November is here and colder days are ahead of us. This week’s find is a lovely jacket for the ladies, by Calvin Klein.
The Chevron-Quilted Packable Down Coat is a beauty in every sense and, best of all, it comes at a very affordable price.
The design is quite interesting and really flattering, as you will see more in-depth further down. We are certain you are going to enjoy this review so let’s get started right away.
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Where To Buy The Calvin Klein Packable Down Coat
Here is a list of the various online shops from different countries where you can purchase the jacket:
When To Wear It
Let’s start with the type of weather this jacket is best suited for. While it is a Down coat and insulated very well, it does not quite tolerate temperatures that drop too low. As such, for later autumn and early winter, it is an excellent option.
The outer shell is water-resistant and windproof, which makes it ideal for mild raining and windy days. Keep in mind though, that it comes without a hood, so opt to wear in dry weather.
The collar is high and closes up by the main zipper, which is water-resistant, full-length and one-way. It comes with wide sleeve cuffs, but do not worry about the cold getting through. The sleeves are designed to prevent this, as they narrow at the elbows.
The interesting design feature is the quilting, which is obvious right away and it’s also where the jacket gets its name. It is chevron quilting, that not only looks beautiful on its own, but also helps give the impression of a slimmer waist.
This is important because, often, down jackets are unflattering due to the bulkiness and the straight-cut waist.
There are two outer pockets on the jacket, which are accessible without zippers. This is helpful when it comes to quickly putting your hands in to warm them up. However, be careful when putting valuable belongings in them as they are designed for your hands, and lack closure.
This is a long jacket, ending mid-thigh and with a straight bottom hem. Style-wise, it is a lovely casual design, which goes great with dresses, skirts and more formal outfits, too. Especially if you pick the right color!
And lastly, this is a packable jacket, which will save you space whether you are travelling or putting it away. It comes with its own color-matching pouch, too!
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When we review down jackets, and jackets in general for that matter, we tend to look at three layers of the design:
- inner lining,
Starting with the shell, it is made of 100% Nylon, which is resistant to water and very durable against wind. This layer is also resistant to wear and tear, so you can move around in it and wear it in different environments without trouble.
The inner lining is made of 100% Polyester, which is breathable to an extent and also helps with insulation.
And the key part, the filling. This is a Down jacket, however it is not made of 100% Down. The padding is a mix of roughly 60% Polyester and 40% Premium Down. While to some this might seem “off”, there is good reason for it.
As most of you know, down tends to become utterly useless when wet, an issue, however, that does not affect polyester padding in the least. That’s why this combination works so well, because it gives you the best qualities of both materials.
Down provides the top-notch insulation and softness, while polyester retains warmth and performs well despite the weather conditions.
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There are seven colors to pick and they are medium shine and very chic. Whichever color you choose, you can rest assured that it will look great with the rest of your wardrobe.
These colors are:
- Ruby Red;
- Shine Wine;
User Reviews, Feedback & Opinions
We are at the last step of our review and that is taking a look at what online buyers had to say about this jacket.
The first and foremost thing that mostly everyone enjoys about the jacket, is its light weight and color. It looks beautiful in person and it is comfortable to wear. The style is also very praised, as the feminine design is really flattering and it suits all body types.
It fares nicely in mild temperatures, but you would be advised to layer underneath if the temperatures will drop. This is not an issue though, as the jacket leaves enough room to layer comfortably.
Those who have reservations, are mostly unhappy with the light shedding, which should be expected with most down jackets.
Another issue you might run into is the sizing and also the insulation. As mentioned previously, it is not suitable for very cold days and make sure to check the sizing table.
If you are on the market for a stylish, lightweight and affordable jacket that you can take anywhere, then look no further than Calvin Klein’s Chevron-Quilted Down coat.