Top positive review
on 31 January 2015
I bought this jacket in the Black Friday sales period and have waited for 3 months before I reviewed it. I wanted a lightweight padded jacket rather than a bulky coat to wear to work (rather than for skiing). I have to say I am delighted by it. Excellent price (less than £30). The shell seems water repellent though I have not put it through heavy rain. The lining is a lightweight soft but fairly substantial fleece great for wearing on top of relatively lightweight jumpers. There is an abundance of pockets and zips (great as I have given up taking a handbag to work) and the hood is really useful-though zipped so you could remove it. The colour makes it visible and night and it is lightly tailored. I am a size 10 for tops but usually a size 12 for jackets; the size 12 is a perfect, fairly slimline fit. If you want the jacket to fit over bulky fleeces or jumpers you might want to go a size bigger. The sleeves are a good length (I am 5'6") wth an inner and outler seal and the sleeves also have a light lining. Windproof and much warmer than my heavy waterproof, though I suppose if I wanted to be out in the current snow for any length of time I would think carefully about adding a layer.