Promising review: “I have spent a couple of years in the city without a ‘real’ puffy coat — I usually buy (warm!) fashionable coats and just hide in a Columbia cold-weather rain jacket if the weather gets really bad. But I’ve wanted this Orolay down coat (often called THE Amazon coat) for a while so when it went 30% off on Prime Day, I snagged the chance to get it. It’s weirdly fashionable (like…a lot of people in New York own this jacket) and WOW it’s incredibly warm. While it doesn’t get *that* that cold in New York City (teens and 20s is about how cold it gets, barring a polar vortex — which isn’t bad to someone who lived in Minnesota for five years) — we New Yorkers spend a LOT of time outside in the winter. When you walk to the train, wait on the freezing platform, walk to the grocery store etc. it’s more time than usual out in the cold — and let me tell you the wind through the buildings and chill off the concrete can be BRUTAL. I love to walk about four miles home from work when I have the time — even in the winter — and I know this will keep me cozy every step of the way.
This coat HAS IT ALL! It’s puffy and super-insulated but not *giant* and covers the butt (very key when you’re wearing thin leggings on the bottom all winter — the wind goes right through ’em). The VERY generously sized hood has a sherpa lining for extra toastiness. I very rarely, if ever, find jackets with hoods that actually go all the way over my head (and hair) to shelter my face from the elements, so that’s a HUGE PLUS for me. It has tons and tons of pockets — zipper pockets to stash stuff in so you don’t need a purse, plus size open pockets to keep your hands toasty on a walk. And it’s just really darn cute! I love the green color and the grosgrain zipper pulls to add a little extra chicness.
I wanted an oversized look, so for reference, I wear a size 2 in most things and I got the small. To me, it’s perfect! I’ve taken it for a spin on unusually cold November days (windchill in the teens), on post-snow mornings, and I know it’s going to keep me super warm, no matter how the freezing New York winds blow.” —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed Staff
Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in sizes XXS–5X and 13 colors).