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The problem with writing reviews, is that often you never have the product for long enough. These are my thoughts after about a month.
So I bought the coat for weather exactly like we have seen for the last few weeks - c20 degrees C and some pretty heavy rain showers. It says it’s not waterproof so I don’t expect it to be. I’ve been caught out a few times in heavy showers (once in Waitrose car park and the other coming home from the pub - so it’s well tested!!) but so far the water has beaded and I haven’t got wet. I would say it’s exceeded expectations in that regard.
What I like most about this coat compared with say my Barbour or my old beghaus is that it has the feel of a cotton jacket. It feels breathable. It feels quite premium actually. It’s just comfortable to be in.
The hood is cavernous but adjustable and the pockets are easily accessible and well placed.
So I’m pleased with it. Certainly so far. And since water proofing is done with a block of wax and is “adjustable” to suit (I think it will take a bit of trial and error) but it should be easy to reproof to the level I like.
I purchased a Large as a natural medium based on other reviews and so I can layer up underneath. This was the right choice... Admittedly I've packed on a few lbs over the lockdown and winter so was cautious about new purchases which didn't help. I've lost some of those lbs now and the jacket is still a good fit - length too and I'm looking forward to the spring and removing some layers also. The quality of materials, zips, toggles, poppers are excellent; very much like my Paramo gear. The material seems thin but this is not an issue as in a stiff cold breeze it's doing the trick of blocking the cold out. Only one down side is the leather zip ends as they have an unfinished back the leather bits come off on the jacket which is a slight niggle... Fit is good too, hood is large so another hoodie can be worn underneath. I've used the recommended was block and it's easy to use and apply. Haven't worn out in the rain as yet but as this is the UK there'll be plenty of opportunities!!! From reading other reviews I suspect reapplications of wax will be required but no worries it's all trial and error in the beginning. Lastly to add it's a pretty cool jacket and is great around the town, trail or hills. Will update again very soon when caught in the rain!!
Love it! It's light, which is perfect for me to put layers under when needed! It has brilliantly designed pockets and a good size good with a peak. Useful that it can unzip from the bottom for cycling if needed. Plenty of different style pockets for safe-keeping of valuables like key fobs, keys, devices, and money. I haven't been caught in a downpour yet, but I have the wax to hand to properly wax it, so I'm ready.
Note to purchasers when it comes to sizing I found the arms really good length but the hip was narrow and snug fit so go for a size up if you have any sort of belly to accommodate!
Really pleased. My last fjallraven lasted many years of good service and well worth the money.
Ich bin kein Fjällräven Fanboy, aber die Produkte sind Qualitativ überzeugend, zum gewissen Preis :) Das einzige was etwas besser sein könnte sind die Ärmelknopfverschlüsse, es sind nur Zwei beidseitig, ich wäre glücklicher über Drei zur genaueren regulierung, aber das ist jetzt jammern auf hohem Niveau ;)
Wind hält sie gut ab, bei Regen hingegen sieht es schlecht aus. Ungewachst ist man bei starkem Regen nach 10 Minuten nass und nach intensivem Wachsen dauert es so ungefähr eine Stunde wenn man Glück hat. Als richtige Outdoorjacke somit nicht zu empfeheln, höchstens mal für einen kleinen Herbstspaziergang. Für den Preis sehr ärgerlich.
Tolle Qualität, Optik und Farbe, sehr wertiger Eindruck. Leider musste ich die Jacke zurückschicken: "Normal gebaut" (178 und 80 kg, regulär Größe 50) war mir die Jacke in L an den Schultern deutlich zu eng, dafür die Ärmel viel zu lang... Hinweis: Slim fit und long wären hilfreich. Schade :(
Love this jacket and it gets compliments. A bit large, but lets me easily layer over shirt+sweater/fleece/blazer. Long enough that it covers a blazer. The sleeves a just a bit too long. Would be fine if they snapped tight at the wrist (the same jacket in a different color did, but this jacket in Navy had looser placement of the snaps, so the sleeves still fall half-way down my hand. Could just be a QC issue).
I'll probably modify the sleeves with some velcro. Otherwise great coat.