haven parka Mid-length, goose-down parka
Engineered to deliver warmth to -30°C / -22°F
This parka contains 100% responsibly sourced goose down.
This is a waterproof and windproof mid-length parka with a slim silhouette and slash pockets for a clean look. It's made with breathable fabric filled with responsibly sourced goose down. Merino wool cuffs add extra coziness.
- 100% responsibly sourced goose down — certified to the Responsible Down Standard
- Engineered to deliver warmth to -30°C / -22°F
- Cozy lined pockets
- Shoulder straps for easy portability
- Inner media pocket
- We developed our warmth ratings to help you choose the right parka for your climate, activities and needs. Because everyone feels temperature differently, they are intended as guidelines only.
- Content: 85% polyester, 15% cotton; Lining: 100% polyester; Cuffs: 80% merino wool, 20% nylon; Detachable faux fur trim: 52% acrylic, 38% modacrylic, 10% polyester; Faux fur trim: 100% polyester; Filling: 80% goose down, 20% goose feathers
- Care: Machine wash
- Fit: Slim — streamlined to fit close to the body
- Model is 5'8.5/175 wearing a size S
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Warmth and "engineering": For the last 6 Boston winters, I had a long, puffy down coat from Eddie Bauer, around 600 fill, thinking that warmth and style were necessarily a trade-off. This coat proves that thought to be a misconception. While being more flattering, this coat is twice as warm and completely water-repellent/-proof, from my experience. The wide flap over the zipper helps block wind completely. An icy blast will tunnel down the street and only my face and mid-thighs-down will feel it; the rest of my body is completely impervious to wind thanks to this coat. The fleece-lined pockets are much warmer and deeper than the ones on my previous coat. The magnetic snaps over the front flap and the pockets are super satisfying, as well as functional; I don't have to worry about anything falling out of my pocket when I sit down in the coat, but there are no annoying and uncomfortable zippers cutting into my wrists when I have my hands in my pockets. The wrists are well insulated with the wool cuffs.
Style: The coat sophisticated and luxurious but subtle (no giant arm patch, ahem certain other brands...). I bought the "evening dove" color (it's on a different page on the website), which is the perfect balance of color and not standing out in a crowd.
Cons: The only downsides relate to the neck and hood. It might just be my proportions (I have a strangely long neck), but when I zip the coat to the top, I find that the neck is a bit tight and can easily get in a position where it is pressing slightly on my windpipe. I also find it difficult to wear a scarf with this coat, although the fluffy lining and the high collar render a scarf more or less unnecessary. Additionally, note that you cannot remove the hood entirely, just the faux fur.
Sizing: I am 5'7", 110 lbs, with much more torso (and neck) and consequently much less leg than is strictly proportional. I also have broader shoulders compared to the rest of my frame. I tried on an XS and a S in a store and bought the S, as it is longer, and the XS was far too small in the shoulders. There is room for multiple layers underneath, but even with a shirt, sweater, and fleece underneath, the coat miraculously does not let you look like a snowman. It sort of compresses the layers just enough to fit underneath and still flatter and be comfortable. The coat hits mid- to upper- thigh on me. My skirts and dresses for work tend to peak out the bottom. I guess my ideal coat would be slightly longer to fully cover skirts, but it's definitely long enough to keep my lap warm.
Hope this helps someone!
1 year ago
1 year ago
Con: Not as warm. Fits slightly big. Hood is on the bigger side and flips out all the time. Hard to zip. Cuffs start to fuzz up after a few months.
1 year ago
DOWN TO -30°C / -22°F