeves that were three inches too long. Since I hope to get a larger size, the sleeves will probably be four or more inches too long. Fortunately I can sew so It won't be too hard to fix. It just seems a shame that a brand new jacket has to be altered so drastically
January 18, 2014
This jacket fits the spot
I am pleasantly surprised by this jacket. It has kept me warm and dry as promised and we've had some pretty extreme weather this winter to test it in. I'd looked at over 5 dozen (literally) jackets looking for one to wear with jeans and casual business pants. I decided to take a chance on it because my sister had another Lands' End coat that I really liked, but it didn't come in my plus size and because two ladies from extreme weather locations (Wisconsin and Alaska) both also recommended it. I like the half-elastic cuffs (didn't think I would). It fits well and doesn't cling (important to me as a plus size person). I like the navy blue color that I chose and am considering grabbing an extra. But what I like most is how light weight it is. When I first tried it on that worried me because I thought, "how can such a light coat keep me warm in the rain and winds we have here?" But I needn't have worried--it does the job well. I was also lucky enough to purchase it during a good sale. What's not to like? Well...my only half-complaint is that it picks up pet hair pretty easily, but we have 3 pets and it didn't really stand a chance. BUT it wipes right off with a pet wand so that, too, is no biggy. The only thing keeping me from rating this as "Excellent" is that I am worried it might be too warm for warmer days (hard to believe considering again how light it is). This is only a suspicion at this point since the weather hasn't afforded me a chance to test that theory. Even if that were to turn out to be true, this is a good coat and I recommend it.
January 7, 2014
Love, Love, Love!
I'm 5'8", just under 200 lbs and I ordered the XL. I purchased the red and the blue, and they are beautiful colors. This jacket fits wonderfully and is nice and warm. There is elastic around the bottom portion of the wrist and smooth material across the top for a finished appearance. There is an adjustable bungee around the inside bottom if you need to snug it up a bit, but I don't need that feature yet. There are two deep inside pockets and two zippered outside pockets. I have no problems with the zipper or any other part of the jacket. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
January 6, 2014
This jacket does its job.
I have had the same jacket for the past 8 years, so it was hard to change. But I gave the jacket its real test this morning. I have a 20 minute walk to and from work everyday, and today there was a storm with gail winds coming in, and a light rain. The wind did not make its way through, and I did not get wet. Stayed nice and cozy. However, they didn't have my size and I had to get a size up and it is much too large in the arms, and not tight enough around the neck when zipped all the way up. And then I was sad to see that just after I get my jacket in the mail, they have it in my size now. *sigh*... I am not going to bother with the return/exchange. But overall I find this a good jacket for windy and mildly damp weather and would be even happier with the right size!
December 11, 2013
This is my favorite jacket. The size is perfect to fit over a light sweater. It is warm and keeps me dry and cozy from autumn to spring. My first jacket is several years old and it is now soft and not so stiff. Even though it has been washed many times, it still retains the windproof and water resistance. It's my go to jacket for walking my dogs - even in the winter. I have since purchased another jacket in a new color and love it and would highly recommend it.
December 7, 2013
Winter Biking Winner
This jacket has been amazing so far this winter for biking. With just a base layer and this I biked home from work this week in a snow storm with 20 degree temps and it was perfect. It is long enough to cover my butt when I'm on my bike. I've also used it while biking with below zero windchills, with more underneath, and it works great for that too. I'm here today to buy a second one for everyday.
December 6, 2013
It's just what I was looking for
I already had, for several years, a polortec jacket, without the membrane to stop the wind. That jacket is warm and I wear it all the time. But when it's windy, the wind goes right through it. That's why I got the Marinac Jacket. It came yesterday, and I gave it a test drive this morning, while walking my dog. It's 42 degrees, and I was toasty warm. I expected that. I gave it the "walk by the lake" test; there is always wind coming across the lake. It passed with flying colors! This was money well spent. The only negative thing is that the zipper doesn't glide easily which may be a problem at some point. I don't need to return it now, but I will keep my receipt just in case I do. That's the only reason I didn't give it the full 5 stars.
November 19, 2013
Not nearly as good as previous version
I have been a fan of this jacket. I have the old version in 2 colors and pack the black one as a travel staple in cool weather. I ordered a new black one as a replacement and was very disappointed. The fabric is of lesser quality, the old nylon lining is gone, no inside zipper pockets to secure cell phone, etc. the hem now dips in the back--more coverage but makes the jacket look more like a sweatshirt so less appropriate for cities. Fit is a little small for layering. I had to order one size up and now the sleeves (with cheap elastic) are too long. Haven't yet tested this version for wind and rain resistance.
October 22, 2013