Mountain Hardwear Downtown™ Coat Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

32 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/5/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered Patagonia, Northface and this Mtn. Hardwear all at the same time and after trying on all of them a million times, I kept the Mtn. Hasrdwear. I have it in black. The picture makes it look bulky, but it's not--it is actually flattering for a no-nonsense warm coat. I love the faux fur hood--adds a touch of class & femininity.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/21/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This coat did not fit me at all. The sleeves are long and the chest area very snug. No room to wear anything under the coat.

Additional 29 Downtown™ Coat Mountain Hardwear Reviews

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December 17, 2010

Ann F

from West Virginia

I have done extensive research on down coats before I bought this one. I have not bought a new coat in years. The main requirement I was looking for was warmth. The second was style. This coat has both. It also has a touch of luxury with a fleece lining that has a wonderful feel. I wish all companies offered the fast service and shipping that Zappos does. If you are considering this coat, act fast. They won't be around for long!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2009

Michelle

from Colorado Mountains

I spent weeks flip-flopping over which down coat to buy for the winter. As soon as it arrived, I knew I made the right choice! The downtown parka is the perfect combination of lofty down and sleek fit. It's soft, super warm, and fits perfectly. I'm 5' 3" and the coat fits a few inches above my knees. I bought an XS, and it still fits over my thick sweaters with just a bit of room to spare. Anyone looking for real warmth in a coat without compromising style should consider this one.

Brands I'd also recommend: patagonia, north face

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Bethesda, MD

Love this coat! I am a petite size 0 or 2, and this coat fits perfectly and is very warm. The interior draw string is a great feature so that it doesn't look boxy. I did not care for the fur trim on the hood, but fortunately it zips off.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2012

Bruce C

from ann arbor, mi

I bought this as a gift for my wife. She loves it! She needed a warm coat and this is perfect for her. She is 5'6", 120 pounds and the medium size allows layering. The length and overall styling are very attractive. It is not waterproof but she needed the coat for subfreezing temperatures, not rainy days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2011

Charmaine N

from Chicago, IL

I love the fit of this coat! I haven't tested the warmth yet but I'm sure it will be fine compared to others. I've tried North Face and Patagonia coats and both do not fit as nicely as this one does. I'm a petite woman and the other coats are just too bulky and unflattering. If you're petite and somewhat slender you will appreciate this one!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 10, 2010

Elizabeth P

from New York, NY

I really like this coat. Ordered it yesterday and received today. Nice Zappos! It's warm, it's comfortable and stylish. I'd say it fits true to size. It is slimming compared with other puffy coats. I look forward to wearing it tonight!

Brands I'd also recommend: KORS by Michael Kors, Ray Bans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2009

Littlelulu

from Denver, CO

I've tried on dozens of down 3/4 length coats, designer and not, and this had the most flattering fit and tailoring. I'd have to agree with everything the 1st reviewer has said. The only complaint I have is that the inner stretchy cuff fits right around the wrist and makes the sleeve look a little short for the arms. If the cuffs weren't made as they were, the end of the sleeves would fall comfortably to just above the thumbs. But instead, it makes the sleeves look like they stop right as the wrist. So I did the unthinkable, I cut them off. Because they're on the inside, you can't tell.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2010

Anonymous

from New England

Overall a great purchase. The length and styling is modern and more feminine than jackets of the past. The internal fleece lining around the upper body and chin wind breaker is particularly great! The coat is warm, even here in wintry New England. However, the one negative is that the down feathers poke through the outer lining so I'm always picking white fluff off of me. I hope this doesn't mean the life of the jacket will be shortened. But, the lifetime warranty by Mountain Hardwear makes me more comfortable in the event that this becomes a bigger problem.

Brands I'd also recommend: Northface, Patagonia

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 11, 2011

Elizabeth L

from Hoboken, NJ

Nice color. I like the hood and the pockets. But it made me look very puffy! So I decided to return it.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago

Just took a long, cold "test" walk in this coat. It's toasty warm. I especially like the hood coverage since my last parka ("Metropolis" coat by The North Face) did not cut it in that regard. The length is great too -- no need for long johns to keep my thighs warm, at least not today when the temperature is about 20 degrees. But the fit is too tight. I am 5'4" and 110 lbs with average proportions (ie, neither pear shaped or broad shouldered), so I ordered a small. That size is just a bit too snug in the shoulder and mid-sections for me. Plus the collar is way too small in diameter when zipped up, particularly with the hood attached -- it was uncomfortable on my neck and chin. The arm length also leaves something to be desired. It is a nice looking coat and way less matronly than most of what I've seen in similar lengths that offer the same warmth, but I think the tight collar will drive me crazy so I am returning it. Might try ordering a medium instead.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 3, 2011

Gretchen L

from Ashland, Oregon

Style, design, comfort, and warmth, the Downtown Coat has it all! Try it, you'll love it, guaranteed!

