WAZZOH LONG PARKA
Somewhere between a windbreaker and a puffy jacket, is a whole range of activities that require a mid-weight over piece. Enter two very technical fabrics that work together to give you that just right layer. Pertex Microlight (also used in our Vim-Vigor styles) is water resistant, windproof, and ultra lightweight. Beneath is a new insulation for us, from the labs of Polartec. It's called Alpha Direct and it's a lightweight, fleecy liner that's designed to be next to skin, and easily handles heat and sweat. The two way zipper, from top or bottom, gives you an simple way to adjust the fit. And the generous hood is made customizable by the elastic and barrel closure. Two large zip pockets carry and secure items. But we saved the best for last: the pockets are lined with Lux, so each time you put your hands within, you'll find you never want to take them out. Wear testers have deemed this the must-have winter coat of Fall, with an exceptional warmth to weight ratio, easy packability, and no-fuss care. The overall fit is intended to work solo or over other layers.
- Pertex Microlight shell (100% polyamide)
- Alpha Direct interior
- front zip hand pockets lined with Lux (polyester / spandex)
- hood with toggle adjustability
- can unzip front from top and bottom for more custom fit
- 35" front body length (size small)
- 39" rear body length (size small)
I live in the Asheville, NC area and winter here can be anywhere temperature-wise, but this coat is lightweight enough for our mild winters but water and wind resistant enough for what we experience here in the mountains. I love it! A raincoat that doesn't feel clammy when you put it on and insulates just the right amount!
I wear this walking our dogs or running errands mostly. I am 5'8, 135 and always struggle between small and medium coats due to my shoulders and long arms - I ordered a small and it has a relaxed fit to wear one layer underneath - but not a bulky sweater. The sleeves are a good length and I have good mobility in it.
I haven't observed any zipper issues so far. They move easily- i have not had to struggle with them at all. I've had the coat for 2 months, Nov-Jan and it is my go to.