I have a feeling I’ll be reviewing a lot of cold weather items on here. That’s how I roll in IcyTundraLand.
Overview: I had never bought anything from Jessie G. before ordering this (in black, but comes in chocolate brown) off Amazon this Christmas. It was on a super sale – $99.00 (from a supposed 280.00), and even though I think they sometimes completely fabricate the original price, $99.00 is a good price for a new down winter coat. Overall I really like this coat – it’s cute and warm, and I love its cozy pockets. I love that it’s long (keeps me much warmer) and I like sitting on it at bus stops because it’s like sitting on a down comforter. However, there are a few minor negatives to consider, which I will discuss below.
Price: As I mentioned above, this coat is a steal at $99.00. The reality is that coats are expensive and if you want a decent one, you’re going to have to fork out a chunk of money. This isn’t the coat I would design if I had a magical design program, but it’s not too far off.
Quality: The Jessie G. Women’s Down Parka Coat is good quality. Winter in Icytundraland consists of snow and below freezing temperatures. This coat keeps me extremely warm. I do wear an undershirt, shirt, and sweater under it, which adds extra insulation, but I think it would be fine without extra layers. (I wear them for transitioning to chilly indoor temperatures). One of my pockets recently ripped a little, but only because of a large force. It’s held up well over the past two months.
Complaints: The hood doesn’t stay up unless you button it up all the way, which can be a pain when you have a scarf (hard to zip up around and button). And, a personal preference – I’m not crazy about shiny coats. This isn’t super plasticy shiny, but does have a little more shine than I would like. Pretty much what you see in the image. Also, the raccoon fur trim isn’t quite as robust as the image, but it’s still significant and I don’t like to overdo fur anyways – mostly because natives of Icytundraland already think I am pathetic for wearing such a big coat during their “brisk” winters.
Style: Pretty much comes as pictured. Runs just right for me (I ordered small as I usually do), and I can snugly fit it over a sweater. Fur not as excessive as in photo. I like the style in general, though I’m not crazy about how it flows out under the waist. It’s not too bad, but I would have preferred a straighter cut. All in all, it looks like the photo, so if you like the picture, you’ll like the coat. I’m 5’8 and slim, so I’m not sure how it’ll suit bigger frames or different heights.
Buy or Bust: Buy!