It's perfect for a cold climate -- the coat is well constructed and very warm without making me look like the Michelin Tire man. There are handy zipper pockets, the hood is removable and I like the the color (Ink which is a pretty blue, somewhat darker than what shows in the photographs of it). A medium is sized well and fits me fine.
I was worried about sizing from reading other reviews but this coat fits exactly the way I wanted. The ink blue is perfect for someone who doesn't want a coat that's too colorful as it's more of a navy blue. It has tons of pockets with soft lining and it's the length I was looking for to keep my thighs warm too. The hood is a bit big as someone else pointed out in a review I read but it doesn't bother me. I'm 5'6 / 170lbs and I ordered a large.
This 'coat' is more like a sweater, and in the outside light it looks more navy blue than black. It runs really large. I ordered an XL and it was too big. I am between L and XL. If you are between sizes order the smaller one. I washed and dried it in hopes of it shrinking enough. It shrunk a little, enough I am going to keep it because it is comfortable, and looks good with jeans, leggings and dresses.
This coat is so cute and soft. Hope it does the trick by keeping me warm here is the mountain desert this winter. Cannot wait to try it out. Very nice looking. I bought the black/blue plaid and it is just the right length to keep me warm in all the right places.
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