Ilse Jacobsen

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When living near the water as Ilse Jacobsen does, waterproof footwear is a necessity. Tired of bad smelling PVC rubber boots and raincoats, Ilse Jacobsen wanted to create a stylish, functional, and comfortable rainwear collection for activities in both urban and suburban settings.

The rubber boots are made of 85 percent pure, natural rubber. Each boot consists of 27 individual parts and are assembled by hand which makes it a very slow process; nevertheless, this very process gives each boot its unique appearance. The boots are lined with cotton-fleece and have a heat insulating innersole which makes them both warm and comfortable to wear in any weather.

Ilse Jacobsen raincoats eschew the outdated, rubber rain slicker for a jacket with a more modern silhouette and rainproof protection. These jackets utilize a bonded softshell with a warm, inner fleece layer and a waterproof, breathable softshell outer that is treated with a DuPont(R) Teflon(r) coating that brings waterproof protection into the modern era.

Since the company was founded in 1993, the design philosophy has been based on Scandinavian simplicity, embracing comfort, elegance, and femininity in fine balance with modern urban living communicating the lifestyle of Ilse Jacobsen.

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Padded Quilt Jacket

Padded Quilt Jacket

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

This jacket is very soft, and relatively warm. Would be good for a mall walk, or car ride. Returning because of the overall boxy fit. Wish it offered at least slight waist definition.

on January 17, 2019

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This trench is light, sleek, stylish and would be a 100% keeper except I received it without the strap that attaches the hood to the coat. Oops! I will reorder with the hope that the trench is complete.

on January 15, 2019

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Long Coat

Long Coat

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

i usually wear a petite xs and the 34 fit very well. the fabric is very stiff and it looks way more sophisticated than a rain slicker. and the fact they really thought through details like making sure water can't seep through the zippers is very cool since most city-style raincoats are water resistant rather than waterproof. the references to the brushed fleece and warmth retention are a bit misleading. this raincoat would work for spring or fall, but it is not a warm raincoat or a winter raincoat.

on January 15, 2019

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the rain coat - the material feels great and it is a nice length to protect the legs. It runs large - no way am I really a 40 - probably more like 42, but that's okay as long as you know.

on January 13, 2019

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Raincoat

Raincoat

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

i love this style and wanted to keep but i really need in black, i thought i could love the green but i am a black coat gal!

on January 10, 2019

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3/4 Length Two-Tone Coat

3/4 Length Two-Tone Coat

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This coat was too slim fitting for my needs. I'm 5/4" 115 lbs.

on January 08, 2019

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Awesome!! This raincoat does EXACTLY what I need it to do - keeps me DRY, even when it’s raining sideways. It’s a rubbery fabric and waterproof. Very lightweight - no real lining but perfect for layering. Generous fit - it’s not like other Ilse Jacobsen’s winter coats as it’s a true A shape and NOT fitted at the waist. But still flattering, when unzipped, for those of us who do better with a roomy fit. I would give it 6 stars if the hood were sewn in as part of the coat. The little leather neck/hood strap is needed to keep the hood attached. It’s kinda odd but really, not a problem and easy to ignore.

from Cannon Beach, OR on December 29, 2018

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I really like this raincoat, but I bought it because I wanted something with a cozy fleece interior lining and a raincoat on the outside. I put "fleece lining" in the search and this came up and in the description, it says it has a fleece lining. But, the photos indicate there is only a flannel lining and upon receipt I realized that there is NO fleece lining, so there is a bit of a misrepresentation. IF I needed JUST a nice plain black raincoat I might keep it, but I don't so I hope they change the description. Leigh

on December 19, 2018

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is the raincoat I've been looking for! I recently moved to the Pacific NW and we get some serious rain in winter. I needed a stylish raincoat that I could layer underneath and that was long enough so my legs don't get soaked during my commute. This raincoat has everything I wanted and more. I got the blue grey color and it is even prettier in person. My biggest concern when ordering was sizing. The sizing chart on zappos is wrong. I went to the Ilse Jacobsen website to help determine my size. I am 5'5'' with a 34" chest and got a size 34. It fits with enough room to layer underneath and falls at the tops of my knees. Also, the hood is a fantastic size-- it overhangs your face so your face doesn't get wet but doesn't block your vision. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I love the belted hood feature on this coat. It is a really cool and unique detail that I'd never seen before and I've had no functional issues with it yet. If you are looking for a functional and flattering A-line coat in a range of pretty colors, I recommend this coat. Definitely one of my best zappos purchases!

on December 01, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a beautiful rain coat for cooler weather. Attention to functionality and detail is visible in every small thing: high quality zipped, buttons, hood, absolutely flat seams - this jacket was clearly designed by someone who has experienced some serious rain in her life. Alas, the fit wasn't right for me and fleece lining would be too sweaty in NorCal, so this jacket is going back. Sizing runs rather large, I usually wear 8-10 and zise 10 in this jacket is enormous. Size down.

