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It was a fantastic coat... but then
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2019
I'll start with the positive - from when I first received it... however, check the update below.
Finally a winter padded jacket that not only fits, but does what it is supposed to do.
I’m a XL man, long body, with 46” chest, 38” waist & 17.5” collar. I ordered the XL size and.... it fits, with room to spare. It is really long, and even with a scarf you can do the zip up completely to the top.
It looks fantastic, and is well made.
It claims to be waterproof and windproof, with elasticated cuffs, and an adjustable hem. Wearing it on a very chilly windy evening, I was snug!
It also has a thermal-block lining. I feel the cold, so was dubious yet hopeful that this jacket might keep me warm. Warm? I roast in it. So much so, that for my late night dog walk in -3c temperature, I only needed a polo shirt on underneath.
The hood is usable and fits really well.
It has 2 external pockets and 1 internal, although I wish that had some kind of Velcro fastening on it.
2 months later:
The stitching inside the coat sleeve / arm hole area has come undone.
After wearing the coat every day for the last 2 months, it was beginning to look a bit grubby. I checked the washing instructions: 40c, no tumble dry, hang after wash. Easy.
Coat dried - but disaster. The polyester lining has gone into hard clumps, leaving whole sections of the coat with no padding at all. When wearing it looks completely deformed - and it is now so cold due to lining fault. What a disaster. Today, I contacted seller requesting refund / replacement.
So if you want a coat that might begin to fall apart after 2 months, and one you cannot wash - then this might be a coat for you.
Me? I'm really disappointed. My perfect coat has ended up being a complete failure after 2 months.