Women's Down Jacket
Not like the Michelin woman!
I went to try out the jackets because downs create the illusion that you're the Michelin Man's wife! Not this one...I went to the petite size small to give me a more tailored look. This jacket makes me look sharp and still room enough to layer clothing underneath without the bulky look!
December 20, 2014
This jacket fits fine but to me it is not very warm.
I have bought many products in the past: sweaters, down coats and jackets. I purchased this jacket for warmth and it doesn't appear to keep you too much warmer than those light weight jackets.I think I am returning it. I'm not sure yet.
December 19, 2014
Warm, but not figure flattering
Cute jacket, but it's very boxy. There is no shaping to accentuate the body. My biggest complaint is that the sleeves are cut straight down with very little tapering to the wrist so not only is it not flattering, a lot more cold air (or potentially snow/ice/rain) gets in. Otherwise, it's a nice jacket and there are no issues with warmth other than the sleeves. I'm 5'4" and this hits me mid-hip. I'm a size 12/14 and the size large is almost too big, but I've kept it to accomodate any sweater I might wear underneath. It washes nicely in the washing machine on cold with some woolite.
December 17, 2014
Wonderful jacket but.........
Love this jacket with a few caveats.
First I have the plus size 3x. Does LE still offer this in plus? For plus size shoppers I recommend going up a size. I originally purchased the 2x but it was very snug around the shoulders and chest and that is not the look I want in a down coat. So fits on the smaller size (I would think even more so in regards size)
Next wow is this fabric delicate!!! For an outdoor jacket I want a bit of durability as well as maintenance free. But this is not it. Any and every little thing shows up on the fabric. You sneeze and you get water marks. Forget about wearing it in the rain. Might as well stop off at the dry cleaners before going home. That is my biggest peave about this jacket. I also fear snags as the fabric feels like silk and sometimes I find down on the back of my car seat.
This is my early winter jacket. It is now mid December and it still keeps me warm. I usually switch to the heavier LE down for the colder months. And that's the thing. Don't expect this jacket to keep you warm at the coldest temperature advertised. First it only goes to hips. At -40 as described I want legs covered, backside covered, and a hot mocha delivered! I live in the Northeast where we get our fare share of cold.
It's a great jacket and I would purchase again but be aware of high maintenance and lack of warmth at extreme low temps.
December 15, 2014
This coat is not as warm as it was stated to be.
This coat was disappointing. It was ok for the October & November weather when the temperature was not below 30. When the cold blowing snow came the shoulders especially felt like the wind blew straight thru. Will keep the coat but not wear it for the really cold temperature.
December 12, 2014
The brown is almost black. I wish it was a more chocolate brown.
It fits nicely. However, I haven't worn it yet. I have been thinking about sending it back because the color is not what I expected; however, I can't find my packing slip. I have the wrapper it came in and the box, but I can't find the packing slip.
December 9, 2014
Fits REALLY big. Looks nice.
Definitely order one size down, this coat it's really big. I usually wear between a medium and a small, small is even a tad bit big. It's a nice coat for medium temperatures. The armholes are loose, so it could be chilly for a really cold day. I wish it had an inner lining of the sleeve cuff to keep out the chill. It is very comfortable and great quality.
December 9, 2014
Nicely made soft, comfortable, but definitely not warm!
I usually wear a 16, but the 14 - 16 (L) was too tight across the stomach and butt, so I got the XL. It is looser than I would like, but room for a sweatshirt or even a fleece jacket underneath. The construction is meticulous, the fabric is soft and comfortable, and I like the fact that there aren't too many pockets, extra zippers, Velcro, etc. I don't like all that techie stuff that makes me feel like a walking tool box. This coat is very simple in design. It feels light and airy to wear, it would make a good coat for driving. What I did not like was the temperature range, it is advertised as warm to -25 below. I took a short walk last night, it was 32 degrees, and I felt very very cold. What a disappointment! I would take it back but it's 40 miles one way to the nearest Sears store, so I guess I'll just wear it for driving.
December 7, 2014
This jacket is warm and so light weight. Perfect for travel or running errands.
This jacket fits well. The sleeve length is good, too.
November 30, 2014
Disappointed in quality
My first thought on seeing this jacket is that it looks cheap! The bright aubergine color is not at all pretty, but rather dull. While the fit was fine in my usual size medium, there is no hood, and the pockets do not zip. This one is going back, definitely not worth the price even on sale!
November 28, 2014