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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2013
This is a well made and really warm jacket for low energy activities in very low temperatures. It has two hand warmer pockets with zip closures with pull tags for use with gloves, behind two large Velcro closed cargo pockets. At chest height there are another two zipped and tagged pockets which will take an OS map. There is another smaller Velcro closed pocket on the left sleeve (too small for a map). Inside there are another two pockets at chest level: a zipped one on the left, again not large enough for a map and another on the right which is open with elastication at the top, near the right hem there is a pocket of similar construction both of these unzipped pockets would take a set of snow goggles, or a bottle of water. There are concealed elastic draw cords at the hem and waist with spring toggles. They are not too easy to adjust and probably need to be set with the coat off.

The jacket has a chunky two way zip and stud closure to the overflap which avoids large area of sticky Velcro that can be a nuisance and yet also prevents wind getting through the zip, or exposing a cold spot. The cuffs have the usual Velcro adjuster on them but no elastication on the cuffs, which I like but you may not. The adjusters ensure you get a good draft free seal without the elastic. With the cuff loose, the absence of elastic means it will adequately cover your hand to keep the rain off.

The hood is huge; it will certainly take a climbing helmet. However there is no volume adjuster, so if no headgear is worn or just a skull cap, etc, it falls over your eyes very easily. The hood has an elasticated drawcord, but even with the neck fully closed, there is still a lot of your face exposed. The fur clips off with studs and the hood removes with a zip and studs.

The jacket is around four inches longer than most similar garments which, as it is not meant for active wear, is sensible. The size seems rather large for a coat which will probably not need too much underneath given it's warmth, so maybe you need a smaller size if you are not near the limit. I certainly had to go down one size

All in all a very well designed jacket and one of the few down waterproofs available on the market. It has plenty of pockets in the right places and is a practical design. Shame about the hood, which with a simple strap volume adjuster would be of more use. Never mind, it will definitely keep you warm and dry waiting for that photo opportunity, or in base camp, or watching the football on the terrace, or, well anything involving a lot of standing around.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 April 2013
My husband was looking to replace his existing McMurdo Parka and this was too good a bargain to miss. £189.99 when everywhere else were selling them at £250 to £350. The jacket was sent over form Germany and was well packaged and arrived within 4 days. One very happy husband, bring on next Winter.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 22 February 2013
Excellent Parka ' in freezing conditions you must lock the jacket Down using the waist and hem cinch cords. This will make the jacket feel like a mobile duvet. Pockets galore and all very useful. I would recommend this jacket to anyone who hates feeling cold when going out. Ideal for UK weather conditions. Well worth the money.
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on 31 January 2014
This arrived promptly and very well packaged and protected. Labels still attached, it was in perfect condition.

It has been used a lot since purchased and is still looking fab and is wonderfully warm. Highly recommend.
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I bought it with 40% discount. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to afford it. Surely, it is best winter coat out there.
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on 18 August 2013
An investment. This will beat the coldest British winter. Get one of these and you'll never need another winter coat.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2013
I feel the cold, but not with this coat money well spent.
As per other I ordered a size small and it was a good fit...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2013
bought this coat as I'm disabled & a wheelchair user & I'm sick of freezing my cods off in the fine old british winter, if you are going to buy one of these coats buy a size smaller than you normally would or you'll end up drowning in too much coat. i haven't actually worn this coat out yet as its been such a mild winter so far bit i know I'm prepared for it when it comes. there are pockets everywhere, the coat itself is made to north faces usual standards & it feels lovely to put on, lovely & cosy, roll on winter, I'm ready for ya!!!!!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2013
This is probably the best all-weather coats I have ever owned. It is fabulous/The hood is quite large but this can be amended.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 2 September 2013
The company sent me the wrong coat. It was a much inferior jacket and I had to return it.
Was very disappointed as it was a birthday present but I didn't have time to get the right one sent as they wouldn't send it before they received the other one back.
Wouldn't use this company again.
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