Top critical review
Too small, and too tight.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 May 2018
There is so much wrong with this coat, I don't know where to start. It didn't arrive in the black colour shown, which was not really an issue. The very light grey/off white would at least be safer to wear outside, although it might restrict its usefulness in having to be cleaned more regularly. The main problem is the sizing. I take a 'Large' in almost anything, from a T-shirt, to coats of all types and styles. But this coat is just not big enough. It would be better to think of it as a 'Medium' fit at best, as the snug styling and skinny-fit design left me feeling more like a sausage in a skin, once it was zipped up.
This is strange, as the sleeve and body lengths were all correct, but even wearing it over a cotton shirt, it was immediately uncomfortable from it being too tight. The rubbery material has little give in it, which didn't help. That same rubbery material will make you feel hot and sweaty in no time too I suspect, as it is mostly unlined inside. The shallow pockets are lined with a white mesh, and you can be certain that keys will soon snag in that, if carried in those pockets. On the plus side, I believe it would be waterproof, so keep you dry. The zip and pop-stud fastenings are solid, and worked well, and the hood was big enough to adequately cover my head. But the size issue, and lack of a decent lining, means only two stars I'm afraid. This will sadly be relegated to 'emergency use only', in the event of an unexpected downpour.