This is my first parka that I have actually wanted. ( not a fan with bulky looking coats) When it arrived through mail, it was inside of my mail box. I was kinda baffled how thin this coat to be. Wow. It was so thin and light weight. Can it even keep me warm? I don't know yet. Weather in New York in the past few days is about 40's to 50's. Maybe this coat is perfect for this weather. I got the light grey color and would like to see it even lighter than grey. Over all I like the cut of this coat because it fits nicely but I don't think I can wear thick clothing underneath of this coat. So if you are looking for a light coat. I think this is a great look.
As others have reviewed this coat is not exceptionally warm as are other Patagonia down parkas but has the following attributes: super lightweight as in I am packing this with me on all backpacking trips, very flattering as in I never feel like a football coach on the sidelines but rather a feminine stylish winterized woman, and warm enough for an average cold day in winter. The fit is slim, I normally wear a size small but truthfully I purchased an xs as I prefer the snug fit. I will wear a thin wool sweater underneath but won't have room for much else but that is one reason I bought this coat, so it wouldn't make me look bulky. For reference on sizing I am 5'6" and 125 lbs and bought xs.
Must have it!
When UPS drop the big box I was thinking the box is empty. This parka is so light. First I purchased small size but was too small so I returned and got the medium. Usually I wear small. Now the medium allow me to have fleece under.
The moon blue is so pretty color. I received several compliments already.
For now I can't tell how warm is because haven't use it in temperatures under 30F.
With fleece under and the parka I feel pretty cozy and warm in the mid 30F.
Sleeves are a little longer then usual but I like them like that. This parka is fitted and make me look slim.
Customer service is excellent at Patagonia no problems about the returns at all.
Love this coat!!!
The first time I tried it on. I know I wont be returning this coat back. I ordered it online so I was not so sure with everything. It's very feminine, not bulky which I like, fits just perfect for a small size average 2-4 on clothing like mine. Not too long, just perfect! I can still have a sweater underneath to wear in case it gets really cold. It's like I have a warm comforter around me. Very soft and light. I got the grey color and just perfect for my black Asian hair. Would definitely recommend it!
Great Parka/Sizing Tricky
I got this parka in the grey and it is pretty and warm. I especially love the soft lining in the pockets, which feels great on cold hands. I'm 5'9 and fairly slim (mid-130's) and I got a size S, which fits well in the hips and waist and is long enough in the arms, but is somewhat snug across the chest and shoulders with a light cardigan underneath. I wish this coat came in numerical sizes (6, 8, etc) so I could find the perfect fit. I'm keeping it despite this issue.
Perfect for California all year
I have had this coat for a year and have worn it almost every day. it is really light and warm. I don't think it would take you through a Wisconsin winter but it is perfect for milder climates or Spring and Fall. I am 5'3 120 and the small fits well. It is fitted at the waist so it is snug when zipped, size up if you don't like that. i wear a lightweight down vest under it if I need extra warmth and that fits when zipped.
Love this coat
I bought this jacket for walking to work in the winter, and for everyday use. It keeps me very warm (tested in about 15 degrees with wind) while not overheating me. If I add layers underneath, it is very cozy. The jacket has a tailored, feminine fit that is stylish enough for going out around the city.
I am also tall, so the length is perfect for covering down to my thighs... and the arms are long enough (which is really hard for me to find!)
Why no elastic at the wrists?
I have bought this coat in earlier years and wanted a new one to replace an old one. I like the new updated quilt pattern but am very disappointed about the elimination of elastic at the wrists. I am only 5'4" and the elasticized wrists helped keep the sleeve length controlled. Not the case with the new version - the sleeves are too long and gaping at the wrists. Otherwise this is an awesome coat.
VERY VERY SLIM
I know the jacket is advertised as slim fit, but the cut is so narrow that if you order your normal size, you wouldn't even be able to wear a thin sweater under this parka. I ordered a small (my usual size at patagonia). I had to return it and exchange for a medium. The arms were also very long on both sized and I am 5'5". Love the light weight and texture.
great but with one flaw
I've had this jacket for about 3 months now and love the look, the fit and the comfort. My one problem is that I've begun to see feathers coming out in about 3 places. It doesn't look great on a black jacket. If any one knows a way to fix/repair these apparent breaks in the fabric please let me know.