Greatest coat ever!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: L
I waited through a whole Winter to test out this coat before leaving a review...
Honestly, so impressed!! The quality is amazing (not sure why people are complaining about the zipper thing... It's fine.) It is extremely warm. I wore this coat all Winter long while I lived in Russia/Europe in negative temperatures celsius. I debated between this coat and the Centrale Parka because the Centrale is supposedly warmer according to Arc'teryx. The Patera Down Parka was plenty warm. I wore a down layer and sweater underneath it on really cold days but for the most part, I was really hot due to all the walking I was doing, in addition to the incredible warmth of the coat. It did really well through snow and rain. I never got wet once, even in a Spring downpour. The hood is really nice and large too so it helped keep the snow out of my face. I really liked the internal cuffs in the sleeves to keep the cold out. I also really love how long it is. It kept me warm while sitting on benches outdoors. It's pretty light weight and folds up pretty small for packing too. Totally in love!
I am around 5'6" at about 140 lbs with a straight body shape. The medium size fit well but I ended up going with a large so I had extra room to layer and that fit perfectly for me. Really excited to use this coat for years to come. Highly recommend!