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... for the winter and at the same time look cool. I decided to take the risk and order ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2017
So I wanted a jacket to keep me warm for the winter and at the same time look cool. I decided to take the risk and order this one from Amazon. I took the advice of people here and ordered a size up. I would say that the actual size of the jacket is about a half down. I normally wear medium to large and the large I've ordered fits just fine. The only sizing problem was at the sleeves. They are a bit longer than I would like but it still is not that noticeable. The height of the jacket reaches about the middle of my pelvis and my height is 5'9. Which is just fine for this type of jacket. Also, I'm not sure whether the parka type should be tight but I cannot sit down wearing it zipped unless I raise it above my waist (Which is not a big effort tbh) and in general is a bit tight. I don't think that's a sizing problem though because it feels like the jacket should be like that.
So let's get to the temperature part. The jacket is actually very warm. I've been using it in snowy weather here in UK and with some decent gloves you should be just fine. It does not let any cold get in at all. The pockets are not thick though and if you have your bare hands in there they will get cold. Also, the hood, while not detachable, is very warm and while wearing it, it keeps the back of your neck warm. If you pull it up and wear it fully, it keeps you very warm as well.
Also, the pockets are several and if you like keeping things on you, you have both external and internal ones.
Now, let's go to the cons. The pockets, where you normally put your hands in, are in an upwards position and not leaned and not that comfortable for the arm as it is coming from the side of your body. Not too bad though, it is not something that will repel you from liking it. The worst part of the jacket is the zipper. The zipper is unacceptable. I have to make several tries to zip it in order for me to be able to pull it up. It is very annoying and it also seems like the zipper will not last for long, looks a bit weak.
Overall, for the 35£ given (plus the postage) it is an excellent jacket. Honestly, it couldnt get any better for the price. I'm guessing for that price tag you wouldnt expect everything to be perfect and it is not. The 3 cons (Pockets, zipper, a bit tight) are expected flaws, especially if you order online but all in all you are going to be very satisfied with the jacket if it fits you well in size.