Britt from NYC
I live in NYC and last winter was brutal -- so to prepare
for this upcoming season, I did a lot of research. Canadian
Goose was the number one option for the warmest coat on the
market, but the over $800 price tag was crazy! The Arctic
was rated #2 at a third of the price. I usually wear
Medium. At first, I thought the Medium was small, but the
Large was way too big. The sales rep then told me about the
snap on the bottom of the back of the jacket. We undid it
and it fit like a glove! So just keep that in mind when
trying on, ladies!!!
ELECTRA from Finland
For years and years I've been searching for the perfect
winter jacket, that's super warm, long enough, and stylish.
I live in Finland, where temperatures of -25C (ca -15 F) and
upwards plus strong winds are not uncommon. So a warm winter
jacket is a must. I had VERY high hopes for the Arctic
Parka, since I had read a lot of positive reviews. The
online size advisor told me to get a Large, and it fit like
a glove. Tight around the shoulders and chest though, should
probably have gotten a size larger. The length was perfect
for me, since I'm tall. Overall it looked really stylish,
long and slim. The only disappointment regarding the outlook
was the fake fur hood trimming, I'd have preferred real fur.
The jacket was very warm! Didn't get to test it in the most
extreme Finnish conditions, but I could immediately tell it
was going to keep the cold out. And it was indeed
waterproof, excellent! So far mostly positive! So what
didn't I like then? The material! It was literally a MAGNET
for hair and dust and dirt, it drove me crazy! I have a
Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and I couldn't even go near
the dog wearing the jacket. The amount of tape rollers...
And after riding my car for the first time wearing the
jacket I got a shock when taking it off: The upholstery
material had left huge grey marks on the back of the black
jacket, it looked really dusty and dirty and I had to wash
the jacket after wearing it only once. In short, the jacket
didn't fit my lifestyle at all, and I had to get rid of it.
So very sad...