Women's PrimaLoft Packable Jacket
Nice jacket but weird fit
Great jacket - looks nice and after a few tries I got it in the handy "pocket pouch" with ease. But the fit is iffy. If you are big-breasted, stay away. Jacket fits way too tight around the chest but is a bit too loose around the waist. I like it but I wish the fit were better.
September 8, 2014
Last years was much better!
I liked last years jacket style much better. Don't like this years: got the brown on line, and had to return! Did not like the ugly (I think) contrast color lining, and the collar doesn't lay down well enough , and kept jabbing my chin. Last years linings matched the coat, and is much, much classier!!
September 7, 2014
Lightweight 'n' lovely
Beautiful jacket that looks like it will be warm (haven't given it a test drive yet as it is still in the 80s) without making me look like the Sta-Puft marshmallow man. Fitted just enough to keep it from being boxy. The neptune blue color is just gorgeous.
September 7, 2014
Beautiful jacket but sleeves too long
This is a beautiful jacket and a very good buy compared to other "packable" jackets on the market. I bought it online in Neptune Blue. The color is stunning, the jacket not bulky and very flattering for something that promises to provide as much warmth as this one does. The only problem is that even in petite sizing (I ordered PM, I am 5'1, 115 lb), the funnel neck was cut too high and annoyingly hit my chin, and the sleeves were significantly too long. (I do not have an unusually short neck or very short arms-- most petite long-sleeved garments are fine on me.) It's as if only the body length was modified for petites but the proportions of the rest of the garment were left the same as regular. I returned the jacket because I thought I would not be happy with it and didn't want to go to the expense of having the sleeves shortened. In the store, I tried on a PS to see if that fit any better. It did, but it fit very close to the body and I wanted the extra room for layering that the Medium provided. (The one in the store was Fuchsia Plum-- also gorgeous.) BUT- having now scoured the marketplace for another packable jacket, I have not found anything nearly as attractive as this LE style and I'm beginning to regret my decision to return it! The collar may have laid down in time and the sleeves could have been shortened. I'm going to watch for another sale and hope my size and color are still available!
September 6, 2014
Pretty jacket but collar is too tall.
This jacket fits well through the body and sleeve, but the collar sits up too high for my taste. It is very distracting.
September 5, 2014
I bought this jacket in silver frost last year...and bought the brown color jacket this year. This year's model has a color contrasting lining which is really cute. The cut of the coat is similar to last year. If you have a bigger chest, wider hips, and/or fuller arms, consider sizing up. I usually wear a Petite Large. In this coat, I ordered a petite XL. It fits very nicely around my widest areas. I can zip the coat fully, and it is still not tight feeling. The coat will keep you warm in cool temps. Not sure I would say that it is rate to zero degrees. I wore it to a trip to Boston in mid 30F. I had a sweater and this jacket. I was still a bit chilled. I think this is an ideal fall/spring coat for the northern states.
September 4, 2014
Some reviews state that the arms are too long. They are not too long! This is the best jacket I have ever owned. Lightweight but yet so warm! I bought the blue........it is gorgeous. It has a little lining too and washes beautifully. No cold water wash..........and just a little dryer. Perfect!
September 3, 2014
Wonderful travel jacket
I visited Europe this summer and took along this jacket in case it was cold - and I wore it a lot. I love the jacket and would recommend it.. It is very lightweight without being flimsy. The jacket is warm without being too hot. It will be a great fall or winter jacket in Oklahoma. The fit was great - I ordered a size large and I usually wear a size 14 blouse or coat. The sleeves are a little long but it has elastic around the cuffs. There is a draw string at the bottom that can be tucked away. It does fit into the pocket and packed nicely in my luggage. I ordered the Neptune Blue and it is a very pretty color. Love this jacket!
September 3, 2014
Sleeves are too narrow
I don't consider my arms to be overly fat. But when I tried this jacket on, the sleeves were rather tight even with just a t-shirt underneath. I don't think I could wear it with a long-sleeved shirt. The rest of the jacket was fine, but I had to return it because of the sleeves.
September 3, 2014
Weird Fit---Snug and Too Big.
I really wanted to like this jacket. It was exactly what I was looking for--beautiful color (blue), not bulky, and great warmth-to-weight ratio. I was so excited when it finally arrived at my door. I ripped open the packaging and put it on. What a terrible fit! The jacket was snug in the shoulders and upper arms, but huge in the bust. I repacked it and returned it ASAP. I hope they reconfigure the fit for next year. In short---make sure you try this on before purchasing. I found it to be a very odd fitting jacket.
August 31, 2014