Although spring is in the air and I want nothing more than to leave the house in a sundress and sandals, there is still a nip in the air. That’s why I’ve been getting so much use out of this Mountain Khakis Old Faithful coat in eggplant.
I would compare the warmth of this coat to a polar fleece. Consider it a stylish alternative. The fabric is a heavy knit with a fuzzy texture on the inside, so it feels a lot like a fleece, too. The wind will cut through it, though, much like a sweater, but that’s what I would expect from a knit coat. It’s been on many an evening walk with no chills.
I got a lot of compliments on this coat, particularly it’s length, just long enough to cover your bottom. It’s an attractive silhouette.
Pockets are an important feature in a coat, I think, and these pockets are designed particularly well for housing both your hands and your stuff. To the extent that I often find I don’t need a purse. The snap flap is not fake, you can keep a phone or wallet inside, still there is another secret pocket on the side, so you can slide your hand in that way, one layer to the outside of the vertical pocket. While the angle wasn’t ideal for my hands, it was much better than having to unbutton the top and shove my hands down into them when trying to keep my fingers toasty. I didn’t use the breast pockets for much, but visually they balance out the bottom ones.
I don’t know about you, but I often need to roll up my sleeves for a thing or two, which often requires taking off my coat. I’m glad that I can unbutton these cuffs and roll up my sleeves when it’s time to get my hands dirty. No need to compromise my warmth.
It’s nice to find a coat I would wear around campsite or out to dinner—even around the house for lounging. The Old Faithful coat strikes an impressive balance. But it’s just what I would expect from Mountain Khakis.
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I received this item for review purposes, but all opinions expressed are my own.
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