One of my friends got this jacket last year, and I loved it and was envious of it all winter. I got on Moosejaw and saw that it was on sale this year so I felt like it was fate, and I had to order it. It is so comfortable and warm, but not bulky. I was nervous about it not being warm enough, but the material on the inside does a great job of blocking the wind. It works great as a casual jacket. It's also awesome as a layering piece for those freezing cold days. Would definitely recommend this to a friend.
Well I couldn't wait to get this jacket. I saw it in the Patagonia catalog, then checked it out online. I ordered a small, but it was way too big. I'm 5'4" and 105lbs. So I sent it back and ordered an XS. Well the XS fit, but it just wasn't very flattering. I think it made me look bigger than I am, and I felt like I was wearing a rug. My husband sort of liked it, but I figured that I'd probably never wear it if I kept it, so I returned it. I ended up with the Retro-X jacket instead. It's much better looking, fits better (I took a small in it), and the lower pile fleece doesn't look like a rug.
"if you are looking for a reasonably warm coat that is not form fitting this is for you"
I loved the way this jacket looked online, but when I received it in the mail I was disappointed. I ordered a medium and I was swimming in it. I usually wear mediums in all patagonia, but I needed a small in this. I am 130lbs and 5'5". It is super boxy. My boyfriend said I looked like a wookie too. Unfortunately I am sending this back.