If you want a coat that will keep you warm in very cold weather, this is it. I ride the city bus and while waiting in 9 degree (wind chill -12) I stayed toasty warm. The only problem I have is that the hood keeps slipping over my face, but that's really minor. This coat is well worth the cost.
The coat seems to be made well and the 1X seems to be true to size except for the length. There is one problem, they should have said it was for a much taller person. The picture of the coat shows it to come just above the knee. That might be true if you are 5'10" + but for someone who is 5'4" it comes to just above my ankle. So if you are short don't get the long coat, the picture is deceiving. You will want the short coat or the thigh length coat.
I liked the coat, I just didn't take into account the fact that I'm only slightly taller than a hobbit so it rested on the tops of my shoes. I exchanged it for the thigh length one, which is knee length on me. Good coat though. Pretty warm.
Let me be transparent, I bought a shorter version of this coat. The one I purchased is out of stock and is no longer available on the site. As it is I had to buy from a 3rd party site to get it. So because I am such a hard fit I have large upper arms so any coat from other retailers in my correct size never fit and sizes above 30/32 are almost impossible to find in store and on line that also fit my budget. When this site had the 12 days sales and after Christmas discount codes which drastically dropped the price of this coat in all the lengths my budget was tapped out. I digress. I purchased the 5X it is ridiculously too big the sleeves are too long BUT I have more than enough room in the upper arm portion of the sleeve so I can wear whatever I want under it and can layer if I need to for the brutal mid-west winter. Yes this coat is thin and kind of flat but I wore it on a high 20 degree day with only a thin pullover sweater under it with no problem. The pockets are shallow but I love the fleece material in the pockets. I prefer it to the slick acetate that most coat pockets are made of. The fleece can help keep your hands warm if you forget/lose your gloves. or as additional warmth if you have thin gloves. The material seems OK and it doesn't make a lot of noise when you move around. I was so afraid to order it at first because I was afraid that the sleeves would be tight and I would have wasted my money. That was until I saw a woman out in a store with this coat and looking at how the coat fit her I knew it would fit. I will be waiting for the right pricing and hopefully they will still have some in my size in a preferable color. This coat is not the best quality BUT if you have difficultly with fit and willing to layer under it you can't be it. I'm glad I finally got it.
One problem about the care of the hood. I dried it in the dryer on delicate/low setting and the faux fur melted and looked burnt. Maybe air dry. To bad because the faux fur on the purple coat looked very nice. Won't be able to replace the hood. "All returns cannot be washed".
I will use the coat on the not so cold days but don't think it will keep me warm in the real winter climate in Chicago. I ended up giving it away and ordering another one since I ordered the wrong size.
I bought this coat so I would freeze during outside recess duty at school. I LOVE the length, which makes it so the bitter cold isn't so bad. The material isn't the best but it wasn't expected to be. The fur around the edge is a bit more orange that expected, which isn't the best look. The only downfall for this coat is that the hood is oversized...when you put it on, it falls over your eyes. (Makes yard duty a bit more interesting.) I would return it, but I need the coat for winter and the price was in my budget.
This is the second time I have bought this Jacket. The first was two years ago. I use this Jacket for when I walk my dog. It is very warm and comfortable. My first jacket, when it arrived, one of the pockets was not sewn completely but I overlooked it due to needing a jacket right away as I waited till the last minute to purchase a jacket. I received my second jacket, different color, and have just started using it. I never thought to check it over when it arrived. My fault. I was totally shocked that I am dealing with the same issue. A pocket that is not sewn all the way! Needless to say, I don't think I will be buying another jacket from Roaman's
Very warm I brought the Grey but the gray looks more like a greenish color and I brought the purple. Both in knee length. So I brought the long coat in Black because on really cold days the only part of my body that cold was my knees. Very Warm Coat
I had my knees replaced two years ago and nobody warned me how much effect a cold wind has on them! This coat fit perfectly right out of the bag. And it is so warm! AND I was able to get purple (which is imperative to me for some reason).
DO N OT BUY THIS COAT. This coat is poorly made. Just trying to unsnap the coat, the snap broke out of the hole, and the right pocket has not even been sewn. POOR, POOR quality. I have always loved ROAMAN's products. This coat is a terrible buy.
It's a beautiful, practical coat, but I've had problems getting one that's wearable. The first coat was in great condition as far as the outside material - but the zipper was put in wrong, with the sides uneven. I called customer service and ordered a replacement coat to be shipped at the same time the broken one was being returned. It took another 2 1/2 weeks for the new coat to arrive. The zipper is fine on this one but the outside material is severely wrinkled, as if it was wadded up and stuffed in the bag. I washed and steamed it and the wrinkles have eased enough for me to wear it. Aren't there quality checkers to catch things like this before they leave the company?
This coat is great. I love the longer length. I am so tired of my legs always getting cold and this coat is prefect for that. I'm a short stuff, so the coat is longer on me, but not too long at all especially with heeled boots. I'm so happy I ordered this coat.
This long coat is the very best coat I have ever worn for warmth and durability. I live at high altitude where is is quite cold and windy. This coat has been a life saver for protection from the cold, great look and feel, and above all it keeps me warm at below zero temperatures. It looks great as well.
I purchased this same parka a couple of years ago and I loved it. This new shipment, the snaps on the hood and along the front of the parka pop open too easily, even when there is no tension. All of the snaps do not make a snug connection, and therefore opens to easily. Even the snaps that attaches the hood to the parka separates too easily.
I bought one of these a couple of years ago, but it got motor oil on it (long story). I missed the warmth on my legs, so ordered another one. The replacement was better made than the original, so that was a pleasant surprise. The main advantage of this coat is that it protects your legs from the winter winds. If you have arthritis, you know the value of that! The color (sapphire) is also nice. Will definitely buy another one if this one gets motor oil on it!
I wear this when it has been cold out & it seems warm enough. It looks good too! I did find that I usually always wear a 1X or 2X & the 1X is a bit too big for me but not so big it looks bad. It's comfortable. I did find some loose thread strings that I had to trim off.