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Ilse Jacobsen raincoats eschew the outdated, rubber rain slicker for a jacket with a more modern silhouette and rainproof protection.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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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

3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Although the fabric quality was great, the sleeves on this jacket were oddly constructed. (wide and long). Otherwise lovely, just not quite right for me.

on June 22, 2018

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Lightweight Shorter Coat

Lightweight Shorter Coat

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

Already reviewed but thought I'd mention sizing. I usually wear 10 in jackets/coats I ordered a 44 anyway. Glad I did. Not huge but room for layers. I'm 5'10 sleeves are nice and long. Love this coat.

on June 21, 2018

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Lightweight Shorter Coat

Lightweight Shorter Coat

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

Beautifully made raincoat. ALMOST wish it would rain

on June 21, 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 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Nice style. The fabric is a tiny bit...crunchy? Double up/down zipper will solve any sitting problems though. The only thing: I am 5’5”, 124# fit 32D. The size 34 (US 2) fit PERFECTLY. Too perfectly IMO. Very fitted at the waist. I was concerned I’d never be able to wear anything thicker than a long sleeved t-shirt underneath it. Bought it for a trip to Scotland. As I live in SoCal, pretty sure I’m gonna be cold and need a sweater. Ended up with the size 36 (US 4) but have to roll up the sleeves a bit. Still, I like it.

on May 31, 2018

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Lightweight Trench

Lightweight Trench

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

Though you can't really see it in the photo, the hood is held on with a leather strap that needs to be buckled in the front or it will simply slide out of its loops. It's really odd. Unbuckled, which it will be 99% of the time, especially if the jacket is unzipped or on a hanger, it will simply slide out to get lost. When unbuckled, it also hits the wearer in the face while wearing the jacket. I really love the style other than this and would've kept it. I am keeping another IJ jacket, though I don't like it as well as this one (other than the odd strap). You could remove the hood and strap, but then you won't have a hood if it does rain and you'll have empty loops around the collar. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the quality or size of this jacket, and if you like the leather strap, it may be the perfect jacket for you.

on May 18, 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 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Would be nice if they gave a waist measurement of the actual jacket. The size chart does give a waist size, but it doesn't mention how much clearance that will give you. I ordered by chest size which didn't work out for me. I am a little hefty (5'5" and 165 lbs) in the mid section, so I had to go up a size. I ended up with the size 42 Even with the larger size I still will not be able to wear anything real heavy (thick sweater/sweatshirt) underneath. I also need to have the sleeves shortened which is typical for me. All in all I really like this coat. Nice color variety in this brand. Love the Army color which is more green than it shows online.

on May 12, 2018

Lightweight Shorter Coat

Lightweight Shorter Coat

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

Very lovely coat! High quality as well as practical. Runs a tad big so I will wait for the 10 before I decide On the 12. To be fair I am between these sizes all the time.

on May 04, 2018

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3/4 Length Coat

3/4 Length Coat

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

If you're tall, you will love this coat. Otherwise, not so much.

on April 19, 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 perfect!! It is slightly warmer for a raincoat which is exactly what I was looking for! Repels water nicely but still keeps you warm during a chilly rain. If you are looking to order and are in between sizes order down.

on April 17, 2018

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3/4 Length Two-Tone Coat

3/4 Length Two-Tone Coat

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

I really liked the rain jacket (I purchased in Red) but I returned it because I felt like a walking billboard for Ilse Jacobson. Her name was EVERYWHERE - every zipper pull, in the lining, on the sleeve, etc. It was seriously too much! If she maybe toned down her advertising, I would have kept the jacket, but I felt very uncomfortable walking around being a billboard.

on April 14, 2018

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Lightweight Slicker

Lightweight Slicker

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

Love the brick color! Sizing is appropriate. Another grommeted hole for ventilation under the arms would make this raincoat absolutely perfect, but give it 5 stars anyway. Ilse Jacobsen clothing worth every penny.

on April 05, 2018

Lightweight Slicker

Lightweight Slicker

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

As another reviewer said, the yellow is more like brown mustard than bright yellow. Mustard doesn't work with my coloring. Returned it for the blue/white one which is like a very pale blue. Love it!

from Louisiana on March 31, 2018

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