on November 28, 2018

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Great raincoat. It's pretty much exactly what I was looking for, which is a lightweight, longer coat that's roomy enough to layer over sweaters and that has a removable hood. I don't want a coat if the hood isn't optional. This one doesn't have an adjustable toggle or anything, yet it doesn't fall over my eyes, which is shocking because hoods are always floppy and too big. I agree with the reviewer who said the hood's leather fastener is odd; that strip/buckle component is indeed strange. I may have to take it off when not using the hood or secure it, as the other reviewer suggested, so it stays attached (thank you, reviewer:-). This is my second Ilse Jacobsen coat. Overall worth keeping because the coat is flattering, looks cool (imo), the banded collar offers good neck coverage. Thoughtfully designed. The inside is soft and the outside material has a certain rubberized texture, which I hope keeps me dry. I haven't worn it in the rain yet - we'll see!

on November 28, 2018

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Very nice quality. It just wasn't my type of style

on November 25, 2018

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3/4 Length Two-Tone Coat

3/4 Length Two-Tone Coat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love this coat! Warmth without the bulk and I feel stylish too. I didn't find the branding to be overwhelming as mentioned by another reviewer.

from portland on November 09, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This coat was cute and warm. One problem: the "rose" color is really more of a pink. Considering that they already had a pink color, I was surprised to see what they called rose. I had thought it was a red! Make sure you check it out in outdoor lighting to see if you like their version of "rose". I had to ding them for that, plus it is pretty pricy.

on November 07, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love this jacket. I agree with the other reviewer who said the outer fabric is “a bit crunchy”...it certainly is, however, this jacket will keep you warm and dry in a torrential downpour! It is important to note that this garment is exceptionally well made. The seaming is triple stitched, the zippers are heavy duty, and the lining is a soft, low pile fleece that is absolute perfection on a chilly, rainy day. The hood of the jacket would obscure a large jack o lantern and I’m not sure why they went with such a large design there but it works. I bought the size 12 Pacific color and love the color. I wear an 8-10 pant but am busty and wanted to ensure that I could layer a sweater or sweat shirt with it and the 12 gave me plenty of room even considering the more fitted bodice of the jacket. So, it IS crunchy... but it’s also the most well made raincoat I’ve ever owned.

from Northern Virginia on November 03, 2018

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I was hesitant to try this based on the review discussing the awkward strap. It isn't so loose, and if I'm worried about losing it, a small piece of self-adhesive velcro underneath it in the back will fix the problem. The coat comes to my knee in the front, so a perfect coat for getting to work in the rain. Fit is cuter than in the picture (has an A-line shape) and very flattering. I'm 5'5" and the 38 is perfect.

on October 18, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

TTS - I got a 6 which is my regular size and I could still layer underneath. The fleece inside is thin but very warm. I bought this jacket the minute I returned from Iceland as I saw the designer in many stores there and wish I had the coat. Luckily I waited as Zappos had a great price. The is the perfect jacket to brighten a dreary cool day or take on vacation to me ready for changing weather.

on September 29, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Nice details on this coat but the fit didn't work for me.

on September 24, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

This coat was disappointing for me. I feel it runs large - and it's a lot of fabric - the arms are very long, and don't know how you could shorten and still have it look good and the overall styling. I think it might be a good choice for a taller (5'8"+) person. Also, while the inner fabric is soft, the outer fabric is noisy and somewhat stiff/heavy. All in all not a keeper : (

on September 14, 2018

Lightweight Slicker

Lightweight Slicker

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love this rain jacket, it was just what I was looking for and fits me perfectly. I ordered size 36 in Black. I based the sizing on my bra measurements as this is European sizing and it works for me.

from Orlando on September 12, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Too tight in the hips for gal my age (63). Very well constructed garment & no doubt it will be warm & waterproof for the British Isles.

on August 18, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Wonderful coat that is well made. The sleeves are a little long for me, but it feels good and warm. Can’t wait to try it in Europe.

on August 15, 2018

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Lightweight Slicker

Lightweight Slicker

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Lovely rose color and fits well. It feels very solidly rainproof. My only complaint is the the snaps and zipper are very hard to use. The snaps requires a lot of force to close. I have not yet been able to get the zipper to work but hope that with time both of these will improve. I would have expected better fasteners at this price point.

on July 22, 2018

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

this is a really nice practical raincoat with an attached hood and not too heavy. i think it was worth the money because it well made and stylish. its stylish and feminine. why did i return it? it has a rubbery outer coating which probably makes it really waterproof but i already have a coat like that. i bought something lighter, silkier and less expensive. i hope it will be waterproof like it says!

on July 07, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This jacket is exactly what I wanted. Warm and stylish! It’s a raincoat that feels like you have a sweater undearneath. The back is cute as well! Perfect for our summer trip to London, Scotland & Ireland.

on June 23, 2018

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