Women's Quilted Insulator Jacket
Very disappointing fit, not as shown on model
I had been waiting to get this jacket all season and couldn't wait to start wearing it when it arrived last week. Sadly, the jacket fit more like a big, shapeless barn coat than the stylish little jacket shown on the model. At 5'9", I was thrilled to see this jacket offered in a Tall as I often have trouble with jacket sleeves being long enough. I ordered a Tall Medium as I'm a solid size 12/M in LE clothing. The Pumpkin colour was beautiful and the quality of the jacket was excellent, but the fit was nothing like I expected. The sleeves were plenty long, no complaints there, but the whole jacket was so shapeless, it seemed a size too big. I'm in my 40s and was hoping for the chic little jacket shown in the photo, but instead found it very dowdy. I have other outwear from LE (two fleeces and two trench coats, and have tried on many other styles), and I've not had a problem like this before. I'm reluctant to risk ordering the Tall Small in case the shoulders/armholes are be too tight and then I'd have to pay to ship another jacket back.
April 14, 2014
Had to return... too small overall...factory mis-sized?
I would have liked this except for out of sync size.
April 1, 2014
Comfortable, lightweight, versatile jacket.
I ordered this on a whim and was very pleasantly surprised. I think it looks better than the pictures. Lightweight but cosy. Love the double pockets with secure flaps plus side pockets so I can slouch around with my hands in them. Dress down to walk the dog but smart enough to wear with tailored outfits. I bought the NQP and can find nothing wrong with it. I don't find it boxy at all, but that might just be my shape :) Just one warning, the Cherry colour is a very bright red, not the darker red of my computer picture.
March 24, 2014
Love this jacket- buying several more !
Living thru the NE winter this year I am just pulling out this jacket now for spring and WOW. Yes it is boxy- good for layering a sweater underneath and sleeves seem a bit loose- but for hauling around and stowing in a tote- it sure beats lugging around the mall or events a heavy coat !! Great for spring or fall weather and in my part of the country usually some of the winter. You can get I will get a couple of more jackets at this price !!
March 14, 2014
Lightweight and surprisingly warm!
I was delighted with this little jacket and amazed that something so light could be so warm. I read the other reviews, and ordered a medium instead of my usual large and am pleased with the fit. As noted by others, the sleeves are a little long, but not overly so, and also, the body of the jacket is a little boxy, not fitted. But that's what I like, so it's fine. The stitching is absolutely beautiful and the double pockets on each side are useful and conveniently placed. And given that this jacket is as light as a feather, I was amazed at how warm and cozy it feels. I'm completely pleased with this purchase.
March 8, 2014
It does run a little big
I like it, though. You want a jacket in a larger size if you plan to wear things underneath it. That said, the cherry is really more like an orangey tulip? I like it, very springy. The styling is super cute and slimming. If there were more of a color range I'd buy another one!
February 26, 2014
The NQP Version
I ordered this jacket in khaki from the NQP dept. (oil stains which I couldn't detect.) I was willing to forego perfection for a better price??I plan to wear this at the barn. Pros: Quite warm, yet light. Nice stitching and colour. Flattering shape in back, as it flares out. Cons: Strange fit around the front; jacket kind of blouses out to a narrower hem. Flap pockets billow out; slash pockets underneath create bulk. But the horses don't seem to care ;)
February 18, 2014
The medium was a perfect fit for me. I'm 5'6" tall and weigh 145. The jacket is warm, but not bulky. It's just what I needed for our southern winters. I like to layer and with this jacket I can do that without a lot of bulk. I ordered the navy. The style is very fashionable.
February 7, 2014
Charming warm jacket but runs big
I am normally a LG and I ordered a Large. This jacket runs BIG. I have more than enough room everywhere (including the chest and arms) I normally have to buy larger sizes to accomodate my busts & long arms. I have reordered a medium. this jacket is gorgeous & warm! It is also light as a feather and has a great feel. i was suprised by how warm it was. :-)
February 3, 2014
This jacket is really thin and has a nice pattern stitched into the material. I love the snaps in the front as zippers give me trouble at times. There are also nice pockets in the front. The jacket was a little big on me but I decided to keep it as it would work well if I had a thick sweater on. The temperature guideline is where I disagree with the stated temperatures. I bought it to be a warmer jacket than I already owned but it is not any warmer. Because the jacket was a little big I am able to wear two jackets together to keep me warm in the colder temperatures. I'd say it is good for 30+ temperatures.
January 27, 2014