Brands I'd also recommend: IBEX

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2010

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I was saddened when my dry cleaner "lost" my fabulous Prada parker. I thought I'd never find anything even close to my beloved jacket. And then I found this one. It's toasty, stylish, comfortable, and surprisingly slimming for a puffy coat. I'm tempted to get another in case this one gets "lost" too! Great coat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ray Bans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2009

Anonymous

from Seattle WA

I love this coat. I am finally warm! As a tall, slender person, I had trouble finding a down coat that was long enough for my arms, yet not too big in width. This one fits the bill, and the inner drawstring is handy for cinching up the waist to make the coat fit snugly. I also love the fuzzy lining inside, super cozy. Only thing the coat did not deliver is the thumb-holes that the description claimed. I can't find any thumb-holes, but the sleeves are long enough for me to tuck my fingers up inside the sleeves on days I forget my gloves!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2009

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I felt the sleeves were short too so I went to the fabric store and bought some cuffs and sewed them onto the end of the sleeves and now they fit great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Washington DC

This coat did not fit me at all. The sleeves are long and the chest area very snug. No room to wear anything under the coat.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 13, 2017

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Judy L

from Eastern LI New York

I love Zappos and I love this coat. My previous order of a North Face Coat didn't work out due to zipper issues. This coat was $30 more which Zappos was kind enough to waive. I was concerned about warmth because this coat is shorter than the North Face, comes to slightly above mid thigh. Not an issue at all. This coat is more stylish, just as warm and the hood is amazing. We had wind gusts today up to 50 mph and the hood stayed on. I ordered the blue and it is gorgeous. Highly recommend. Thank you for such fantastic customer service Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2017

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Jennifer

from Tampa, Florida

Love this jacket. I'm 5'4", 115lbs. Ordered a Small. Was concerned it would be too small in chest area (In a 38C) but it fit perfectly and I even have room to layer. Fits 2 inches above knee. Lighter/Thinner then i was expecting...but I actually like that it is. And its still very warm. Read comments about the lack of adjustable wrists straps, but found the wrist area to be tight enough so the missing feature doesn't bother me. This coat is fabulous!! Highly recommend!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2016

Anonymous

 

This is the best winter coat that I ever found! Very warm and perfect fit. I'm 5'4" 115 lb wearing size XS. It is fitted design but not snug fit and I can still add layering inside. I can say it is very flattering and not bulky like other brands' down coats. The best thing is, it's made with waterproof shell and the inner down feathers are also coated with water repellent coatings. It is also very light weight (about 2 lb) and 650 fill down feathers kept me warm even it is single digit out. I wish I have brought it earlier.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 26, 2016

Anonymous

 

This is a wonderful coat that is lined with a soft fleece so it feels great! I ordered a size larger than usual as recommended by some others and since I was stuffing my face with King Cake while ordering! I think ordering your normal size would be the way to go, but I am keeping the medium anyway! I like that the label is not obvious. I originally wanted a full length coat, but I am still very happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

December 29, 2012

Paulette J

from Corpus Christi, Texas

If you are looking for a warm, comfortable, attractive coat then this is it! Thank you, Zappos, for offering exactly what I needed. I will enjoy this coat for many winters to come!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

I have been searching for a warm, quality down coat for some time and finally decided on this one. Could not be more pleased! I am 5'6 and weigh 130 pounds and I went with size medium. It fits great! I have received so many compliments. And the best part? This coat it so warm! Perfect for walking my dog on windy, snowy days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Amazing coat! Kept me perfectly snug in -14 degree weather in Russia in the middle of January! Super warm, loved the cozy fleece lining and the hood worked like magic! A must have for any cold weather excursion!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

Just back from -40 Canada arctic and stayed cozy and warm! Love this coat. It fits me true to size and the sleeves were fine for me. I would buy it over again without hesitation!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2016

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Anonymous

 

After having a down coat that was starting to lose feathers, I needed a new one. I ordered several brands to try and this one, by far, was the best. I am 5'7" and a DD, so I typically take a large in anything that is a more fitted style. This coat does not disappoint. The fabric is thick and does not seem as though the feathers can escape. It isn't too bulky even though it is puffy. The hood is cute and though I originally thought I would take the fur trim off, I have left it. The only downside to the hood and fur is that when my hair is down, it does get static, but that isn't a deal breaker.

Brands I'd also recommend: North Face, Patagonia, Marmot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 8, 2016

Hannah

from Baltimore

I ordered this in a medium (5'6 155) and it fit perfectly, and I loved the fur hood and the cut. However - I'm not sure if it was attracting dust or the feathers were already starting to stick out, but it was covered in small white flecks. The zipper was troublesome to get started. The shiny fabric seems thin and fragile, so I went with a different parka.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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