Very warm coat, great for the sale price
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
I have had this coat for about 2 months now and I really like it. My favorite part is the high neck that keeps me super warm without having to wear a scarf. I have been wearing this in the Chicago winter for the past few weeks (15-30 degrees) and it has served me well. I also really like that the pockets have fleece in them so they are super soft.
I agree that there is some loss of feathers but I wouldn't say this is extreme or that much more than any down north face coat I have owned. Perhaps if I was paying full price that would be more annoying, but for the 75$ sale price I could not have gotten a better deal for the quality. No other coat in that price range would be as warm as this one is.
I am 5 foot 5 and 135lb, athletic build and got a M. It fits well, but I would struggle to fit a sweatshirt or thick sweater under it in the arms, so if you want to layer I would go a size up.