Women's Daypack Anorak
Beautiful but outdated
Great idea, fabric and construction are beautiful, styling is sharp, except for the shoulders. It has the overly broad and rounded shoulders with some padding inside, very typical of the styles of the 1990's. I was so glad to be done with those ridiculous big shoulders and terribly disappointed to find them on this item. I returned it. Were it not for that, I would recommend it, as the quality and fabric were more than satisfactory.
July 23, 2014
I was disappointed that I couldn't get the jacket in the green color...but the lilac is just beautiful and I'm very happy with it. Can't wait till the weather is a little cooler to wear it!
July 21, 2014
This coat will serve its purpose fine.
It appears well made and seems to be as advertised. Haven't tested it in inclement weather yet. Though longer than I might have wanted, I trust it will be rain resistant, which is why I bought it for traveling. The color is neutral and that is also good.
April 25, 2014
Unfortunate Design Flaw
I really wanted to love this coat. I love the spring green color, I love that it comes in Petite sizing, the snap and zipper front opening, cinched up waist, and decorative stitching on the cuffs and pockets.
Unfortunately, there is a very serious design flaw which caused me to return the coat. The zipper for the collar which holds the hood inside when not being used, is on the inside (facing the neck) part of the collar. While this likely makes it more hidden, it becomes a problem when this jacket is worn in the rain with the hood up. With the hood up, the collar is on the outside, and the hood comes out of the inside zippered opening and goes over the head. This configuration with the collar means that when water runs down the top of the hood, it will pool inside the unzipped opening. Eventually, the water will run either down the front of the jacket (not ideal), or inside the jacket giving you a cold drenching! (Yikes!) The zipper opening for the hood/collar should have been placed so that it faces outward and when worn, the collar would then be inside the hood. This would keep ones neck warmer, and dryer! I have high hopes that the jacket will be redesigned and re-released so that I can happily purchase it.
What good is a rain coat that cant be worn in the rain?
June 12, 2013
I bought this for a trip to Latin America where it will be the rainy season when I'm there. Wanted something to pack easily. This is a very nice coat, but it runs small across the shoulders, so I had to return the PM and order a PL. Sleeve length is perfect in the petite, and overall length is also good, to my knees. The Oregano color is a nice taupe that goes with everything. The price is a good value.
April 3, 2013