Rated 2 out of 5 by Batman Looks Great, Feels Great, Smells Awful
I purchased essentially this same coat years ago in black, and it has been terrific through six rough winters. This year, I decided it was time for a new one, so I bought the navy version. It looks great, it fits well, I was loving it.
However, the first time I wore the coat, it began to smell - not a subtle smell, but a reeking, potent, wet dog smell that literally drove my friends to back away from me. I thought it might go away as I continued to walk around and let it air out, but it only got worse! I looked it up and was surprised to see that other reviewers have had the same problem--and even identified the same wet dog smell. I can't believe the reason I have to return this coat is because it smells bad, but it's truly awful and too strong to ignore.
If you can get past the smell, it's a great coat... but I couldn't. Nor could my friends.
November 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kewlbeans Cute style, just ok quality
-Nice navy color with gold buttons
-Fingerholes in the sleeve
-Not super puffy/ doesn't make me look 10000 lbs
-Arrived in the box extremely chemical-y/synethic smelling, very off-putting
-The tag says its "minimum 70% down fill, the rest featherfowl" so not sure if it will be warm enough for the Midwest/arctic tundra
-I got it on sale but I definitely would not pay full price for it for the quality
October 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 86nyc Not down
I purchased this coat last year and liked the size and fit. Thought about purchasing another in white -- only to see that it's not down like last year's, but poly. What a bait-and-switch -- J.Crew's ever decreasing quality is so disappointing.
October 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Momo Great coat, bad smell
The coat is really warm and has great details like 2 sets of pockets, thumb holes in the sleeves, and a zipper that can be opened at the bottom if you're driving in it and don't like to feel constrained. But I don't know what the smell is that's coming off of it! I saw another reviewer say it was from chemicals, any that may be. It kind of reminded me of wet dog. I washed the coat and dried it, which has helped, but when I put my nose up to the coast the bad smell is still evident. It's still an awesome coat that I will wear, but I've never before experienced a coat that smelled bad upon arrival!
November 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ClassyGirl Cute and functional!
Love the black and gold. The finger holes are a nice touch and will stop the cold from seeping in. The hood has toggles on both sides that will also help to keep the cold out. Good length. Normally I am a Petite XXS in their tops, ordered Petite XS and it fits well with enough room for sweaters. Only complaint is when the belt is tied there is a slight bulging in the backside area...but it may just be because it is new and will flatten a bit after being worn. Also, wish it was made with down like previous years, instead of poly. Overall, a nice classic puffer!
October 7, 2014