Black Stoic Lightweight Parka
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: S
I’m normally a north face fan so when I saw this coat which looked like a good replica for less than 1/2 the price I was willing to try it. I love it! So far I’ve worn it several times over the last month and I am not disappointed. I’m 5’3” 145lbs 34B 28W 43H & I bought a size small. The coat hits me an inch or two longer than mid thigh, end of my fingertips, so it doesn’t look like I’m wearing the wrong size & I don’t look like a child. It’s fitted from top to bottom. Not too tight but extremely flattering. I can walk and sit comfortably without having to unzip it so it has good stretch but also retains its shape. It has 3 zipped pockets (two side & one chest) which are so useful because you don’t have to worry about something slipping out ie: phone, wallet, lip gloss, etc. I bought it in black and the lining is a burgundy color, didn’t think I would care but I actually like that too. It also has an attached inner bag to fold up and travel that lays flat along the back so it’s not even noticeable while wearing it. Pretty much the perfect mid-length, light-to-medium coat so I can get a few thin layers under it or wear a hoodie & sweatpants without looking awkward. I would say it’s perfect for cold but not freezing days, it’s not a 0° type of coat but you can probably get by most of the winter in this depending on where you live. I’m in NYC and do a ton of walking & I can handle something lightweight so I don’t burn up. But when it’s under 20° I definitely get my north face parka out. I absolutely recommend this coat!